The Halloween Attraction Everyone Is Talking About in Your State Gallery
The Halloween Attraction Everyone Is Talking About in Your State
You know you’re in for a treat (and plenty of tricks!) when you head to a local “scream park” or come upon acres and acres of scary scenes in a haunted corn maze. Halloween attractions offer more than your typical haunted house. From spooky hayrides to terrifying trails to petrifying paintball games, there is no shortage of diabolical schemes to keep your heart racing and blood pumping. And just when you thought it was safe to take a breather, these harrowing haunts won’t let up.
We heard whispers about some of these places, and the screams they elicit sure got our attention. Think about every nightmare you’ve ever had and every horror movie you’ve ever seen. Now imagine all of those disturbing characters and chilling scenes in one location. That doesn’t even compare to what you’ll see at these horrifying places that have each U.S. state talking.
Alabama: Sloss Fright Furnace (Birmingham)
Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama, that paved the way for America’s industrial revolution in 1882. Its haunted past now serves as a backdrop for a “zombie-infested” forest and frightening furnace tour.
Alaska: Haunted House at Nugget Mall (Juneau)
Arizona: The Crypt Haunted Attractions (Mesa)
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Arkansas: The Torture Chamber (Benton)
Don’t miss the final year of this haunted attraction that spans 6.5 acres and more than 70,000 square feet. Keep in mind, The Torture Chamber is self-guided and extremely gory; leave the kids at home.
California: Winchester Mystery House (San Jose)
Connecticut: Frighthaven (Stratford)
Called Connecticut’s “greatest indoor haunted attraction,” Frighthaven has been scaring the pants off of East Coasters for 11 years. Cannibalistic vampires, a pitch-black pit, and a carnival of evil have scaredy-cats running for the mountains.
Hawaii: Haunted Honolulu Trolley Tour (Honolulu)
The trolley stops at some of the most haunted sites on the island of Oahu, but it doesn’t keep riders safe from what might be lurking in the shadows at night. The best part about the Haunted Honolulu Trolley Tour isn’t the scares, however; proceeds from the attraction go to the Hawaii Ronald McDonald House. All aboard!
Illinois: Six Flags Fright Fest (Gurnee)
Iowa: The Heart of Darkness (Waterloo)
Kansas: Field of Screams (Maize)
Field of Screams with Clown Town is a half-hour haunted walk through spooky buildings and a large sorghum field filled with all manners of unnerving sights and sounds. The legend of the twisted Spurlock family, who once lived on the farm, has been explored by paranormal investigators.
Louisiana: House of Shock (New Orleans)
Maine: Destination Haunt (Lebanon)
Destination Haunt provides all kinds of Halloween fun throughout October. Between The Execution Center, Buried Alive Cemetery, the outdoor maze, and the clown house, there’s plenty to fear, and more.
Maryland: Field of Screams (Olney)
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Four terrifying territories await those brave enough to venture to Maryland’s Field of Screams. The Haunted Trail, Trail of Terror, Slaughter Factory, and Hades Hayride are filled with creepy creatures, menacing maniacs, and the unyielding undead.
Minnesota: Northern Frights (Mankato)
Often referred to as “Land of 10,000 Screams,” Northern Frights brings your worst fears to life within five frightful attractions. A zombie-filled paintball game will really get your heart pumping.
Missouri: The Edge of Hell (Kansas City)
Montana: Field of Screams (Victor)
Field of Screams seems to be a common name for a Halloween attraction, but no two fields are the same. This haunted hotspot in Montana has been scaring the pants off people since 1998, but it’s also a safe place to bring the whole family — the kids’ area is the perfect place for young ones who aren’t ready for the big scares.
Nebraska: Camp Fear (Elkhorn)
It’s one thing to be frightened on a forest walk or to watch horror movies on the big screen, but a “fright overnight” camping experience is one of the most terrifying experiences at Camp Fear. Best to sleep with one eye open.
New Hampshire: Nightmare New England (Litchfield)
The duo behind Nightmare New England has been crafting horrific Halloween experiences in New Hampshire since 1991. This particular petrifying playground is home to the Monster Midway, zombie paintball, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, carnival concessions, tarot card readers, fire-pits, and bars. There is something for everyone.
New Jersey: Blood Shed Farms Fear Fest (Columbus)
Only one person is allowed into New Jersey’s Blood Shed at a time. The rest of the group watches the poor soul via night vision camera on a side monitor. Once that is over, patrons can continue to test their limits walking through a spooky cemetery, wacky asylum, terror trail, and frightening funhouse.
New Mexico: NM Slaughter House (Rio Rancho)
The self-proclaimed “macabre of haunts” has entertained guests since 2012, and it even had the pleasure of terrifying the producers of Insidious and Paranormal Activity. Jump scares aren’t just for the movies, you know.
North Carolina: Pinhead’s Graveyard (Asheville)
Oregon: Fright Town (Portland)
From Sector 13, where experiments go horribly wrong, to a haunted manor overrun by angry spirits, there is plenty of Halloween fun to be had at Fright Town. There’s even a Ghost Gallery with artifacts from real haunted houses.
Pennsylvania: Reaper’s Revenge (Scranton)
Rhode Island: Scary Acres (Hope)
Don’t let the location fool you. There’s no hope of getting through Scary Acres unscathed. Hungry zombies and chainsaw-wielding madmen are skulking around the property… and they’re not alone!
South Carolina: Kreepy Hollow (Bishopville)
Kreepy Hollow never fails to deliver on the scare factor. The haunted house, bus ride, and hay ride form a terrifying triple threat of scary proportions.
South Dakota: Fear Asylum (Brookings)
You never know what goes bump in the night, especially at Fear Asylum. The patients are restless, and that’s putting it mildly.
Vermont: Dead North Vermont (Danville)
Death and decay pepper the grounds of Dead North Vermont. This forgotten village will no longer be left in the shadows.
Washington: My Morbid Mind (Lacey)
What began as a Halloween display on the front porch of a house in suburban Lacey has morphed into a complete haunted house experience inside an old barn. This one-man show has become a full-fledged nightmare.
West Virginia: Deviant (Weston)
Presented by The Asylum Haunted House, Deviant tells the story of a demented doctor who mistreated every single one of his patients. If you can survive the journey through the asylum, you’re one of the lucky ones.
Wyoming: The Haunting (Pinedale)
For the last decade, the Pinedale Aquatic Center has built a must-see haunted experience that only runs for a few days. It’s the place to be on Halloween night if you’re in Wyoming. Wherever in thew world you happen to find yourself around Halloween, however, you can always check to see if the local famous landmark is more haunted than you realized.