Every Halloween, a frightening fever sweeps the nation with scary haunted houses and creepy mazes. If you dare, check out these Halloween attractions for lots of terrifying thrills.
One of the largest Halloween attractions in the world, Erebus is a 4-story haunted house in Pontiac, MI, that promises underworld giant monsters, bottomless pits and crushing walls.<br><br>Looking for more haunted places to visit? See which creepy locations made our list of <a href="http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travels-best/photos/travels-best-halloween-attractions-2013"><strong>Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013</strong></a>. Plan ahead and prepare to be spooked!
Bennett's Curse in Jessup, MD, is consistently ranked a top haunt because of its unique special effects and hi-tech fright entertainment. Check out the trifecta of terror attractions here: House of Vampyres, Sanctuary of Insanity and Zombie Kingdom 3-D.
“Enter the corn at your own risk,” warns Witches of New Salem. This nighttime tour in Dorr, MI, will take you on a wild ride of dead ends, twist and turns, and the entire time you’ll be haunted by creepy corn stalkers. And if your heart can take it, take a tour of the Witches Woods’ for even more frightening fun.
The legend of Charlie the Janitor, a janitor in the ’50s who killed students who taunted him, still haunts the Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati. Tour this haunted schoolhouse, where town lore says the missing children were killed.
Hangman's House of Horrors in Fort Worth, TX, features the Cirque de Fantomes, Hillbillies Revenge and a wild 3-D Funhouse. Inspired by the legend of Hezekiah Jones, a murderer known as "Hangman,” this house of horrors also includes less scary entertainment like live music, rides and karaoke.
Mastering the creepy art of using sound and lighting, Chamber Haunt at the Primm Valley Casino Las Vegas promises plenty of spooky thrills.
The Chamber Haunt in Las Vegas uses cutting-edge sound effects and lighting to scare visitors silly. And the extraordinary makeup and costume design both guarantee a spectacular Sin City show.
Once one of the most notorious prisons in the country, Pennsylvania’s Eastern State Penitentiary is now one of the country’s top-ranked haunted attractions, with its empty cell blocks and over 11-acres of frightening fun. New this year, Detritus takes brave souls past the historic prison greenhouse and into an outdoor labyrinth of overgrown twisting vines.
We can’t think of anything scarier than a night at Eastern State Penitentiary, a 180-year-old facility that dozens of paranormal investigation teams have declared haunted. Visitors explore ESP's Night Watch on their own, using only a flashlight to guide the way.
Ghoulish fiends masquerade as Hollywood's famous villains at the Fright Factory in Philadelphia. For a full night of fright, check out all 3 terrifying attractions: the Asylum, Village of the Damned and Horror High.
Check in to the Bates Motel in Gradyville, PA, for one of the scariest trips you might ever take. Set off on a haunted hayride through a forest of nightmarish ghouls or get lost in the labyrinth corn maze.