These numbers prove Ohioans love to pay to get the crud scared out of them in haunted houses and attractions

State has the second most haunted houses and attractions in the country

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -The business of scaring you for Halloween is apparently a big deal in Ohio.

So much so, Ohio ranks second in the country for attractions like haunted houses, mazes, trails, zombie paintball, hayrides, farms, and amusement parks.

According to the website California leads the nation with 137 location followed by 130 in Ohio, 120 in Pennsylvania and 110 in Illinois.

The site also rates some of the top haunts base on customer reviews in categories like the cast, costuming, atmosphere, special effects and of course scare factor.

In Northeast Ohio, there are several locations that score high like Carnival of Horrors in Cuyahoga Falls, Factory of Terror in Canton and Blood Prison at the Mansfield Reformatory.


For more fall fun check out the CLE Weekend Fall Festival guide for activities made for sunny autumn days to crisp fall evenings.


Do you have a favorite corn maze? Tell us about it in the comments! And, if you’re on the hunt for another autumn adventure, zip through the trees on this canopy course near Cleveland.