Philadelphia, PA - The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the only official association in the haunt industry, has certified 14 haunts across the country as official "Top Haunted Attractions."
Top Halloween Attractions Across The Country
To be certified, attractions must be a member of HAA and meet a list of 10 criteria relating to the mission of HAA – to protect customers, promote haunted attractions, and educate industry professionals.
The following is a list of the official "Top Haunted Attractions":
Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary
In Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary announces Halloween Nights, a bold new iteration of its famed Halloween celebration for 2021. Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, from the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, is a brand-new seasonal festival of epic proportions. It transforms abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into newly designed immersive environments and activates the historic stone architecture with large-scale video projections and other special effects. Several sections of the penitentiary complex will be open to the public for the very first time.
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
This Rosharon, TX haunt features three terrifying haunted houses at one location, including the 288 Scare Factory themed as the mobile viral genetic research facility of Nouveau Genesis Corporation gone awry. The Dark Woods area of dense forest is located behind the Nouveau Genesis Corporation and Pitch Black, a holding facility adjacent to Nouveau Genesis located at Creepy Hollow.
The Factory of Terror
Inside an abandoned 150,000 sq. ft. aluminum foundry in Canton, Ohio, this haunt features five top attractions, totaling over a mile in length, including The Asylum, Industrial Nightmare, the Labyrinth of Darkness, Massacre on Mahoning, and the House of Nightmares. Also available on the premises are six escape rooms. The Factory of Terror has won the Guinness World Record 3 times as the Longest Indoor Haunted Attraction globally.
Entering its 27th season, Fright Farm has five distinct attractions; Haunted Hayride, Frightmare Mansion, Hallow Grounds, Terror Maze, and PARANOIA 2.0. The state-of-the-art special effects, highly detailed scenes, custom digital soundtracks, computerized lighting, and talented actors make Fright Farm a frightening experience unlike any other.
Located in Seymour, Indiana, this haunt delivers a 50,000+ square foot walk-through and leads visitors to discover their deepest fears. Incredibly detailed sets, state-of-the-art animatronics, and aggressive actors in movie-quality costumes and makeup deliver a heart-pounding thrill ride through your darkest nightmares.
Field of Screams
When it comes to terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills, Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA, gives visitors more than they can handle. Four world-class attractions at Field of Screams are sure to satisfy by delivering non-stop heart-pounding action that will leave guests begging for the end to be near.
Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses
The 250-year-old farm in Ulster Park, NY, incorporates over sixty-five acres of naturally landscaped property, including foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards, and more. This unique, immersive experience with a theme that changes this year's Halloween season features a theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, and seven haunted attractions that will surely terrify any guest.
Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern
This haunt invites brave thrill chasers to hop in the elevator and descend 26 stories underground… where no one can hear them scream. Located in a cave crawling with terrifying monsters, the Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern in Chattanooga, TN, is a unique attraction that adds a new level of fear to the traditional haunted house.
Saint Lucifer's Screampark
Located at Playland Park in Flint, MI, the abandoned asylum invites visitors to step into the park and discover the meaning of fear. This haunt includes three haunted attractions and an escape room.
One of the leaders shaping the haunted house industry, the eight killer experiences in Sinking Spring, PA, celebrate twenty-five years of terror. In 2016, Zombie Laser Tag allowed visitors to use a high-power multi-optional tactical laser gun to control the escaping Zombies.
Spooky Ranch at Rockin'-R-Ranch
The Columbia, OH site contains multiple attractions that cater to all fear levels – from the calm Old West Pumpkin Fest to the Extreme Nightmares Haunted House, known for its extreme gore, blood, guts, and actors getting up close and personal. The Famous Haunted Hayride is a twenty-five-minute experience that combines scary with humor and surprises supplemented with pyrotechnics and larger-than-life thirty-foot-tall animated creatures.
The Haunted Hotel
With over 20 years of frights and screams, this Louisville, KY haunt is a staple for scare searchers. The Haunted Hotel takes guests into their worst nightmares with effects and insanity, pushing more limits for fright every year.
Docked in Newport, KY, these ships welcome guests aboard for over thirty minutes of pure horror. The USS Nightmare is the resurrection of William S. Mitchell in the exact condition it was left in the aftermath of the Mitchell Massacre. To this very day, anyone who enters is tormented by the sinister past of this former dredging vessel – including the cast and crew of the haunted dredge boat tour.
Wisconsin Fear Ground
Milwaukee, WI holds the scariest overnight excursion with "Night Terrors: 13 Hours of FEAR!" The immersive experience provides tents for fear seekers to sleep in. The nights' activities will include a fright trail through the woods, a scavenger hunt, bonfire ghost stories, and scary movies played on a giant inflatable screen.