Topic: MoTown Haunted Houses
Now that its the spookiest month of the year, its time for all of the fun fall activities youve been waiting for. With the cooler weather, its also the perfect time for apple picking, pumpkin patch perusing, hayrides, and the most important fall activity of all: haunted houses! Morgantown and West Virginia in general, have some spectacular haunted houses that will leave you shaking in your socks.
West Virginia Penitentiary, 1 ½ hours from Pierpont Place
Haunted houses are scary, obviously, but usually the scares are fabricated. The actors are dressed up in costume and makeup and put in the right place just as you shuffle past. Theres no real threat. But in the West Virginia Penitentiary, the frights are very real. Housed in an abandoned prison, WV Penitentiary has real life horror in its halls. Take a guided tour during the day if youre too frightened or after sundown if you have the guts. Come back for the Dungeon of Horrors to really scare yourself silly. Will you make it out? Come find out.
Apollo Civic Theater, 2 ½ hours from Pierpont Place
Youre certainly in for a show at the Apollo Civic Haunted Theater in Martinsburg. During the rest of the year, it has played host to actors youll probably recognize like Robert Duvall and Jeff Bridges. However, during the Halloween season, it transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. Split into four different attractions, the scares in this theater will haunt you for weeks to come. Throughout the month of October, you can also experience an ongoing paranormal investigation at the theater. Get ready for the show of your life!
Fright Farm, 30 minutes from Pierpont Place
For 30 years, Fright Farm in Pennsylvania has been a Halloween staple for thrill seekers. With five different attractions in one single location, youll have to come back the following weekend for more. Enjoy live music, face painting, and vendors before going in for the real fright. New this year is Paranoia 2.0! Blindfolded with nothing more than a rope to be your guide, youll feel your way through this haunted house and everything that comes at you. What awaits you at the end of the rope? Youll find out!
Do you have a thirst for danger and a need to get your blood pumping? These haunted houses will do it for you!
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