3 Pennsylvania Haunted Attractions Named Best in the Nation
Halloween is a time for fun costumes, spooky movies, and haunted attractions. Some Halloween enthusiasts often seek out haunted houses and attractions. USA Today, 10Best has compiled a list of the ten best haunted houses and attractions in the U.S.
They had a group of experts put forward the nominees. Then, their editors narrowed it down to the final ones. From there, readers got to have their say and vote on the ultimate winners. “These ten haunted houses/attractions have been voted by our readers as the best in the country for the quality of their actors, set designs, and special effects, as well as value for money,” USA Today wrote.
3 Pennsylvania Haunted Attractions and Houses Make the Top 10
Securing the second spot on the list is Field of Screams, located in Mountville, which received recognition for offering visitors four distinct and immersive experiences. These include the Haunted Hayride, two haunted houses known as Den of Darkness and Frightmare Asylum, and the Nocturnal Wasteland.
Moving down the list to the ninth spot is the Bates Motel, located just outside Philadelphia on Arasapha Farm. Guests can check into this motel and experience an elevated level of horror, with state-of-the-art special effects and lighting that include features such as levitating spirits and portraits with an uncanny ability to track your movements. The Bates Motel also offers a haunted hayride, a 25-minute journey through the forest featuring meticulously designed Hollywood-style sets and props, imposing monstrous figures, and spectacular pyrotechnics.
Wrapping up the top ten is Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. This historically significant site was once one of the world’s most expensive prisons, housing infamous inmates like Al Capone and “Slick Willie” Sutton. Visitors looking for a unique experience can explore five haunted houses. Diving into the prison’s rich history through guided tours and check out themed bars and lounges.
See their complete ranking of the top 10 best haunted houses and attractions here.