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Erebus Haunted Attraction

Erebus Haunted Attraction

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.

Looking for more haunted places to visit? See which creepy locations made our list of Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013. Plan ahead and prepare to be spooked!
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Bennett's Curse

Bennett's Curse

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. 960 1280

Jim O'Connor  

Witches of New Salem

Witches of New Salem

“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. 960 1280

Witches of New Salem   

Dent Schoolhouse

Dent Schoolhouse

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. 960 1280

Dent Schoolhouse  

Hangman's House of Horrors

Hangman's House of Horrors

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. 
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Hangman's House of Horrors  

Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls

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. 960 1280

By David (eastern state peniteniary, 11) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

ESP's Night Watch

ESP's Night Watch

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. 960 1280

By David (eastern state peniteniary, 23) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Fright Factory

Fright Factory

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. 960 1280

  

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

When you check in to the Bates Motel, be prepared for the creepiest trip you'll ever take. Whether exploring the hotel's gruesome interior of computerized lighting and high-tech special effects, hopping aboard the 20-minute haunted hay ride through a forest of nightmarish ghouls, or getting lost in the spine-tingling aisles of the corn maze, visitors are sure to be spooked. 960 1280

Bates Motel   

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

Ahoy! Hop aboard Southern California's Queen Mary -- a 12-deck ship -- and experience 7 terrifying mazes; 1 sassy "fright mistress" in her private lair, a 45,000-square-foot "Dome of Doom" dance hall; and all the requisite skeletons, blood and gore. 960 1280

Andy Black, flickr  

Thrillvania

Thrillvania

This notorious thrill park plantation features 4 haunted attractions, including the "Labyrinth of Terror," Dr. Lycan's "Trail of Torment," "Voodoo Bayou," and Granny Lupus' "Seance Theater." 960 1280

Thrillvania  

Scream in the Dark

Scream in the Dark

Staged for the first time outside in an expansive parking lot, the Scream in the Dark, formerly Chamber of Chills, has mastered the creepy art of using sound and lighting -- and some very talented actors -- to bait and confuse visitors to the site. 960 1280

Chamber of Chills  

Netherworld Haunted House

Netherworld Haunted House

The Collector awaits your visit to the self-guided Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross, GA. Known for its unique themes and chilling close attention to detail, Netherworld is owned by TV and film professionals, so the makeup, costumes and acting are top notch. 960 1280

  

UNDEAD Haunted House

UNDEAD Haunted House

The UNDEAD Haunted House, located on the premises of the 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver, CO, is an interactive and immersive zombie experience. The zombies of the UNDEAD Haunted House have taken over a built-to-scale farmhouse, and it's up to you to seek refuge. 960 1280

  

The Beast

The Beast

The Beast in Kansas City, MO, transports you to a creepy, haunted Louisiana plantation, complete with a live alligator pit and bayou filled with who knows what else! 960 1280

  

The Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail in San Diego, CA, takes over the city’s famous Balboa Park for a mile-long, terrifying walk through the woods. The Haunted Trail is San Diego's only all-outdoor haunted attraction – and it’s not for the faint of heart. 960 1280

Mike  

The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel

If you prefer your scares indoors, The Haunted Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter offers patrons a ride on the "hell-evator." The Haunted Hotel is San Diego's biggest and longest-running Halloween attraction. 960 1280

  

The Edge of Hell

The Edge of Hell

The Edge of Hell in Kansas City, MO, is home to Medusa, the largest man-eating python. 960 1280

  

Creepywoods

Creepywoods

Creepywoods in Kingsville, MD, turns a once-quiet family farm into a frightening forest of evil creatures, werewolves and ghouls. An all-outdoor attraction, Creepywoods allows visitors to wander the woods on their own, making it an even more terrifying adventure. 960 1280

  

Hundred Acres Manor

Hundred Acres Manor

Hundred Acres Manor in Pittsburg, PA, features 6 different experiences, from the twisted medical research facility known as “South Valley Hospital” to the meat-processing plant turned human butcher shop called “Brine Slaughterhouse.” 960 1280

  

