5 of the scariest USA Halloween experiences!

America always goes to town at Halloween, whether you’re looking for harmless fun for littles one, or searching for a serious scaring with movie-quality terror at a theme park. Here are five of our favourite ways to give yourself a fright in the USA this Halloween!

Freak out in Philadelphia’s petrifying prison

Dare you take a scary tour of Eastern State Penitentiary eerie cellblocks by night? This jail which once held notorious gangster, Al Capone, was abandoned in 1971 and is now a National Historic Landmark. At Halloween, scare actors lunge from dark corners in five spine chilling areas for their ‘Terror Behind the Walls’ nights. £15 ($19) per person.

Get spooked in Salem

Famous for the Salem Witch Trails in 1692, Salem is full of Haunted Happenings during October from witches balls to haunted house experiences and family film nights on Salem Common. Join the ghostly candlelit walking tour through the town and graveyards at the Salem Wax Museum’s Haunted Neighbourhood, or check out the free events run by Festival Of the Dead


Follow the Jack O’ Lantern in Detroit

More than 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns light the mile-long path through the Halloween celebrations at the Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan. Expect dancing skeletons, witches and wizards, sword-swallowing, fire-breathing, death-defying stunts and a Headless Horseman launching out of the shadows of Firestone Farm’s fields.  

Join the blood bath in Illinois

Expect to freak out from the moment you step out of your car at the Realm  of Terror Haunted House in Illinois, and are immersed in the grisly sounds and sights of this nightmarish maze. Visit on November 4 for the truly immersive Blood Bath experience - $10 off if you wear all white! Located in Round Lake Beach, between Chicago and Milwaukee, no wonder it was named top Haunted House in the state by!

Stroll San Francisco's most haunted streets

You'll visit Downstown San Francisco's creepiest corners and most murderous houses on one of Wild SF's Halloween walking tours. This terrifying trip through the city's darkest tales of famous ghosts and scandalous murders. Children not allowed. 


Posted on: 09/09/2017

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