Ghoulish goblins, corn mazes, pumpkin picking and the eerie sound effects of haunted houses are all part of celebrating autumn and Halloween. If you’re seeking a good scare—and we aren’t talking about when you look at your bank statement--here are the scariest Halloween attractions across the country, according to the Travel Channel.
The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, Long Beach, Calif.
The Queen Mary hosts an 18 night horrifying adventure that features tours through the ships most haunted areas, two onshore mazes plus food and entertainment.
General Admission: tickets start at $20 online
Pirates of Emerson, Fremont, Calif.
This haunted theme park features six haunted houses in addition to a corn maze and fortune teller.
General Admission: $20 includes five haunted houses and the Mental Maze
Hangman's House of Horrors, Fort Worth, Texas
The Hangman's House of Horrors is celebrating its 23rd year as one of the top-charity benefiting haunted house. The 30-minute terrifying tour features the story from the 1800s about The Legend of the Hangman.
General Admission: $20
Thrillvania Terrell, Texas
The popular thrill park features four haunted attractions that host's Cassadra's Labyrinth of Terror in 3D, The Word Famous Verdun Manor and Dr. Lycan's Trail of Torment.
General Admission: $25
Bates Motel Glen Mills, Penn.
This attraction features one of the scariest haunted hayrides in the country, a hotel that features high- tech special effects and along with the mayhem and terror of Hollywood and a haunted corn maze.
General Weekend Admission for All Three Attractions: $40
Fright Factory Philadelphia, Penn.
What was once an alleged asylum is now the home to Hollywood's famous villains. From Freddy Kruger to Michael Myers, there's no telling which scoundrel or ghoul you will run into.
General Admission: $30
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
'The Terror Behind the Walls' attraction hosted by the 176-year-old former prison has five haunted houses. The newest attraction, “Night Watch,” allows you to discover which ghoulish spirits live within the prison walls--in the dark with only a flashlight as a guide.
General Admission: $30 between 7pm and Midnight
Chamber of Chills Bakersfield, Calif.
Don't be fooled by the large space-. This attraction is outside in an expansive parking lot and uses lighting and sound to give you the spooks.
Admission: $14 for The Chamber and 3D Invasion combo ticket
The National Retail Association estimates Halloween is a $5.8 billion holiday, so why not get in on the action this year and check out these attractions that are sure to send a shiver up your spine, but not your wallet.