Utah haunted house named a top US venue to get spooked

Sep 13, 2022, 11:44 AM | Updated: 1:43 pm
Man in costume and two teens are pictured at Nightmare on 13th, a Utah haunted house...
Rotten seed Roland Jordan walks near Sammy Warner and Makenzie Horman at Nightmare on 13th in Salt Lake City Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (Jeffrey Allred/Deseret News)
(Jeffrey Allred/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Nightmare on 13th has been a popular Halloween attraction in Utah since 1990. Now, the haunted house is receiving national attention.

America Haunts announced that five of its U.S. haunted attractions had achieved what it calls “legendary status.”  Nightmare on 13th ranked fourth in the country. According to American Haunts, the U.S. boasts around 1,200 haunts. 

America Haunts gave props to the haunted house’s 13 nightmare themes as part of the allure claiming the attraction brings in both locals and international visitors. People can expect to see swamps, abandoned parks, factories, and crypts, as well as, “time travel into the past to face evil, madness, and fright that leaves many shivering and out of breath yet a burning desire to do it again.”

The company’s top 5 frights in America are:

  • the Haunted Hotel, San Diego
  • the Spooky Woods, Greensboro/High Point
  • the Bates Motel & Haunted Attractions, Philadelphia
  • Nightmare on 13th, Salt Lake City, and 
  • 13th Gate, Baton Rouge

Nightmare on 13th is currently open on Fridays and Saturdays. On Oct. 1, the venue will be open Monday – Friday. Tickets can be purchased online.

Related: Hershey says it won’t be able to meet Halloween demand this year

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