Welcome to the 13th Floor

In most buildings, there is no 13th Floor, unfortunately hidden in this one, there is...

As legend has it, the 13th Floor, a haunted house built from your darkest nightmares. Well, the thing about legends and nightmares is...sometimes they're real. The 13th Floor, Denver's legendary haunted house, a gut wrenching ride to untold nightmares 13 floors straight down!

What is the terrible secret on the 13th Floor? Superstition? Conspiracy? or something much, much worse?

Horror in the Heart of Denver, I-70 and Brighton Blvd. one block south of the Denver Coliseum.

This Halloween Season, don't just go to a haunted house, experience the one you'll be telling your friends about, experience the legend, experience the World Famous 13th Floor!

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The 13th Floor Haunted House (and Undead Haunted House) is located at I-70 and Brighton Blvd. just one block south of the Denver Coliseum, just north of Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver.

Just minutes from Lower Downtown Denver and Coors Field, there are plenty of nearby dining options in all price ranges. It's only a 2 mile cab ride from Larimer Square to the 13th Floor!

Google Map of 4120 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216

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Ticket PricesTickets for the 2014 season will go on sale on September 3, 2014


General Admission Tickets are $25 and include admission to BOTH haunted houses, 13th Floor and Undead.

VIP Fast Pass Tickets are $35 and also include admission to BOTH haunted houses, 13th Floor and Undead. VIP Fast Pass Tickets have a much shorter wait in line, typically about 1/3 the wait of the General Admission line.

Immediate Access Tickets are $45 and include admission to BOTH haunted houses, 13th Floor and Undead.  Please note, Immediate Access Tickets are limited in quantity each night.

Once you have completed your online purchase, you will be prompted to print out your ticket. THIS PRINT-OUT IS YOUR TICKET; THERE IS NO NEED TO EXCHANGE IT AT THE BOX OFFICE. Your printed ticket will admit you into the 13th Floor and Undead.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of the 13th Floor, on most weekend nights we will sell out, on those nights, there will most likely also be a wait for VIP Fast Pass. However, it will always be much shorter than the General Admission line.

To avoid a sell out, purchase your tickets online- we stay until the last person has gone through! If you have a ticket, and are in the entrance line prior to closing, you will get in (the only exception would be in the case of an early closure due to weather)

Combo tickets that include admission to our partner haunted houses The Asylum & Primitive Fear Haunted Houses (only 3 1/2 miles from 13th Floor at I-70 and Monaco) are available online and at the on-site box office! Buy a combo ticket and you save $$$ while experiencing all 4 of the best haunted houses in the Mile High City!

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2013 Calendar
We will be open Friday 9/13, Saturday 9/14, Friday 9/20, Saturday 9/21 and Sunday 9/29 from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. As well as, Friday 9/27 and Saturday 9/28 from 7:30 pm - 12:00 am.

We're open Thursday, October 3 through Thursday, October 31, Halloween. Sundays: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Mondays - Thursdays: 7:30 - 11:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am Week of Halloween: Sunday 10/27 - Wednesday 10/30: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thursday 10/31 (Halloween): 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

We will be open Friday 11/1, Saturday 11/2, Friday 11/8 (Blackout) and Saturday 11/9 (Blackout) from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm.

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Legends and Nightmares

An age old question that remains unanswered- Where is the 13th Floor, and why is it absent in so many buildings?

Come with us, as we explain and explore the legend of the 13th floor, and introduce you to Denver's most horrifying haunted experience, the 13th Floor Haunted House.

The levels of a multi-story building are frequently numbered sequentially, from "basement", "lobby", "ground", "one", or "1" upwards or occasionally downwards. In some countries, as it is here in the United States, the number 13 is considered unlucky and building owners will sometimes purposefully omit a floor numbered 13. Hence, the 13th floor is sometimes given the number 14.

Even building owners who are not themselves superstitious realize that the desirability of units on a floor 13 might be compromised because of superstitious tenants, or commercial tenants who worry about losing superstitious customers.

An interesting fact: based on an internal review of records, the Otis Elevators company estimates that 85% of the buildings with their elevators do not have a named 13th floor.

So why does this happen? Why are even skeptics so easily convinced that the majority would just rather avoid this floor? What has happened in history to create such a stigma about a 13th Floor? For whatever reasons there may be, there seems to be a multitude of stories about what happens on the 13th floor of numerous buildings, some documented, some not. It seems that it has become largely accepted to just leave it alone, brush it under the rug, and don't talk about it.

A good example is that some have suggested the thirteenth floor in government buildings is not really missing, but actually contains top-secret governmental departments, or more generally that it is proof of something sinister or clandestine going on.

It should be noted that in order to place a floor between those accessible from an elevator, it is necessary to either take longer to travel between the neighboring floors or accelerate, both of which would be noticed by the riders. It would also be noticeable from the exterior, requiring either an extra row of windows or a conspicuous gap between rows.

