Monday, September 23, 2013

The Best Haunted Attractions in America

Who doesn't love a good scare? If you're anything like us, then you've made it a yearly tradition to seek out the best scares in your area. Well if you're really in the mood to get your blood running, do we have the list for you! Below is a list of some of the most terrifying, bone chilling and exciting haunted attractions across America. Some are hosted by world class amusement parks, some are put on by local businesses or even private companies made up of individuals who just have a passion for fear. Enter at your own risk, and don't say we didn't warn ya!


The Haunted Lester Hospital (Lester, AL): Enjoy exploring a haunted hospital with paranormal scares around every corner


13th Floor Haunted House (Phoenix, AZ): Featuring two attractions that thematically span classical horror to modern day zombie apocalyptic carnage. 60,000 square feet of Halloween terror.


Pirates of Emerson (Pleasanton, CA): Enjoy a haunted trip back in time to the 15th century where pirates ruled the seas. enjoy tunnels, vortex mazes, strobe lights and a pirate ship.

Knott's Scary Farm (Buena Park, CA): California’s largest, most haunting Halloween experience. 160 acres of horror with a series of over 1,000 monsters, 11 mazes and a series of scare zones!

Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland (Anaheim, CA): Held on select nights and continues past regular Park hours. Dress up and trick-or-treat at the ultimate neighborhood. Also enjoy select entertainment and events.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios (Hollywood, CA): Survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences, outrageous live shows, and more.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Los Angeles, CA): LA's most buzzed about Halloween Attraction. Located at Griffith Parks OLD ZOO, the grounds here are reported to be really haunted!

The Haunted Hotel (San Diego, CA): The Haunted Hotel, located downtown in the Gaslamp District, is the longest running haunted house in San Diego. It was named by Haunt World Magazine as one of the top 13 haunted houses in America and has been featured in “America Haunts IV” on The Travel Channel in 2009.


Curse of the Slaughterhouse Gulch (Aurora, CO): Jason, Freddy, Mike Myers, Leatherface and more are all waiting for you at the slaughterhouse since they have been cursed to live there for eternity.


Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World (Orlando, FL): Don your favorite costume and get ready to trick-or-treat at this Halloween-themed event held in Magic Kingdom theme park.

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios (Orlando, FL): Survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences, outrageous live shows, and more.


Netherworld (Norcross, GA): Netherworld haunted house is a walk through dark attraction filled with live actors, special effects and incredible monsters.


Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Melrose Park, IL): Voted #1 Halloween event in Illinois 4 times in the last 5 years!

Realm of Terror (Round Lake Beach, IL): Defy fear, and attempt to escape the haunted house that is recognized by the world as one of the most "Over-the-Top" Haunted Houses to ever exist.


Haunted Hotel 13th Floor ( Huntington, IN): Explore this haunted hotel that has been scaring people for over 45 years. 


Bennett's Curse Haunted Attraction (Jessup, MD): The legendary Bennett's curse boasts three terrifying haunted houses under one roof.

Nightmare Screamplex (Boyds, MD): Enjoy the Nightmare Forest, Lost Asylum  & Field of Terror.


Erebus (Pontiac, MI): Erebus is a 4 story Haunted House that was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction from August 2005 - September 2009.


Scream Town (Chaska, MN): Experience a nuclear power plant going up with ooze and fumes.


Asylum & Hotel Fear ( Las Vegas, NV): See why were are SCARIEST Haunted Houses in Las Vegas! Asylum is the longest continuously running Haunted Attraction in Vegas, The Hotel Fear is the second!


Bane Haunted House ( Rockaway, NJ): The newest, most terrifying haunted attraction in NJ!

Night of Terror (Mullica Hill, NJ): One of New Jersey's Premier Haunted Attractions, Night of Terror creates an unforgettable experience.


Headless Horseman (Ulster Park, NY): Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted house has over 6 haunted houses, a mile log hayride and much more.

