Spooktacular: Find the Best Haunted Houses in America with Metropolitan Shuttle


Ready to be haunted? Gallows Dead Oak Hollow is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Elliston, VA.


Halloween is fast approaching. This year, why not go beyond trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins? All over the country, horror enthusiasts are stepping up their Halloween game with haunted house experiences of every kind. The days of the simple corn maze and backyard haunted house haven’t gone away… they’ve just leveled up. Today’s haunted houses are a technologically sophisticated assault on the senses, populated by professional and amateur actors in costumes designed to amuse and terrify simultaneously. Best of all, many of these attractions are in or near major metropolitan areas, which means Metropolitan Shuttle can be part of your Halloween plans. This October, gather some friends, book a party bus or van, and get ready to have a scary good time!

House of Torment (Austin, TX)

Up on Ridgepoint Drive in Austin, you’ll find House of Torment, “Austin’s Premier Halloween Event.” Featured on the Discovery Channel and Travel Channel, House of Torment tells the story of a fictional zombie virus outbreak menacing the citizens of central Texas. Visitors will encounter “ghastly humanoids, deranged clowns and maniacal beasts” at attractions from the Graveside Manor to the Zombie Apocalypse Tactical Live Action Zombie Experience. Are you brave enough to face the outbreak? Metropolitan Shuttle can get you into the story.

Netherworld (Atlanta, GA)

The theme of Atlanta’s Netherworld is “Primal Scream,” where primordial guardians awaken to menace guests with “parasitic fungi” and “colossal tree monsters.” Attractions at Netherworld include such favorites as the Beastmen’s Rampage, the Tree Thing’s Maelstrom, the Cathedral of Bones, the Gruesome Grizzly, the Lair of the Snake Woman, and more. There’s also an attached museum and shop. Netherworld is on Dawson Blvd. right in Atlanta, so pack your friends onto a party bus and get ready for the Primal Scream!

Gallows Dead Oak Hollow (Elliston, VA)

The Gallows Dead Oak Hollow attraction claims to take place on the grounds of the “Woodson Massacre,” which took place decades in the area’s Appalachian past. According to legend, the Woodson family grounds were a site for rituals that brought family members back from the dead to seek revenge against the living — and to scare the daylights out of visitors who head to Elliston for the big event. Attractions include Purgatory, Scarecrow’s Harvest, Massacre at 266, and “Inbred Jed’s Hospitality Shed.” Elliston is only about four hours from Norfolk or Washington, DC by bus or van.

The Darkness (St. Louis, MO)

Billing itself as the “best haunted house in America,” The Darkness is located in downtown St. Louis and has been in operation for 24 years. The attractions on site include a 3D haunted house, an Outdoor Scare Zone, and (new to the site) the “Silo-X Zombie Laser Tag” attraction. If haunted houses aren’t your thing, there are escape rooms right next door… enough to entertain a whole bus full of friends!

Bennett’s Curse (Baltimore, MD)

Bennett’s Curse in Baltimore is one of the most famous and often-featured haunted houses in the United States. Everything from the music, sound, lighting and actors promises a top-notch experience for the senses. Bennett’s Curse has been listed as one of the top attractions of its kind in publications like Top Haunts and Haunted Attraction magazine. Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Metropolitan Shuttle has buses in Baltimore ready to put you in the middle of the action!

Don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill experience this Halloween. Let Metropolitan Shuttle help you book an unforgettable excursion into fun and fear with a bunch of your closest friends. Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.


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