The best haunted houses in America to see just in time for Halloween

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The best haunted houses in America to see just in time for Halloween

Pennhurst Asylum - Spring City Pennsylvania

Housed in the original 1908 Administrative building of the old State Mental Institution, Pennhurst Asylum was rated as the scariest Haunted Attraction in America by USA Today. It's essentially a hospital themed walk-through that’s guaranteed to scare. 

The 13th Gate - Baton Rouge Louisiana

One of the most realistically themed haunted houses in the country! The attraction features a 30 minute walk-through with 13 themed areas from the fog-filled streets of London to the lost underwater city of Atlantis.

Netherworld - Atlanta, Georgia

Netherworld Haunted House is known for its over-the-top special effects, chilling details and unique monsters. It merges scary, fun and cool into a safe environment. 

House of Torment - Austin, Texas

Continually recognized as one of America’s top haunted houses, House of Torment shows fans new storylines and unimaginable monstrosities that await them at 3 separate haunts.

The Darkness - St. Louis, Missouri

The Darkness has three attractions in one location for one price including the two floors of Darkness, Terror Visions in 3D and the Monster Museum. 

Erebus - Pontiac, Michigan

Erebus is the result of Dr. Colber who worked for the government to build a time machine and eventually came up with a brilliant idea to disguise his time machine as a haunted house.

The Dent Schoolhouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

The Dent Schoolhouse changes over a third of the attraction every year. Also, every ticket includes the Queen City Slaughter Yard. More blood, more bodies, and more intensity! 

Kersey Valley Spookywoods - Greensboro, North Carolina 

Kersey Valley Spookywoods is a haunted attraction by night each Halloween Season and a full-scale Scream Park year-round. Spookywoods utilizes natural outdoor environments to play on every fear. 

Headless Horseman’s Hayrides and Haunted Houses - Ulster Park, New York

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses has 10 different attractions, from  "The Witching Hour" to "Crow Hollow."

Cutting Edge Haunted House - Fort Worth, Texas

Cutting Edge Haunted House is a dark attraction filled with amazing special effects and incredible monsters. This intense, multi-themed haunted attraction is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation.


When it comes to Halloween, there are so many things to get excited about. From the costumes, to the decorations -- there's just something about this all-time spooky day at gets us in the mood to have a lot of fun and get extra scared.

But if you really want to get into the spirit of Halloween, taking a trip to a "haunted house" will have you frightened like never before! After all, what's this holiday without a good scare? And if you've never been to one, beware -- because they're certainly not for the faint of heart. Check out the slideshow above for the best haunted houses across America to see this Halloween.

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