Are you looking for the best haunted house in Cincinnati? All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town needs to be on the top of your list for a haunted experience in 2021.
Terror Town, located in Greater Cincinnati, is less like a haunted house and more like a haunted festival. It includes the main haunted trail attraction, but also an entire town are filled with shops, entertainment, games, live music and more.
It’s well worth the cost of the ticket and the set up is spacious allowing for plenty of social-distancing.
Here’s What to Expect at All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town
The attraction is meant to feel like a small 19th century town – in fact, this used to be the site of Old West Fest, which lends itself well to the story behind the town. There are two major parts to Terror Town – the haunted trail and the town.
Terror Town Trail
The story is that a cult has taken over this small town, murdering the priest and demanding everyone to join them or else. You’ll spend between 25-35 minutes going through this experience while they try to convince you to join the cult.
And instead of waiting in a super long line, you bring your ticket to the trail check-in and put your name on the waitlist. You’ll receive a text message when you’re allowed to line up for the trail. And until that begins (after dark) you’re free to roam and explore the rest of the town.
What to Expect in the Terror Town
Food & Drink
There are several restaurants and a bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options.
Expect regular entertainment including live bands.
Outdoor Movie Theater
You’ll see picnic tables set up with classic horror films playing throughout the evening.
Games at Terror Town
You can find cornhole, horseshoe, axe throwing, giant Jenga and more, plus Zombie Brain Smash! I love that most of these are included for no additional cost.
There is a wide variety of shops to visit with Halloween & spooky-themed items for purchase from decor, jewelry, clothing, desserts, gifts and more. The chocolate covered Zombie brownie was so good – I highly recommend picking up some to enjoy there and to go.
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Town Members and Terror
Even before you get on the haunted trail you’ll see members of the town and the cult wandering the grounds interacting with guests. There is also a stage where you’ll see some very frightful activities. Some members of the cult will “shoot guns.” I do not believe anyone carries any fake gun, but you will hear the sound sometimes during their performances.
It made me jump a few times, so I wanted to note that it is part of the attraction.
What is the Cost of All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town?
$25 for General Admission which includes the haunted trail as well as free access to the entire town, live entertainment and games
$35 for Unfeigned Horror Red Bracelet which includes the above, plus extra scares! The cult will interact with you directly and might grab at you quickly (while being mindful of COVID-19 restrictions) and may throw fake blood at you.
Food & Drink is all reasonably priced – we shared a huge plate of loaded fries with chicken for less than $10
What to Wear
Since the majority of the attractions are outside, I recommend dressing for the weather and the elements.
- Wear shoes that can get muddy.
- Bring layers to add on as the night cools down.
- Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy – there is fake blood that is meant for those who wear the red bracelets but you could get caught in the mess.
- Bring bug spray if you’re the type that always gets bitten (*this is me)
Do You Have to Wear a Mask to All Hallows Eve Terror Town?
Yes, masks are required for all guests inside of the attraction. All employees wear masks as well. There are hand sanitizer stations throughout the space though I recommend bringing your own to have handy, especially if you’re enjoying some of the food and treats on site.
The space itself is mostly outdoors and there’s so much room to allow for social distancing, and when entering smaller shops or spaces just be mindful of the number of people in the room and wait outside if it makes sense.
All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town Location
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg, 45176
Terror Town is located 14 miles east off I-275 along US 32
There is plenty of free parking next to the attraction.
I hope I see ya’ll there because I know I’m going back again this season for some more scares. Terror Town is veteran-owned and with all of the small shops within the space it’s a great way to support local businesses. Happy Haunting!
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Casey is the founder of Casey La Vie & has been running this travel and lifestyle blog since 2016. She’s on a mission to balance her career as a social media manager with exploring her home of New York City and seeing more of the world.