The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the only official association in the haunt industry, has certified 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
Akron Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory
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.
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
This Texas haunted house features three terrifying haunted houses at one location including: The Scare Factory, Dark Woods, and Pitch Black. Prepare to spend hours enjoying the haunts, Freak Shows, Fire Shows, Midway Carnival, Oddities Museum, Voodoo Dance Club, and more all included with the price of admission.
Factory of Terror
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.
Salt Lake City, UT
Fear Factory boasts 6 buildings, up to 6 stories high, with 2 underground passages, inside of an enormous 90,000 square foot abandoned cement factory in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. with a 3/4 of a mile immersive experience. While awards rank them as one of the best in the world (buzzfeed.com, USA Today, Travel Channel, Ghost Adventures, Utah Best, HAA Top Haunts), and with over 350 employees, actors and monsters and over 11 documented historical deaths, it’s one of the most scariest and haunted places in the USA.
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.
Experience an all-new level of fear in an all-new location this Halloween season. Operated by nationally recognized and award-winning haunted house designers, Fear Farm brings a collaboration of Hollywood-caliber make-up artists, costume designers, and set production to create a fully immersive, high-intensity experience that takes you to a whole new level of fear. This season, Fear Farm introduces 5 new attractions: Dead End Slaughter, Nuketown, Dead in the Water, Sinister Circus and Spirit of Halloween. Sticking to the theme, guests can also enjoy The Reaping, Haunted Corn Maze.
Field of Screams
Located on a farm in Lancaster PA, Field of Screams is entering their 29th season of screams. Boasting 4 impressive attractions, Field of Screams is a show that must not be missed. The horrifying Haunted Hayride will be the most disturbing ride of your life. The distorted Den of Darkness will leave you trembling in fear. The Frightmare Asylum is packed full of demented doctors and nasty nurses just waiting to treat you. The wicked woods of The Nocturnal Wasteland will give you lasting nightmares. Field of Screams is described by many as the Haunted Attraction with the Ultimate AtmosFEAR.
Field of ScreamsMT
Field of ScreamsMT has been in the haunt industry for over 22 years, providing you with a unique haunted experience. Set in 4 acres of 10′ high corn plus the addition of many custom built shacks provide and experience as you are walking through an old ghost town in a cornfield. Dont forget to smile! We also snap a shot during one of the scares and print it, this has been a real big hit. We also provide a daylight walk through the corn with hayrides and a mini corn maze for small kids and families. This is an experience all look forward to in October and folks drive from miles around the state to attend.
West Palm Beach, FL
Fright Nights is the premier haunted house attraction in South Florida and 2021 is going to be amazing! With three full haunts, carnival rides, live music, food and entertainment, Fright Nights should be your number one Scream Park destination in 2021!
Fright Nights WV
West Virginia’s premiere haunted attraction is back again for it’s 12th season each weekend in October. Fright Nights WV features five total terrifying themes to make your way through, creating one incredible haunted experience! We’re located at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV!
Celebrating 25 years of horror through 8 terrifying haunted attractions on a 1300 acre farm.
Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park
“Nestled in the backwoods of Central New York, Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park offers a premier immersive halloween experience! Regionally trailblazing the standard of entertainment, Frightmare Farms quickly gained popularity. Now with FOUR award-winning attractions, Frightmare Farms has become an annual tradition to those wishing to SCREAM! The Haunted Estate, Twisted Labyrinth, Condemned Mine Trail and Frightmare Forest Hayride are filled with intensely detailed sets that set the stage for passionate, professionally trained actors to leave all who enter with nightmares! Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park is the FIRST Haunted Attraction in the world to become Certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity!”
Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this “old mansion.” See if you can make it all the way through as Ghostly Manor comes alive to reveal your deepest fears! We have added more scares and new rooms while keeping our ticket prices the same! Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is open at noon every day, but our hours vary. Please refer to our current schedule for the hours of operation. Ghostly Manor is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Halloween Nights at Easten State Penitentiary
Step through Eastern State’s massive front gate and into a fantastical world where surprises await at every turn. This brand-new experience, from the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, transforms a ten-acre web of hallways and courtyards into a festival featuring haunted houses, historic tours, immersive walkthroughs, themed bars, and more! Wade through the darkness, discover the architecture and history of the abandoned prison, and encounter live performances, hair-raising haunts, and other magical moments as you explore. Chat with intriguing characters over a cocktail. Soak in the eerie atmosphere. Let the spirit move you as you choose your own adventure.
Haunted Hollow is family-owned haunted attraction located near Somerset Pa. 2021 marks the 25th “Year of Fear” for what has become a must do outing for fright fans throughout Western Pa. The best thing about the experience is the realism. It’s raw and authentic, from the dark hallways of an actual circa 1800’s farmhouse to the blood red color of the acid mine drainage, the putrid, rotting smell of the swamp gases and wagon rides across desolate, moonlit fields. It’s a real environment that serves as a perfect backdrop and setup for the interaction between our cast and customers.
