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Published on October 25th, 2013 | by Charu Suri

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Get Spooked! Top Halloween Attractions in America

It’s the season for ghouls, larger-than-life pumpkin patches and some creaky stairs with lots of cobwebs. Here are spooky attractions from around the country.

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The Fright Factory in Philadelphia (photo from Flickriver)

The Fright Factory in Pennsylvania has dark, uneven floors, and encourages visitors to wear comfortable shoes. Many visitors are so frightened during their visit they’ve dropped items from their pockets like keys and cell phones, etc. (so leave them in the car). A Great Scare package is offered for those 17 and up. If this gets you squeamish, view videos of The Fright Factory on Youtube, see pics on Instagram and Facebook.

Thrillvania located just outside of Dallas, Texas offers four hair-raising attractions on four acres of land. With haunted legends for each attraction, you’ll be scared out of your socks if you are a believer in the supernatural, werewolves, witches and curses! Verdun Manor is filled with legends of werewolves and revenge, Cassandra’s Labyrinth of Terror chills, and Sam Hain’s Trail of Torment and Thorn Hall are other attractions. Each attraction has a complex legend connecting each to each other.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, Orlando, offers low-priced individual tickets to a theme park filled with horror and fright from Sept 20-Nov 2nd. Visit for a day or stay a while and enjoy as much as you can with the Frequent Fear Package. With eight Haunted Houses, three outrageous shows, bone chilling Street Experiences & rides there’s no shortage of things to do. This event draws hundreds and thousands of horror fans from all over the world, of all ages. Bring the entire family for moral support.

The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana offers an authentic Louisiana spiritually chilling affair. Louisiana has a rich history of voodoo, vampires, witches, and the undead. Offering 13 different themed indoor and outdoor areas, the hotel offers vacation packages for the whole family. Yes, it’s scary digs at their best. From crawling through a crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in underground tunnels and even arriving unexpectedly on a rickety old bridge above hundreds of thousands of live snakes it is not a place for the faint of heart.

The Halloween Parade in The West Village offers nothing short of a jazzed-up, colorful Halloween Parade that’s the largest in the world. Come with your camera or latest iPhone to Instagram New York’s most artistic, creative and imaginative characters on October 31st at 7:00pm in Greenwich Village. One year I saw over 15 Lady Gagas and each one was drastically, creatively different. If you and your family enjoy dressing up, being creative and showing it off-this is the place to be.

- Reported by Jay Dee

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5 Responses to Get Spooked! Top Halloween Attractions in America

  1. Halloween is best experienced in USA. I think this is clear from this post. It only makes me envious as I have never been there for this great holiday that looks from this side of the ocean to be so much more fun.

  2. Leslie says:

    Would love to go to these– have only been to the NYC parade. Philly also has the Eastern State Penn, a real (and creepy) old prison. Yikes!

  3. Great list! I love all things Halloween, though I’m not usually into the super spooky attractions. :) I would definitely love to check a few of these out.

  4. Renuka says:

    Interesting. I have never visited a place like this – spooky or haunted. I think it would be a different experience.

  5. So many spooky attractions but I think I’d be too afraid to visit any of them – I’m more suited to the pre-schooler version of Halloween with pumpkins and princesses!

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