Whether you want to experience the scariest Halloween or get spooked at any time of the year, there are plenty of haunted houses in the Lone Star State.
This article will list some of the scariest (and most entertaining) horror houses in Texas. Let’s have a look.
Top 10 Haunted Houses in Texas
While you may expect popular names on this list, I wanted to mention ones that are even better than the famous haunted houses in Texas. These are well-reviewed by the people who have visited there and me!
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
|Address:||12872 Valley Vista Dr, Rosharon, TX 77583|
|Haunted Attractions:||288 Scare Factory, Dark Woods|
The Creepy Hollow Haunted House in Rosharon opens every Saturday and Friday from September to November. The full-contact haunted place features around 24 creepy characters.
The 288 Scare Factory is the most viral internet attraction of Creepy Hollow. It is a zombie-themed place with an interesting backstory that engages you.
Along with the Scare Factory, the haunted house features Dark Woods as well as escape room adventures. You can try out the activities with up to 10 group members. If you don’t want to get touched by the actors, I wouldn’t recommend visiting the facility.
Dark Hour Haunted House
|Address:||701 Taylor Dr, Plano, TX 75074|
|Haunted Attractions:||Dark Hour, The Coven|
While you might have to wait over an hour to experience the spooky Dark Hour house, it is considered one of the best haunted houses in Texas. The entire experience at this haunted house is 15-20 minutes long.
This haunted house has good quality props that look real, increasing the fright. The crew utilizes different elements of fear, such as height, darkness, unknown, etc., and provides a unique spooky story.
The exhibit known as the “Dark Hour” is the charm of this haunted house. The experience has 13 scary witches that haunt you throughout your spooky journey. In fact, this specific exhibit has made the Dark Hour Haunted House one of the most famous nationwide!
|Address:||149 Split Rail Ln, Smithville, TX 78957|
|Haunted Attractions:||Sinister Circus, Lost Pines Asylum|
First of all, I wouldn’t recommend this haunted house to anyone with severe fears of scary clowns. The Sinister Circus attraction of Scream Hollow in Austin is North America’s best clown scare you can enjoy this Halloween.
Scream Hollow usually operates from Thursday to Sunday. You can go to this page to learn about their updated schedules. If you visit Scream Hollow, try not to miss out on the horror dining experience. If you are lucky enough to get in during Halloween, dining with friends at Scream Hollow would be great!
Lastly, Scream Hollow provides a no-contact experience where you will not get touched. Each of the haunted attractions is around 10 minutes long, and there are a few of them.
Purgatory Scream Park “Kingwood Asylum”
|Address:||1965a Northpark Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339|
|Haunted Attractions:||Haunted Woods, Caves|
Formerly known as the Kingwood Asylum, the Purgatory Scream Park is recommended if you want to have a longer experience than 20 minutes.
Going through this haunted house can take forty minutes to an hour to finish. The props are hyper-realistic instead of corny and animated. Moreover, the actors are also on top of their game.
The Blackness Haunted House
|Address:||501 E 6th, Plainview, TX 79072|
The Blackness Haunted House is over 11 years old now and still holds its reputation for scaring people. Even though it is a small-town haunted house, the artwork and props are still high-quality and comparable to some of the nation’s top-tier scary experiences.
With very cheap ticket prices, it’s a great destination to visit with multiple family members or friends. Lastly, even if you have seen it previously, the place keeps changing and getting better. Therefore, numerous visits are worth it.
Texas Scare grounds Haunted Attraction
|Address:||831 Hood Rd, Mineral Wells, TX 76067|
|Haunted Attractions:||Chaos Mayhem Odditorium, The Mannequin Maze|
Compared to the popular Cutting Edge Haunted House, Texas Scaregrounds offers a better experience at a much lower cost. Firstly, the props aren’t cartoonish or too polished, giving them an element of spookiness. Moreover, the staff and the actors are amazing at their job, as described by most people who visit this haunted place.
Remember that the actors are allowed to touch you in Texas Scaregrounds to intensify the experience. If you want a no-touch haunted attraction, I recommend Scream Hollow.
There are usually food trucks and food courts near the haunted house where you can enjoy a snack after burning tons of calories. The site’s handicapped accessible as well, which lets people get in with a wheelchair and still enjoy the experience.
Thrillvania Haunted House Park
|Address:||2330 Co Rd 138, Terrell, TX 75161|
|Haunted Attractions:||Verdun Manor, Cassandra’s House of Clowns|
Ranging across 50 acres of land, the Thrillvania Haunted House Park features three to five attractions and haunted houses. You can spend a couple of hours if you plan to visit them all. The manor’s second floor is well-built! They also sell decent food.
While waiting to enter the attraction, you can hang out with the actors and take pictures with them. Without them, the line will feel too long compared to other Texas haunted houses. The tickets are quite expensive. Therefore, be prepared to spend some.
Doc Wilkes House of Horrors
|Address:||1228 Market St, Longview, TX 75604|
|Haunted Attractions:||Doc Wilkes House, Mine of Mystery|
The main attraction at Doc Wilkes House of Horrors is around 20 minutes long if you take your time and don’t let the scare get to you. This place is great for taking your kids, as the staff can personalize the experience according to your child’s name and other information. As a result, even the bravest of kids can get spooked and adults are also not out of the equation.
Doc Wilkes has three main attractions: Doc Wilkes House, Mine of Mystery, and Fright Show Museum. Clowns, zombies, mad scientists – there are several scary elements in this haunted house with well-made props that look semi-real.
13th Floor Haunted House
|Address:||1203 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205|
|Haunted Attractions:||Great Room Escape, Outcast Carnival, Asylum|
According to HountedHouses.com, the 13th Floor is the scariest experience when it comes to such facilities in America. However, I would say even if it’s not the best in Texas, it still is in the top 10 spots.
The 13th Floor Haunted House is better for adults than kids, as there is a bar for people 21 and above. The entire experience is pretty short (around 20 minutes, excluding the bar stay). Personally, I love the Asylum attraction as it had some of the scariest elements.
The Parker House Haunted Attraction
|Address:||8550 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76207|
|Haunted Attractions:||The Parker House, Outbreak|
If you only visit the Parker House without the Outbreak attraction, it will take around 15 minutes to finish. However, that is enough to give you a scary experience! If you are going with a group of people, stay in front to get jump scares.
While most people love the main attraction, you should try their Outbreak program. It’s where you can be in a zombie apocalypse with an armored vehicle. It makes you feel like you are in one of the zombie movies as the main character!
What are the best-haunted houses in Dallas?
Dark Hour and Cutting Edge haunted houses are some of the better options in Dallas.
Does Houston have any good haunted houses?
There are several really impressive scary houses in Houston, such as the Creepy Hollow Haunted House.
Only some people get scared of the same thing. Whether it’s clowns for you or some good old zombies, make sure the haunted house you are visiting has those elements. I slightly fear clowns, so going to haunted houses like the Thrillvania Haunted House Park is very scary!