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Best haunted houses in America

It’s haunted house season, which is always a good thing, especially if you’re in Michigan. It’s actually mind-blowing just how many haunted houses are in the United States. Each year, new haunted attractions pop up, and it seems to be an activity that’s only getting more popular every season.

As it turns out, Michigan is officially a great place to get your haunt on, based on a new study of Yelp reviews. The staff at FarandWide.com has studied all the most recent Yelp data and put together a massive list of the 85 best haunted houses in America. “If you are into ‘Thrillers,’ you have been counting down the days until haunted houses, mazes and attractions reopen in time for the Halloween season,” FarandWide.com states. “Some haunts are better than others, so we’ve turned to Yelp reviewers who love jump-scares to tell us which haunted attractions are the best in the U.S. These are places given between 3.5 and 5 stars and come with warnings to leave little kids at home. Based on their star rankings and number of reviews, we’ve ranked them leading you to the scariest haunted house in the country.”

If you’re wondering the state of the haunted house, according to Americahaunts.com, right now, just in the United States, there are more than “1,200 professional haunted houses, 300 theme parks that operate horror-themed events and more 3,000 charity-run spookshows.” Americahaunts.com also states that Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States. American spend more than seven billion dollars is spent yearly on candy, costumes and activities each season. Around 100 countries celebrate Halloween. Also, according to the outlet, “around 90% of all households with children will participate in a Halloween activity. The most common demographics for this season are teens and young adults 18-34.” Read on for a list of the top 20 haunted houses in America, and find the full list of 85 via FarandWide.com.

  • 20. Hundred Acres Manor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    If you’re looking for a scary spot in Pennsylvania, this is one of the best picks!

    Hundred Acres Manor | Pittsburgh's Best Haunted House

    Named one of America's Top Haunted Houses and "Pittsburgh's Best Haunted House" with six scary attractions for one low price and two multi-room attractions. Hundred Acres Manor is one of the best haunted attractions just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.

  • 19. Erebus Haunted House, Pontiac, Michigan

    It’s no surprise that Pontiac’s Erebus is on this list. They’re known worldwide for their scares!

    Haunted House Attraction Erebus - Michigan's Best Haunted Attraction

    Haunted House, Michigan's Best Haunted Attraction! Serving terrifying thrills, unforgettable moments of laughter, and screams. Buy Tickets Now!

  • 18. Basement of the Dead, Aurora, Illinois

    This haunted house is terrifying, especially if you hate dark basements. It’s close enough for a road trip, but is a trek.

    HauntedIllinois.com - 2020 Basement Of The Dead Review - Aurora, Illinois

    HauntedIllinois.com's Official Review of 2020 Basement Of The Dead - Aurora, Illinois

  • 17. Dungeon of Doom, Zion, Illinois

    Here’s another road trip-worth spooky destination. Why not make a huge vacation of it and drive around to all the Midwest haunts?

    DUNGEON OF DOOM | Chicago's Best Haunted House

    Chicago's Best Haunted House based on 5 star reviews. Largest single walk thru Haunted House with over 60-minute options and the most innovative scares, including the world-recognized Buried Dead or Alive attraction. People across Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee, and Madison take the trip to this must go thru the Haunted House event each late September, October, and November.

  • 16. Field of Screams, Mountville, Pennsylvania

    Field of Screams is legendary in Pennsylvania. It’s not for the faint at heart, as they say.

    Field of Screams

    Field of Screams has the 4 scariest haunted attractions in PA. With 3 Terrifying haunted houses and a spine tingling haunted hayride, you will experience your worst fears.

  • 15. Scream-A-Geddon, Dade City, Florida

    If you have family down in Florida, tell them about Scream-A-Geddon. It’s a favorite each fall.

    Florida's Premier Horror Park

    Experience the ultimate horror at Screamageddon. Get ready for heart-pounding scares, thrilling attractions, and a night you'll never forget!

  • 14. Dark Hour Haunted House, Plano, Texas

    Yes, Texas has some very scary haunts, and Dark Hour Haunted House is on the top of the list.

    Dark Hour Haunted House - DFW's #1 Haunted House

    Dark Hour is DFW's #1 haunted house event. Get your tickets now.

  • 13. Haunted Plantation, Waipahu, Hawaii

    Hawaii seems like the perfect destination to relax and get a tan, but as it turns out, Hawaii has one of the most terrifying haunts in America.

    Haunted Plantation - HAUNTED PLANTATION

    Haunted Plantation is Voted Hawaiis Best and Scariest Haunted House

  • 12. Laurels House of Horror, Laurel, Maryland

    This Maryland is known for its fantastic spooks and scares each autumn.

