Best Haunted House Attractions in WV
Check back often for more attractions that will be added!As Halloween draws near, those who dare to be scared seek thrills to satisfy their needs. This listing as been put together by staff at WV Family, to give you an idea of what is offered in or near WV. We provide a Scare Factor rating with recommendations for each attraction. If you have young children, please be advised that some of these attractions are not recommended for children under 13. Some attractions also may not be stroller or wheelchair accessible. Use the contact information provided to check scare factor, wheelchair accessibility, verify dates and times, get directions, and such. Happy Haunting!
The Asylum Haunted House at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV Presents Hysteria
(Scare Factor – ages 13 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. Parent discretion advised.) Are you looking for a SCARE? Can you survive a journey into the Asylum? Enter at your own risk! General admission – $20. VIP admission $40. www.theasylumwv.com. Open October weekends. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, 71 Asylum Drive, Weston, WV. 304-269-5070 www.TALAWV.com
Dungeon of Horrors at the former WV Penitentiary
(Scare Factor – Teens and Adults, children at parent’s discretion) One of the most popular haunted houses in the area! The Former West Virginia Penitentiary housed some of the most violent criminals in history. Many of the prisoners who lived here also died here. Some of these tormented and tortured souls have not left. The prison is known to have one of the highest levels of paranormal activity in the United States and most people who have survived the dungeon of horrors believe that the prisoners still haunt the darkened hallways of the prison today. Open Fridays and Saturdays from September 25 – October 31. (Also open Sunday, Oct. 18 & 25, and Thursday, October 29.) Dungeon tours leave every 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. Tour lasts about 45 minutes. Prices $20-$28 depending on date. See website for more information. 818 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV. 304-845-6529 http://www.wvpentours.com/index.htm
(Scare Factor – not recommended for children 12 and under.) 26 years of FEAR! Our state-of-the-art special effects, highly-detailed scenes, custom digital soundtracks, computerized lighting, and talented actors make Fright Farm a frightening experience unlike any other. Full night of events – Five Attractions. Gather in the Festival Midway for live entertainment, then begin your adventure to Dead End Hayride, Hallow Grounds, Frightmare Mansion, and Terror Maze! General admission $25. Xpress Pass $40. VIP passes available. Group rates available. Ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. Please do not wear full costumes for safety reasons. October Every Wednesday-Sunday Smithfield, PA. www.frightfarm.com.
Dead Zone Haunted House
(Scare Factor – parent discretion) WV’s Premier Haunted Attraction! Dead Zone Haunted House is located at The Haunted Barn in Charleston. It is a multi-themed haunted house (3 attractions) includes live actors who interact directly with our guests, special FX and animatronic props that will blow you away. The Haunted Barn is a scary experience set to engage all of your senses as you make your way through the twists and turns, tunnels and tight passage ways past ghosts, goblins, ghouls, monsters, daemons, and the criminally insane as you attempt to find your way to safety. Open weekends late Sep, Oct, and early Nov. Please visit website for days. 426 Beauregard Street, Charleston, WV. 304-389-1203 https://www.facebook.com/TheHauntedBarn
(Scare Factor – not recommended for children under 13) Celebrating 14 Terrifying Years! Every Friday and Saturday in October. 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. , plus Sunday October 11 – 6-11 p.m. $32.99 at the gate, $29.99 online. Additional fee for some attractions. Please do not wear costumes, make up, or masks – let us thrill you! Friday the 13th 4-D Theater, Haunted Ark of Dark, Mortem’s Manor, Voodoo Bayou, Gory Park, Vampires, Death Valley Ghost Town, Dark Shadows Maze, Fear Festival, Biofear, and more. http://phantomfrightnights.com/
Guests can anticipate in thrills and chills the weekends of Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31 with Nightmare on the Gorge. 7 p.m. to midnight. Explore the abandoned adventure resort and discover its haunted history. With over 1,500 acres there are many dark corners for creatures to hide. As you move from building to building keep on your toes because you never know who or what is watching you. A haunted trail, night zip lining, and zombie run unravel the resort’s haunted history followed by a party with live music. Admission per person. Haunted Hike – Adult $13/Youth $10. Haunted Hike and Night Zip – Adult $99/ Youth $89. Haunted Trail, Night Zip, & Zombie Run – Adult $129/Youth $119. Call 1-800-787-3982 or visit http://aceraft.com/pages/halloween-haunted-adventure .
(Scare Factor – ages 8 and up) What evil lurks within the walls of Greyskull Manor? Come find out for yourself! Open Thursdays – Sundays in October. Clarksburg, WV (Moving to a new location fall 2015 – please check Facebook page for update.) Adults $20, Children under 10 $15. 304-623-9184 https://www.facebook.com/greyskullmanor
Family Night at the Dungeon (former WV Penitentiary)
(Scare Factor – for ages 7-12) Join us at the former West Virginia Penitentiary for the Lil’ Dungeon of Horrors for children ages 7-12. This is a scaled down version of our haunted house for those not quite ready for the full version (which is not recommended for anyone under 13.) $10 per family of 4, $5 each additional person. October 27 6-8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the gate, not online. This feature is not stroller or wheelchair accessible. You will encounter low ceilings, stairs, tight areas, fog, and such. http://www.wvpentours.com/halloween_familynight
(Scare Factor – ages 10 and up) two floors of fear, one of the area’s largest indoor climate-controlled mazes. Open Fridays and Saturdays in October. 7 – 11 p.m. Visit their website for date for the Lights On Tour, incase you are not so brave! If you think you are really brave, check out the Lock Up-Light Out event. $13 regular admission, $16 VIP. 2850 Weir Avenue, Weirton, WV. 304-914-3248 http://www.hauntedschoolofterror.com/
The Haunted Fairgrounds
(Scare Factor – Teens and Adults, children based on parent discretion.) For 21 years, dark figures have stalked all who come into their lair and these brave souls exit with Halloween Spirit in close pursuit. Test your will to survive the horror, the dark, and the terror that lurks in every corner of your imagination. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, WV. 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. Adults $8, Kids $5. Proceeds go to local charities. 304-725-4141 http://thehauntedfairgrounds.com/
Fright Nights at the Resort at Glade Springs – Appalachian Anarchy
(Scare Factor – Teens and Adults, kids at parent’s discretion.) Be careful, you would want to get lost! Southern WV’s Biggest and Scariest haunted attraction! WV’s #1 haunted destination featuring 3 haunted attraction in one location. Open Fridays and Saturdays October 9- 31. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. The Resort at Glade Springs, 255 Resort Drive, Daniels, WV. 1-855-281-4276. http://www.frightnightswv.com/
(Scare Factor – ages 4 and up, parent discretion advised.) Features live actors and props in an interactive maze. Very physical so be prepared to run, duck, and twist & turn! Make sure to not miss out on the thrills, chills, and scares this year! October 30-31, 7 – 11 p.m. Admission: $3. 42 East Ave., Petersburg, WV. 304-703-1415 https://www.facebook.com/TerrorOnEastAve/