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 – CO
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.
13th Gate Haunted House – LA
Widely regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the Country, The 13th Gate, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the Ultimate Haunted House.
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: 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 been awarded the Guinness World Record 3 times as the Longest Indoor Haunted Attraction in the world. FOTohio.com.
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. FearFair.com
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.
Frightland – DE
8 terrifying haunted attractions in the Delaware Valley at Frightland includes multiple haunted houses, a hayride, amusement park & more.
Hauntville Haunted House – OH
One of Ohio’s scariest haunted houses, located in Elyria, Ohio. 20 minutes from Cleveland.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory – OH
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 – 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.
Hobb’s Grove – CA
For more info visit their website at hobbsgrove.com.
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.
House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs – NY
Buffalo´s Largest and Most Intense Haunted Attractions. Located in Cheektowaga New York.
House of Torment Haunted House – TX
For more info visit their website at houseoftorment.com.
Hysterium – IN
For more info visit their website at hysterium.com.
Kingwood Asylum – TX
For more info visit their website at kingwoodasylum.com.
Legends of Fear – CT
For more info visit their website at legendsoffear.com.
New Orleans Nightmare – LA
For more info visit their website at neworleansnightmare.com.
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
For more info visit their website at reapersrevenge.net
Scare USA – WI
For more info visit their website at scareusa.com
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 at Rockin’-R- 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.
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. easternstate.org/halloween
Terror in the Corn – CO
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 – WI
For more info visit their website at terroronthefox.com.
The Asylum Denver – CO
For more info visit their website at asylumdenver.com.
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.
Wiard’s Orchards 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). HauntedHouseMichigan.com
Wisconsin Fear Grounds – WI
The Wisconsin Fear Grounds consists of three award winning haunted houses at the Waukesha County Expo Center Grounds. WisconsinFeargrounds.com