HAA Top Haunts Program
The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the only official association in the haunt industry, has certified 31 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,” said HAA President Brett Hays. “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.”
The following is a list of the official Top Haunted Attractions:
13th Floor Haunted House
Denver’s 13th Floor Haunted House is a world class attraction nationally recognized by ABC News, USA Today, Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel and more.
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
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.
The 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: The Asylum, Industrial Nightmare, the Labyrinth of Darkness, Massacre on Mahoning, and the House of Nightmares. Also available on the premises are 6 escape rooms The Factory of Terror has won the Guinness World Record 3 times as the Longest Indoor Haunted Attraction in the world.
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.
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
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.
8 terrifying haunted attractions in the Delaware Valley at Frightland includes multiple haunted houses, a hayride, amusement park & more.
Haunted Hollow in Rockwood, PA offers 5 attractions; Bruner Boarding House, Milford Asylum, HollowWood Haunted Hayride, Toxic Wasteland, and Dead End Cornfield. The state-of-the-art special effects, highly-detailed scenes, custom digital soundtracks, computerized lighting, and talented actors make Haunted Hollow a frightening experience unlike any other. Guests looking to extend their evening can test their puzzle solving skills in Haunted Hollow’s escape room as they race against the clock to find their way out.
Hauntville Haunted House
One of Ohio’s scariest haunted houses, located in Elyria, Ohio. 20 minutes from Cleveland.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory
For more than four decades, Akron’s autumn air has been swarmed with screams gushing from millions of souls brave enough to explore seven floors of combined terror.
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.
For more info visit their website at hobbsgrove.com.
Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses
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.
House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs
Buffalo´s Largest and Most Intense Haunted Attractions. Located in Cheektowaga New York.
House of Torment Haunted House
For more info visit their website at houseoftorment.com.
For more info visit their website at hysterium.com.
For more info visit their website at kingwoodasylum.com.
Legends of Fear
For more info visit their website at legendsoffear.com.
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).
For more info visit their website at reapersrevenge.net
Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House.
For more info visit their website at scareusa.com
One of the leaders in shaping the haunted house industry, the 8 killer experiences in Sinking Spring, PA are celebrating twenty five years of terror. New in 2016 is Zombie Laser Tag, giving visitors the opportunity to use a high power multi-optional tactical laser gun to control the escaping Zombies.
Spooky Ranch at Rockin’-R- Ranch
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.
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
Brand new for 2016, guests to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia will have the chance to experience the next level of interactivity by taking The Hex Challenge. Six new secret rooms have opened and are scattered throughout the penitentiary complex where visitors will be dared to step further into the story, to become part of the action, to take on challenges and ultimately, to escape the massive haunted prison. A secret room will be included in each of the facility’s six haunted attractions.
Terror in the Corn
Terror in the Corn opened its doors in 2001 and has grown into one of the largest Haunted Attractions in Colorado. It is a three part event you won’t soon forget. The experience begins by climbing into an interactive and totally enclosed trailer that drops you in the middle of a dark and sinister Corn Maze. Those fortunate enough to escape it’s twisted path are ‘welcomed’ into a Haunted Ghost Town where nightmares greet you at every turn. If you are faint of heart, you might prefer our second attraction, Zombie Paintball Hunt, shooting zombies from the relative safety of our Eradication Vehicle. We also offer a paintball gallery, escape rooms and much, much more… Located at Anderson Farms in Erie, a ticket for either attraction gives you the opportunity to spend the entire day with family and friends on the property enjoying our massive Fall Festival.
Terror on the Fox
For more info visit their website at terroronthefox.com.
The Asylum Denver
For more info visit their website at asylumdenver.com.
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.
Wiard’s Orchards Night Terrors
The premier Haunted thrill park in Michigan, features 6 attractions for one low admission.
Wisconsin Fear Grounds
Milwaukee, WI holds the scariest overnight excursion with “Night Terrors: 13 Hours of FEAR!” The immersive experience provides tents for fear seekers to sleep in with the nights’ activities will include a fright trail through the woods, a scavenger hunt, bonfire ghost stories and scary movies played on a large inflatable screen.