Americans treat Halloween like a major national holiday. Streets are shut down for parades, stores have aisles and aisles of decorations and candy, children plan for months in advance what costumes they will wear and houses are decorated from top to bottom in spooky, scary decor. All of these things are fun to take part in, but there is one thing you must do if you happen to be in America during Halloween season. You absolutely must visit a haunted house.
Haunted house attractions can be found all across America. Some are absolutely horrifying, while others will leave you disappointed. In an effort to help you avoid disappointment – and get the scare of your life – we have created a list of some of the scariest haunted houses in America.
Ohio State Reformatory – Mansfield, Ohio
Located in the middle of Ohio, this haunted prison is filled with ghosts, goblins and monsters. Visitors get the rare opportunity to tour this historic prison in a unique way.
All Halloween tours at Ohio State Reformatory take place at night which enhances the haunted/scary atmosphere of the prison. Once it is your turn to go in, you will wander the halls of the prison as monsters jump out at you and other scary creatures try to drag you down to the deepest and darkest parts of the prison.
Hundred Acres Manor – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
People from all across America, not to mention the world, flock to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to experience the Hundred Acres Manor. This haunted house attraction spreads out over an entire mile. Visitors will spend between 45 minutes to an hour navigating their way through 6 different haunted houses. While inside the haunted houses, monsters will be lurking in every corner, there will be a dropping elevator simulator and even the rooms will rock from side to side.
Haunted Overload – Lee, New Hampshire
The Haunted Overload gives you the ability to experience what it is like to walk through a haunted forest. This haunted house attraction features a set of winding trails that you will explore. These trails will take you through a lush forest that is haunted with some of the scariest monsters in the world. All along the trails, you will encounter elaborately created decorations, scary monsters, oversized ghosts, giants and goblins.
The Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio
Step into The Dent Schoolhouse and you will feel like you are re-living some of your worst nightmares from grade school. This haunted house attraction takes place in a historic schoolhouse that can trace its history back to the early 1800s.
Unlike other haunted house attractions, this one has visitors follow a storyline. This year, visitors to this haunted house will be running for their lives as an evil, murdering janitor has decided to take over the school.
Experiencing Halloween in America is something every thrill seeker or a fan of horror movies should do. It is an experience that will create lasting memories and leave you spooked for many years to come. If you plan to visit the U.S. this Halloween, why not make your holiday frightful as well as delightful?
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