Thus, it would make much more sense to build a secret floor, such as the 13th floor as a basement, making it much easier to hide thirteenth floor locations, in what appear to be single story buildings, underground.

We, the creators of the 13th Floor Haunted House, have discovered locations, including a frightful example right here in Denver, Colorado constructed in the manor described above. Not completely sure of what all of the past uses may have been, it would appear as we continue to explore further, that this 13th Floor is a subterranean storage facility of the unexplained. It houses artifacts that have been deemed not acceptable in the modern world, items with supernatural powers, some with paranormal powers, fantastical creatures and animals of both the mammal and reptile variety, and portals to mysterious worlds.

In addition to items that have been purposely placed here, it seems that the location is also currently in use as a home for the fortunate and unfortunate souls, living and dead, that have discovered this secret location when seeking shelter from the environment, or society. Various species of rats, snakes, and spiders have also taken up residence here, living in secret, by their own rules.

This year, as in the past, and future, we will open this location for you to tour. Step inside, take a ride, and travel through the 13th floor. Visit the current occupants who call it their "home", witness the oddities and strange occurrences that have created the legend of the 13th floor, and discover why it continues to be one of the world's greatest mysteries.

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Q: Is the 13th Floor on the 13th floor of a building?
A: If you read our legend page, this will be answered for you.

Q: Will I get my money back if I make it all the way through?
A: Every 113th customer to successfully make it through the 13th Floor, will receive their money back (the price of a general admission ticket).

Q: Are there live animals, reptiles, or insects inside?
A: Yes there are, so please be respectful.

Q: Are there open elevator shafts?
A: Yes, but if you walk where directed, you will make it over them just fine.

Q: What time are you open?
A: Our calendar changes as it gets closer to Halloween, generally Sunday through Thursday from 7pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 7pm to Midnight.

Q: How much does it cost? Can we buy tickets online?
A: Click here for admission information.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Q: Are there discounts for children?
A: NO, all tickets are the same price.

Q: How long is the wait in line?
A: It depends- at the beginning of October, there is typically a very little wait (maybe 20-30 minutes), but at the end of the month near Halloween, it can be a very long wait. The closer you come to opening time (7pm) the shorter the wait. Our VIP Fast Pass Tickets or our Immediate Access Tickets offer a much shorter wait, sometimes no wait at all!

Q: Do you charge for parking?
A: NO, parking is free on-site at the Midtown Industrial Center. There is parking on the front side of Building A and on the back (east) side of Building A (between Building A and B), and there is plenty of street parking in the area as well. Please be respectful of the neighboring businesses and do not park in their parking lots without permission.  Some neighboring lots may open for paid parking and you can choose to park there if you wish.

Q: Is there an age limit or recommendation for the 13th Floor?
A: NO, however, due to the graphic nature, it is not recommended for small children. We have had young children go through and have a great time and adults who go through and are in tears! You're the parent- you be the judge. A good rule of thumb is: if you wouldn't bring your child to a PG-13 rated movie, it's probably not a good idea to bring them to a haunted house.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sorry, we know dogs are welcome at most places in Denver, however, not at the 13th Floor- it's just too darn scary for our furry friends. They'd probably be more comfortable in the car (ventilation please) with the other scaredy cats - err humans.

Q: Is the waiting area inside?
A: Part of the waiting area is inside, part is outside but covered. On busier nights the line will extend outside as well.

Q: Once we've paid for admission are we able to go through again?
A: NO, however, you can purchase another ticket if you would like to walk through again.

Q: How long does it take to go through?
A: It's really difficult to give an answer to this question- some groups run right through, while others take their time...guess it depends on how you deal with fear! The 13th Floor Haunted House is the largest and longest indoor haunted attractions in Colorado, and it's pretty big, so you'll be in there long enough to get plenty scared! Once inside, you will remain inside to visit both Undead and the 13th Floor.

Q: Is it really scary?
A: YES, It is really scary!

Q: Is The 13th Floor handicap accessible?
A: We do our best to be handicap accessible inside the attraction. There are usually some areas where it may be difficult to get a wheel chair; in these areas we typically provide a bypass to accommodate our guests.

Q: Is there security?
A: We do our best to have our staff watch out for you; on busy nights there are off-duty police officers at the event.

Q: Can we be denied access to The 13th Floor?
A: YES, absolutely- we will not allow foul language, obscene behavior, weapons, alcohol, drugs, etc. etc. etc. In fact, we reserve the right to refuse entrance to anyone we deem not appropriate for entry... come on now, use your head!!

Q: Can we take photos inside your haunted house?
A: NO- photography and video recording are not permitted.

Q: Will the actors touch us, or can we touch the actors?
A: NO, the actors will not touch you. Other things?  Please be respectful and do not touch them. Incidental and unintentional contact may occur.

