Indy Scream Park House of Torment (Austin, TX) Terror Behind the Walls Cutting Edge Spookywoods Dead End Hayride Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park 13th Floor Haunted House Netherworld Erebus: 4 Stroy Haunted Attraction The Haunted Hotel The 13th Gate

#1: Indy Scream Park Haunted House

Indy Scream Park has long been one of the top haunted houses in the Midwest, and with good reason. They’re always looking for the perfect way to update favorites while finding new ways to terrify their visitors. Located just outside of Indianapolis, Indy Scream Park is surrounded by creepy cornfields and dark woods. A short drive off the interstate takes ... Read More »

#2: 13th Floor Haunted House (San Antonio, TX)

With the expertise of the twisted minds who built the other 13th Floor haunted houses around the country, The 13th Floor: San Antonio hit the ground running back in 2009. And in just seven short years, they’re hitting their stride. Located in the heart of San Antonio near St. Paul Square, 13th Floor takes up three stories of a 107-year-old ... Read More »

#3: SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park

When most people think of Florida, they think of beaches, or maybe the overcrowded theme parks of Orlando. But there’s a different kind of Florida out there, one filled with forests, swamps, and dark corners. That’s Scream-a-geddon’s Florida. Although it’s only a few minutes north of Tampa, its location is decidedly rural and right on the edge of an enormous ... Read More »

#4: Dead End Hayride

#5 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

During the day, Pinehaven Farm hosts an annual fall festival with a pumpkin patch and all sorts of safe, family-friendly attractions. For more than 20 years, this farm just outside of the Twin Cities has been a destination for families. But after the sun goes down, the horrors are unleashed for the Dead End Hayride haunted house. 2016 was its ... Read More »

#5: The 13th Gate

For almost 15 years, the 13th Gate Haunted House has been terrifying its visitors in the heart of Baton Rouge, only a block away from the Mississippi. It’s earned top spots on lists across the country—including ours—and continues to earn repeat appearances year after year. Our Favorite Parts The haunted house has two separate attractions, each of them enormous. 13th ... Read More »

#6: House of Torment (Austin, TX)

House of Torment turns fifteen this year, and it’s come a long way since its humble beginnings. In fact, it’s been so successful that they opened a second one in Chicago. And with the original House of Torment’s new location in Austin for 2016, we just had to include it in this list. With twice as much space as their ... Read More »

#7: Terror Behind the Walls

A veteran haunt celebrating 25 years of horror, Terror Behind the Walls takes over the Eastern State Penitentiary at night during the Halloween season. With this top haunt, the sets simply can’t get more realistic. That’s because the haunted attractions are all built within a real abandoned prison. And that’s not just hype. Yes, the prison is actually real Eastern ... Read More »

#8: Spookywoods

#8 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

During the day, Kersey Valley is home to plenty of adventures, including ziplines, laser tag, a ropes course, and other family-friendly fair. But horror is in charge at night when Spookywoods takes over. The experts there have been terrifying visitors for thirty years, making it one of the oldest haunted houses in the South. The Spookywoods cover 60 acres, and ... Read More »

#9: Cutting Edge Haunted House

#9 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

If you were going to sum up Cutting Edge Haunted House in one word, that word would be enormous. That’s because it holds the Guinness World Record for the largest walk-through haunted house in the world. But size isn’t the only thing that Cutting Edge has going for it. The team behind the haunt has the kind of dedication that ... Read More »

#10: Netherworld Haunted House

#11 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Netherworld has plenty of clout in the haunting business. In their almost two decades their haunt and crew has been involved a couple large Hollywood horror films. Zombieland filmed some of their sections at Netherworld, and Rob Zombie used a lot of the props and a lot of the crew to film Halloween 2. Just to add to the Hollywood ... Read More »

#11: Erebus: 4 Story Haunted Attraction

#4 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

Founded in 2000, Erebus celebrated their 15th year in 2015, and they’re not even starting to slow down. They held the world record for the World’s Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction from 2004-2009, and are still incredibly close to the current title holder in size. The 4 stories of scares is in an old parking garage with over 100,000 square feet. ... Read More »

#12: The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel is the longest running haunted house in San Diego, and is located in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, a historic district that dates back to the 1860s. Most of the buildings there date back to the Victorian era, making them over a hundred years old. All of this creates a great atmosphere for the Haunted Hotel ... Read More »

#13: Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride

#6 on USA's Best Haunted Houses

The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride celebrated its 25th year in 2015, and it’s spent most of that time as one of the top haunted attractions in the country. What’s funny is that they didn’t originally start that way. They began hosting fall hayrides at the Arasapha Farm back in the 1970s. In 1991 they introduced the haunted elements to ... Read More »