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 Akron Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory have haunted Northeast Ohio for nearly 50 years! The iconic attractions housed in two historic South Akron buildings have been a staple of the Halloween experience for many in Summit and surrounding counties for decades. Customers begin their night in the Haunted Schoolhouse, making their way through all 3 floors of the horrors that Ms. Alvah has prepared for them in the old Thomastown Schoolhouse. After traversing the Monster Midway, complete with food trucks and a full bar, visitors make their way over to the Laboratory. 4 floors of Dr. Guggenheim’s gruesome scientific horrors & experiments gone wrong.
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
Creepy Hollow is located 30 minutes south of Downtown Houston Texas featuring 3 Haunted Attractions, 3 live performance stages, midway, food trucks, gift shops, games, and more. Creepy Hollow was recognized by the Haunted House Association in 2022 and received the HAA Board Members’ Award. Creepy Hollow is rated one of the top haunts in Texas, and a must visit for thrill seekers every October. Creepy Hollow also works with many local charities, first responders, and Lions Clubs to give back to the communities that support them.
Dark Hour Haunted House
Dark Hour is a high end haunted attraction that uses broadway quality lighting and sound to deliver an overwhelmingly beautiful haunt experience to our guests. Animatronics, actors, and amazing costumes feature prominently in the Dark fantasy landscapes we create for our customers to walk through. We tell the story of a coven of 13 witches who will about eternal darkness to the earth with their penultimate spell…the Dark Hour.
Factory of Terror
The Factory of Terror, located in Canton, Ohio, is one of the LARGEST INDOOR HAUNTED HOUSES IN THE WORLD! The Factory has been recognized by Guinness World Records three times for this achievement. There are plenty of haunted houses in Ohio, but none MANUFACTURE NIGHTMARES as startling and as intense as the Factory of Terror! Factory of Terror’s reputation for industrial thrills and chills draws massive crowds from the tri-state area every year. This enormous haunt is more than a mile long and consists of five unique spine-chilling attractions; 1300 Lost Souls, Industrial Nightmares, Lafayette 13, Massacre on Mahoning, and The Abyss. Also featuring 5 themed bars as well as axe throwing.
Salt Lake City, UT
Fear Factory consists of 6 historic factory buildings, up to 6 stories high, with 2 underground passages, and is a massive haunted attraction in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. and boasts a grim past of 11 documented historical deaths. With a long list of local, national and international awards, Fear Factory has quickly grown to be one of Utah’s – and the world’s – favorite Halloween entertainment attractions. With nearly 400 seasonal staff, and close to 3/4 of a mile of walkthrough interactive scaring and fun spaces, it’s a full scale production, including top makeup, costume and set designs.
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 the world-famous Fear Farm Haunted Fairgrounds & Corn Maze, Phoenix’s legendary Halloween event. 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.
Field of Screams
Haunted Theme Park operating since 1993 consisting of 4 World Class Haunted Attractions. The Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness Haunted House, Frightmare Asylum, and Nocturnal Wasteland Haunted Trail. Additional entertainment with 5-minute Escape Rooms, Games, Bands, Magic, and more!
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 2022 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 2022!
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 and TWO brand *new* Adrenaline Rooms, 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
Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary returns in full force for another season of sinister scares, enchanting entertainment, and unforgettable moments in a truly one-of-a-kind setting. This immersive experience features five thrilling haunted houses inside an massive, abandoned penitentiary complex, plus historic tours, themed bars, live entertainment, and more! Halloween Nights features Hollywood-quality sets, props, and special FX makeup; custom soundtracks; and more than 200 talented performers per night, all within the walls of a real, abandoned, 10-acre prison. Visitors can choose from five haunted attractions, four themed bars and lounges, three live entertainment experiences, and three historic tour experiences. There are also opportunities for shopping a curated selection of unique Halloween merchandise and decor, plus Halloween treats and festival eats throughout. All proceeds from Halloween Nights benefit the preservation of Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark.
Enter a new dimension in frightening fun as you wander through the dark, foreboding passageways of the haunted farm house and demented asylum, take a wagon ride through eerie cornfields then find yourself wandering through the demon infested forest and putrid swamp before trying to escape chain saw welding maniacs in the cornfield. Haunted Hollow celebrates 26 years of operation in 2022 and has become a annual Halloween tradition.
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 Virginia Beach’s premier Halloween attraction, with over 30 acres of frights for the whole family. Experience the 2022 all-new Scream Team and Extreme Halloween featured events, and prepare for blood-curdling characters that appear when you least expect them for a night of spine-tingling terrors to rival your worst nightmare! If you dare, venture into our haunted fields or chance what awaits you in the farm’s wicked woods. Spectral spooks and howling haunts lurk around every corner.
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
Featuring innovative scares, exciting events and thrilling attractions, House of Torment brings big theme park fun right to your own backyard. From seasonal holiday fun to summer scares, House of Torment has something for everyone! Even so, this haunt is still regarded as the most terrifying haunted house in Austin, and has been showcased on Buzzfeed, Travel Channel, Huff Post and Discovery Channel.
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. HAM is a 501c3 non-profit that has donated over $2.5M to local charities in the Pittsburgh area.
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
Regarded as “Scarier Than Ever,” by Los Angeles Magazine, the LA Haunted Hayride will stop at nothing to deliver thrills. One of the nation’s most recognized Halloween attractions, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, takes visitors to the town of Midnight Falls, a quaint Northeastern town cursed (or blessed) to experience Halloween every day. However, even though the town relives the holiday, each year brings re-imagined mazes, attractions, and new and returning characters, including newly self-appointed Mayor, Monte Revolta!