South Florida Fairgrounds
South Florida Fairgrounds

South Florida Fairgrounds

Meet these handsome fellas at South Florida Fairgrounds’ Fright Nights. They’re among the spooky characters you’ll encounter once you snag an RIP “fast pass.” Tour four haunted houses, including Sunnyville Oprhanage, where lost little souls march down dark and smelly halls to lonely rooms -- don’t count on a good night’s sleep. 960 1280

k5/magicrobotfilms  

The Mortuary Zombie Outbreak

The Mortuary Zombie Outbreak

Enter the spookiest house in New Orleans … where something sinister is at play. A renegade special ops group has turned the old Mortuary mansion into a test site for one very creepy mission: to try a mutated gene on “guests” in order to create a super soldier. One of those guests might be … you. 960 1280

Bryan Demski, Max Trombly, & Jeff Borne  

Creatures of the Night

Creatures of the Night

Crash a family-friendly party at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The annual Zoo Boo, now called Creatures ofthe Night, showcases animals at night in scare zones and ends with a ghoulish dance party. 960 1280

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo  

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando

Brush shoulders with some very creepy party guests at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios transforms into one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S., showcasing haunted houses, freaky live shows and television favorites, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, street experiences. 960 1280

2013 Universal Orlando Resort  

Scarowinds

Scarowinds

Gaze into these dreamy eyes at Scarowinds. On select Saturdays in September and October, Carowinds amusement park transforms into the premier Halloween event of the Carolinas. See a shock fest of thrills and chills unfold across the nearly 400-acre amusement park, featuring 16 haunted attractions, from London Terror to Zombie High, along with 500 monsters, vampires and ghouls who roam nearby. 960 1280

Carowinds  

The Darkness

The Darkness

What’s lurking behind these windows? Find out at the St. Louis’ The Darkness. The haunted house sees one big renovation every year – costing as much as $1 million. Attractions include a haunted house, scare zone, monster museum and laser tag. 960 1280

Scarefest  

Ripley's Haunted Adventure

Ripley's Haunted Adventure

At Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a multimillion-dollar haunted house is ready to greet visitors like you. And what could be more inviting than a bullet-ridden face standing at a doorway … a bearded man in a top hat who looks like death warmed over … and a room filled with stacks of coffins? 960 1280

Ripley Entertainment Inc.  

Six Flags Fright Fest

Six Flags Fright Fest

This way, me hearties. With 13 locations across North America, from Montreal to LA, Six Flags Fright Fest offers plenty of venues to get your spook on. Among the creepy attractions, prepare yourself to meet the evil pirate Captain Corpius, who haunts the watery areas of Six Flags Over Texas. 960 1280

Six Flags Theme Park  

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night

Take a ride through spooky fun at Magnolia Plantation. For the past five years, this genteel Southern plantation in Charleston, S.C., has transformed itself into a series of family fright nights the last two weekends in October, with haunted train rides, a costume contest and more. 960 1280

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night  

Knott’s Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is the place for chills this Halloween. Voted the “World’s Best Halloween Theme Park” by TopHaunts.com, the annual event, which sees Knott’s Berry Farm turned into a park of horrors, boasts 10 mazes, five scare zones and 14 thrill rides in what is already Southern California’s largest Halloween theme park experience. 960 1280

Knott’s Berry Farm  

Fright Dome

Fright Dome

How about a hug? Head to Vegas for Fright Dome and prepare for some horrifying fun, spread across 200,000 square feet at Circus Circus Hotel. Created by hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, the five night horror fest boasts six haunted houses, five scare zones, and 25 rides and attractions, which in years past have lured everyone from David Copperfield to Elvira. 960 1280

Resorts MGM International  

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Erebus Haunted Attraction

Erebus Haunted Attraction

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.

Looking for more haunted places to visit? See which creepy locations made our list of Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013. Plan ahead and prepare to be spooked!
960 1280

  

Bennett's Curse

Bennett's Curse

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. 960 1280

Jim O'Connor  

Witches of New Salem

Witches of New Salem

“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. 960 1280

Witches of New Salem   

Dent Schoolhouse

Dent Schoolhouse

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. 960 1280

Dent Schoolhouse  

Hangman's House of Horrors

Hangman's House of Horrors

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. 
960 1280

Hangman's House of Horrors  

Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls

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. 960 1280

By David (eastern state peniteniary, 11) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

ESP's Night Watch

ESP's Night Watch

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. 960 1280

By David (eastern state peniteniary, 23) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Fright Factory

Fright Factory

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. 960 1280

  

