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13 Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours in Texas for a Scary Night Out 

Being in the midst of Halloween season, that means you have to spend a night or two (or many) getting spooked at some haunted houses and ghost tours. Whether you're looking for a quick fix here in San Antonio or need a reason to take a mini road trip to Austin, Houston or even the coast, we've gathered the most popular haunted house and ghost tour options to get you in the Halloween ~spirit~.
Psycho Asylum / Slaughterhouse
1201 E Houston St., psychoasylumsa.com
For one ticket, you get two opportunities to get the pants scared off of you. If you go through life without visiting this joint haunted house, you’re missing a part of the San Antonio experience.
Photo via Instagram, aggressivezen
Terror on the Plaza / Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
329 Alamo Plaza, (210) 226-2828, terrorontheplaza.com
You can enjoy this haunted experience all year round, but you have to hit it up during Halloween season. Though it’s a bit commercial, you can enjoy the tales of La Llorona, La Lechuza and the Donkey Lady.
Photo via Instagram, mmmichellephammm
House of Torment
2632 Ridgepoint Dr., Austin, (512) 407-9449, houseoftorment.com
This year’s themes will get you excited to make the trip up to the 512, with The Possession (yeah, nuns), The Frenzy Dark Carnival (It?!) and The Deranged (like Psycho Asylum). And yes, they’re all included in one ticket price.
Photo via Instagram, sarahelpeterson
Paranormal Activity Ghost Tour
138 Waxwood Ln., (210) 999-1478, bestsanantonioghosttours.com
Explore local ghost stories all around San Antonio that are equally historical as they are entertaining. This tour has been featured on History Channel segments, so it’s a must-do for history buffs. Tickets cost $15 for adults with the tour lasting an hour and a half.
Photo via Facebook, ACP ghost hunt
Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, (210) 638-1338, sistersgrimmghosttour.com
Y’all already know Sisters Grimm is on this list. Indulge in local ghost stories in Downtown San Antonio, especially those at the Menger Hotel with the dinner tour. You’ll be recreating The Shining-esque photos all night.
Photo via Instagram, shelly_ann27
Nightmare on the Bayou
515 Studemont St., Houston, (713) 868-3344, nightmareonthebayou.com
Take a road trip out to Houston to enjoy one of the city’s scariest haunted houses. This year’s attractions include Ghost House and Bayou Cemetery for extra creepy scares.
Photo via Instagram, kimkimvu
13th Floor
1203 E Commerce St., (210) 910-6450, 13thfloorsanantonio.com
Whether you’re a haunted house champ or a wuss, you’ve got to check out 13th Floor. It was voted the best haunted house in the country.
Photo via Instagram, _dreeaaxo
Terror Mansion
414 W Laurel, (210) 226-2666, terrormansionusa.com
Connect with the after life at one of San Antonio’s signature haunted houses. Terror Mansion’s tips for survival? Prayer and a rosary.
Photo via Instagram, nigel_blaque88
The Fear Factory Haunted Experience
9333 SW Loop 410, (210) 623-8383, tradersvillage.com
Make your way over to Traders Village to find some good deals. Oh, and to check out this free (with parking admission) haunted ~experience~. Open weekends in October, this twisted maze of frights is perfect for the family with parades going on too.
Photo via Instagram, tradersvillage
Austin Ghost Tour
(512) 853-9826, austinghosttours.com
Do a two-for-one scare session and be sure to hit up this tour of Austin ghosts after House of Torment. These ghosts are rumored to be more curious than scary, but we’ll leave that evaluation up to you. Choose from a historic walk at Moonshine Restaurant, a tour of the Red Light District or the Shadows of the Capital tour.
Photo via Instagram, kathy_l_baker
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Dash Beardsley Ghost Tours of Galveston
Strand Street, Galveston, (832) 892-7419, ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com
Dash Beardsley, the Ghost Man of Galveston, takes you through the scariest sites in town. Scary as in paranormal scary, so you know this tour is worth the trip out to the coast.
Photo via Instagram, audriannette
Alamo City Ghost Tours
107 King William St., (210) 336-7831, alamocityghosttours.com
If you’re looking for a tour guide that knows their stuff and just how to scare the pants off of you, you’ve got the perfect tour right here. These knowledgeable experts know just how to teach you all about the spooky sites in San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram, ekuwik
Spring Ghost Tour
303 Main St., Spring, (832) 797-1888, houstonghosttour.com
Visit this former “Wild West Town” which is now a literal ghost town. Take your pick from the family-friendly tour or do the R-rated tour to get the most out of your trip out east.
Photo via Instagram, tdunham505
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Psycho Asylum / Slaughterhouse
1201 E Houston St., psychoasylumsa.com
For one ticket, you get two opportunities to get the pants scared off of you. If you go through life without visiting this joint haunted house, you’re missing a part of the San Antonio experience.
Photo via Instagram, aggressivezen
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