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"A lot of effort went into putting all of this together and it shows....felt more like you were on the set of a scary movie. Definitely recommend - helped that we could enjoy it out of the cold too." - Mindy Jo via Facebook

Eastern Iowa’s Premiere Indoor Attraction is back for our fourth year of fear!

This fall, the portal to The 5th Realm has once again opened and dropped our guests into the horrifying world of Cedar Hills Sanitorium. Participate in a theatrical, interactive, immersive haunt experience unlike anything you’ve seen before. Our movie-level set design and highly trained actors allow you to immerse yourself in the chaos of Cedar Hills and truly experience the terror. Navigate the twists and turns of the Sanitorium while avoiding those still lurking within. With a BRAND NEW 5,000 sq. ft. maze, we’re bringing you our BIGGEST and SCARIEST haunt yet!

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Cedar Hills Sanitorium was established in Linn County in 1922 as the county’s only inpatient psychiatric facility and still functions today shrouded in mystery and corruption. With a storied and often bloody past, a dark history surrounds and haunts the Sanitorium and those still held within its walls. 

 

From a string of serial murders in the surrounding townships to the disappearances of numerous patients and their family members, questions about the true intentions of those running Cedar Hills remain unanswered. Most recently, whispers have been circulating about the haunting of the former St. Jude’s Children’s Ward and the use of patients as subjects in a set of grisly tests by Sanitorium doctors after the discovery of mutilated corpses in nearby fields. 

 

After hearing whispers of patients going missing, enter Cedar Hills under the guise of attending an appointment and investigate the mysteries within. Be the first to break the story and uncover the truth of what’s really going on at Cedar Hills Sanitorium.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

For more information about Cedar Hills Sanitorium's dark past, browse our archive of articles about Cedar Hills through the years.

 

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The Cedar Hills Trapper is Linn County’s most prolific serial killer. Rumored to be a former patient, his victims must navigate a set of grizzly traps to escape his clutches and avoid a fate worse than death. When you are chosen as the Trapper’s next target and held captive somewhere on the Cedar Hills Sanitorium grounds, you will have 5 minutes to solve his puzzles and make your way to safety before he returns. Will you be able to evade the Cedar Hills Trapper or be left to suffer your fate?

 

Note: Escape room experiences will take place after going through the haunt and are subject to a wait time. Due to the content of “Trapped!” it may not be suitable for some guests.

 

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OPEN WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER

STANDARD TICKETS ARE $15 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION INTO OUR SANITORIUM HAUNTED ATTRACTION

VALUE ADMISSION NIGHTS ARE OCTOBER 21ST, 24TH, AND 28TH.

VALUE NIGHT TICKETS ARE ONLY $10!

*Please note: Any other coupon codes are not valid on Value Night Admissions

TRAPPED! ESCAPE EXPERIENCE IS $5

SPEND LESS TIME WAITING IN LINE!

Purchasing timed ticketing in advance allows you to begin your haunt experience during your selected time and better plan your night! Tickets purchased at the door are subject to wait until an opening is available.