The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) has named the top 34 haunted attractions in the US, just in time for Halloween. HAA is the only official association in the haunt industry.
HAA serves as the voice of the haunted attraction industry. Its mission is to protect customers, promote haunted attractions, and educate industry experts.
In order to be designated on HAA’s list, spooky attractions must be recognised as a member of HAA and meet certain criteria.
Halloween festivals, haunted houses, haunted hayrides, scream parks, mega-haunts, haunted outdoor trails, corn mazes, and Halloween events at theme parks all count as haunted attractions.
HAA is the voice of the haunted attraction industry
Included in the top haunted attractions are 13 Floor Haunted House in Denver and Columbus, Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring, and Haunted Hotel KY in Louisville.
“The most important aspect of our jobs is prioritizing visitor safety,” said HAA president Brett Molitor.
“The certification rewards those attractions that have been in operation for at least 10 years and are not only leaders in delivering some of the best attractions in the business, but also in setting the bar high for best practices in safety.”
The official list of the US’ Top Haunted Attractions
13 Floor Haunted House – Denver, Colorado
13 Floor Haunted House – Columbus, Ohio
Akron Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory – Akron, Ohio
City of the Dead/Asylum – Denver, Colorado
Creepy Hollow Haunted House – Rosharon, Texas
Factory of Terror – Canton, Ohio
Fear Fair – Seymour, Indiana
Fear Farm – Phoenix, Arizona
Field of Screams – Mountville, Pennsylvania
Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds – West Palm Beach, Florida
FrightLand – Middletown, Delaware
Haunted Hotel KY – Louisville, Kentucky
Haunted Hunt Club Farm – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hauntville Haunted Houses – Elyria, Ohio
Headless Horseman – Ulster Park, NY
Hobb’s Grove – Sanger, CA
House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs – Buffalo, NY
House of Torment – Austin, Texas
Hundred Acres Manor – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hysterium Haunted Asylum – Fort Wayne, Indiana
Legends of Fear – Shelton, Connecticut
New Orleans Nightmare – New Orleans, Louisiana
Night Terrors – Yipsilanti Township, Michigan
Niles Scream Park – Niles, Michigan
Reapers Revenge – Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Shocktoberfest – Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Spooky Ranch – Columbia Station, Ohio
Stillwell Manor – Anderson, Indiana
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Terror in the Corn – Erie, Colorado
Terror on the Fox – Appleton, Wisconsin
The Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio
USS Nightmare – Newport, Kentucky
Woods of Terror – Greensboro, North Carolina
Elsewhere, Disney and Universal are getting in the (evil) spirit – check out our guide to Halloween Horror Nights and Disney’s autumn offerings.