We don’t just list the most haunted places in Texas on Haunted Rooms, we’re loving some of the haunted houses Texas has to offer too! That’s the haunted attractions and trails designed to give you a fright around Halloween!
Do you have what it takes to walk through the very creepiest attractions and haunted houses in Texas?
The Lone Star State has everything and then some. So, the next time you’re there, why not check out the creepiest haunted house attractions this side of the Mississippi. Texas is so big it has dozens of spine-tingling adventures just waiting for you.
Here is our rundown of the top 10 haunted attractions and haunted houses in Texas!
#1) Purgatory Scream Park, Kingwood
If ever there was a place that holds terrifying secrets within its walls, Purgatory Scream Park is it.
It’s not just the attractions inside that are tainted either, it’s the woods all around and the very earth beneath your feet. There has been no one there for decades and for good reason; the unfortunate souls who were treated by Dr. Phillip Blackman and his staff still walk the halls and the grounds.
With stories of their own to tell.
The Indoor Asylum will scare whatever creep you have left in you. Don’t let that be all you see.
The Wood Trail will have you screaming for home as demonic and evil forces will jump out at you just when you think all is safe.
Whatever you’re thinking, you’ll be wrong. The Purgatory Scream Park will leave you guessing and have you remembering gruesome things for a long time to come.
#2) Doc Wilkes House of Horrors, Longview
In Longview you’ll stumble upon the longest running haunted houses in East Texas. Doc Wilkes House of Horrors won’t let you go without a fight.
After all, every neighborhood has that one house which no one goes near, and for good reason. This place is different from the rest and you can explore its evil depths right up until the witching hour at midnight.
Based on real events, bring your friends, because you’ll need someone to hold onto as you make your way through this maze of horror.
Discover the secrets that are found only in its walls and rooms. Doc Wilkes has a long history of making people shiver for their lives. Don’t miss out!
#3) Texas Terror Trail, Canutillo
This place was once home to German POWs during World War II. The Texas Terror Trail may not be a haunted house, but it is one scary and terrifying experience that won’t let you go.
Dark and mysterious forces were unleashed in this place many decades ago and the screams of the poor soldiers can be heard as you make your way through the trails towards the haunted house.
Dare to walk the Terror Trail alone or with a group and discover which creatures are just waiting for you behind every tree and dark shadow. No use running, as they are all around you!
#4) Scream Hollow Halloween Park, Austin/Bastrop/Smithville
Here you’ll find 20 acres and 18 buildings that will get you all mixed up and one haunted house more terrifying than the next. Just four miles down the road from the location of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the site in Smithville…
Don’t get too close to Adella, the wicked woman who runs the orphanage. Little children tend to disappear if they get near her. In the Mansion of Terror, her former home, you’ll encounter demonic forces that will have you running for your life.
Zombies await you in the factory, and they haven’t eaten in awhile. You’ll have work to do in order to keep out of their clutches, and at the two-story Slaughterhouse (a massive building new for the 2018 season), it’s a life or death battle between circus clowns and horrible cannibals who all want to feast on you! Scream at Scream Hollow – who will hear you!?
#5 Houston Terror Dome, Houston
Just missing out on the number one spot as the scariest haunted house in Texas! If you think you’ve seen it all where haunted houses are concerned, you’ll find a whole new level of terror awaiting you at the Houston Terror Dome – the scariest haunted house in Houston!
This attraction will scare you worse than any Hollywood movie, and you won’t have a clue as to what’s real and what’s fake.
Demonic creatures, flesh-eating zombies, and bloody spirits are all waiting within. With new rooms, new effects, and new characters added every year, it won’t be like the last time.
It will be worse.
Run for your life at the Terror Dome because your life depends on it. Just don’t get lost inside. You may never find your way out again.
#6) Dark Hour Haunted House, Plano
Do you love witches? If you do, run don’t walk to the Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano. Known as Coven Manor, this attraction is home to all the evil witches you could ever conjure up in one spell.
Because they want to reign over everyone, they hold a ‘dark hour’ – a ritual to gain control over everything unholy.
Try to find a place to hide; there’s nowhere, as you run from the cemetery in front of the house to the greenhouses out back where witches are concocting their famous potions. You better be brave or you’ll be next!
The Dark Hour Haunted House is one of the best year-round haunted houses, open every month except January. Come, if you dare!
#7) Cutting Edge, Fort Worth
Haunted houses are scary, then there are haunted houses that scare the life out of you. The Cutting Edge haunted house in Fort Worth, Texas, will do just that! It is located in a former meat-packing plant where horrors of all kinds still walk the rooms and halls.
You know what slaughterhouses are good for; and at the Cutting Edge, the demonic people who walk within are just waiting for you.
Just when you think it’s safe to open your eyes, the horror starts all over again, as this attraction is known for its longest adrenaline rush ever.
Once you’re inside, it’s a race to get out, but you’ll have to fight your way through all of the evil entities who are determined to get you. Just be sure you have all your parts when you exit. One of if not the best haunted house in DFW!
#8) 13th Floor, San Antonio
This gruesome haunted house is in San Antonio and you should only go if you don’t care about nightmares for the rest of your life. The 13th Floor is one of the best haunted houses in San Antonio. It’s a theatrical, intense, gripping show that grabs you the minute you walk in and won’t let you go, even when you walk out.
This 107-year-old building has places you shouldn’t descend into, but you will, as you begin your journey going down into the basement. Go face to face with ghouls which will have you running for cover. Think you’ll be safe in the tunnels?
I don’t think so.
If you have nightmares about dark and creepy places where horrible phantoms and spooks are just lurking in corners, you’ll love The Void. What happens here is seldom talked about, and then you get your final thrill on the mysterious thirteenth floor of the building.
You’ll never forget it. In fact, it may haunt your dreams forever!
#9) House of Torment, Austin
If you are looking for one of the most elaborate seasonal attractions in all of America, look no further than the House of Torment in Austin. Here you will find not one, but three spine-tingling attractions that will have you screaming long after it’s over. It comes #1 on our list of haunted houses in Austin!
At the Laughterhouse, you’ll be in the company of evil clowns who have taken over the slaughterhouse. Don’t be their next victim.
It only gets worse from there at Hex of the Harvest, where witches are coming to get you. Traveling through the pumpkin vines, you’ll soon find yourself at the Dead End District.
Half-insect, half-human creatures live there and they’re looking for their next meal. Be scared and run for cover or take them on.
#10) Creepy Hollow Haunted House, Rosharon
What could get creepier? What could get scarier? Well, things at Creepy Hollow Haunted House are definitely ramped up for a whole new scare season.
Come visit the 288 Scare Factory, where research experiments have gone horribly wrong. Here is Zombie Central and you’re in the middle of the walking dead. Think it’s easy to find your way out? Think again!
Or you could begin your nightmare in the Dark Woods a dense forest located behind the Scare Factory. Chemical wastes never properly disposed of have found their way into these woods, and now everyone who goes there never comes out looking the same.
Pitch Black is a holding facility insane freaks are running amok. Between complete darkness and blinding lights, you’ll be turned around more times than you can yell “help me!”
So, there you have it; top ten scariest haunted houses in Texas just waiting for you!
Be sure to check dates and months, as each attraction is different.
But the darkness that lies within and the screams you hear will be with you for a long time to come.
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