Let's face it; for all the bad press we get, Michigan does some things really well, namely: fun on the water, microbrews, rock and roll, amazing local food, and, yes, haunted houses! Some of the top haunted houses in the nation are right here in Michigan and this article will give you a great heads up on some of the best haunted houses in the state, so you can get your scare on no matter where in the mitten state you call home.
Sure, we are a little biased here. Still, Awaken is already garnering chatter as the must-see haunted house of 2016. With 13,000 square feet of fright, a vortex tunnel, indoor waiting, and plenty of free parking, it's no wonder why.
All good haunted houses have a good back story and Saint Lucifer's Haunted Asylum in Flint is no exception. After all, who doesn't love a good asylum story? Saint Lucifer's, it is said, is the site of a huge state asylum that closed its doors in 1974 after "treating" thousands and the insane in a variety of new and creative ways.
In Northern Michigan, Autumn can be cold, windy and very uncomfortable. That's just the way they like it at Screams in the Dark, located in Traverse City, Michigan. Like some other haunts on the list, Screams in the Dark features multiple attractions with a la carte ticket pricing so you can choose which haunts are most appropriate for you and any little ones you might want to bring along.
Screams in the Dark isn't the only good Western Michigan haunt. In fact, sprawling over 44 acres it is one of the largest scream parks in the entire country: Niles Haunted House and Scream Park in Niles, MI. While the Niles Haunted House and Scream Park uses the idea of multiple attractions like some others on the list, they take a museum-esque approach offering new "exhibits" along with roaming entertainers and concessions stands.
Not only one of the most popular haunted houses in Michigan, but also one of the most popular in the country, Erubus has certainly had its share of local and national press. In fact, it was named the largest walk-through haunt in the world from 2005-2008 in the Guinness Book of World Records. This four-story hauntfest is unique on this list as it is right in the middle of an urban area and not out in a sprawling rural setting.
Whenever you talk about "the best" anything, it is always open to subjectivity. What some poeple love, others find boring. This list, however, should serve as a quick primer to the best, most-consistent, and most-recognized haunted in houses in Michigan and, as such, a great place to start!