The 10 Best Haunted Attractions in North Carolina!

What are you afraid of? The dark, spiders, clowns, or people popping around the corner? We all have those fears that shake us to our core. Halloween is near and the time to find the perfect haunted attraction is here! North Carolina lives up to your high expectations with some of the best places to test your bravery. If you dare, enjoy a night of fright with 10 of the best haunted attractions in North Carolina.

1. Marr Branch Haunted House, Mount Olive, NC

Marr Branch Haunted House is so scary that only people 13 and over are allowed entry. With a $20 admission and no touching policy, this haunted house is worth every penny. Turn the corners and experience the “#1 Hell Raising Haunted House in the Country.” Operating from late September until the beginning of November, heart racing frights with the help of amazing staff, audio, visual and other special effects. 

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2. Lake Hickory Haunts, Hickory, NC

Home to many scares, no one is safe at Lake Hickory Haunts. Step into Lake Hickory Haunts of Hickory for a unique haunted house experience that you will not forget and that will have you coming back year after year. The Nightmare Factory, Lair of the Undead, Shipwrecked, Extinction, Big Top Circus, and Slaughter House attractions all bring your worst nightmares to reality. A fantastic evening awaits you with plenty of screams and a scary atmosphere to give you chills down your spine. Whether you fear clowns, zombies, or cannibals, you are in for the scare of a lifetime. 

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3. Darkside Haunted Estates, Middlesex, NC

The Darkside Haunted Estates dares you to “take the scare.” Named one of the most intense attractions in North Carolina, take part in the walk that has scared brave souls for the past 20 years. The walk is full of scares that will keep you on edge the entire time, and each year, it gets even better to keep you on your toes! Trails and houses take your journey through the unknown darkness, giving the entire group plenty of surprises by incredible actors. 

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4. Woods of Terror, Greensboro, NC

Named as “One of the top 19 haunted houses to scare” by Buzzfeed and a “must visit” by Haunted Attraction Magazine, the Woods of Terror is ready to make you tremble and run. Experience a night of pure terror through the Arachnophobia, Horror Movie Classics, Miner’s Massacre, Slaughter House, the Purge Anarchy, and Blackout Terror attractions that have already caused so many screams to ring. In the Arachnophobia show, bring out your fears of spiders, bugs, and snakes, all the creepy crawlers that make your skin crawl. Or test all your senses while walking through the Blackout Terror. Here, you wear the black hood to place you in complete darkness. 

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5. Aberdeen Fear Factory, Aberdeen, NC

Open Thursdays through Saturdays at the beginning of the season and every night through the end of October, visit the largest indoor haunt of North Carolina. Different scary themes will haunt your reality as you walk through the 30 minutes of lots of rooms and plenty of jumps. At the Aberdeen Fear Factory, celebrate your Halloween the right way. 

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6. Hallowed Grounds Mill, Hildebran, NC

Unique monsters and scary vibes, oh my! Located in Hildebran, Hallowed Grounds Mills is a great time to get your heart racing, palms sweaty and a scream or two. Rated by The Scare Factor as number four in North Carolina, grab a ticket and enjoy a night of fun.

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7. Sawmills Horror Fields, Hudson, NC

Sawmills Horror Fields frightens its customers through ten different attractions that test your bravery. Gory Tales of the Helena St. Hellbillies, Horror House of 3 Dimensions, Devil's Pass, Scarecrow Craze, the Fresh Factory, The Creepy Cauldron, and Graveyard of Memories all offer different actors and stories, guaranteed to give you the scare of your life. A must-visit this spooky season, Sawmills Horror Fields is an attraction that gets better every year. 

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8. Harvested Farm Nightmares, Garner, NC

Harvested Farm Nightmares makes your darkest fears a reality. Prepare to be chased by brain-eating zombies and chainsaw-wielding maniacs through graveyards, prisons, cornfields, and more. Will you be able to make it through? 

9. Stoney Point Trail of Terror, Fayetteville, NC

If you have a weak stomach, you may want to pass on this. But for those who enjoy thrills, chills, and the completely and utterly gruesome, Stoney Point Trail of Terror is your place for it all. Get ready for zombies, ghouls, and monsters of all kinds at this stellar haunted attraction. 

10. Hillside Horror, Wilkesboro, NC

Enter Hillside Horror of Wilkesboro if you dare! Journey through the spooky hayride, terror trail, and the Haunted Corn Maze ranked No. 1 in North Carolina. This attraction makes for a creepy evening and frightening experience for all ages. You cannot get a better scare for this inexpensive price. Out of all the places you visit this October in honor of the season, make sure Hillside Horror is on your must-visit list!  

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