Top 5 Haunted Houses, Scary Attractions

In anticipation of Halloween, Patch rounds up a list of the scariest places to visit in or near Howard 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
120 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie (Behind Monsignor Slade Catholic School)
When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27
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.

Haunt at Sunrise Farm
100 Dairy Ln., Gambrills
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!

Baysox Doomsday Asylum 2012 Haunted House
Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Bowie
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
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.
$15 in advance, $17 at the door

Six Flags: Thrills by Day and Fright by Night
Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Largo
Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, plus Oct. 19 and Oct. 26
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
Blobs Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup
Starting at 7 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 28, then during Halloween week: Oct. 29-31, Nov. 2-3
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.
$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.

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