School's in full swing and the holiday season is fast approaching. Things like fall foliage, corn mazes, the apple harvest and Halloween come to mind during this time of year. To help us create the ultimate autumn attraction guide, we asked readers to vote for their favorites in nine categories. The results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full winners list:
Best Apple Orchard: Kiyokawa Family Orchards in Parkdale, Ore.
This winning orchard grows more than 80 types of apples — Photo courtesy of Kiyokawa Family Orchards
Kiyokawa Family Orchards has been operating since 1911, growing more than 80 varieties of apples, including Benoni, Braeburn, Cortland Fuji and Winter Banana. Award-winning pies, turnovers, honey, jams and fresh cider draw customers from throughout this scenic Oregon valley.
Best Corn Maze: Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine
This year's winning maze depicts a ship at sail — Photo courtesy of Treworgy Family Orchards
Treworgy’s, the longest continually running corn maze in Maine, covers 4 acres and is made from some 60,000 corn plants grown to a height of about 10 feet tall. The 2018 theme is Corn Ships Ahoy.
Best Destination for Fall Foliage: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Fall foliage peaks in the Upper Peninsula in late September and early October — Photo courtesy of iStock / Michigannut
Just about the entire Upper Peninsula puts on a display of fall color that peaks during the last two weeks of September and the first week of October. A favorite fall experience for leaf peepers is the drive along M-26 along the shores of Lake Roland and past the trees of Copper Country State Forest.
Best Escape Room: The Official SAW Escape Room in Las Vegas
This Vegas escape room brings the SAW films to life — Photo courtesy of The Official SAW Escape Room
Fans of the SAW horror movie franchise will love this Las Vegas escape room, where new puzzles are added on a monthly basis. This multi-room experience is one of the largest in the world.
Best Ghost Tour: French Quarter Phantoms in New Orleans
French Quarter Phantoms offers a variety of spooky (and historic) tours — Photo courtesy of French Quarter Phantoms
These tours are not scripted, and there are no costumes necessary. The French Quarter Phantoms tour guides are educated storytellers who have studied history and more. Visitors can sign up for a true crime tour, ghost and vampire tour, a trip through the cemetery or an unusual perspective of the French Quarter.
Best Haunted Attraction: The Lewisburg Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio
This Readers' Choice winner is the world's longest walk-through haunt — Photo courtesy of Michael Burge / The Lewisburg Haunted Cave
Located 80 feet below ground in a real limestone cave, the world’s longest walk-through haunt is made even more creepy thanks to some 30,000 live bats.
Best Haunted Destination: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, W.V.
This National Historic Landmark is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the South — Photo courtesy of AP Photo/David Smith
Purportedly one of West Virginia's most haunted sites, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum opened its doors in 1864. By the 1950s, the facility was operating way over capacity with inhumane conditions. The facility is also a National Historic Landmark.
Best Haunted Hotel: Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nev.
Among the ghostly residents of this haunted hotel is Rose, a murdered prostitute — Photo courtesy of Mizpah Hotel
Built in 1907, the Mizpah Hotel in haunted Tonopah has many spirits supposedly roaming its halls, including Rose, a prostitute murdered by a jealous gambler. Guests report items that mysteriously move and an old elevator whose doors randomly open and close.
Best Theme Park Halloween Event: Halloween Haunt at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio
This annual event brings frightening mazes and live stage shows to Kings Island — Photo courtesy of Kings Island
The Kings Island coasters aren’t the only things making park guests scream. Come September, the park’s annual Halloween Haunt adds frightening mazes and live shows designed with one purpose: scare you just enough to haunt your dreams until next year’s event comes ‘round.
Among the upcoming attractions, along with all the rides Kings Island fans love, the Kill Mart department store-themed house, Slaughter House and a musical stage show: Monster Rock.
Congratulations to all these winning attractions and events! Remember to vote in other Readers' Choice contests daily at 10Best.com.