Are you looking for a frightfully good time and do you love being terrified? Then make the journey to the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia which is playing host to their annual Dungeon of Horrors, one of the best Haunted House-style attractions in the Midwest. It is approximately a 3 hour drive from Cleveland to Moundsville.
Dungeon of Horrors You still have time to be scared out of your mind. Tickets for this popular attraction are still available for October 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31. The Dungeon of Horrors claims to be able to cure you of any phobia you have by making you face all your phobias first hand as you make your way through the attraction.
Visitors will encounter the fright of being locked up in a cell, getting lost in a maze and the terror of encountering various spirits as you travel through the Dungeon of Horrors. In 2011, over 10,000 people took the eerie walk through the Dungeon of Horrors, known as one of the scariest places behind bars.
New this year is the North Walk tour which will lead you through the oldest part of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. Closed to the public for years until this event, this maximum security area where the most dangerous inmates were housed is known as an area of high paranormal activity. Daily murders, violence and brutality were commonplace in this area of the prison called “The Alamo” and “The Hole” by the inmates.
Visitors will enter the North Walk tour via the “Administration Building” and the “wheel”. Special Note: The North Walk is not an attraction (like the rest of Dungeon of Horrors) but a tour of an area that was considered one of the bloodiest in the nation.
Known to have one of the highest levels of paranormal activity in the United States, the former West Virginia Penitentiary was home to some of the most violent criminals (including Charles Manson) and many of them not only resided there but also died there. Many believe that the prisoners still haunt the penitentiary to this day.
The Dungeon of Horrors opens each night at 7 p.m. Admission is $20. North Walk Tour tickets are an additional $10. It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets online at www.wvpentours.com. This will guarantee you entry into the Dungeon of Horrors on the date and time printed on the tickets. Arrive at least 20 minutes before the entrance time printed on your ticket.
The Dungeon of Horrors is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
For more information about the Dungeon of Horrors or about other tours offered call 304-845-6200 or get online at www.wvpentours.com.
The former West Virginia Penitentiary is located at 818 Jefferson Ave. in Moundsville, West Virginia. Moundsville is 176 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 3 hour drive.