The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is a popular haunted attraction in West Virginia, but it’s now been rated the best in the country.
TALA made number one in the USA Today Top 10 list of Best Haunted Destinations released late last week.
The online poll put the asylum against sites in California, Florida, Ohio and others for top honors.
Staff said recognition by a publication like USA Today is a big deal for their efforts there.
“To be named number one in the country is just absolutely huge for us. We can’t tell you how excited we are, and we’ve got a few weeks left to take advantage of it, and we’re hoping that everybody comes in and checks out the number one haunted attraction in the U.S,” said asylum Operations Manager Rebecca Jordan Gleason.
The asylum closes for the season just after Halloween to continue its restoration and preservation efforts.