Its October! October means Halloween, fall, corn mazes, trick or treating, and haunted houses! I love going to haunted houses and haunted corn mazes! I came across a list of the top rated haunted houses in America!

#10. The 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver, CO.
Take an elevator ride to the 13th Floor if you are curious as to what ghosts and great spooky mysteries reside there. Are you daring enough?

#9. Spookywoods Haunted Attraction in Greensboro/Raleigh, NC.
In the day light the Spookywoods territory might seem like a fun place to take your family with their huge corn maze, a 2-mile long zip line, pumpkin patches, fossil & gem digs and much more. Do not take the daylight for granted. The ‘spooky’ part of Spookywoods can be witnessed at night from the outdoor haunted house.

#8. Cutting Edge Haunted House in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.
Cutting Edge is one of the most popular haunted houses in the Dallas area. If you make it all the way through the haunted house, at least you can say you went through the Guinness World Record Book holder for the Longest Haunted House. If that doesn’t scare you enough, maybe the fact that the house is built in a 100-year old meat packing plant. Are you scared yet?

#7. Netherworld in Atlanta, GA.
Netherworld is noted for its collection of frightening monsters. The monsters in your nightmares? Yeah, you can meet them here. Just because you made it out alive does not mean you made it out sane.

#6. The Headless Horseman Hayride & Haunted House in New York, NY.
In the most famous place for theatrical attractions, The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted House is no exception to the list of attractions. The actors in this haunted house are truly scary and amazing! This haunted house also ranked best of the year for haunted hayrides. Obviously, a must see haunted house!

#5. Edge of Hell in Kansas City, MO.
Kansas City is noted for the number of haunted houses in the area. The Edge of Hell is Kansas City’s oldest and best haunted house. It was established in 1975! The haunted house takes you to the Edge of Hell in 30 minutes, is a quarter mile long, and has you climb 5 stories. Get ready to be scared.

#4. The Darkness Haunted House in St. Louis, MO.
This haunted house has guests mention that it is the most realistic haunted house! If you can make it to the second floor of the fright, you will have witnessed its 3D Terror Visions. This haunted house will have you scared to tip-toe through your own house.

#3. The 13th Gate in New Orleans, LA.
The 13th Gate has been voted the BEST by many! The house takes you through 13 different sets, and yes, they are scary! This is the ultimate haunted house experience, if you live to remember it!

#2. Erebus in Detroit, MI.
Detroit is home to the most haunted houses in a 50 mile radius. Among those 50 haunted houses is the #2 rated Erebus Haunted House. This house engages its guests. The effects are manufactured there on set, creating a most unique haunted house experience. Will you be able to make it through the four-story scare factory?

#1.The Bates Motel, Philadelphia, PA.
The award for best haunted house goest to The Bates Motel Haunted House. This 25 minute attraction takes you on a most frightening hayride then into The Bates Motel, a haunted mansion. The professional actors, special effects, digital sound, and detailed rooms are the reasons the Bates Motel was rated number one, and the reason guests (who make it out alive) come back!

Which haunted houses will you be seeing this season??


With love,
Kat VonD

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