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6 Haunted House Experiences That’ll Give You a Good Scare in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on September 12, 2022
Photo courtesy of Frightworld

From hayrides and corn mazes to paranormal tours and ghost walks, there are so many ways to celebrate the Halloween season in Buffalo and Western New York.

If you’re looking for a go-at-your-own-pace haunted attraction to really get your blood flowing, check out one of the many haunted houses happening from Niagara County to the Southern Tier.

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1. The Haunted Forest

2860 Beebe Rd, Newfane, NY 14108 / More Info

The hike to Newfane will be worth your while for the ultimate frightful experience this season. Feel the thrill of this immersive, three-fold experience consisting of a haunted hayride, haunted barn, and haunted corn maze.

Plus, the fun doesn’t end in the woods! Fire-pit rentals are available for any occasion – groups of friends, birthday parties, or just relax by the fire – day or night. The reserved areas seat up to 20-30 people.

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2. Frightworld, America’s Screampark

1001 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207 / More Info

Featuring 5 award-winning haunted attractions, these guys have been recognized by Buzzfeed, Travel Channel and Frighttour.com as one of the top haunted houses in the country. Frightworld is completely indoors, sells tickets until the times listed and remains open until you go through each attraction. Pro tip: grab the VIP Frightpass to skip the general admission lines for each attraction!

3. Everhaunt Haunted House

144 Lake St, Angola, NY 14006 / Website

Available to visit on weekends during the month of October, Everhaunt is riddled with haunted attractions. Everywhere you turn, theres a different harrowing experience to be had, from a haunted photo booth to a local horror history exhibit show.

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4. Fright Fest at Six Flags

9993 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036 / Website

Opening September 24, Fright Fest is back and spookier than you might remember. This ongoing Halloween event features family-friendly attractions during the day and thrills and chills once the sun goes down.

5. 7 Gates Screampark

6929 Williams Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 / More Info

The newest haunted attraction to WNY, 7 Gates Screampark offers three haunted houses, hatchet throwing, two 5-minute escape rooms, and midway games.

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6. Niagara Nightmares

5368 Townline Rd Sanborn, NY 14132 / Facebook

Niagara Nightmares (formerly the 870 Lee Home Haunt) has raised more than $20,000 for charities over the years such as Niagara SPCA, Ten Lives Club, Oishei Children’s Hospital and Kyle’s Guarding Warriors. This year the haunt has moved to 5368 Townline Road in Sanborn and will benefit Sweet Buffalo Rocks, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charity that brings smiles to children in Western New York. The haunt will take place Oct. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31. There will be a Truck-Or-Treat Kids Event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

There is no set admission fee – guests are asked to give what they can to benefit the children’s charity, Sweet Buffalo Rocks.

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This post was originally published in 2021 and has been updated.

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