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Haunted Attractions

Your Guide to Local Haunted Attractions For Your Older Kiddos

By Emily Papa and Lisa Williams, Macaroni KID Pittsburgh Publishers September 17, 2022

We know all about Pittsburgh from the West Side, North Side, South Side, and East Side, 

but now we want to share with you its DARK SIDE!

Featured for 2022

Pittsburgh Zombie Assault

201 Cecil Sturgeon Road 

McDonald, PA

Book your group fun every Friday and Saturday in October




Urban Assault needs your help! Once again Zombies are attacking near Pittsburgh and we need your help to stop this outbreak! Head through the woods on the haunted trail, fighting off zombie attacks. Next, head to the interactive shooting area to help finish off all of the remaining zombies. In addition, there are bonfires, a movie theater, axe throwing, an escape room and food vendors available for you while you wait. 

Promo Code: MacKids for FREE game of Axe Throwing 🪓

Pittsburgh City

Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours

Pittsburgh City-County Building 

414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh,  PA 15219

Fridays and Saturdays: Spring to early November (Friday tours coming soon). Tours start at 7 p.m. and run approximately 75 to 90 minutes.

Join Pittsburgh Ghost Tours for a spine-tingling, outdoor, walking ghost tour of one of America's most haunted cities. The downtown tour starts at the City-County Building. You will get to explore as many haunted sites as possible and experience Pittsburgh's greatest ghost stories.  Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours knows where all the bodies are buried!




HAUNTED PITTSBURGH CRUISE & TOUR

350 West Station Square Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Friday, Sunday, Saturday    Sail Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm and 8:00 - 9:00 pm

September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31

The modern City of Pittsburgh conceals a past marred with dark deeds, natural disasters, and supernatural occurrences.  Experience a rich collection of ghost stories and gruesome tales that center around historical areas and landmarks along the Three Rivers as well as under the waters.  What address is regarded as the most haunted in Pittsburgh and why?  Does a monster lurk beneath the surface of the Three Rivers? Come aboard and discover the answers and sometimes disturbing realities to these questions and many more but be warned, this isn’t your average sightseeing cruise…..

Pittsburgh West

Pittsburgh Zombie Assault

201 Cecil Sturgeon Road 

McDonald, PA

Book your group fun every Friday and Saturday in October

Urban Assault needs your help! Once again Zombies are attacking near Pittsburgh and we need your help to stop this outbreak! Head through the woods on the haunted trail, fighting off zombie attacks. Next, head to the interactive shooting area to help finish off all of the remaining zombies. In addition there are bonfires, a movie theater, axe throwing, an escape room and food vendors available for you while you wait. 




Freddy’s Haunts

192 McCune Rd

Aliquippa, PA 15001

2022 season runs from September 16th through October 31st.

Hours: Fridays through Sundays & Halloween Night - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Freddy’s Haunts is a family-owned and operated haunted trail that was originally opened in 1993 under the name skull mountain haunted trail. Due to circumstances out of our control, it is now known as Freddy’s Haunts. Freddy's is an immersive, all-enclosed haunted trail that is filled with the monsters from your worst nightmares.  Bonfires every night, live music on special dates, a snack bar, and private parties and bonfires available. 




Zombies of the Corn Maze

282 ROCHESTER ROAD 

FREEDOM, PA 15042

Have you ever wanted to play paintball without the fear of getting shot yourself? This is what you have been looking for! Head out to Zombies of the Corn - your ticket includes the Zombie shoot ride, 150 paintballs, a walk thru the zombie compound, the funhouse 3d attraction, the z-maze, spooky ghost stories, campfires, and parking. 






Haunted Mini Golf at the Windmill

2142 Brodhead Rd 

Aliquippa, PA 15001

Open September 17th, 2022

Monday-Friday 3pm to 9pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am thru 10pm

Something strange and spooky is happening to The Windmill's 18 hole miniature golf course. The ghosts and ghouls come out to haunt the course and provide an amazing experience for you this fall! Stop by this Halloween season to see the amazing decorations, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf balls and navigate the shadows of our haunted mini golf course.




