The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the only official association in the haunt industry, has certified 34 haunts across the country as official “Top Haunted Attractions.” To be certified, attractions must be a member of HAA and meet a list of 10 criteria relating back to the mission of HAA – to protect customers, promote haunted attractions, and educate industry professionals.
“The safety of our guests is the number one priority,” says former HAA President John Eslich. “The certification is a symbol of excellence that honors those attractions that are making strides above and beyond to focus on the safety and education of their employees, while developing a world-class haunting experience for guests.”
OFFICIAL TOP HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS
13th Floor Haunted House – CO & OH
13th Floor Haunted Houses in Denver, CO and Columbus, OH are world class attractions nationally recognized by ABC News, USA Today, Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel and more.
Akron Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory – OH
The Haunted Schoolhouse takes you on a three-floor journey through the librarian’s scariest stories. In the Haunted Laboratory, a team of scientists is working to contain a vile virus that transforms its victims into a horde of tortured creatures. Will you escape the building’s four floors before the virus contaminates your veins? Let the nightmare begin.
City of the Dead / Asylum – CO
City of the Dead is the largest indoor haunted house in Denver, CO, and has been voted the Best Denver Haunted House for 9 years running! There’s no better place to come for a good scare during this Halloween season! City of the Dead boasts multiple haunted attractions at one location. When you buy a ticket, you gain entry into the City of the Dead Haunted House, Curse of Darkness Haunted House and the Carnival of Carnage arcade and gaming zone! Each haunted house has been completely rebuilt for 2017 into new haunt themes!!
Creepy Hollow Haunted House – TX
This Rosharon, TX haunt features three terrifying haunted houses at one location including: the 288 Scare Factory themed as the mobile viral genetic research facility of Nouveau Genesis Corporation gone awry, The Dark Woods area of dense forest located behind the Nouveau Genesis Corporation, and Pitch Black which is a holding facility adjacent to Nouveau Genesis located at Creepy Hollow.
Factory of Terror – OH
Located inside an abandoned 150,000 sq. ft. aluminum foundry in Canton, Ohio this haunt features five full attractions, totaling over a mile in length including: Also available on the premises are 6 escape rooms. The Factory of Terror has been awarded the Guinness World Record 3 times as the Longest Indoor Haunted Attraction in the world.
Fear Fair – IN
Located in Seymour Indiana, this haunt delivers a 50,000+ square foot walk through and leads visitors to discover their deepest fears. Incredibly detailed sets, state of the art animatronics and aggressive actors in movie quality costumes and makeup deliver a heart pounding thrill ride through your darkest nightmares.
Fear Farm – AZ
From the city all you can hear are the screams resonating from fields on the farm. Located on the outskirts of Phoenix lies a farmland that is home to one of the scariest places in Arizona. Fear Farm is the largest outdoor haunted attraction in the valley, with 30 acres of pure terror, consisting of 6 indoor/outdoor haunted attractions, plus the Phoenix Haunted Hayride.
Field of Screams – PA
When it comes to terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills, Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA gives visitors more than they can handle. Four world-class attractions at Field of Screams are sure to satisfy by delivering non-stop heart-pounding action that will leave guests begging for the end to be near.
Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds – FL
Fright Nights is South Florida’s Scariest Haunted House Experience! Come rub elbows with our 100+ cast and experience the fear.
Frightland – DE
8 terrifying haunted attractions in the Delaware Valley at Frightland includes multiple haunted houses, a hayride, amusement park & more.
The Haunted Hotel – KY
With over 20 years of frights and screams, this Louisville, KY haunt is a staple for scare searchers. The Haunted Hotel takes guests into their worst nightmares with effects and insanity, pushing more limits for fright every year.
Haunted Hunt Club Farm – VA
Haunted Hunt Club Farm’s Halloween Festival was named as One of the Top-Rated Haunts in America by the Haunted Attraction Association; awarded the 2019Trip Advisor “Hall of Fame” Certificate of Excellence; and was named a 2019 Military Trusted Business by My Base Guide. Come out to experience our newly themed Haunted Attractions, meet Creepy Characters and be prepared for an all new season of EXTREME HALLOWEEN.
Hauntville – OH
Hauntville, located in Elyria, Ohio offers five separate themed haunted attractions utilizing 40,000 square feet of fear. Hauntville has been described by some as a visit to a small town, lost in the middle of nowhere, with many hidden secrets to discover. As you enter Hauntville town square, some of the mysteries start to come to light, but other dark secrets are hidden, and you will have to find your way through the winding mazes to discover what other secrets and terror await you inside Hauntville!
Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses – NY
The 250 year-old farm in Ulster Park, NY incorporates over sixty-five acres of naturally landscaped property including foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. This unique, immersive experience with a theme that changes each Halloween season, this year featuring a theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, seven haunted attractions that will surely terrify any guest.
Hobb’s Grove – CA
Legions of ghouls celebrate your arrival this Halloween season after brooding through eleven moons of victimless nights. Fun and Fright await on the Hayride into Shadow’s Keep, the eerie trek through The Hollows Forest and the trip through Bad Manor. The midway offers peddlers, entertainment, food ‘n pumpkins plus and The Curiosity Shop.