Q: What's this one rated, or is it like other haunted houses in Denver?
A: There are plenty of ratings out there- we prefer HauntedDenver.com for local ratings. The 13th Floor is known across the United States and has been featured on national television multiple times, as well as covered in the media by USA Today, MTV, AOL, and the list goes on.  Just like you, we're haunted house fans and believe the best way to celebrate Halloween is to attend haunted houses!  We do recommend that you visit several haunted houses... heck, they're only around once a year, and each one has something different to offer!

Q: Is it the same this year?
A: Nope, absolutely not- we change our layout and design every year. If there are audience favorites from past years, we may incorporate these areas into the new floor plan.

Q: How large of a group can enter the haunted house?
A: On a slow night, 2 to 8 people can go in at a time. On busy nights, the groups will be much larger.

Q: Are group discounts available?
A: YES, give us a call at (303) 355-FEAR or email info@getscared.com to make a reservation for your group.

Q: I want to do a story on your haunted house, who do I talk to?
A: Call (303) 355-FEAR or email info@getscared.com

Q: I have a question that wasn't answered here, what do I do?
A: Call (303) 355-FEAR or email info@getscared.com

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Upon arriving at the 13th Floor Haunted House, if you have already purchased your tickets, proceed directly to your designated entrance- General Admission, VIP Fast Pass, or Immediate Access. There is no need to exchange your print-at-home-ticket at the ticket booth; the ticket you printed is your ticket, and includes admission to both of the haunted houses on-site- 13th Floor and Undead. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, you can do so at the on-site box office.

The show starts once you hit the waiting areas! Monsters that have escaped from 13th Floor and Undead are lurking, be sure to stay aware of your surroundings, but also feel free to take a photo with any creature or monster you may encounter.

Once in the building, you will first enter Undead Haunted House. Undead is an adventure in a rural setting plagued by the apocalypse of the undead. Enter the zombie-torn abandoned farm house and explore the remains; you may be safe from the zombie horde here...or maybe not?  Be careful not to expose the hiding locations of any survivors, but seek out your own safe zone.  From the house you travel to the out buildings: the chicken coupe, the tool shed and eventually to the barn, where the survivors and the living walking dead battle for control.  So you think you want to live through the zombie invasion?  See if you have what it takes to escape with your body and brain intact!

After exiting Undead, you will enter a short queue to board the elevators for 13th Floor. You will wait amongst the crates and cargo of the unexplained that are waiting to arrive at their final resting place on the 13th Floor.

It is evident that at one point, authorities tried to seal the entrance to the elevators by encasing the entrance in concrete.  You will notice that we have broken through this barrier, and that beyond this excavated hole is a loading area for the elevators; please wait here until directed to board the elevator you have been chosen to travel on. 13th Floor handlers will assist you in loading on the elevator and getting you to the 13th Floor, but once you are on the 13th Floor, you are on your own. Please hold on tight, the ride to the 13th Floor is an intense experience.

If you happen to successfully make it through the entire 13th Floor experience you will exit the building, keep in mind, every 113th person who successfully completes the 13th Floor will get their money back ( the price of a general admission ticket).

What to expect on weekdays: significantly less people attend on weekdays, therefore, we are able to offer a much better pace/spacing for travelling through the haunted houses. If it is important to you that you  have less people travelling through the haunted houses with you, weekday attendance is recommended. Next to Friday and Saturday, Thursday and Sunday would be our next busiest nights, but still enough in attendance to give you that "high energy" feeling you get from the crowd. Other weekdays have less attendance. This changes the closer we get to Halloween.

What to expect on weekends: part of the haunted house experience seems to be waiting in line with your friends and family, we understand that. We also understand that most people have to work on weekdays, and Friday and Saturday are the best days for them to attend. We do our best on these busy nights to pace the show, but on some busy nights patrons will be travelling through the haunted houses much faster than on weekdays. We don't want you to have to wait in line any longer than necessary, therefore, this faster pace will create areas where patrons will be going through in larger groups. Although our show is consistent any night that you attend, special direction and adjustments are made to accommodate larger numbers of patrons on weekends.

Bottom line is this- we do our best to give you the best show, every night. If it's important for you to have a more "alone" feeling at the haunted house, come on a weekday. If you enjoy the energy and excitement that is fueled by more people, attend on a weekend. Either way, we are confident that you will enjoy your experience!

Final note: on our busy weekend nights and weekday nights closer to Halloween, we can sell out. To ensure your entry, purchase tickets online in advance; you can do this any time during our season, up to the day you plan to attend. Those of you that are tech savvy can even purchase your tickets online from your smartphone on your way to the haunted house! Your tickets are emailed to you immediately, you can pull them up on your smart phone screen and we can scan them at the entrance right on your phone. If you have an online ticket in hand, you will get in that night. However, in the event of a sellout night, our on-site box office will close early. Don't worry though, we stay until the last ticketed patron in line is through both haunted houses!

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