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Top 5 Ultimate Halloween Events in the United States

Published by Carlie Gavigan

Halloween events this year throughout the United States, and if you aren’t opposed to traveling then you may not have to miss any of the fun. If you can’t attend all five, but only one or two, there are sure to be some great events in your hometown as well that may suffice.

Erebus Haunted House – Pontiac Michigan

Located north of Detroit, this 5-star haunted house is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the absolute scariest and largest walk-through haunted attraction there is. This haunted house has been open since the year 2016 and each year it just gets better and scarier. Tickets at the door are $22 per person and you can print a $3 off coupon from the website, but $22 is definitely worth the cost if you’re looking for the scare of your life. The attraction opens September 25th and closes its doors on November 1st, and waiting is indoors in case of inclement weather. Hours are either 6 pm – 11pm or until 1am on weekends. Check out Erebus haunted house out at: hauntedpontiac.com for more information, directions, or to purchase advance tickets.

New York’s Village Halloween Parade, 36th annual

On Saturday, October 31, 2016 from 7pm – 10pm, this annual Halloween parade will begin and is expected to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be loads of fun activities for everyone, including a whopping 53 bands of various types of music, dancers, artists, and numerous people dressed in very unique and original costumes in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event. There will be live news coverage at the parade by NY 1 television from 8-9:30. For more information, check out: halloween-ny.com.

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

This huge amusement park, the roller coaster capital of the world, is going to be hosting their 13th annual family-friendly “Hallo Weekends” this year, starting September 18th and ending November 1, 2016. This spectacular event will take place on Fridays from 6pm – midnight, Saturdays from noon – midnight and Sundays 11am – 8pm. There will be fun for people of all ages, including 2 new haunted houses, live musical shows, dozens of rides, including Camp Snoopy for younger children on Saturdays and Sundays, and much more. For more information and for ticket prices and directions, check them out at cedarpoint.com.

The Whaley House – San Diego, California

If you’re interested in visiting a real haunted house, this event, the most haunted house in California, is for you. Featured on the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted, this house is the number 1 haunted house in the United States. The earliest documented ghost was that of “Yankee Jim”, a criminal who was hanged and began haunting a family who moved there sometime following his death. This haunted museum has been open to the public since the 1960s, and if you’re not too afraid to experience a real haunting, why not check it out? Hauntedamericatours.com is where you would go for more information about tours offered by The Whaley House.

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodges – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

If you’re looking for really great Halloween fun for the entire family, this “indoor water park capital of the world” may just be for you. With numerous activities, this indoor resort is sure to wow your entire family. Trick-or-treat trails, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating are just some of the many activities that your children will love. Go to: greatwolflodge.com for more information.

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