Nashville Nightmare makes list after list of “must visit haunted attractions” on both a local and national scale, and for good reason! This haunt is huge, filling every inch of its 50,000 square feet with thrills, chills, and all around excitement. With six different themed haunted attractions, there’s something for everyone, including aliens, a deranged Halloween party, or chainsaw wielding clowns! Even outside of the attractions themselves, the fun never stops with photo ops featuring iconic characters, Bar Nightmare, Monster Snacks concessions, escape rooms, and a laser maze!
New Orleans Nightmare
New Orleans, LA
Located in a historic hotbed of supernatural happenings, New Orleans Nightmare dives into the dark, mystical world with elaborate Hollywood-quality sets, iconic characters, towering animatronic monsters and terrifying scenarios. Adding to the authenticity of its ominous atmosphere, this haunt lies beneath the 90-year-old Huey P. Long Bridge on the bank of the Mississippi River, which brings a natural fog and screeching trains. Voted one of the top 13 haunted houses in America by the Discovery Channel, this haunt is guaranteed to terrify newcomers and longtime fans alike.
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).
Pennhurst Haunted Asylum
Spring City, PA
Americas Most Infamous Real Haunted Attraction.
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!
ScareHouse is Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House! ScareHouse has been ranked as one of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions by Travel Channel and has been featured on Good Morning America, The Daily Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and many other national media outlets. You know Pittsburgh Zombies love shopping malls and now local fright fans love our NEW, larger, and permanent home inside the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. Celebrating over 20 years of fears in Western Pennsylvania.
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.
Scaring Central Illinois since 1979, 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. Be afraid be VERY afraid!
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 is a haunted mansion with other Attractions of Forsaken and Tantibus Labs.
Terror in the Corn
Celebrating its 21st Season, TERROR IN THE CORN is 10 acres of fear offering a mile-long immersive experience into a world of the unknown. You and your friends will wind your way through a massive corn field filled with your darkest fears leading to the town of Raven’s Gulch where you will make your way through its abandoned buildings and darkened streets to face the nightmares that greet you at every turn. TERROR IN THE CORN – RATED #1 IN THE NATION and #1 IN COLORADO by TheScareFactor.com
Terror on the Fox
Green Bay, WI
Terror on the Fox is Wisconsin’s favorite Halloween tradition! For over 25 seasons, they have been delighting guests with their unique indoor and outdoor attractions. Located on the grounds of the National Railroad Museum, the hair-raising haunt begins with a fear-filled venture on the Terror Train. This antique passenger train takes guests around the property and right to the entrance of the thrilling haunts.
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 storytelling 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. Behind the attraction sits the Monster Midway, a large interactive experience! Mini escape games, fresh donuts, axe throwing, The Spooky Shop gift shop, and massive photo ops makes a night out to The Dent Schoolhouse a perfect Fall experience!
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 Chicago
Over the years, hundreds of thousands of guests have screamed their way through 13th Floor Chicago’s twisted labyrinth. As Chicago’s largest and most well-known haunted house, this legendary haunt features massive, jaw-dropping sets, built and painted by some of the industry’s most talented scenic artists. With iconic characters, towering animatronic monsters and terrifying scenarios, discover for yourself why the 13th Floor is regarded as one of the nations greatest haunted attractions.
13th Floor Haunted House Denver
The haunted house that started it all: 13th Floor Denver is the first in a string of haunted houses that has spread across the nation. Voted one of the top 5 most terrifying haunted houses by USA Today, guests will experience a uniquely thrilling event like no other. Celebrate over fifteen years of fear with all-new terrifying sets, costumes, special effects, and unique add-on experiences designed to shock newcomers and longtime fans alike.
13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix
Phoenix’s ultimate Halloween event is back. Experience an all-new level of fear at 13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix. Featuring a collaboration of Hollywood-caliber make-up artists, costume designers, and award-winning haunted house designers, this fully immersive, high-intensity experience will take you on a gut-wrenching ride of visceral thrills and psychological horror that you will never forget.
13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio is bringing a one-of-a-kind fright to the Alamo City. Guests of San Antonio’s leading haunted attraction will immerse themselves in a gut-wrenching experience with Hollywood special effects artists and world-renowned haunted house designers, created to thrill newcomers and longtime fans alike.
Professional haunted house located on an 1940’s Army Corp of Engineers Dredge Boat.
Wiard’s Orchards’ Night Terrors
Wiard’s Orchards’ Night Terrors is Michigan’s premiere haunted scream-park with 5 events spread out over 89 acres of terror. The attractions are: The Asylum, The Mindshaft, The Ultimate Haunted Barn, Hayride Of The Lost and Alien Caged Clowns. Guests are also treated to fireworks, roaming monsters, acrobats, fire performers, karaoke and much more. On top of all of the haunted happenings there is also a country store filled with fresh donuts, cider, jarred goods and much much more.
Woods of Terror
Woods of Terror sits on 45 acres of land 12 miles outside of Greensboro, North Carolina. Just beyond the ticket booth lies “The Monster Midway” which is the epicenter and waiting area for the trail. We feature 13 where approximately 175 employees make the production a success year after year. With our new attraction this year we are putting a renewed focus on actors to ensure a unique experience for every customer.