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Top 5 Haunted Houses, Scary Attractions

In anticipation of Halloween, Patch rounds up a list of the scariest places to visit in or near Anne Arundel County.

If it takes more than a simple "boo" to make you jump, Patch has a list of attractions in or near Anne Arundel County that will satisfy your need to be scared silly.

Wicked Woods Haunted Attraction
Where:
120 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie (Behind Monsignor Slade Catholic School)
When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27
Details:
The two haunted trails are recommended for ages 8 and older. There is a Wee Kids Maze—a Halloween-themed path full of twists and turns—for younger kids. Plus, there is a concession stand.
Cost:
$10

Haunt at Sunrise Farm
Where:
100 Dairy Ln., Gambrills
When:
7:30 p.m. (dusk) to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27
Details: An old-fashioned hayride on a farm will lead you to haunted barns where you'll be escorted through by the Zombie Action Task Force!
Cost:
$15

Baysox Doomsday Asylum 2012 Haunted House
Where: 
Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Bowie
When:
Stadium gates open for the haunted house at 6:30 p.m. and tours run from dusk until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27, then during Halloween week: Oct. 29-31
Details:
More than 20 live actors are waiting to jump out at you around any corner. And sensors detect when you walk into a room so there could be something else scary popping up when you least expect it. Rated PG-13.
Cost:
$15 in advance, $17 at the door

Six Flags: Thrills by Day and Fright by Night
Where: 
Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Largo
When:
Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, plus Oct. 19 and Oct. 26
Details: 
Halloween-themed shows for the family and trick-or-treating for kids. Evening hours include walk-through attractions and haunted thrill rides.
Cost: See Six Flags website for ticket information.

Bennett's Curse
Where:
Blobs Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup
When:
Starting at 7 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 28, then during Halloween week: Oct. 29-31, Nov. 2-3
Details:
Claims to be the scariest haunted house in the state, draws more than 20,000 guests a season and employs about 70 actors. Not recommended for children younger than 10.
Cost:
$30 general admission, $40 speed pass

TELL US: Have you been to any of these attractions? Leave a comment to tell us how scary it really is.

Russ DIaz October 14, 2012 at 04:56 AM
To tell you the truth, The Eastern State Pennetentiary in Philadelphia, PA is well worth the drive. Purported to be the most haunted lockup in the world, ESP is open to the public year round for tours. Terror Behind The Walls begins in late September, and runs through early November. Tickets are available online at http://www.easternstate.org/halloween. Enter if you dare! As you round the corner, what seems like an old, large castle looms out of the darkness and fog. Long-dead prisoners and prison guards patrol through the throngs of the unaware, leading to chaos! As you enter though the front gates of hell, you are transported back to the mid 1800's, a time when the criminally insane walked these halls. You can still hear the tormented cries of those doomed to remain within these walls forever!
Ashley October 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Any recommendations for something not-so-scary for younger kids who still want to go through a haunted house/hayride?
Alexa Zean October 20, 2012 at 09:08 AM
The Happy Haunted Hayride is a good thing for 2 to 7 year olds. It runs Sunday Oct. 21 and 28 at 2 to 4 pm at Rockburn Park in Howard County. You can find more info at the Ho Co website - http://www.howardcountymd.gov/fall2012guide.htm

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