The Haunted Hotel
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
Virginia Beach, VA
“Haunted Hunt Club Farm is a winner of the Haunted Attraction Association’s 2019-2020 top-rated haunts in America, a 2019 Trip Advisor “Hall of Fame” Certificate of Excellence recipient, and a 2019 Military Trusted Business mention by My Base Guide. Come out to experience the all-NEW Death Alley! Get ready to scream in our Forbidden Fields and come face to face with the Curse of Darkness on our Haunted Hayride. Our 2021 Scream Team and Extreme Halloween featured events await you!
Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses
Ulster Park, 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.
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 Torment
House of Torment is the premier haunted attraction in Austin, Texas featuring elaborate Hollywood-quality sets, iconic characters portrayed by talented actors, towering animatronics monsters and terrifying scenarios. House of Torment has been featured on Buzzfeed, Travel Channel, Huff Post and Discovery Channel, and is regarded as the most terrifying haunted house in Austin. In 2021, House of Torment introduces three new attractions: Operation: Laughing Place, The Boogeyman, and The Foresaken, featuring all-new terrifying sets, costumes, and special effects designed to thrill newcomers and longtime fans.
Hundred Acres Manor
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.
Fort Wayne, 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
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!
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is back and returning to the iconic Griffith Park! We’re returning this year with fan favorites, a Spirit of Halloween themed Hayride and Midnight Falls Scare Zone. Enjoy haunted mazes Trick-or-Treat, Midnight Mortuary and new this year, Dead End Diner. Regarded as “Scarier Than Ever,” by Los Angeles Magazine, the LA Haunted Hayride will stop at nothing to deliver thrills, working with nationally recognized and award-winning haunted house designers and featuring iconic actors portrayed by talented actors. The LA Haunted Hayride features all-new terrifying sets, costumes and special effects designed to thrill newcomers and longtime fans.
Nashville Nightmare is the premier haunted attraction in Nashville, TN featuring elaborate Hollywood-quality sets, iconic characters portrayed by talented actors, towering animatronic monsters and terrifying scenarios. Regarded as “[One of] 13 haunted houses you have to visit” by the Rutherford Source, Nashville Nightmare will terrify you with six new attractions this Halloween season. They include Operation: Laughing Place, Cursed: Dead in the Water, Nuketown, Horror High, The Forsaken and Spirit of Halloween. Nashville Nightmare features all-new terrifying sets, costumes, and special effects designed to thrill newcomers and longtime fans.
New Orleans Nightmare
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Nightmare features elaborate Hollywood-quality sets, iconic characters portrayed by talented actors, towering animatronic monsters and terrifying scenarios. Voted one of the top 13 haunted houses in America by the Discovery Channel, New Orleans Nightmare will terrify you with three new attractions this Halloween season. They include Operation: Laughing Place, The Boogeyman and Spirit of Halloween. New Orleans Nightmare features all-new terrifying sets, costumes, and special effects designed to thrill newcomers and longtime fans.
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).
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!
Sinking Spring, 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.
Sinister Tombs Haunted House
Sinister Tombs Haunted House is a theatrical haunted house on the inside and a in your face haunted event on the outside, for 1 low price you will get the main attraction, followed by corn fields, woods, and many other buildings and activities, we want every person to enjoy the event. We do tone downs for young kids, a very scary family event in a very rural location, Our actors are among the best around.
Marquette Heights, IL
The longest running “Outdoor Haunted Attraction” in Illinois. Over 40 years of scaring Central Illinois, the Marquette Heights Men’s Club of Central IL presents three truly horrifying events for one admission price. These are high level intensity scares not recommended for children under the age of 13, however, we will allow all ages. 100% proceeds are donated back to Marquette Heights and surrounding communities.
Columbia Station, OH
It began over 30 years ago with The “Famous Haunted Hayride”, taking customers on a ride through the Forest of Fear where you experienced terror and suspense at every turn. You cannot escape the monsters, ghouls and danger lurking in the foggy mist. Hollywood high-tech scenes and sets with live actors await you. The “Famous Haunted Hayride” combines scary with humor and surprises. The use of pyrotechnics and larger than life 30- foot tall animated creatures will astound you. Experience the Famous Haunted Hayride with gigantic sets, detailed facades and the most up-to-date special effects possible. We are committed to deliver screams to all generations with are different levels of attractions. Experience in-your-face style acting, thrills and suspense at Spooky Ranch, Cleveland’s Premier Haunted Event.
Stillwell Manor, located in Anderson, Indiana, is a completely indoor attraction offering 33,000 sq. feet of “fun” within 3 themed attractions.
