Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh (2013)

Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to some of the spookiest Halloween attractions in the country. Constructed with the intent on scaring guests, these haunted houses attract thousands of visitors each year who don’t mind hopping in their cars and making the drive. With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we’d share a few of the best haunted houses, haunted hayrides, and other great Halloween attractions.

WARNING: Some of these attractions are really scary and may not be suitable for small children.

Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

2430 Pittsburgh Road
Smock, PA 15480

Now in its 34th year, Allen’s Haunted Hayride bills itself as the oldest haunted hayride in America. Ghosts and ghouls await you in the dark woods and fields, and haunted barn. Campfire sites, carnival rides and concessions invite you to make an evening of it.

Castle Blood

11 Eastgate Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

The MacCabre Family is back for their 21st year – their second at their indoor location in Monessen in Pittsburgh’s Mon Valley. This popular haunt includes thrills, chills, awesome special effects, and a very interactive experience.

Cheeseman’s Fright Farm

147 Kennedy Road
Portersville, PA 16051

Face your greatest fears at this haunted hayride, haunted trail and haunted house at Cheeseman’s Farm in Portersville, Butler County (20 minutes north of Cranberry).

Creatures of the Night Hike

614 Dorseyville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

A unique Halloween treat for the entire family! Delight in this non-scary experience along the trails of Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve (Fox Chapel) or Succop Conservancy (Butler), where you will encounter some of nature’s nocturnal creatures. Snacks and drinks will be provided and Halloween costumes are welcome.

Demon House

417 Coyle Curtain Road
Monongahela, PA 15063

The gorgeous old 17-room McCue Mansion in Monongahela, PA, is completely revamped and transformed as a Halloween haunt. This is not your typical haunted house full of gimmicks, however. Owner Billy McCue says there won’t be a “guy with a chainsaw running after you.” Instead he calls Demon House a “haunted experience.”

Freddy’s Haunts

192 McCune Road
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Half-mile, all-enclosed spooky walking trail is located deep in the woods of Independence Township, Aliquippa, Beaver County. Over 40 actors bring your fears to life.

Gateway Clipper Halloween Cruises

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Gateway Clipper celebrates Halloween with Haunted Halloween Dinner cruises, fun Halloween Monster Party Cruises for the kids, plus a Halloween Whodunit? cruise.

Ghost Tours of Nemacolin Catle

136 Front Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

Tour historic Nemacolin Castle by candlelight while hearing stories of ghostly experiences that are said to have happened in the castle.

Hallowboo at Idlewild

U.S. 30
Ligonier, PA 15658

It’s the Idlewild you know and love, with a fun, family-friendly Halloween twist. Idlewild is open for weekends in October with trick or treating, costumed characters, specially themed rides and attractions, fun Halloween games, and a walk-thru maze.

Halloween Happenings at Phipps

One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Visit Phipps Conservatory in Oakland for a different Halloween experience this year. Come in costume on October 25th for a festive evening of Halloween activities, surprises and trick-or-treat, plus a visit to the Fall Flower Show.

Haunted Hills Hayride

500 Mosside Boulevard (Route 48)
North Versailles, PA 15137

The North Versailles Haunted Hills Hayride celebrates its 14th season in 2013, with two attractions – the Haunted Hayride and the Haunted Walking Trail – Valley of Darkness. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Spectrum Charter School.

Haunted History Hayride & Candlelight Walk

1253 Bushy Run Road
Jeannette, PA 15644

Take a hayride or candlelit walk through the perils of the American frontier at Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette, PA (Westmoreland County). Reservations required and these book up early!

Haunted Mini Golf at The Windmill

2142 Brodhead Road
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Haunted outdoor mini golf is fun for the whole family. Haunted Mini Golf at The Windmill features glow in the dark golf balls and many spooky features. The course is decorated with Halloween items and haunted music is playing in the background.

Owl-o-Ween at the National Aviary

700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Built on the site of the former Western Penitentiary, folklore suggests that the ghosts of Civil War prisoners still roam the halls of the National Aviary. Are you daring enough to explore one of Pittsburgh´s notable haunts by the light of the moon? This ghostly but-not-too-scary evening is appropriate for kids of all ages.

Hobgoblin Hikes

194 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Take the kids on a guided walk through haunted woods in two Westmoreland County parks – Mammoth Park and Northmoreland Park. Expect to experience mazes, cemeteries, and more than 100 ghouls, goblins and monsters. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Hotel Beacon Haunted House & Maze

231 Beacon Road
Renfew, PA 16053

Head out to Renfrew in Butler County for this popular haunted corn maze. Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus Thursday October 24, and Sunday, October 27. They also host Sunday “scare free” matinees with a scavenger hunt, pony rides and a petting zoo. “The Darker the Night, the Scarier the Fright” is their motto.

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House

1 Hundred Acre Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

This large haunted house attraction in South Park, located at the former home of Phantoms in the Park, benefits the Homeless Children’s Education Fund and Animal Friends. This is one of Pittsburgh’s most popular haunted attractions.

Lonesome Valley Farms Haunted Hayride & Walk-Thru

123 Blue Ribbon Lane
Pleasant Unity, PA 15676

Located beside the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, Lonesome Valley Farms offers a “nerve-shattering and bone-chilling” haunted hayride that you won’t soon forget, followed by a spooky haunted maze. There’s also a second haunted attraction known as the Slotter Farmhouse & Barn.

Monster Mini Golf

3813 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146

Monster Mini Golf in Monroeville, PA is scary and spooky all year round. The perfect destination for kids of all ages, play glow in the dark mini golf indoors even in bad weather.

Northern Nightmares

119 North Main Street
Zelionple, PA 16063

Family-friendly Halloween events in Zelienople include The Nightmare Bus Tour of spooky places between Zelienople and Harmony, with tales of ghost sightings and hauntings, as well as free monster movies at Chiller Theater.

Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood

4800 Kennywood Boulevard
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Open Friday and Saturday evenings in October, Kennywood Amusement Park welcomes you to an experience like you’ve never had before. Enjoy three haunted mazes, plus Kennyville Cemetery and Gory Park. You can even enjoy some of your favorite Kennywood rides, with a haunted twist of course. Remember, you’ve been warned!

Pittsburgh KDKA Zoo Boo

7340 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Dress up your favorite ghouls and goblins while local Pittsburgh organizations provide Halloween treats for kids. Take part in the Halloween parade and costume contest, hop aboard the Halloween Train Ride, and stop by the Gymkhana Haunted Hideaway or the Docent Council’s Haunted House. While costumes are not required, they are certainly recommended! There is even a costume contest at Water’s Edge.

The Scarehouse

118 Locust Street
Etna, PA 15223

The Scarehouse is “Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House” was voted as one of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions by the Travel Channel and featured as one of the Top 3 “Must See” haunted houses according to Haunted Attraction Magazine. The Scarehouse was also recently featured on Good Morning America and other national acclaim.

Terror Town

17th and Smallmant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Terror Town in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District boasts 30,000 square feet of indoor haunted screams and scares. Children under 12 not admitted and adult required to accompany children 12-15. Don’t miss the special “Black Out in Terror Town” on Wednesday, October 26.

The West Deer Nightmare

Maple Avenue
Bairdford, PA 15006

One of Pittsburgh’s top rated Haunted Houses is back for Revenge! The West Deer Nightmare is a high scare volume, insanely intense haunted attraction set in the possessed house of Noah Hobbs.

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