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Local Haunted Attractions

You can’t truly celebrate fall without a trip to a local haunted house.

Beware of NEPA's Creeps, Zombies, Ghouls and Ghosts

 

NEPA’s haunted hayrides and spooky walk-throughs deliver all the frights.

Parents pack their children into mini-vans assuring them it’s not going to be THAT scary. Noisy teenagers fill out the lines – some eager, some visibly shaking. A fearful anticipation looms over the queue as occasional screams cut through the hushed murmuring.

Behind the scenes, dozens of dedicated volunteers, actors and artists work tirelessly to create a memorable experience. The costumes get scarier every year, and the sets always end up creepier than before. And yet we keep coming back even though we swore we never would.

Because when our heart rates return to normal, we realize that we just had the time of our lives. And, once it’s all over, we can sit back, enjoy a hot chocolate and a good laugh at all of the first-timers. Don’t worry. You’ll know them when you see them.

Get in the spirit of the spooky season at one of NEPA’s popular haunted attractions!

NEPA Halloween Haunts:

  • Gravestone Manor

    Become part of the story at this classic, old haunted house attraction in Wilkes-Barre. All proceeds at Gravestone Manor benefit the United Way of Wyoming Valley. This spooky dwelling opens its doors on Friday, September 27.

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  • Reaper's Revenge

    They keep the scares coming for 90 minutes at this terrifying “scream park” in Olyphant. Reaper’s Revenge is part haunted hayride and part horror-inducing walkthrough. The season of screams begins on Friday, September 20.

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  • Horror Hall

    As one of the oldest haunted walk-through attractions in the region, Horror Hall has been dishing out scares for over 30 years. And every year brings something new to the innovative fright fest in West Nanticoke. Doors will creek open on Friday, September 27.

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  • Circle of Screams

    Any other time of year, it’s just a simple, old-fashioned drive-in movie theater, but, in late September, Dickson City’s Circle Drive-in is crawling with ghouls and freaks. The haunting begins on Friday, September 27.

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  • Halls of Horror

    This popular, haunted Pocono attraction is so scary and gory, if you’re under 18, you’ll need a parent’s signature to attend. Halls of Horror opens for the season on Friday, September 27.

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  • Ghost Tours At the Old Jail Museum

    Stop by Jim Thorpe’s Old Jail Museum and investigate paranormal activity. Capture elusive spirit orbs with your camera and hear the tale of the jail’s famous bloody handprint. Ghost tours run every Saturday in October.

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  • Waldorf Estate of Fear

    Check in to the horrifying Waldorf Hotel on the grounds of Lehighton’s Waldorf Estate of Fear. This chilling attraction features four separate experiences including an interactive zombie survival game. They’ll be open for the season on Friday, October 4.

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  • Hotel of Horror

    Terror awaits behind every door at the Hotel of Horror in Saylorsburg. Experience the frights from three different attractions. Doors slowly creak open on Saturday, September 21.

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  • Spooky Days on the Farm

    Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg is usually a peaceful place. During the last weekend in October, however, the quaint village becomes the scene of a gruesome murder. Help solve the crime during the last weekend in October.

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  • Haunted! at the Houdini Museum

    There’s something creepy happening at Scranton’s Houdini Museum. Paranormal experts guide small groups through a real seance, tales of local hauntings and incredible mind tricks. The widely popular show runs all through October.

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  • Haunted Lehman Park

    A sadistic toy maker, killer clowns, brain-eating zombies and demented farmers deliver the frights at Haunted Lehman Park in East Stroudsburg. Experience thrills at four separate spooky attractions.

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  • Haunted Halloween Lantern Tours at Eckley Miners' Village

    Take a spooky walk through a dark, haunted mining village in Weatherly. Hear scary stories from beyond the grave and look out for creatures lurking in the shadows. This family-friendly attraction is open during the last two weekends in October.

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  • Scranton After Dark

    The Lackawanna Historical Society shares terrifying tales of mysteries, mayhem and murder at Scranton After Dark. This guided walking tour will show you the city’s spooky side.

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  • Hellstead Manor

    You’ll be shaking in your shoes at Hellstead Manor, a haunted house in Hallstead. This Victorian mansion is crawling with monsters and ghouls. Even more scares await outside in the Wicked Woods walk-through. Hellstead Manor is open every weekend through the end of October.

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