11 Most Frightening Haunted Houses in the US

It’s that time of year! The leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and everything is getting just a bit spookier. Everyone loves a good scare every once in a while! Here’s the scoop on the best haunted houses in the country for when the Halloween spirit hits.

The Atrox Factory

This spine-chilling establishment is the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast! Keep an eye out for celebrity appearances, including Pirates of the Carribean star Marty Klebba. Be prepared to be terrified – this haunted house is the real deal! Admission is $2o.

8404 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094 // Website

13th Floor

13th Floor is more than a haunted house – it’s a hair-raising horror experience. It offers a show, rides, and two different attractions. This year’s themes are Ancient Evil and Zombie Land. Based on the date, admission to this 60,000 square foot haunted house is between $27 and $34.

2814 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053 // Website

Reign of Terror

With 100 petrifying rooms, this haunted house is will scare the living daylights out of you. Check out all 8 of this year’s attractions. Whether you’re in the mood for a creepy asylum or you’re a scary forest fanatic, Reign of Terror is for you. Admission is between $15 and $25, depending on the date you visit.

197 N Moorpark Rd B, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 // Website

City of the Dead

City of the Dead isn’t just one haunted house – it’s three! Visit The Dead Rising, Dark Souls, or Come Out Wherever You Are for equally terrifying encounters. This intense experience is not for the faint of heart, so beware! Admission is $25 online, or $30 at the door.

7007 E 88th Ave, Henderson, CO 80640 // Website

Frightland

With 8 haunted attractions, Frightland has been named one of the Top 10 Scariest Attractions by Forbes and Huffington Post multiple times. They offer a 2-mile haunted hayride and four indoor haunted houses. When you’re tired of screaming, they also have an amusement park! To access 4 haunted attractions, admission is $25, and $40 for all 8 attractions.

309 Port Penn Rd, Middletown, DE 19709 // Website

Haunted Plantation

Step into the scariest haunted house in Hawaii for a fright-filled night! The spirits of Hawaii will chase you around all night all over the authentically haunted village. Get ready to scream bloody murder, because this haunted house’s theme this year is clowns! Admission is $15, or $20 for a fastpass, and the gates are open from 7 pm-11 pm.

94-695 Waipahu St, Waipahu, HI 96797 // Website

Ghost Ship Harbor

2017 will be Ghost Ship Harbor’s second year. This haunted ship features 4 different haunted attractions, tarot card reading, games, and food. Visit some or all of this year’s attractions: Contagion, Fear No Evil, The Plague, and Paranormal Ghost Ship. Located on a massive ship docked in Boston Harbor, this haunted house is sure to have you jumping and screaming all night!

551 South Street, Quincy, MA 02169 // Website

Erebus Haunted Attraction

This tower is something straight out of your nightmares. Walk half a mile through this four-story terror factory, where you can expect to be grabbed and even buried alive. This haunted house is one of the most realistic – and most terrifying in the country. Will you be Erebus’ next victim?

18 S Perry St, Pontiac, MI 48342 // Website

Nightmare New England

This haunted attraction is the best in the Northeast. With 5 separate attractions, a mile-long haunted hayride, and a full carnival, everyone will find something to love at Nightmare New England. Stop by to visit any of the terror trails: Carnage, Festival of Fear, The Colony, Brigham Manor, and Haunted Hayride. You’re sure to have a fun and spooky night at this haunted house and Hallween-themed amusement park!

454 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH 03052 // Website

Milburn’s Haunted Manor

If you’re scared of the dark, prepare for the most frightening experience of your life! Milburn’s has spots in it with absolutely no light, where ghosts and ghouls lurk in the corners. The other attraction, the Haunted Manor, is formed around a true story of a girl who murdered her parents and then herself, and her ghost reportedly haunts the Haunted Manor today. This authentic attraction will have you screaming for more, so stop by this Halloween season!

11503 Broadacres Rd NE, Hubbard, OR 97032 // Website

Asylum 49

This full-contact haunted house is the scariest in the country. Step into this haunted hospital and get terrorized by a full staff of creepy doctors, nurses, and patients. Come prepared to be touched, lifted, and even tackled by the staff – this is the real deal! Beware, once you buy a ticket, there’s no turning back!

140 E 200 S, Tooele, UT 84074 // Website


Everyone loves this time of year, when the leaves change and the air gets a bit chillier. Get your Halloween spirit on by stopping by one of these terrifying attractions, and come prepared to scream!

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Chelsea Hafer is a freshman at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. In her free time, she loves to hike, ski, write, and spend time with her friends. She hopes to one day work as a travel journalist and explore the world.

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