Desoto Asylum is a FREE intense walk-through haunted house experience like nothing else in the tri-state area! We’re part of Haunts Against Hunger, we’re collecting nonperishable food items for those in need this holiday season.

We’re a family-run haunted house that has been in operation since 2008. We strive to find new ways to scare our guests and to make our haunted house a believable and enjoyable experience for everyone. We completely change the layout and design every year and work starts months before opening. We put lots of hard work and soul into making Desoto Asylum and hope you will come out and see what we have created.

*Food item is NOT required for entry.

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Haunts against hunger

We proudly collect nonperishable food items for those in need this holiday season. Patients visiting Desoto Asylum are asked to please bring a nonperishable food item.

Please check the dates items, people can’t eat dated food.

*Food item is NOT required for entry.

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Where Are You Located?

Desoto Asylum is located at 1924 Desoto Street in Needles CA.

Map also available on our Facebook about page.

triangle-exclamation-point Are Face Masks Required?

The State of California strongly recommends that when you visit Desoto Asylum you be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, obtain a negative covid-19 test result prior to visiting, or wear a face covering.

*Guests who are not fully vaccinated should wear a face-covering during their visit at all times.

All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face-covering indoors.

We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties.

When Are You Open? (2021 Season)

Friday the 29th for a walk-through haunted house from 6pm to 9pm.

Saturday the 30th for a walk-through haunted house from 6pm to 9pm.

Sunday the 31st for walk-through haunted house from 6pm to 9pm.

Krampus Encounter Saturday the 11th from 5pm to 9pm.

NOTICE: Due to curfew and because we are located in a residential area the line will be cut off at 9:45 pm. Anyone still in line will have to come back another day.

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s Free! If you paid you went to the wrong haunt. We’re part of Haunts Against Hunger and collect nonperishable food items for those in need this holiday season. Please bring a nonperishable food item, but a food item is NOT required for entry.

Is It The Same As Last Years Haunted House?

NO, we change the layout and rooms every year to create a new experience, although it is always asylum themed.

What Is An Escape Room?

No escape room experience this year.

In our Escape Room Experience, you and up to 2 other guests will be “locked” inside Desoto Asylum with our monsters. You will have approximately 16 minutes to figure out how to escape. The clues to your escape can be found by looking around your environment.

Can I Go Through More Than Once?

Yes, but you must wait in line again, but DO NOT tell other guests where the monsters are hiding.

Will I Be Touched While Inside Desoto Asylum?

No, the monsters have been told not to touch or chew on the guests.

Can I Touch The Monsters?

No, touching the monster or the props will get you removed from the haunt.

Can I Take Pictures/Videos While Inside Desoto Asylum?

NO Pictures/Videos while inside. We encourage all pictures/videos to be taken in front of Desoto Asylum or while in the line, but don’t forget to share them with your friends.

Can I wear a costume?

Yes, If you are wearing a costume mask you will be asked to remove it before entering the haunted house as the small eye holes limit your vision.

Can I help or work in Desoto Asylum?

YES! Message our Facebook page for more information.

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