Haunted Attractions in Ohio!
By Meg Berno

Haunted Attractions in Ohio!

There are many activities to participate in during the month of October with all of the Halloween festivities, but one of my absolute favorites would have to be checking out the latest and greatest haunted attraction. I have two that I’ve favored for a few years with one new discovery I would like to share.


1. The Factory of Terror — Canton (www.factoryofterror.net)

The fact that this haunt holds the world record in The Guinness Book Of World Records for Longest Haunted House is reason enough to give it a look. Usually, when something is advertised to be MASSIVE or HUGE there can be a lot of walking with nothing going on and/or poor quality in production. This was not the case with the Factory of Terror (FOT).

There are TONS of actors throughout this haunt, as well as many props including 3D Black lighting effects and a mirror maze! If you happen to need a breather during the haunt, there is a stopping point about halfway through to rest, go to the bathroom and purchase merchandise/refreshments. The staff were ghoulishly kind enough to walk us through so I could snap a few pictures (the few photos you see are from the FOT).

I liked FOT so much that I have got to see it one more time. It will be my Saturday night fright place for Halloween weekend!

2. Dead Acres/The Haunted Hoochie — Columbus (www.deadacres.com)

The name lets you know what to expect! This is a dirty, raunchy, graphic time, but it’s fun to the max. Caution: Dead Acres is not for those with weak stomachs! I didn’t post photos from this haunt because it is a little more on the risqué side and quite revealing. It is, however, my absolute favorite scary lair. The costumes and the effects are top notch and the actors are VERY interactive with the “victims,” which makes it fun–and scary–for everybody.

3. The Ohio State Reformatory Haunted Prison Experience (www.hauntedx.com)

There is enough history in the prison alone that makes this a creepy experience, but add in the actors and the scenery and you have an experience that nightmares are made of.

You can actually walk into the eerily cool and dark cell areas. Just knowing you’re walking amongst ghosts is enough to make your skin crawl. If you’re looking for more of a real experience, then definitely check this one out!

In closing, all three of these haunts are worth the price of admission (ticket prices are all around $20). Don’t forget, you are there to be entertained, so be a good sport and react to the actors. Thanks for reading and I’d love to hear about your experiences as well as suggestions for my 2012 Halloween Fun Run! Until next time…

Save Room 4 Love,

Brad (The Chatterbox)


About the Author

Meg Berno is a freelance writer and Marketing Coordinator with the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Meg graduated from Miami University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of work, Meg enjoys photography, writing and finding new places to explore in Ohio.