OHIO — Ghouls, skeletons, zombies and more — Ohio has tons of haunted houses ready to give thrill seekers a fright. 

According to thescarefactor.com, there are more than 130 haunted house entries for the state of Ohio.

Whether you want to go to a scream park or a giant prison, there's plenty to choose from this Halloween. 

And of course, there are more to visit that may not be on this list. To check what's in your area, click here.

Southern Ohio

This year, Brimstone Haunt is offering six experiences for guests. Each attraction is rated from one to five skulls depending on its attraction intensity.

Let's start with the scariest attraction: Psychosis, ranked a whopping five out of five skulls. Brimstone Haunt said guests will experience "disturbing scenes of horror."

The second is Forgotten Forest, ranked four out of five skulls. Guests take a walk through the woods, and Brimstone Haunt warns they may not be the same once they escape the forest. 

The third is Zombie Assault, ranked three out of five skulls. As the name suggests, it's an apocalypse with a disease spreading all over the globe. 

The fourth is Haunted Hayride, ranked two out of five skulls. Visitors will take a ride in the fields where "many horrors have been reported."

The last two are both ranked one out of five skulls: Dead Shot Paintball, which allows guests to take their aim at zombies, and Cranium Crusher, in which guests have to use hammers to crush brains back into the zombies. 

Tickets: (They are $5 cheaper when purchased online)

Haunted Hayride: $20 (online)

Forgotten Forest: $18 (online)

Psychosis!: $11 (online)

Dead Shot Paintball: $11

Zombie Assault: $7

Cranium Crusher: $5

Combo Ticket for Haunted Hayride, Forgotten Forest and Psychosis: $32

Fast pass combo: $52

Location: 525 Brimstone Rd. Wilmington, Ohio

Days of operation: It will open starting Sept. 15, and will be open every Friday and Saturday throughout September and October.

Land of Illusion offers six different attractions for guests to fulfill their adrenaline rush: Phobia, Temple of Terror, Killer Klowns, Dr. Psycho's Haunted Estate, Middletown Haunted Trail and Dysphoria. There's also a slew of live shows and events Land of Illusion will be hosting throughout the fall, including Ghost Busters Live! on Sept. 30.


Friday or Saturday general admission: $50

General admission plus the fast pass: $75

Friday or Saturday pass for one attraction: $20

Days of operation: Friday and Saturday nights starting Sept. 8.

Location: 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, Ohio

This attraction has been around since 1990 and has added more attractions ever since. This year, the haunt is offering 20 scenes that will include never-before-seen attractions, but will also include the classics, such as Dracula and Hellavator. 

Tickets: $12 per guest, but a $2 discount is applied if a canned good is donated. Fast passes are available for $18. Cash only. Guests can also get $4 off on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, or they can get $6 by bringing a canned good. 

Days of operation: Opens Sept. 29 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28.

Location: 7700 Steward Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio

This isn't your average school house. The Dent School House is known for its local legend, garnering national attention by guests far and wide. It has also been featured in publications like USA Today and the Travel Channel, being named one of the most haunted attractions in the nation.

The building was once Dent Public School, and lore says it closed after many children went missing between 1942 and 1955. The story says parents stormed the building in anger, and found the children dead in the basement. The janitor was to blame. While there are no records to back this up, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported the school, along with one another, closed in 1949 and the students were moved to another school. 

Tickets: There are several different ticket options for each attraction and show it offers. Click here for more information and availability.

Days of operation: Opens Sept. 15 and runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It'll also be open Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31. It offers ghost tours on Wednesdays.

Location: 5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

Central Ohio

This haunted attraction has quite the backstory. The Ohio State Reformatory was in operation from 1896 to 1990, when it was ordered to close down stemming from prisoners’ class action lawsuit, stating the prison was overcrowded and inmates were housed in inhumane conditions. The prison has witnessed hundreds of deaths, and a riot that involved the death of two prison guards. 

It's also been an attraction for Hollywood, having once been a backdrop for movies like Shawshank Redemption. When it's not offering tours or putting on an event in honor of Shawshank, it transforms into a haunted house filled with zombies, witches and a screaming queen.

Tickets: General Admission is $35 and the Ultra Lightning Pass is $75. 

