Northeast Pennsylvania knows how to deliver the frights each Halloween season.
The region is home to numerous haunted attractions, which offer everything from spooky hayrides to creeping creatures to houses where spirits run rampant. So get in line and put on your brave face — you’re going to need it.
Circle of Screams
Watch movie scenes come alive during the Haunted Hayride into the woods, take in the creepy performers at the Cirque de Peur sideshow, and brave the haunted rooms of Delfino Manor. If you’re still in the mood for scares, stick around to catch a movie on the drive-in’s big screen.
Where: Circle Drive-in, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City
When: Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 28; ticket booth open 6 to 10:30 p.m.; last ride leaves at 11 p.m.
Admission: Haunted Hayride and Cirque de Peur, $15; Delfino Manor (rain or shine), $15; Haunted Hayride, Cirque de Peur and Delfino Manor, $25; drive-in movies, $8 adults/$5 children
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This indoor haunted attraction takes place in a grand house and includes free parking.
Where: 630 Harmony Road, Great Bend Twp.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m., and Sundays, 7 to 10 p.m., through Oct. 28
Details: hellsteadmanor.com, 570-396-5871 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests can wind their way through the spooky scenery of two attractions, the Haunted Hay Ride and the Dark Kingdom. For younger visitors who want some scare-free fun, the Not-So-Scary Hay Ride opens on weekend afternoons.
Where: 2828 Rock Road, Ransom Twp.
When: Haunted Hay Ride and the Dark Kingdom, Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. (ticket booth open Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 6:30 to 10 p.m.), weather permitting; Little Screamer’s Not-So-Scary Hay Ride, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., through Oct. 28 (last wagon leaves at 4:30 p.m.)
Admission: Haunted Hay Ride, $15 ages 11 and older/$10 children 10 and younger with paying adult; Haunted Hay Ride and Dark Kingdom combo, $25 ages 11 and older; free for active military members with ID; Not-So-Scary Hay Ride, $8; parking, $3 (parking benefits Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Company)
Details: draculasforest.com, 570-586-5084 and FindersKep@aol.com
This 60-acre spot offers four haunted attractions: a haunted hayride; Lost Carnival, a walk-through set in a dark forest; Pitch Black, an indoor walk-through; and Sector 13, a zombie maze. The attractions stay open until all guests have gone through, but they must arrive by 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and by 10 p.m. on Sundays. They are not recommended for children under 10.
Where: 460 Green Grove Road, Scott Twp.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sundays, 6 to 11 p.m., through Nov. 3
Admission: $45 general/$40 Friday general with printable coupon/$35 Sunday general with printable coupon/$25 VIP upgrade/$70 VIP package (general admission with VIP upgrade)/$3 parking/$5 zombie paintball; active and retired military discounts available regularly plus on Military Family Day (Sunday, Oct. 28)
Details: reapersrevenge.net and 570-254-8038
Marking its 20th anniversary this year, the all volunteer-manned attraction presents a new story, “Spirits of the Manor,” about a game show host seeking to drive spirits from the home. The attraction is not recommended for children under 8.
Where: Trion warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Twp.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m., and Sundays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., through Oct. 28
Admission: $10; all proceeds benefit the United Way of Wyoming Valley
Details: gravestonemanor.com, email@example.com and 570-821-6500
Guests will need about 20 minutes to complete the quarter-mile walk through this indoor haunted attraction.
Where: 11 E. Poplar St., Plymouth Twp.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m., through Oct. 28
Admission: $14 general/$19 fast pass
Details: facebook.com/HorrorHall, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Hotel of Horror
This Monroe County site features several attractions, including the main Hotel of Horror, focusing on sanitarium residents locked in solitary confinement; Altered Nightmares, based on the occult underworld; and the Theatre of the Damned variety show. The action takes place rain or shine.
Where: 5105 Cherry Valley Road, Hamilton Twp.
When: Fridays through Oct. 26, 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays through Oct. 27, 6 to 11 p.m.; and Sundays through Oct. 28; Wednesday, Oct. 31; Friday, Nov. 2; and Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: Hotel of Horror, $25 Fridays and Saturdays/$20 Sundays; Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares combo, $35 Fridays and Saturdays/$30 Sundays; Theatre of the Damned, $5; VIP line jumper pass, $10
Details: hotelofhorror.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-992-3278