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Looking for an extreme Halloween experience? Look no further than the USS Nightmare, America's premier haunted steamboat located at 101 Riverboat Row in Newport, KY.

Built on a real steamboat, the USS Nightmare offers visitors a unique and bone-chilling experience as they meander through more than 30 areas of the massive old boat. The tour is enhanced with state-of-the-art special effects, movie-quality sound and lighting, and dozens of live actors to help immerse visitors in a real-life ghost story. From chainsaws to evil illusions, visitors can expect to be spooked at every turn.

For the ultimate fright-seekers and adrenaline junkies, the Captain's Extreme Tour is specially designed to leave you trembling with fear. The crew is unleashed and visitors can expect adult situations and language, more extreme special effects, and the potential to get wet and dirty. Cast and crew may even touch you, so please dress accordingly.

Please note that this tour is not recommended for kids under 17. If you're looking for a truly heart-pounding and intense Halloween experience, book your tickets for the USS Nightmare's Captain's Extreme Tour today.

Beware of the Dredge's inhabitants, including the infamous Captain and his ghastly crewmembers who are anxiously waiting for their next victims. Discover for yourself why the USS Nightmare is favorite haunted attraction amongst haunt lovers.

Owned and operated by BB Riverboats, 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.

Don't miss your chance to experience one of the most unique and terrifying haunted attractions in the country. Find all the best haunted houses at and start planning your visit to the USS Nightmare today.



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