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Best and Scariest Haunted Houses in America Oldest Longest Running

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Listed below are FIVE of the longest running haunted house attractions in America.  These haunts literally helped to create the haunted house tradition as we know it today across America.  The Jaycee organization still has some haunts in operation from the late 70’s, and they too built a tradition, but those haunts in smaller cities don’t create the long running tradition and legacy that the haunts on this list have developed for their cities and for the entire haunted house industry as a whole.  Long running haunts have not only withstood the test of time, they’ve built and improved upon their trade making their events 2nd to none.  With up 20 to 30 years of experience, FX and more, these haunts are the professionals in scaring!  If you want to see how fright is done right, take it from a collection of haunted attractions who combined have been open for over a 100 years!... 




1. Edge of Hell Haunted House in Kansas City, MO
Open for over 30 years, this attraction is one of the best haunted houses in America and has been in operation since the 1970’s scaring guests.  Learn more about Edge of Hell Haunted House in Kansas City MO at www.edgeofhell.com 

Edge of Hell Haunted House in Kansas City, MO

2. Haunted Schoolhouse & Haunted Laboratory in Akron, Ohio
Celebrating 38 and 31 years in operation, these haunted attractions are a true tradition.  The Haunted Schoolhouse might be the longest running haunted house in America, and the attraction keeps getting better and better with amazing detail.  Learn more at www.hshlab.com

3. The Bates Motel in Philadelphia, PA  
The Bates Motel Is one of the longest running haunted hayrides in America at over 20 plus years of making people scream!  This attraction has set a standard for outdoor farms transformed into haunted screamparks.  Learn more at www.thebateshotel.com

4. The Darkness in St. Louis, MO  
Is one of the longest running indoor haunted houses in America setting a standard for the haunt industry for 20 years!  The Darkness has been featured on nearly every major media outlet including AOL, USA Today and The Today Show, and it has been featured on nationally televised shows like Modern Marvels and America Haunts.  Learn more at www.Scarefest.com

5. Headless Horseman in Ulster, NY
Has been creating nightmares for 20 years.  This annual haunted event is also operated on a farm and has helped to establish a standard in haunted house agritainment. With multiple haunted houses and a massive haunted hayride, Headless Horseman is one of the best haunted attractions of all time.  www.headlesshorseman.com




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