Dread Central’s Terrifying Top 13 Haunted Attractions!

#11 – Terror Behind The Walls – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern Dread

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Our next haunted attraction is truly and deeply haunted. Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary is a colossal theme park style haunted attraction featuring many different haunted houses located in one of the country’s most infamous prisons. The quality of the attractions is amazing, making this one of the most successful haunts in the country, but the actual ghosts that supposedly haunt this place give it an extra edge that few can match. Another quality of this place is how tightly they hold to the theme – all of the experiences housed inside have prison storylines that take advantage of the natural creepiness of the place.

#12 – Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio

Dent Dread

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Located in an actual former schoolhouse is what may well be one of the creepiest attractions on our list.  Dent Schoolhouse tells the story of Charlie the Janitor, who supposedly killed a bunch of students in the basement of the building. So convincing is the story that many people think that this actually happened here. The place is impressively detailed and full of the best special effects around, but it is the convincing actors, the actual props and antiques, and the overall feel of the place that gives anyone attending the Dent Schoolhouse a case of the shivers.

 # 13 – The Factory Of Terror – Canton, Ohio

Factory Dread

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The Guinness World Records holder for the world’s longest haunted house is located in an abandoned factory and uses the setting to amazing effect. Divided up into multiple haunted houses, each one longer than the next, it is a virtual catalog of everything people fear. Including an asylum, a factory-themed area, a maze of total darkness, and a mansion-themed attraction, this place is known for its over-the-top gore. If you are looking for a detailed attraction that never seems to end, check out the Factory of Terror.

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