Bayville Scream Park (Bayville, NY): Terrifying attractions such as terror in the woods, Zombie pirates, Funhouse of Fear and more.


Cedar Point's HalloWeekends (Sandusky, OH): The spooky chills of Halloween combine with the thrills of the world's biggest collection of rides and roller coasters. 10 haunted houses and tremendously terrifying nighttime attractions, a parade and lots of daytime fun for kids, special entertainment and decorations.


The House of Shadows (Gresham,OR): Get scared in the Maze of insanity and Psycho's Crypt in one of Oregon's top haunted attractions.


The Bates Motel (Glen Mills, PA): When you check in to the Bates Motel, be prepared for the creepiest trip you'll ever take. Whether exploring the hotel's gruesome interior of computerized lighting and high-tech special effects, hopping aboard the 20-minute haunted hay ride through a forest of nightmarish ghouls, or getting lost in the spine-tingling aisles of the corn maze, visitors are sure to be spooked.

Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia, PA): Six haunting attractions behind the walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.

ScareHouse (Pittsburgh, PA): A team of Pittsburgh haunters work year round to create one of America's Scariest Haunted Houses. ScareHouse has been ranked as one of "America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions" by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.


ScreamWorld (Houston, TX): Houston's longest running haunted attraction and has been voted Houston's scariest haunted attraction. It is comprised of 5 attractions, which include many animatronics and highly detailed scenes.

Hangman's House of Horrors (Fort Worth TX): Based on the legend of "Hangman," a 19th-century murderer who killed his victims by hanging them along the banks of the Trinity River until he was killed by an angry lynch mob ... or was he? When the gravedigger arrived to bury his body, it was nowhere to be found. Hangman's House of Horrors features 3 additional attractions: The Cirque de Fantomes, Hillbillies Revenge and the 3-D Funhouse.

Thrillvania (Terrell, TX): 4 haunted attractions to enjoy such as the world famous Verdun Manor, Cassandra's Labrinth of Terror, Sam Hains trail or Torment and Thorn Hall to scare you this Halloween.

Screams Halloween Theme Park (Waxahachie, TX): A full night of chills, thrills and guaranteed moments of terror for one price, featuring 5 Haunted attractions which are all included in your admission price along with live music, Scary-Oke and roaming characters that may find you anywhere! Plus, we offer games, human-powered rides, food & drink, and much more.


Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens (Williamsburg, VA): Haunted houses, monsters, shows and Halloween scares in Busch Gardens!

Nightmare Mansion (Virginia Beach, VA): A walk through haunted house located in the strip of Virginia Beach. A very intense haunted experience.


KUBE 93 FM Haunted House at the Georgetown Morgue (Seattle, WA): What could be more sinister than a Morgue at night? How about one filled with anguished spirits and frenzied fiends and enough blood to start a bank?


Wisconsin Feargrounds (Waukesha, WI): Named the Number 1 "Must See" Haunted House in America by Haunted Attraction Magazine for 2011. The Wisconsin Fear Grounds consist of 3 Haunted Houses, Morgan Manor, Torment and Unstable.

If you know of an exceptional haunted attraction in your area that you'd like to have added to this list, contact us by email and let us know about it!


Emily Lupinski said...

This really is the best time of the year; pumpkin picking, apple cider, falling leaves, and best of all: haunted attractions! Last year I went to the scariest haunted attraction in NJ and can't wait to go back again in October.

Jakki said...

Thank you for your recommendation, we've add that one to the list!

bluowlie said...

You missed the Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha, WI!

Jakki said...

Thanks for the suggestion bluowlie. We added it to the list!

Robert Searfoss said...

The ScareHouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of the Best Haunted Attractions in America.

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John Decker said...

This is a great article and I am so glad I came across it. Every Halloween my family and I go to a haunted house or hayride. These activities really get us in the spirit of Halloween. My boys really love Haunted Hayrides in Pennsylvania because they have such a great selection. However, I am glad I saw this list because we would love to try out some new places as well.

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