What does fall mean for you? Is it colorful fall foliage, cooler weather, everything pumpkin spice? Maybe it’s all of the above. However, for some of you, it means only one thing. It’s Halloween and time to get your spook on! If that’s the case, here are some of the many haunted houses in Alabama you must try out!
Haunted Houses in Alabama
For easy finding, I have organized these haunted houses in Alabama by region. As with everything this year, be sure to check each haunted house’s requirements for admission and exercise caution if attending. On the positive, enjoy the requirement of wearing a built-in costume item! 😉
Doomsday Haunt (Athens)
Join the Doomsday Investigation team and discover what’s lurking in these strange woods. See if you have what it takes to make it through woods like you’ve never seen before!
This self described “hybrid immersive haunt” is an outdoor attraction that is wheelchair accessible.
Arx Mortis (Killen)
Voted one of the top haunts in the nation, Arx Mortis means “Death Fortress” and is a 50,000 square foot indoor haunt. A recreation of a 1940s sanitarium, the experience involves live actors and animatronic props that…ahem…get your attention!
Lasting roughly 45 minutes, the attraction doesn’t have an official age restriction but isn’t recommended for children under 13.
Lester Haunted Hospital (Lester)
For those who are curious about paranormal activity, Lester Haunted Hospital is for you. The clinic opened in the 1940s and closed in the 1990s. In those 50 years, there were many patients and employees who saw and heard things they still can’t explain.
This is an indoor experience and children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Reaper’s Playground Haunt (Gadsden)
The Reaper’s Playground Haunt is the new kid in town. Not too much information is known yet except that it employs experienced actors and offers theme nights including ones for kids.
A good thing to note is the use of strobe lighting. If for any reason this bothers you or isn’t recommended due to a special condition, this might not be the right haunt for you.
Escape Maze of Terror (Huntsville)
For an interactive, outdoor experience, try the Escape Maze of Terror. There is use of nerf rival weapons for the interactive part.
The weekend attraction is hosted by Huntsville’s Rage Room.
PV Slaughterhouse (Rainsville)
PV Slaughterhouse is located in an old, abandoned meat processing plant. There are stories of paranormal activity in the building and it’s always looking for new victims. Are you the next?
Haunted House of Horror (Courtland)
Located in historic Courtland, the Haunted House of Horror is one of the largest haunted houses in Alabama. They boast an indoor 40,000 square foot attraction featuring the latest and greatest of haunting frights!
Haunted Trails of Terror (Hanceville)
The Haunted Trails of Terror promises a full, energetic crew of monsters ready to scare. They have indoor and outdoor attractions featuring new glowing black lights!
The Fright Guys-Harvest (Scottsboro)
The Fright Guys-Harvest in Scottsboro is a product of Greg Gamble, the sports artist. Their guided tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and starts with a cinematic experience.
Due to length of the entire experience, there can be long wait times.
Atrox Factory (Leeds)
Claiming to be the largest, all-indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast, Atrox Factory is also considered to be one of the top 10 haunted attractions in the United States.
They feature over 1/4 mile of twisted hallways full of mind-numbing terror. Each year they create a new set, plot, and actors for all-new annual experiences!
Haunted Hollow (Valley)
Haunted Hollow in Valley features three different haunts for your choice of a scary time. Choose from Finn’s Funeral Home, Village of the Dead, and Spinal Tap. Do any of those spook…I mean pique your interest?
Hellbilly Hollow (Vincent)
Vincent’s Hellbilly Hollow provides its
victims visitors with three different attractions for the price of admission. Enjoy a wagon ride, corn maze, and haunted house!
The wagon ride winds through a swamp and Billy’s Manor has many rooms to scare you with!
The Haunted Chicken House (Heflin)
At The Haunted Chicken House in Heflin, in addition to the Full Length Haunted Chicken House there is also a Haunted Hay Ride, and (my personal favorite given the above photo) a Crazy Train!
Interesting choices, right?
Mountain Creek Trail of Fear (Verbena)
The Mountain Creek Trail of Fear takes place in Verbena on 35 acres of land. The two walking trails occur in the woods and last approximately 25-30 minutes each. There is also a separate hayride requiring a separate admission fee.
No use of flashlights (regular or cellphone) permitted. Also, there is use of strobe lights.
Nightmare At 3008 (Fultondale)
Voted Alabama’s number one must-see haunt by fans two years in a row, Nightmare At 3008 features three attractions. The two indoors are The Underground and The Witch’s Show. The outdoor is Sketchy’s Toxic Candyland.
Price of admission includes all three attractions but please note-The Underground is recommended for “mature audiences”.
Pope’s Haunted Farm (Salem)
Pope’s Haunted Farm in Salem offers a Haunted Hayride, Haunted Barn, and Haunted Forest. All three attractions feature 30+ actors each with the Haunted Forest listed as the most intense experience.
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm (Auburn)
Murder Maze, Rip Ride, and Clown Cabin are what you will find at Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm in Auburn. Each is priced separately or there is a combo package available granting admission to all three attractions. If the video on their website is any clue, there will absolutely be a scary time involved!
Located inside an old junkyard, Spooktrail promises a “mazeum of monsters and mayhem” in the woods. With over a quarter-mile of haunted fun, this is one of Alabama’s longest running haunted attractions!
Warehouse 31 (Pelham)
Pelham’s Warehouse 31 features two main fright attractions. There is the classic Rigamortis featuring twists and turns through 50 scenes in an old warehouse.
Then there is the 3D experience where one can don 3D glasses and navigate through the tunnel of doom and other scary situations. Both experiences are rated PG-13 and not recommended for children under age 12.
Eastaboga Manor (Eastaboga)
Can you see BoxCar Joe? Legend has it that if you look closely as the train passes the Eastaboga Manor, BoxCar Joe can be seen waving.
Who is BoxCar Joe? Visit the Manor to find out but I will give you a haunting hint. Rumor has it that a massacre was involved…
Foster’s Haunted Trail (Wedowee)
Foster’s Crossroads Haunted Trail is a quarter-mile trail running alongside a creek in Wedowee. Each year, the non-profit organization donates its earnings to the local children who get very little for Christmas.
The Territorium (Oxford)
The Territorium features a “CARNEVIL of Halloween fun and fright”. In addition to the territorium itself, there is a Big Eli Ferris Wheel, and The Haunted Castle Dark. You are invited to their “Midway of Macabre” and they look forward to your arrival.
Okay, there you have it! Over 20 options that are perfect for Halloween. Find your favorite (or two or three) on this list of haunted houses in Alabama and go have a scary, grand night!
What’s the best haunted house in Alabama you’ve been to? Why should we check it out and what makes it your favorite?