Welcome to Gateway of Chaos!


Rated as one of Iowa’s best (and #1 for 2 years in a row, previously), Gateway of Chaos continues to provide a great Halloween experience, fun memories, and enough scares to last you until next year. Thousands visit our event, then head into downtown Malvern, Iowa to grab a bite to eat. The haunt operates each fall where 100% of the proceeds benefit the Malvern Area Betterment Association and other non-profit organizations throughout Southwest Iowa.  Come help us raise spirits, energy, pride, money and food…..and have a fun time doing it!

Gateway of Chaos Haunted House returns to the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern, Iowa for its 9th year. This year we boast an improved storyline, new layout, and an expanded 3-D visual experience! This year, recieve your discount by helping us raise food and household items for the local food bank.

Open for the 2017 season every Friday and Saturday from October 6th to October 28th, you can line up at 7 and grab some concessions. The scares start at 8p.m. and continue until 11p.m. or the line ends. Regular admission is $10, but bring two non-perishable food items or a a household essential for the local food bank and get in for $8. Bring both a household item and two cans of food and get in for $6!
Each Friday from 7-8p.m., children and the faint of heart are invited to tour the haunt for Kid’s Hour: flashlights welcome, no scares, just fun! Kids hour admission: $6, or as little as $2 with both donation items!!

Discount details: Each person may only redeem two discounts per visit. If you are in a group, each person will need to bring both items to redeem the maximum discount for your group. Packaging on all items must be intact and food items cannot be expired. Sorry! We are unable to accept anything homemade!
Non-perishable food items include: canned goods, dried foods such as pasta, cereal,rice, oatmeal, crackers, peanut butter, candy, drink mix, coffee, seasonings, and trail mix.
Household items include: Can openers,toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, lotion, feminine products, laundry detergent, household cleaners, bar soap, tissues, diapers, and baby wipes. Please no travel-size items. 

Gateway of Chaos is a non-profit fundraiser, 100% of proceeds go to the local non-profit MABA, the Malvern Area Betterment Association, dedicated to fostering community spirit, small businesses, and transforming the Malvern area into a hub of creativity, historical preservation, and beautification. Come support our great causes and see the efforts of our devoted volunteers!