From natural wonders to the supernatural, Niagara Falls USA is home to an unearthly share of spooky spectacles. Packed with centuries of history, it’s no wonder Niagara County is haunted by its storied past — think haunted inns, man-made caves by foot, historic sites by flashlight and hiking to the Cave of the Evil Spirit.
Here are our picks of the most fun haunted attractions in Niagara Falls USA to enjoy during Halloween season or throughout the year.
Lights, Camera, Ghosts!
The Rapids Theatre is one of Niagara Falls' most historical buildings, and one of Western New York's most haunted too. Featured on Syfy's Ghost Hunters, this event venue not only offers must-see concerts, but also hosts guided ghost hunts to the public. Interested in a private ghost hunt? Secure at least 10 guests - max of 50, for a night of investigation from the Green Room to the VIP Balcony.
Spend the Night at a Haunted Inn
Situated near the raging rapids, the Red Coach Inn is cozy, quaint — and haunted. If you dare, reserve a room for a night or two and you may just see or hear the ghosts who roam this historic inn, inluding a bride and groom who took their lives on their wedding day. Afraid of the dark? Dine at the on-site restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Participate in a Haunted Lantern Tour
While Old Fort Niagara is known for its rich history, every October visitors can experience the darker side of this 18th century fortress — at night, during the limited engagement, Lantern and Lore Tours. Led by guides dressed in period clothing, guests will journey through the dark fort and hear haunted stories of the "ghost in the well," and more. Must be ages 10 or older for tour.
Pair the Paranormal with Vino
Spirits and wine don’t mix — that’s unless you’re at The Winery at Marjim Manor. The historic vineyard and homestead on the shores of Lake Ontario are perhaps one of the few wineries where you can pair a tasting with a ghost story. The antics don’t stop there — you can also indulge in the manor’s haunted Victorian teas or one of their several paranormal soirées. Tastings are $4, and ticket pricing for events vary. Call ahead.
Go Underground, Where No One Can Hear You Scream
They don’t call it Erie for nothing. Lockport Cave located along the banks of the Erie Canal is one of the few places in the world to have hosted underwater ghost hunts. Don’t worry — visitors don’t have to don their sub-aqua gear to experience the haunts. Every Halloween season, the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride is transformed into a haunted happening - a lantern-lit tour allowing you to discover this man-made wonder’s shady past. Tickets are $20+tax. Must be over the age of 8 for tour.
Find the Cave of the Evil Spirit
Thinking of a hike along Devil’s Hole State Park? You may need to keep your pulse in check when you reach the Cave of the Evil Spirit. In 1763, a wagon of 80 British soldiers was ambushed and killed by a Seneca tribe at this turbulent site — and legend has it that a few souls are still echoing its chamber today. Who knows what your GoPro might capture.
Campfire-Style Ghost Stories, Anyone?
Looking for some not-so-spooky good family fun? Becker Farms in Gasport is a real local favorite for G-rated haunts. Tickets include all-day activities including parking, apple picking, a corn maze, access to hiking trails, live music and so much more. Pre-orders also available on weekends only for fresh-from-the-oven treats like pies and hand-rolled donuts. Ticket pricing varies.
Visit these Halloween Events in Niagara County
As you can see, Niagara County does not fall short when it comes to it haunted attractions. Wherever you're looking for a night of spooks, visit one of our top picks near Niagara Falls this Halloween season.