    Laurel's House of Horror and Escape Room | Haunted House | MD

    Built inside an abandoned movie theater. DC & Maryland's best haunted attractions: Haunted House, Escape Rooms, and Paranormal Investigations

  • 11. The Bates Motel, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    Who doesn’t love a haunt named after The Bates Motel, as in, Hitchcock’s move “Psycho?” I love that film.

    Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel Haunted House Pennsylvania

    Arasapha Farms Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel. The hayride is a 20 minute wagon ride through the haunted forest, which is filled with ALL NEW scary scenes and over 30 actors that creep out or fly over to spook even the bravest of souls.

  • 10. The Haunted Hotel, San Diego, California

    If you’re heading out west this fall, check out The Haunted Hotel in San Diego. It’s terrifyingly good!

    Home - The Haunted Hotel Disturbance

    3 haunts at 1 location Admission Ticket Options & Pricing FAQs Questions? Find your answer quickly here! https://youtu.be/a9pmO2o6_no Have You Heard? View Photos Watch Videos Sponsored by:

  • 9. Cutting Edge Haunted House, Fort Worth, Texas

    Texas has quite a few quality haunts, and the Cutting Edge Haunted House is one of the scariest.

    Welcome to Cutting Edge Haunted House - Cutting Edge Haunted House

    Celebrate Your Valentine with Cutting Edge Haunted House: Open Saturdays, February 10, 2024 and February 17, 2024! Buy tickets / check time slots Cutting Edge Haunted House voted #1 best haunted house in the nation AGAIN in 2023 by USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards! See More Cutting Edge Haunted House Videos HERE!

  • 8. House of Torment, Morton Grove, Illinois

    The Midwest has so many fantastic haunts, and what’s cool is that they are just a road trip away. This one in Illinois is considered one of the most frightening.

    House of Torment Haunted House Austin

    Experience Austin's premier haunted house with three all new attractions. Halloween lives here!

  • 7. Brighton Asylum, Passaic, New Jersey

    If you find yourself in the New Jersey area, check out the Brighton Asylum. It’s a scary thrill, though, so beware.

    Haunted Attractions in NJ & Haunted House NJ - Brighton Asylum

    Brighton Asylum has 2 haunted houses and 4 escape rooms all at one location. Voted top haunted attractions in NJ & Haunted House NJ.

  • 6. Savage House, San Diego, California

    California is known for its haunts, since Hollywood loves a good scare. This one, though, is in San Diago- the Savage House. It’s super spooky.

    Savage House - San Diego Haunted House - Haunting

    Savage House is San Diego's only themed haunted attraction. Immerse yourself in a terrifying narrative fit for a horror film.

  • 5. Bane Haunted House, Livingstone, New Jersey

    The New Jersey area offers a bevy of great haunts, including the Bane Haunted House. If you’re in the area, check it out!

    Bane Haunted House in New York, Escape Rooms & Laser Tag

    Bane Haunted House in New York - The scariest and most terrifying haunted house attractions now in Hell's Kitchen, NY Escape Rooms and Laser Tag

  • 4. Statesville Haunted Prison, Lockwood, Illinois

    Here’s another great haunt in Illinois. In fact, Illinois has the most haunts on this list of any other state.

    Statesville Haunted Prison® Haunted Attraction in Crest Hill, Haunted House, Just Outside of Chicago, Illinois IL

    This Halloween season, don't just go to any Haunted House, go to Chicago Illinois' Best Haunted House. Voted Best Haunted House In Chicago, Scariest Haunted House in Illinois and one of the Top 25 Haunted Houses in America. Face the Legend that is Statesville Haunted Prison®. A Zombie Army Production.

  • 3. Netherworld Haunted House, Stone Mountain, Georgia

    Down south, they love their Halloween, just like we do up here in the Midwest. Netherworld Haunted House in Georgia is one of the top picks in America.

    NETHERWORLD Haunted House in Stone Mountain, Georgia - #1 Haunted House in America!

    NETHERWORLD Haunted House is a walk-through dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters. Widely considered one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, this intense, cutting edge, multi-story, multi-attraction haunted event is full of amazing detail and thrilling scares!

  • 2. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to the second scariest haunt in America: Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. It’s a famous destination.

    Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

    A Halloween festival of epic proportions. From the creators of Terror Behind the Walls.

  • 1. 13th Floor Haunted House, Denver, Colorado

    Colorado only has one haunt on this list, but that’s okay, because it’s the top pick. 13th Floor Haunted House offers the most thrills and chills of any haunt in America, according to this tally.

    13th Floor Haunted House Denver

    Experience the world famous 13th Floor Haunted House, in Denver, Colorado's legendary Halloween event. Halloween lives here!

  • Source

    This list is via FarandWide.com.

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