have haunting enjoyable for the autumn season close to downtown Pittsburgh – Level Park Globe
September 29, 2021
Fall may have some of the best activities that you can’t find any other time of year, especially the haunted kind. There are pumpkin patches, ghost tours, corn mazes, and so much more. Due to the coronavirus pandemic many of these classic excursions, that are traditions for a lot of people, had to be put aside for the safety of the world. While we are still in a pandemic, as long as you’re vaccinated, wearing a mask, and being smart about your choices, this is the perfect year to go all out for autumn and catch up on what was missed last year. Here are some particularly haunting attractions for the scare seeker in everyone.
Hundred Acres Manor and Scarehouse – With spooky season in full gear, a haunted house is an essential part of the season. Pittsburgh actually has two popular haunted houses not far from campus. According to their website, Hundred Acres Manor is the largest and scariest haunted house in Pittsburgh. It’s located in Bethel Park and features six differently themed houses and a number of other attractions like a buried alive experience. Scarehouse is another one of the scariest haunted houses in Pittsburgh which was originally located in the Strip District but now resides in Tarentum. It’s just one haunted house but it’s a scary one and not recommended for anyone under 13.
Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tour – Ghost tours often involve a lot of acting and fake stories that aren’t worth the price. However, right Downtown is a ghost tour that’s based on true, researched stories. The tour starts on Grant Street at the City-County Building and explores different routes depending on the tour. The tour starts around dusk and lasts for 75 to 90 minutes all outside. The stories told intermingle actual Pittsburgh history with the true haunts of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Stalked by a Killer Escape Room – From the creators of Scarehouse, there’s an escape room place in the Strip District calles Bold Escape Rooms. There are three different room themes, but this one is perfect for the Halloween season. You’ve been captured by a killer and only have an hour to escape before the room is filled with poisonous gas. In order to escape the room, you and your friends must complete a number of puzzles made by the killer. For anyone who has ever thought they could survive a horror movie, this is the chance to prove it.
Tour-Ed Haunted Mine – Tour-Ed Mine is located just 20 minutes from downtown and usually features tours of an old mine site where customers experience what it was like to be a coal miner in the 1850s. But whenever October rolls around, it turns into something spookier than just an abandoned mine. About a decade ago, the haunted mine first premiered and hasn’t happened again until this year. The attraction is calling on people to go into the mine and search for the tormented family and friends who are said to have never escaped the mine that last time. It’s not your average haunted house experience and maybe visitors will find out what lurks among the mine at night.
Haunted Pittsburgh Cruise – Rather travel by water and get scared out of your pants? Then the Gateway Clipper’s haunted cruise is for you. This hour tour of the Three Rivers provides visitors with a plethora of haunted tales while staring into the lurking rivers of Pittsburgh. It should be noted that the Gateway Clipper website specifies these tales as “true” stories. Some featured stories include the haunts at the Allegheny County Jail and the Monongahela Monster. Food and drinks are available for purchase but other than that this attraction is all about the creepy rivers.
Phantom Fall Fest at Kennywood – By now, most students know about Kennywood’s classic Phantom Fright Nights, however, that’s not what it is anymore. Kennywood has revamped the Phantom Fright Nights to become Phantom Fall Fest. During the day, Kennywood will be the family friendly fall fest with festive food and Kennywood fun. Whenever night time comes around, it’ll transform into the Phantom’s park with five haunted houses and four scare zones. If you didn’t get to go to Kennywood this year, this is an opportunity to get to ride some rides and snack on Potato Patch fries while getting your seasonal dose of haunted fun. Plus a ticket into the park gets you access all day and night, so you can ride during the day and get scared at night.
These are just a few of the crazy haunted attractions around the Pittsburgh area if you’re really looking for a fright. The Halloween season is back and all over Pittsburgh are places to explore and get in the spooky spirit. But if you don’t feel like tossing out money to get scared, just walk around Downtown Pittsburgh, there are certainly some scary sights around every corner.