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

When you check in to the Bates Motel, be prepared for the creepiest trip you'll ever take. Whether exploring the hotel's gruesome interior of computerized lighting and high-tech special effects, hopping aboard the 20-minute haunted hay ride through a forest of nightmarish ghouls, or getting lost in the spine-tingling aisles of the corn maze, visitors are sure to be spooked. 960 1280

Bates Motel   

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

Ahoy! Hop aboard Southern California's Queen Mary -- a 12-deck ship -- and experience 7 terrifying mazes; 1 sassy "fright mistress" in her private lair, a 45,000-square-foot "Dome of Doom" dance hall; and all the requisite skeletons, blood and gore. 960 1280

Andy Black, flickr  

Thrillvania

Thrillvania

This notorious thrill park plantation features 4 haunted attractions, including the "Labyrinth of Terror," Dr. Lycan's "Trail of Torment," "Voodoo Bayou," and Granny Lupus' "Seance Theater." 960 1280

Thrillvania  

Scream in the Dark

Scream in the Dark

Staged for the first time outside in an expansive parking lot, the Scream in the Dark, formerly Chamber of Chills, has mastered the creepy art of using sound and lighting -- and some very talented actors -- to bait and confuse visitors to the site. 960 1280

Chamber of Chills  

Netherworld Haunted House

Netherworld Haunted House

The Collector awaits your visit to the self-guided Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross, GA. Known for its unique themes and chilling close attention to detail, Netherworld is owned by TV and film professionals, so the makeup, costumes and acting are top notch. 960 1280

  

UNDEAD Haunted House

UNDEAD Haunted House

The UNDEAD Haunted House, located on the premises of the 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver, CO, is an interactive and immersive zombie experience. The zombies of the UNDEAD Haunted House have taken over a built-to-scale farmhouse, and it's up to you to seek refuge. 960 1280

  

The Beast

The Beast

The Beast in Kansas City, MO, transports you to a creepy, haunted Louisiana plantation, complete with a live alligator pit and bayou filled with who knows what else! 960 1280

  

The Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail in San Diego, CA, takes over the city’s famous Balboa Park for a mile-long, terrifying walk through the woods. The Haunted Trail is San Diego's only all-outdoor haunted attraction – and it’s not for the faint of heart. 960 1280

Mike  

The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel

If you prefer your scares indoors, The Haunted Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter offers patrons a ride on the "hell-evator." The Haunted Hotel is San Diego's biggest and longest-running Halloween attraction. 960 1280

  

The Edge of Hell

The Edge of Hell

The Edge of Hell in Kansas City, MO, is home to Medusa, the largest man-eating python. 960 1280

  

Creepywoods

Creepywoods

Creepywoods in Kingsville, MD, turns a once-quiet family farm into a frightening forest of evil creatures, werewolves and ghouls. An all-outdoor attraction, Creepywoods allows visitors to wander the woods on their own, making it an even more terrifying adventure. 960 1280

  

Hundred Acres Manor

Hundred Acres Manor

Hundred Acres Manor in Pittsburg, PA, features 6 different experiences, from the twisted medical research facility known as “South Valley Hospital” to the meat-processing plant turned human butcher shop called “Brine Slaughterhouse.” 960 1280

  

Netherworld

Netherworld

An actor with an impressive set of teeth at Netherworld, a top haunted house in Atlanta, GA. 960 1280

  

Netherworld

Netherworld

Affixing a latex mask to a Netherworld actor's face. 960 1280

  

Damariscotta Pumpkin Regatta

Damariscotta Pumpkin Regatta

A laughing Buddha painted pumpkin at the Damariscotta Pumpkin Regatta in Maine. 960 1280

  

Pumpkin race

Pumpkin race

Look at those pumpkins go! 960 1280

  

Netherworld

Netherworld

This Netherworld clown is ready to play. 960 1280

  

Bates Haunted Hayride

Bates Haunted Hayride

A sign for Darkwood Home for the Criminally Insane at the Bates Haunted Hayride in Pennsylvania. 960 1280

  

Bates Haunted Hayride

Bates Haunted Hayride

Come and spend the night at the Bates Motel -- if you dare. 960 1280

  

Bates Haunted Hayride

Bates Haunted Hayride

A skeleton stands watch over this grave at the Bates Haunted Hayride. 960 1280

  

Bates Haunted Hayride

Bates Haunted Hayride

A decrepit church in the woods -- all part of the Bates Haunted Hayride. 960 1280

  

