Most Terrifying Places in America

Evil lurks in every dark corner while restless spirits haunt America's most frightening spots. Travel Channel is taking you to the creepiest haunted mansions, most terrifying basements and the scariest stretch of road in the States.

After you’ve taken a look at these terrifying attractions -- take a look at Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2014. Meet our panel of advisors and see the creepy locations they picked to help you plan your next frightening getaway!

Shanghai Tunnels

The Shanghai Tunnels, an underground network of dark passageways, snake across 9 miles from Old Town to downtown Portland. These tunnels have a sinister past as the center of an illegal maritime practice known as "shanghaiing." From 1870 to 1940, abductors snatched up unsuspecting men and sold them to sea captains to work aboard ships for free. Crafty "shanghaiiers" preyed on their victims at saloons that had trap doors, or dead falls, that released sloshed bar patrons into this subterranean maze. The abductors held the men captive in these tunnels until they were ready to ship them out to sea, sometimes to ports as far as Shanghai. Today, tour guides lead guests through the tunnels, which are said to be haunted by the restless spirits of these captives who died underground.
Shanghai Tunnels

120 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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Phone: +1 503-622-4798

Old Town Tatu

Patrons looking to get inked at Chicago's Old Town Tatu may be surprised to find more than body artwork at this haunted shop. In the 1880s, this spot was home to Chicago's first established funeral parlor. Richie "Tapeworm" Hererra saw potential in this former mortuary and converted the rented building into a tattoo shop in 2003. But the artists and visitors were spooked by all kinds of unnatural activity, including poltergeists that moved objects and a ghostly apparition of a man in a suit. Sadly, owner Richie Hererra passed away of a heart attack while in the building. However, his friends believe his spirit lingers, looking over the staff and sometimes even playing practical jokes.
Old Town Tatu

3313 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

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Phone: +1 773-442-8288

The Lemp Mansion Restaurans & Inn

Lemp Mansion

This grand mansion may be a popular inn and restaurant in St. Louis, MO, but its past is not so pleasant. The mansion is marked by 60 years of tragedy for the wealthy Lemp family. At least 4 members of this doomed dynasty died in the house on DeMenil Place. William Lemp committed suicide in his home 1904. When the family brewing business went bad during the 1920s, his son Billy took his own life as well. In 1949 it was Billy's brother Charles who committed the third suicide in the home. The fourth death in the family was a 13-year-old boy who was physically and mentally disabled. He lived his life hidden away in the attic, gazing out the window at the life outside until he died in that same room. Visitors can experience the paranormal -- and may even encounter one of these spirits -- on a weekly ghost tour of the mansion.
Lemp Mansion

3322 Demenil Pl, St Louis, MO 63118

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Phone: +1 314-664-8024

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