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America's premier Haunted Steamboat! One of the areas highest rated and longest haunted attractions will once again feature some fright seekers' favorites.

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101B Riverboat Row
Newport, Kentucky, 41071

Contact Phone : 859-740-2293
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Built on a real steamboat! Each Halloween season brings new twists and turns to the haunted tour of the historic dredge with 30 minutes of bone-chilling fear as fright seekers meander through the eerie rooms and corridors of the massive old boat. The tour visits more than 30 areas of the steamboat and is enhanced with state of the art special effects and movie quality sound and lighting. The tour of the old dredge is enhanced with Halloween special effects from chain saws to evil illusions and dozens of live actors to help immerse the fright seeker in the real life ghost story. Americas Premier Haunted Steamboat! But beware the Dredge's inhabitants including our infamous Captain and his ghastly crewmembers are anxiously waiting. Join us in 2012 for and discover for yourself why the USS Nightmare is Greater Cincinnati's favorite haunted attraction. The area's best haunted house is owned and operated By BB Riverboats with Radio sponsorship by KISS Radio the USS Nightmare offers Halloween entertainment for the whole family. Special events include special hours during the Riverfest fireworks and the Kids friendly lights on matinee show to the Captain's unrated extreme tour. The extreme tour is specially designed for fright seeker and haunted house lover. The Dark Combo offers two of Cincinnati's favorite haunted house, The USS Nightmare and Cincinnati oldest haunted house located at St. Rita's School for the Deaf, for one low price. Haunt house tickets, discount coupons and special group rates are available. Find all the best haunted houses at Site contents copyright 2012 USS Nightmare unless noted otherwise. All rights reserved. This site uses Flash, Javascript and other modern internet technologies. If it seems broken to you, make sure you aren't running ad blockers, pop-up blockers, content filters or other web-crippling "services". HAUNTED HOUSE WEBSITE DESIGN BY SINISTERVISIONS.COM


October 21st : Light on Matinee 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Then our regualr show from 7pm - 11pm October 27th :Our regular show from 7pm - 11pm. Then we unleash the Unrated Captain's Tour from 12:00 am - 2:00 am


September 21 through November 3

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October 21st : Light on Matinee 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Then our regualr show from 7pm - 11pm October 27th :Our regular show from 7pm - 11pm. Then we unleash the Unrated Captain's Tour from 12:00 am - 2:00 am

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This had mixed reviews from our group. It has live animals which is original and different for a haunt. One member of our group is afraid of mice, so the guy holding the rat really put her over the edge. There are some special effects that really put this in the top of haunted attractions. The boat and story line are awesome. The line area really joins in on the theme which is great. However, the boat is huge which makes for a long haunt but many areas were lacking. Some areas were great and others not so much. Be interested to see if the lacking areas grow as the years go by. Also, they let groups go in to fast, i dont want to see the actors hiding as they finish scaring the last group.
Posted 08/04/2017
On a real boat!
We had a great time! So entertaining. It is built on an old steamboat. I am not sure Disney could make a Haunted House look so good! It is a must see if you are in Downtown Cincinnati.
Posted 03/30/2017

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