The 25 Scariest Haunted Houses in the U.S.
In honor of all things spooky and scary, Yelp went through users’ reviews to discover the best places in the country to feel the heebie-jeebies this Halloween season.
Using an algorithm based on number of reviews and star rating, Yelp found that, perhaps surprisingly, the sunniest places in the country have some of the best haunted houses.
Perhaps, in an effort to make up for a lack of typical autumn weather, southern California has some of the most frightening haunted houses in the country. The first and third places on the list are haunted houses in Burbank and Anaheim, respectively. It probably helps that both are located near the Los Angeles film industry, making for particularly awesome special effects, actors, and sets.
Haunted houses in Florida also ranked high on the list. Spots in Miami and Dade City took second and sixth places.
If you’re not seeing your favorite place on the list, it may be because Yelp left out haunted houses that are part of larger theme parks or chains. The list also limited selections to two per state to provide geographic diversity.
If you’re looking for weekend trip plans ahead of the eeriest day of the year, scroll through to discover the 25 best and most terrifying haunted houses in the country. If you dare.