House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs – NY
Western New York’s BIGGEST, BADDEST, and BEST Haunted Attraction! Rated one of USA TODAY’S 10 BEST HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS! ALL NEW FOR 2017!! All haunted attractions and 4 Escape Games in one location!!! Located in Cheektowaga New York.
House of Torment Haunted House – TX
House of Torment is the premiere haunted attraction in Austin, Texas featuring elaborate Hollywood-quality sets, iconic characters portrayed by talented actors, towering animatronic monsters and terrifying scenarios. House of Torment has been featured on Buzzfeed, Travel Channel, Huff Post and Discovery Channel.
Hundred Acres Manor – PA
Hundred Acres Manor, located minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh, PA is an extreme haunted attraction that has been named as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and “Pittsburgh’s Best Haunted House” by Haunt World Magazine. Featuring 6 attractions spanning a walking path of 1 mile this run-for-your-life attraction will have you questioning what is reality.
Hysterium – IN
Started 20+ years ago as the Haunted Cave as the extension of a home haunt gone viral, the name and theme was changed to Hysterium Haunted Asylum in 2014. The scares have been turned up to new levels, the actors trained by nationally known acting and make-up specialists, as well as interactive, immersive scenes, this haunt is ready for YOU! As you enter Hysterium, you will be immersed immediately into the lobby waiting room where the patients will be glad to see you. They want to get out and the head nurse has to keep order while you await your turn in to the intake area. If you escape or not, you will be lost in the Hysterium Haunted Asylum and hopefully only have nightmares as you escape!
Legends of Fear – CT
Legends of Fear at Fairview Tree Farm – The Hallow Haunted Trail & Haunted Hayrides! We have been expecting you! We gather once again in our playground of fear to hear you SCREAM!! This year, our Haunted Farm will be even more terrorizing with many new gruesome and horrifying additions! The forgotten souls released from their graves yearn to taunt the living, and will delight in your distress! Beware! These lands are truly haunted. Unspeakable beings are lurking in the shadows of the eerie October moonlit nights. The warnings are clearly posted. The dead and disturbed are unmerciful in their revenge!
New Orleans Nightmare – LA
New Orleans’ Newest & Largest Haunted House! The world-famous 13th Floor Haunted House presents a Halloween experience like noneother, New Orleans Nightmare! With some of the most intense and widely recognized haunted attractions in the country, 13th Floor brings a new kind of fear to The Big Easy…one where your nightmares come to play! Located in Jefferson, under the Huey P. Long Bridge, New Orleans Nightmare haunted house is sure to awaken your deepest fears.
Night Terrors – MI
The premier Haunted thrill park in Michigan, features 6 attractions for one low admission. Located south of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan (near Ann Arbor, in Washtenaw County).
Niles Screampark – MI
No mere roadside attraction, the Niles Scream Park takes you on a trip through the scariest, creepiest, most-blood curdling attractions this side of the continental divide. Cringe as you tiptoe through three unique haunted houses! Cower as you jostle along on the haunted hayride! Flee frightening apparitions in the Field of Screams! Taunt your brain in our speed escape rooms! Experience our most intense attraction for adults only, HOODED (waiver required).
Reapers Revenge – PA
Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Hayride Featuring 4 Terrifying Attractions! What lies within the realm of Reaper’s Forest? Do you have what it takes to brave a haunted hayride, a dark forest, a pitch-black maze, and the zombie apocalypse? Venture into Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction in Scranton, PA, a 60-acre haunt featuring four terrifying attractions and more than 90 minutes of scare time!
Shocktoberfest – PA
One of the leaders in shaping the haunted house industry for nearly 30 years – Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring offers 8 killer experiences including a highly detailed haunted hayride.
Spooky Ranch – OH
The Columbia, OH site contains multiple attractions that cater to all fear levels – from the calm Old West Pumpkin Fest to the Extreme Nightmares Haunted House, which is known for its extreme gore, blood, guts and actors getting up close and personal. The Famous Haunted Hayride is a twenty five minute experience that combines scary with humor and surprises supplemented with pyrotechnics and larger than life thirty foot tall animated creatures.
StillWell Manor – IN
Stillwell Manor, located in Anderson, Indiana, is a completely indoor attraction offering 33,000 sq. feet of “fun” within 3 themed attractions.
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary – PA
Consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation, Terror Behind The Walls is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Terror in the Corn – CO
Colorado’s most unique haunted attraction, Terror in the Corn is one of Denver area’s top haunted events located at Anderson Farms in Erie, CO!
Terror on the Fox – WI
The Legendary and nationally recognized Terror On The Fox in Green Bay, Wisconsin!
The Dent Schoolhouse – OH
Find out the truth about what went on behind the walls of the school! Cincinnati’s Scariest Haunted House is ranked one of the nation’s best haunted attractions by E!, BuzzFeed, USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria, and many others. Also seen on the Travel Channel show- Halloween Crazy! and Toy Hunters.
USS Nightmare – KY
Docked in Newport, KY, this ships welcome guest aboard for over thirty minutes of pure horror. The USS Nightmare is the resurrection of the William S. Mitchell in the exact condition it was left in the aftermath of the Mitchell Massacre. To this very day, anyone who enters is tormented by the sinister past of this former dredging vessel – including the cast and crew of the haunted dredge boat tour.
Woods of Terror – NC
Woods of Terror offers the finest haunted theme park experience featuring Hollywood-quality special effects, over 180 actors and 12 haunted houses.