Days of operation: Sept. 29 through Oct. 29 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

Location: 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, Ohio

The Ohio State Reformatory. (Photo Courtesy of Amanda Taylor)

This immersive attraction uses lighting and special effects to make monsters come to life. It features two haunted houses — The Bayou, which features an ancient voodoo priestess that plagues a swamp full of cursed creatures, and the other is The Entity, an abandoned hospital wrecked with carnage. 

Tickets: $25 for general admission. Fast passes are $35. They're also offering Immediate Access Admission, which costs $65.

Days of operation: Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 15. It'll also be open Thursday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 29.

Location: 3770 Refugee Rd., Columbus, Ohio

Dead Acres has been spreading fear for two decades in Columbus. However, the history of the place goes back 50 years, when it once offered hayrides. 

This attraction is not for the easily frightened. Using sensory-overload and monsters that are beyond the mind's imagination, this place is where nightmares thrive.

Tickets: $30 for general admission, $50 for a speed pass. 

Days of operation: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 14. 

Location: 13861 Broad St., Pataskala, Ohio

Previously dubbed the 13th Floor Columbus, it offers multiple attractions for guests to experience. There are two main attractions: The Summoning Animal Instinct and Aftermath: The Final Stand. 

Tickets: There are no door sales this year.

General Admission Presale: $19

Fast Pass Presale: $29.99

Immediate Access Presale: $39.99.

Ticket prices are subject to change. 

Days of operation: Open starting Sept. 15 on every Friday and Saturday night until Nov. 4. There will also be additional days, including Oct. 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31. 

Location: 2605 Northland Plaza Dr., Columbus, Ohio

(Courtesy of Fear Columbus' Facebook page)

This year, the park turns 21, and it's going all out. The haunt said it'll have all new scenes, props, monsters and a new compound. To be put simply, "it ain't no walk in the park," organizers said. 

Tickets: $20 on Fridays and $25 on Saturdays. VIP options will be available. 

Days of operation: Will be open on Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 8. 

Location: 4040 Wright Way Rd. Dayton, Ohio 45424

Northern Ohio

This year marks 50 seasons of fear for the Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory. The two haunted houses are at the same location, giving double the scare factor. Guests will face Ms. Alvah, a not-so-average librarian, who manages to turn students into the terrifying tales within the books on the shelves. They will also meet Dr. Guggenheim, a deranged doctor who knows how to manipulate genes. 


Online general admission: $30

Online Fastpass is $42

For "peak nights," listed on the schedule, GA tickets are $35 and the online Fastpass is $47.

For those who are purchasing tickets on the day of the event, $2 will be added. 

Days of operation: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 23. The haunted attraction won't be open on Sept. 24, but it will be open for Halloween. 

Location: 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron, Ohio

(Photo Courtesy of the Haunted Laboratory and Schoolhouse Facebook page)

This haunted hayride and house offers four attractions: Insane-a-tarium, Psycho Path, Haunted Hayride and the Forbidden Cornfield. Guests will have their choice of going through a one-mile long hayride full of nightmares, a mental institution with bizarre treatments, a house full of guts and gore, or a walk where guests may come face-to-face with "the crazies."

Tickets: $12 for the hayride only, and $30 for all attractions. Fast passes are also available. 

Days of operation: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Friday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 29. 

Location: 6878 Tod Ave., Lordstown, Ohio

This haunted house is among the largest in the world, as documented by the Guinness World Records three times. It has over five attractions: 1,300 Lost Souls, Industrial Nightmare, Lafayette 13, Massacre on Mahoning and The Abyss. 


Fridays and Saturdays are $32 on site and $30 online.

Peak nights (identified by its calendar) are $37 on site and $35 online.

Sundays are $27 on site and $25 online.

There are also passes for kids and fast passes available. 

Days of operation: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 23. It won't be open on Sept. 24. 

Location: 4125 Mahoning Rd., Canton, Ohio

For those who are deathly afraid of clowns, this may or may not be the haunted attraction for you. This attraction offers guests four options: an abandoned fun house, a trail of terror, the insane asylum and a “freakshow,” a 3-D experience sure to give guests a fright.

Tickets: General admission at the door is $25. It’s $24 if purchased online. There’s also a fast pass and group pass options. 

Days of operation: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 29 through Oct. 29. 

Location: 1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio