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Halloween is here, and so are the many activities that go along with it. Here in the U.S., there are companies that have created the most bone-chilling haunted experiences that promise to have you screaming in terror. In fact, there are those who will climb into their rental motorhome from Cruise America and travel across the nation from North Carolina to Texas to California to see these haunted establishments. You may not have time to plan your trip before Halloween this year, but you will be able to get started planning for next year’s trip! Here are a few of America’s most visited (commercial) haunted houses:

The Beast and the Edge of Hell in Kansas City, MO

This is one of the largest haunted houses in the nation. It features extensive sets, combined with state-of-the-art technology and a crew of talented actors. The format is “open floor,” so monsters and demons can emerge from the darkness and come at you from any direction. You will probably lose yourself in the dense fog as you roam through the werewolf forest as you attempt to make your way through the maze.

*Spoiler Alert - Don’t let your heart stop when you plunge down the 4-story straight chute slide at the end!

The Edge of Hell is a neighboring haunt that is made from a converted 5-story warehouse. It offers all kinds of classic scare techniques like vampires, monsters, and even a real 20-foot anaconda. If you are under the age of 10, or if you are skittish around snakes, or if you’re just a wimp, be forewarned!

Bennett’s Curse in Baltimore, MD

This 40,000-square-foot building is home to not just one, but FOUR haunted houses. You start by walking through an underworld to the most disturbing, dark existence of the medieval abyss. There is torture, dungeons and all kinds of terrifying monsters. Probably one of the most disturbing rooms is The Sanctuary of Insanity, where you’ll encounter a host of criminally insane inmates with plush black hallways and a maze of prison cells, all to the beat of pulse-pounding tunes.

There is the 3D haunted house known as Inferno, which offers its victims the opportunity to immerse themselves into the bowels of one of the most feared places known to mankind; the depths of Hell.

Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, TX

This is the largest walk-through haunted house in the world. It is also one of the most terrifying walks you’ll ever take! The special effects that make up the multi-themed experience are unparalleled. To make it even more creepy, it’s built in an old abandoned meatpacking plant, only now it’s humans that are being slaughtered and processed … not cows. And, it all happens right in front of the spectators’ eyes!

Spooky World, Nightmare New England in Litchfield, NH

Just a ¾ hour trip from downtown Boston, this outdoor attraction is not only a haunted house … it boasts five haunted attractions. There is a Labyrinth of Chaos, where you’ll be led through trails of terror by very unnatural beings. Only the bravest will have the courage to enter the very haunted Brigham Manor, along with its malevolent halls of darkness. From screaming cries of desperation to zombies and rotting flesh, you’ll encounter terrifying surprises around every corner. You won’t want to miss out on the Hayride from Hell, where you’ll encounter a spider-infested campground and a compound with horrible, disfigured experiments gone wrong.

The Haunted Hotel in San Diego, CA

Located in the Gaslamp District, The Haunted Hotel is the longest running haunted house in San Diego’s history, and definitely the scariest. What makes this place so spooky are the heart-stopping special effects, the creepiest doll island you’ll ever encounter, and a subway teeming with demented clowns. There are emergency exits all throughout the complex, as many visitors will not be able to finish their trek through. This place is not recommended for anyone under 10, and visitors must be prepared to encounter lots of screaming terror as they try to escape the reach of the Dissectors, take a ride on the Hellevator, and make it through The Slaughterhouse without becoming dinner for someone.

Kersey Valley Spookywoods in Archdale, NC

This haunted house has been in operation for 30 years. It holds the title of being the scariest haunted house in the country, according to It is not suited for anyone under the age of 12. From the minute you drive onto the property, you are fair game for whatever lurks on the estate, including psychotic clowns, a murderous ghostly corn maze and a terrifying mental hospital.

While we always like to encourage our RV renters to lay back and enjoy the relaxation that comes with an RV vacation, we are telling you that this may be the scariest experience of your life. The good news is that after each creepy experience you have, you can stretch out in the comfort of your Cruise America rental RV and take in the peaceful, monster-free night.

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