If you’re the type that doesn’t get scared easily and you’re determined to be legitimately frightened this Halloween season, you live in just the state for that. Ohio is home to several well known haunted attractions that will terrify you in the best way—if you’re into that kind of thing.
1. Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie (West Pataskala
One of the America's most outrageous haunted houses can be found just a few miles east of Columbus.
Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie is located at 13861 E. Broad St. SW
Pataskala, OH 43062 and may not be suitable for children under the age of 12. General admission is $25 and it's open Thursday through Saturday until the end of October
2. Factory of Terror (Canton)
This three-time Guinness World Record winner for largest indoor haunted house in the world features an extreme haunt that isn't intended for children under 12. Factory of Terror is open Friday through Sunday during the month of October and is located at 4125 Mahoning Rd. NE, Canton, OH 44705.
3. Hauntville Haunted Houses (Elyria)
Hauntville features a total of four haunted houses and is open Thursday through Sunday until the end of October. It is located at 1579 W River Rd. N, Elyria, OH 44035. (It is also not recommended for children 12 and under.)
4. Haunted Prison Experience (Mansfield)
Although it's not the traditional haunted house experience, this historical reformatory is known for several real life hauntings and paranormal activity. (So, the costumes and props just add to the effect.) The Haunted Prison Experience is located at the Ohio State Reformatory at 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905.
5. Akron Haunted School House and Laboratory
Brave seven floors of terror at the Akron Haunted School and Library, open Thursday through Sunday until the end of October. It is located at 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44306.
6. The Fear Experience Haunted House (Cleveland)
The Fear Experience features a total of four haunted houses and is also not recommend for children under 12. It is located at 10701 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44130.
7. Fear Forest Haunted House and Hayride (Lordstown)
Also not suitable for children under the age of 12, this mile long hayride takes you to an "insane-a-tarium" haunted house.
Fear Forest Haunted House and Hayride is located at 6780 Tod Ave. SW Lordstown, OH 44481.
8. 7 Floors of Hell (Middleburg Heights)
With seven haunted houses in one location, you're guaranteed to be genuinely frightened. This haunted attraction is open Fridays and Saturdays and is located at 19191 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.
Have you braved any of these haunted house attractions before? What (and where) is your favorite haunted attraction in Ohio? Share your experiences (and photos) with us in the comments below!