#1 13th Gate Baton Rouge, LA
The #1 position for the Best Haunted Attraction on ZZZippy's List of the Top 25 Haunted Houses in America, belongs to the amazing, 13th Gate. 13th Gate has been one of our very favorite haunts since the very first time we visited it. The proprietor Dwayne Sanburn has a passion for the industry and a commitment to excellence. Besides that, he just happens to be one of the nicest guys in the entire industry; a gentleman's gentleman.
Now that we have the niceties behind us, let's get down to the scary facts; Dwayne's 13th Gate is nothing short of terrifying! The set design is so realistic that you cannot tell the haunt from the real thing. Widely regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the Country, The 13th Gate (located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is the ultimate Haunted House where you journey through not one but 13 nightmares.
The artists behind the impressive dark attraction turn horror into reality. Similar to Fear Itself in Indiana, visiting guests frequently ask themselves "is this real?" The attraction’s level of detail, set design, and effects combined with impressive actors and incredible makeup can only be compared to a Hollywood movie. 13th Gate features a real snake-infested Louisiana Swamp, nightly voodoo shows, claustrophobic cellars, hidden subterranean passages and even a prehistoric ice cave, all seamlessly woven together... which is nothing short of masterful. The haunted house is constantly changing and growing from year to year so that guests never know what to expect around the next terrifying corner.
If 13th Gate is not enough by itself, next door Sanburn has built a haunted cemetery named Necropolis. Unlike other "haunted cemeteries" Necropolis is a haunted New Orleans-style cemetery, complete with crumbling stone and mortar, above ground crypts. A stroll through this cemetery in the dead of the night delivers an entire new type of goose bump. The cemetery consumes an entire city block and is a labyrinth of over 400 dark crypts for you to explore, all the while avoiding the multitudes of the living dead freshly awakened by Baron Samedi, the Voodoo Lord of the Dead. To enter the cemetery you must first descend 13 steps down into an open grave deep into dark underground catacombs. From there it's a half-mile terror-filled trek to the exit.
A monstrous congratulations to Dwayne Sanburn and his outstanding staff for making 13th Gate the #1 dark attraction on ZZZippy's 2015 Top 25 Best Haunted Houses in America.http://www.13thgate.com/