Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory

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Moderately Scary
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Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Haunted Schoolhouse
The Haunted Schoolhouse is a three-story brick building in the former Thomastown Elementary School at 1280 Triplett Boulevard in Akron, OH. The School Building was purchased from the Akron Board of Education in September of 1974 and has been scaring the yell out of its many visitors ever since. We have artists and set designers who work year round to create exciting new sets every year, as well as add a fresh polish to existing scenes. Touring the schoolhouse has been likend to visiting a detailed hollywood movie set. Your trip through our attraction will include a visit to a home of witches, giants, dragons and gargoyles. You'll also travel through cemeteries, Dracula's castle and Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory, as well as the evil king's dungeon of terror.

When visiting both of our Haunted attractions you will experience 7 FLOORS OF COMBINED TERROR. During the Halloween season we employ 50 actors at the schoolhouse in addition to adult supervisors, staff members and Akron City Police who observe and patrol our show. We offer 10 acres of free parking. Tickets are purchased in our large indoor waiting area and a concession counter is provided with a seating area for parents waiting for their children to tour the attraction.

Haunted Laboratory
The doors of the Haunted Laboratory at 1300 Triplett Bouevard in Akron, OH creaked open in 1981, but the building's history began on June 26, 1932 when it was operated by The University of Akron as the Guggenheim Air Institute. Since the university had no aeronautical experts, the Institute operated under the supervision of German Scientist, Dr. Karl Von Karman. Many of the buildings unique features at the Institutes are showcased in our show. Your tour at the Haunted Laboratory encompasses four stories of spine tingling scenes. You will walk onto a catwalk wile lasers shoot up through the four story vertical wind tunnel. You will be able to view one of a kind, state-of-the-art Tesla Coils, spinning black holes and an array of intricate sets.

When touring both of our Halloween productions we offer 7 FLOORS OF COMBINED TERROR. We have 10 acres of free parking next door at our Haunted Schoolhouse. We employ 50 actors as well as adult supervisors, staff members and Akron City Police who observe and patrol our show. Email Haunt Owner
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Depending on your departure location, take 77 North or South to S. Akron. Take the Wilbeth Road/Route 764 exit. Turn east onto Route 764. Follow the signs approximately 1.5 miles from 77. We are located on Route 764

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  • I am in love!!!!

    I love Halloween. So much so that I drove 5 hours to this haunted house. I had heard about it for YEARS and decided that I should just get in the car and go. We went on a busy Saturday night and at first I was discouraged because of the long line but I was surprised by how quickly it moved. We had travelled up to the area the previous day and decided to check out another haunted house but it was quite disappointing, especially compared to this one. There are stairs, many of them, and I don't have the greatest legs anymore so I was not thrilled when I had to walk up them. But, it was well worth it. The stairwell was very creepy and I could hear the screams of everyone walking through the house. I've been through many haunted houses and yet I was still holding onto my husband's arm. The schoolhouse was fantastic. Absolutely stunning. I have nothing negative to say about it. The scenes were incredible and terrifying. Plenty of great scares and it's filled with real life actors so you're not paying to see machines jump out at you. The lab was great, as well. I think the schoolhouse was better only because I found it more scary but that doesn't mean the lab wasn't worth the price. They are both terrifying in their own right. The only thing I didn't like about the lab was the amount of time spent outside waiting to get inside. It wasn't awful by any means but I wouldn't be too happy if it were raining. It was great for the scares and the scenes were awesome! Both houses were amazing. Both super scary and super cool to walk through. They aren't too short or too long. They are filled with real life actors that know how to scare you. They even had a food truck outside that my husband decided to spend twenty dollars on, but the funnel cakes were well worth it. The staff was all super friendly and we had a great time. I can imagine that people are discouraged by the price but let me assure you that IT IS WELL WORTH THE PRICE. It's amazing, it really is. If I didn't live so far away from it, I would be back this weekend. As for children, they should be able to walk through just fine. I'll probably bring my grandchildren when they are a little bit older. The actors aren't invasive, they are scary but they didn't touch me or chase me.

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    Posted 10/21/16

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  • This was amazing

    i go every year with my friend i go to tallmadge middle school and i am in 8 grade

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    Length of Event: > 1 hour
    Time Visited: After 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted 10/7/16

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  • Good for teenagers or young kids over 6.

    Overall a good experience. Not to scarey for for kids over 20+. Good lighting effects. Price was a little high.

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    Posted 10/24/15

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  • Could be better, could be worse.

    This was my first haunted attraction- ever, and I'm 17. Maybe it's because I'm out of their consumer range or because I've been watching horror films since 3 years old, but it could have been better. I went with my cousin who's 14 and she was really scared, so it's a definite yes for younger kids and teens, but for me it was a little boring. The scarier of the two is the Laboratory hands down, mostly because the actors have props that make noises (drills, chainsaws, etc.) that they like to put right next to your ear, haha. I'm glad I went to it at least once, but I don't know if I'll be returning any time soon, if at all. I don't want to pay $26 on attractions that don't make me scream.

    Posted 10/12/14

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