World Famous Pumpkin Race

World Famous Pumpkin Race

A full-size pumpkin racecar at the World Famous Pumpkin Race in Manhattan Beach, CA. 960 1280

  

Netherworld

Netherworld

A gruesome greeter in the parking lot of Netherworld. 960 1280

  

Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

Guests begin to board for their terrifying journey on the Ghost Ship, a 75-minute haunted cruise in Newport Beach, CA. 960 1280

  

Netherworld

Netherworld

One very unhappy clown at Netherworld. 960 1280

  

Run for Your Lives

Run for Your Lives

Watch out for zombies in this crowded haystack maze during the Run for Your Lives 5K obstacle course in Darlington, MD. 960 1280

  

South Florida Fairgrounds

South Florida Fairgrounds

Meet these handsome fellas at South Florida Fairgrounds’ Fright Nights. They’re among the spooky characters you’ll encounter once you snag an RIP “fast pass.” Tour four haunted houses, including Sunnyville Oprhanage, where lost little souls march down dark and smelly halls to lonely rooms -- don’t count on a good night’s sleep. 960 1280

k5/magicrobotfilms  

The Mortuary Zombie Outbreak

The Mortuary Zombie Outbreak

Enter the spookiest house in New Orleans … where something sinister is at play. A renegade special ops group has turned the old Mortuary mansion into a test site for one very creepy mission: to try a mutated gene on “guests” in order to create a super soldier. One of those guests might be … you. 960 1280

Bryan Demski, Max Trombly, & Jeff Borne  

Creatures of the Night

Creatures of the Night

Crash a family-friendly party at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The annual Zoo Boo, now called Creatures ofthe Night, showcases animals at night in scare zones and ends with a ghoulish dance party. 960 1280

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo  

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando

Brush shoulders with some very creepy party guests at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios transforms into one of the largest Halloween events in the U.S., showcasing haunted houses, freaky live shows and television favorites, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, street experiences. 960 1280

2013 Universal Orlando Resort  

Scarowinds

Scarowinds

Gaze into these dreamy eyes at Scarowinds. On select Saturdays in September and October, Carowinds amusement park transforms into the premier Halloween event of the Carolinas. See a shock fest of thrills and chills unfold across the nearly 400-acre amusement park, featuring 16 haunted attractions, from London Terror to Zombie High, along with 500 monsters, vampires and ghouls who roam nearby. 960 1280

Carowinds  

The Darkness

The Darkness

What’s lurking behind these windows? Find out at the St. Louis’ The Darkness. The haunted house sees one big renovation every year – costing as much as $1 million. Attractions include a haunted house, scare zone, monster museum and laser tag. 960 1280

Scarefest  

Ripley's Haunted Adventure

Ripley's Haunted Adventure

At Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a multimillion-dollar haunted house is ready to greet visitors like you. And what could be more inviting than a bullet-ridden face standing at a doorway … a bearded man in a top hat who looks like death warmed over … and a room filled with stacks of coffins? 960 1280

Ripley Entertainment Inc.  

Six Flags Fright Fest

Six Flags Fright Fest

This way, me hearties. With 13 locations across North America, from Montreal to LA, Six Flags Fright Fest offers plenty of venues to get your spook on. Among the creepy attractions, prepare yourself to meet the evil pirate Captain Corpius, who haunts the watery areas of Six Flags Over Texas. 960 1280

Six Flags Theme Park  

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night

Take a ride through spooky fun at Magnolia Plantation. For the past five years, this genteel Southern plantation in Charleston, S.C., has transformed itself into a series of family fright nights the last two weekends in October, with haunted train rides, a costume contest and more. 960 1280

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Night  

Knott’s Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is the place for chills this Halloween. Voted the “World’s Best Halloween Theme Park” by TopHaunts.com, the annual event, which sees Knott’s Berry Farm turned into a park of horrors, boasts 10 mazes, five scare zones and 14 thrill rides in what is already Southern California’s largest Halloween theme park experience. 960 1280

Knott’s Berry Farm  

Fright Dome

Fright Dome

How about a hug? Head to Vegas for Fright Dome and prepare for some horrifying fun, spread across 200,000 square feet at Circus Circus Hotel. Created by hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, the five night horror fest boasts six haunted houses, five scare zones, and 25 rides and attractions, which in years past have lured everyone from David Copperfield to Elvira. 960 1280

Resorts MGM International  

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