Pittsburgh South Hills

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction

1 Hundred Acres Drive

Bethel Park, PA 15102




Hundred Acres Manor, rated as Pittsburgh's Top Halloween Tradition, Hundred Acres Manor consists of 6 themed haunted house sections as one LARGE walk-thru that includes escape rooms, burial simulators, beer gardens AND MORE! 




Kennywood Phantom Fall Fest

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122



There's so much to do at Phantom Fall Fest in '22! Kennywood's signature spooky-season event lets you do Halloween your way depending on the time of day. Come early for family-friendly fun, including festive food and a unique autumn atmosphere. PLUS enjoy your favorite coasters and rides during the day! Then, when the sun goes down, the Phantom takes screams to the extreme with seven haunted houses and four scare zones. 

Portals of Fear

1 Majka Street

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122

In a long abandoned school, The demon Asmodeus has come forth opening his gateway to the underworld, protected and directed by Hecate the Guardian, Asmodeus is in search of souls to return with him. 

Throughout this abandoned school, you will wander through portals into re-creations of fear, born by the human psyche. Some portals will elicit a fear response from you so deeply, you will have no choice but to abandon your soul at the foot of Asmodeus.

As you wander, seemingly aimlessly, from portal to portal, remind yourself which fear you desire to spend eternity facing. At some point, you will face Asmodeus and if you haven't decided, he shall decide for you!




Pittsburgh East

ScareHouse

461 Pittsburgh Mills Cir, 

Tarentum, PA 15084




"One of America's Scariest Haunted Houses" now located at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. 


   

Haunted Hills Hayride

500 Mosside Blvd

North Versailles, PA 15137




Haunted Hills Hayride and The Valley of Darkness is back for its 23rd year of operation. Bring the family out for a haunted hayride, a trip down the haunted walking trail, or both! Private campfires are also available. 


 

The Shadows Haunted Attraction

748 Bull Creek Rd

Tarentum, PA 15084

Come one and come all to the best haunt of your life. Be scared if you do dare!! Admissions is $15 per person. Open Friday and Saturday 7pm to 11pm. Bring the family......since it's just a walk in the woods..




Pittsburgh North

Cheeseman Fright Farm

147 Kennedy Rd

Portersville, PA 16051

OPENING WEEKEND: SEPTEMBER 16 & 17 

SEPTEMBER 23, 24 & 30

OCTOBER 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Explore the Cheeseman Farm on a haunted hayride, corn maze, and multiple walk-thru attractions.  Fright Farm has 100 actors waiting for you, and the 650 acres of farm surrounded by isolation - chances are no one will hear you scream…

The activities will begin at dark and will be open to 10:00 p.m. or until the last ticketed guest has ridden. 

Attractions are geared toward teens and adults (12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult)




Haunted Attractions Worth the Drive

Scare at the Fair

West Alexander Park

West Alexander, PA 15376

Friday and Saturday Nights in October
October 7 - 8
October14 - 15
October 21 - 22
October 28 -29
Doors open at 7:00pm and close at 11:00pm
Ticket Sales end at 10:00pm

* Not recommended for children under 8




Allen's Haunted Hayrides & Tavern of Terror 

2430 Pittsburgh Rd

Smock, PA 15480

Join Allen's Haunted Hayrides & Tavern of Terror for the Nation's oldest hayride tradition! Hang out around a rentable bonfire, eat fresh pizza from the food stand- local restaurant Beck's Pizza and Sandwich shop. Play some games and get some scares in. All while making a memory or two. 

September 23

September 24-Sensory Night 7:00-9:00 General public starting at 9:00

September 30-October 1 

October 7-8

October 14-15

October 20-22

October 27-29











Are we missing a haunted attraction in the 'Burgh or are you interested in sponsoring any of our fall guides? 

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