Terror in the Corn
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
Green Bay, WI
BEWARE! There is something lurking around every corner as Terror on the Fox in Green Bay celebrates 25 years of fear! This favorite Halloween tradition awakens September 17 and runs through October 31. Located on the grounds of the National Railroad Museum, the hair-raising haunt begins with a fear-filled venture on the Terror Train. If you prevail to your destination, more terror awaits as you endure two more frightening attractions. Are you afraid? You will be if you dare to make it all the way through.
The Dent Schoolhouse
Relive the legend of a murderous Janitor and find out the truth about what went on behind the walls of Cincinnati’s Halloween Tradition! Cinematic sets, award winning makeup, and sinister story telling make each trip through the Dent Schoolhouse feel like a real-life horror movie! Over 400 carved pumpkins pepper the unique interactive queue line outside the school. Plus, the building alone is a haunted house icon. The schoolhouse has been featured on E!, BuzzFeed, USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria, and more! Also seen on the Travel Channel show- Halloween Crazy! and Toy Hunters.
The Devil’s Attic
Since the dawn of time, the Devil has been collecting evil souls…souls that have brought terror to us all. He keeps them locked away where they have been waiting to unleash their hellish fury…and now the time has come! Welcome to The Devil’s Attic! The Devil’s Attic is a theatrical style attraction in which you will encounter classic horror film villains as well as a slight horrific twist on some of the classic monsters of Hallows Eve.
The Haunted Farm
Located in rural farmland near Hendersonville, The Haunted Farm sits on a mysterious, blood-soaked stretch of land where the locals claim an age-old Blood Feud between the Lively and Tate families has devastated the local farming community. The Haunted History of Curses, Derangements, Undead, Ghosts, and terrible Bloodshed brings visitors from near and far – hoping to survive The Haunted Farm.
The Haunted Hydro
The Awakening has unfolded and a new journey into FEAR is upon us. Prepare yourself to Experience The Hydro. Navigate the Monstrous Woods … Creep across the Cursed Courtyard and into the Legendary Haunted Hydro… One way in… one way out… one Mega Haunt! Never in Hydro History has there been an Experience like this! And it doesn’t end ..IF…you make it out of the Hydro. Then you’ll take a stroll thru Panic Alley where you can enter one of our four $5 Escape Experiences and enter to win Awesome prizes if you succeed. Don’t miss out on our 32nd Season! It’s time to get your Scare on… come Experience The Hydro…
13th Floor Haunted House Denver
13th Floor Haunted House in Denver, CO is the origninal in a string of haunted houses that has been spread out across the USA. They are world class attractions nationally recognized by ABC News, USA Today, Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel and more.
13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix
Experience an all-new level of fear at 13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix. Operated by nationally recognized and award-winning haunted house designers, 13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix brings a collaboration of Hollywood-caliber make-up artists, costume designers, and set production to create a fully immersive, high-intensity experience that takes you to a whole new level of fear. Featuring an intense, graphic, theatrical show 13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix will take you on a gut-wrenching ride of visceral thrills and psychological horror that you’ll never forget. In 2021, 13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix introduces three new attractions: The Dollmaker, Bad Blood, and Asylum featuring all-new terrifying sets, costumes, and special effects designed to thrill newcomers and longtime fans.
13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio brings an immersive, one-of-a-kind fright experience to the Alamo City. Hollywood special effects artists and world-renowned haunted house designers bring this attraction together to create a gut-wrenching experience for each guest. Fresh and improved themes each year keep 13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio the city’s leading haunted attraction. In 2021, 13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio introduces two new attractions: The Dollmaker and Bad Blood, featuring all-new terrifying sets, costumes, and special effects designed to thrill newcomers and longtime fans.
HAUNTED DREDGE BOAT. The USS Nightmare is the resurrection of the William S. Mitchell. The boat is 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 our haunted dredge boat tour.
Wiard’s Orchards’ Night Terrors
Wiard’s Orchards’ Night Terrors is Michigan’s longest running haunted thrill park. We have been recognized nationally by Yahoo.com and Travel & Leisure Magazine Featuring 5 attractions sprawled across 89 acres Night Terrors promises a full night of intense scares and fall fun. The 3 main indoor haunted attractions are The Asylum, The Ultimate Haunted Barn and The Mindshaft while further into the park you’ll find the Hayride Of The Lost and the Alien Caged Clowns 3D Sideshow. The grounds also feature wandering entertainers, karaoke and a country store. Our slogan is “We Put Terror In Your Face” and we deliver!
Woods of Terror
Woods of Terror is the largest haunt in North Carolina. We have a forty five to fifty minute walk through with several attractions, anything from vampires to zombies. This will be our thirtieth year in operation. We are an actor driven haunt and we pride ourselves on having the best actors in the state. We are known for our many icon characters. It’s not just a haunted house, it’s an experience. You’ve got to check us out and add us to your bucket list!