Thanks for all the screams.

Scare you in 2020. P.S. We miss you already.

Who are you?

Circle of Ash is the scariest haunted attraction in Eastern Iowa.

With 3 haunted attractions, rides, an escape room and all kinds of other events Circle of Ash is the scariest scream park in Iowa.  

Come back soon for more on our upcoming 2020 season.

Are you Brave enough to go first?

Are you ready?









"Circle of Ash is the best haunted house I've ever been to. Frightmare Forest was terrifying- walking around seemingly alone in the woods and then BAM. And the little girl's room in Circle of Ash? It was the stuff of nightmares.""

2018 Guest of Honor

Come Play with us in Socko's Funhouse!

Don't get lost

Follow the clowns and enter Socko's Funhouse - our newest maze attraction!  Environmental effects like strobe lights and fog make this a very difficult maze to complete, and clowns don't like to help you at all.  Don't make a wrong turn, you'll be lost inside forever... with a bunch of clowns!

WARNING: This attraction is a real maze!  You WILL get lost!  You will be teased by the clowns!  It's filled with FOG, **loud** music, flashing lights, the characters are more offensive, and the ground may be soggy (is that blood?).  Pandemonium is a great(!) time, but we ask that you be aware of these features in case you're a total wuss.  We'd much prefer that you don't even go in than have to get one of the clowns or jesters to help you out of the maze because you're traumatized like a little child.  Whatever, fool.  Good luck.

"I genuinely peed my pants in Frightmare Forest. And I'm not embarrassed. It's THAT scary. "

2018 Guest of Honor

Frightmare Forest is Back from the dead...

The year was 2009.  We killed and buried Frightmare Forest as we knew it.  It just wasn't willing to die.  For many years Frightmare Forest would haunt our dreams.  It gasped for air in passing conversations.  People would ask, but we didn't want to talk about such a sordid and dark past.  Every year that passed seemed to give Frightmare Forest added strength - added will to survive.  In June of 2017 Frightmare Forest was ravaged by a tornado and was killed again... but all evil things rise back to the surface!  Frightmare Forest is back from the dead, AGAIN!

It doesn't look like the Frightmare Forest it used to be.  This time, it's a lot more raw... dirtier and darker.  Perhaps a bit more sinister.  There are a lot natural dangers hunting us in the forest.  Creatures.  Creatures that hide in bushes, burrow into trees, and creep along under the cover of night, pierced only by moonlight.  And all of that was before *we* got involved.  

Can you navigate the dark?  Can you make the right choices to find your way through the damp, fall night?  Will you let Frightmare Forest consume a little more of your energy and soul?  

Only time will tell. 

Discover Terror at Frightmare Forest!

From the Ashes

Shh, did you hear that?  Circle of Ash rises again at the Linn Country Fairgrounds!

Circle of Ash is back and better than ever!  Mixing elements of indoor and outdoor style haunted attractions, Circle of Ash delivers the best of both worlds.  Meet Molly in the house she lives in, experience all your senses in our sensory area, find your way through the intense industrial theme, and get your medical checkups on your way to the woods in back.  All new areas of TOTAL DARKNESS await, and a lot of beautiful, scary sets for our monsters to hide.  The best part?  Our dormant VORTEX TUNNEL IS BACK!

About us...

Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction has an incredible history of producing the best haunted attractions in all of Iowa. While our story was not always easy or smooth, we continue to strive to be the best haunt in the midwest.

Discover Our History

Over the past 19 years Circle of Ash has been a staple of the Haunted Attraction community throughout the midwest. Discover our roots...

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Without amazing members like YOU we couldn't bring this attraction to life. We serve nearly 10% of the local population every year- and we can get your message in front of our audience as well. 

Get Involved

What makes Circle of Ash the best haunted house in Iowa is our Volunteer team. Learn how you can get involved with us now!

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Where are you?

Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction is located at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City, Iowa. 

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Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction
201 Central City Rd
Central City, IA 52214

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