The 3 Best Haunted Houses in America

This Halloween season why not take a break from trick or treating and fancy dress parties and get the adrenaline pumping by visiting haunted houses. If you are struggling for ideas of where to visit first, here are a few of the best haunted houses in America that are definitely worth checking out - if you dare!

Spooky Houses

First up for the best haunted houses in America is The Bates Motel Haunted House which is located in a 100 year old abandoned mental institute in a forest in Philadelphia, PA. This three part adventure begins with an action packed hayride full of monsters jumping on the wagon, trees grabbing you from above and much more. You then head straight into the haunted house where your senses become overwhelmed with action coming at you from every angle. This is followed by a spooky walk through a dense corn maze filled with surprises around every corner.

Second on the list is the Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary which is also in Philadelphia, PA. This is an 1829 Gothic building which was built by Quakers but closed down back in 1971. Throughout most of the year it is a historical sight for tourists to visit but during Halloween it transforms into an hour long adventure containing 6 main attractions. There is a choice right at the beginning of the journey that lets you choose how intense and scary the experience will be. One option consists of being grabbed and taken down hidden passage ways, while the other one is more hands off and involves exploring scenes in cell blocks. But if at anytime it becomes too scary, simply say "Monster be good" and things should calm down.

Last but not least is the Cutting Edge Haunted House, set in an old meat packing plant, in Dallas-Fortworth Texas. At 250,000 square feet, this house made the Guiness Book of World Records for being the longest walk through haunted house in the world. This house is full of flying corpses and intense props and acts that involve real meat packing equipment that was left there. Be warned, this is not for the faint hearted.

Getting there

If these best haunted houses in America sound appealing, check out Skyscanner a few months in advance and find cheap flights to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dallas, Texas and recruit some friends to join in on the fun. For those that are really looking for a thrill this Halloween season, these houses should not be missed!

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