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Top 13 Haunted Houses in America

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If your Halloween tastes run toward the more sinister, then you'll definitely want to check out the rest of our spook-tacular list of America's (unlucky) thirteen most terrifying haunted houses.

Headless Horseman, Ulster Park, New York

Located in the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley, the Headless Horesman has not only been ranked a #1 haunted attraction, but it also has the #1 hayride, according to American Airlines Magazine. The property's forty-five acres of naturally landscaped property includes foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. Unlike many haunted houses, the Headless Horseman is "family oriented", with a one-mile hayride, labyrinth style corn maze, and concession stands.

778 Broadway, Route 9W
Ulster Park, NY 12487

Open Friday - Sunday, throughout the month of October

For more information:
Phone: 845-339-2666

Spookywoods, Kersey Valley, North Carolina

This year-round haunted house annually invests $250,000 to revamp its show and make it even more terrifying. With cutting edge design and ticketing technology, Spookywoods plays host to tens of thousands of fear seekers each fall. Situated on a 55-acre farm, Spookywoods is the only haunted attraction in North Carolina

1615 Kersey Valley Road
High Point, NC 27263

Throughout the month of October
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday, 8pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday, 8pm to 12am
Halloween Eve, 8pm to 12am

For more information:

Erebus, Detroit, Michigan

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Erebus is the world's largest walk-through haunted attraction. The four-story home, located in Pontiac, Michigan, takes its name from the term referring to the darkness beneath the Earth, which the dead must pass through on their way to Hades.

18 Water Street
Pontiac, MI 48342

During the month of October
Wednesday - Thursday and Sunday, 7 - 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
The week before Halloween
Open daily Sun - Thus, 7 - 11 p.m.
Halloween Eve - 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.

For more information:
Phone: (248) 332-7884

Cutting Edge, Dallas, Texas

Built in a 1920s warehouse, the Cutting Edge is truly terrifying. Frightening features include ghosts of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (of course!), walking dead pirates and death-defying phantoms.

1701 E. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Sunday - Thursday, 7 - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday and Halloween Eve, 7 p.m. - midnight

For more information:

Dent Schoolhouse, Cincinnatti, Ohio

With its Theatrical set design and expressive storytelling, it's hard to tell what's real or fake in this creepy house.

5963 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45248

Friday & Saturday: 7:30 pm - 12 am
Thursday & Sunday: 7:30 pm - 10 pm

For more information:

Nightmare on the Bayou, Houston, Texas

Located next to an actual graveyard, Nightmare on the Bayou is known to be the only Haunted house that is truly haunted. Also conveniently located next to the Partyboy costume store.

1515 Studmont St.
Houston, TX

Thursday - Sunday, 7:30 pm

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Add Comment
egiana from Maine, US
14:28 11/21/2011
this sounds scary
Rebecca Downs from New York, US
09:38 10/31/2011
No one has seen the BEST haunted halloween experience unless they have taken the Headless Horseman ride in Upstate New York, Ulster Park.
patty collums from Mississippi, US
20:39 09/26/2011
i enjoyed reading these stories. i love ghost stories, and some of the locations, sound really scarry.i wouldn.t mind visting some of these places. but i live in miss, and my husband has been sick.
Kath from California, US
21:44 04/16/2011
I am so going to these. i luv a good scare
nikki from Oklahoma, US
10:45 03/28/2011
Haunted Houses are so coool And creepy
babe from Missouri, US
08:40 10/27/2010
someone from Arkansas, US
13:38 10/13/2010
hey everyone let go lol! i wish i could.
elizza from Idaho, US
21:13 10/07/2010
u guys should come n c idaho's biggest haunted house at the old albion skool. its paranormal. there is real spirits from where the old skool was burned. come c it its awesome this year only opend until oct. 30th 7:30- midnight!!! be prepared for the shock of ur life the scariest haunted house ull ever been in. ppl hav fainted there, its recomended for children of 11 n up!!! wat u waitin for???
brenda from Missouri, US
23:29 10/05/2010
My husband and I are haunted house fans. and our favorite haunted house in America is Dead Acres in Ohio.We have never missed a year but this year i am pregnant and my husband is going with friends without me. Cant wait til next year
Haunted house Utah from Utah, US
16:28 09/01/2010
I really think that you guys need to come out and see this haunt in Utah and see what you think! I know the site is not the best but it is needing to get updated. If you are in Utah come on down, it is totally worth the trip!


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