Halloween isn’t all about the cute fall decorations and candy; there are plenty of terrifying ways to get you into the Halloween spirit. Test your fear factor as you approach some of the scariest haunted sites in the state. Here are some of the best Tennessee haunted houses and attractions.
8 Tennessee Haunted Houses and Attractions
1016 Madison Square, Madison, TN 37115 • (615) 933-5377
Hours through November 10: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday and Thursday, 7:30 to 10 p.m.; October 29-31, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Endure state-of-the-art animations, detailed horror scenes and terrifying live actors when you visit Nashville Nightmare this October. Voted “Middle Tennessee’s Best Haunted House,” Nashville Nightmare is adding even more of a scare factor this year. At every corner of this 50,000-square-foot attraction, guests will test their limits with Middle Tennessee’s best horror actors. With two new surprise attractions, visitors are bound to be terrified through the entire experience. Tickets are $30 and can be bought online or on site. Not recommended for children under 12.
Take a tour of one of the most famous haunted sites in American history: the Bell Witch Cave and Farm. The haunted history dates all the way back to when Andrew Jackson was president when he refused to continue his stay at the Bell Witch Farm with his troops after being terrified of the place. The story goes that the witch is that of Kate Batts, the neighbor of John Bell. She claimed to be cheated by him in a land purchase, and on her deathbed, she swore that she would haunt him. And that she did. Sitting in the middle of Adams, Tennessee, the haunted farm and cave have left visitors terrified for years. Cave tours are $12, cabin tours are $8, and cave and cabin combo is $18.
510 Davidson St, Nashville, TN 37213 • (615) 256-0053
Hours through October 31: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday and Halloween, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Take a walk through Devil’s Dungeon, and you’ll truly wonder what’s real and what’s fake! Proceed at your own risk as you explore more than 20,000 square feet of creative hauntings. Tickets are $20; purchase online or on site.
4001 Bell Rd, Hermitage, TN 37076 • (615) 290-5096
Hours through October 31: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Starting 10/14, Sunday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; October 29-31, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Recommended for ages 12 and older.
What was once a sweet fall hayride has turned beyond sinister. Try to find your way out of the hayride to get away from the most terrifying monsters, creatures and beings that pop out to scare you. If you are brave enough, set out on foot into the Haunted Woods. Tickets are $30. And make no mistake, this is not a kid-friendly hayride!
17055 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point, TN 38582 • (800) 579-7893
Hours through November 10: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Forget all the pretend haunted houses, Canoe the Caney takes guests to places where paranormal activity has actually been documented. At nightfall, set off on the chilling adventure down the Caney Fork River to the old cemetery for true accounts of a flooded town, lost graves and paranormal activity. Guests will float over what is known to be the sunken cemetery just 15 feet below. Tickets are $34.99 online or on site.
1431 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 • (931) 698-1664
Hours through October 27: Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (starts at 6 p.m. on 10/20 and 10/27)
Zombies are on the loose, and Millers Thrillers needs your help eliminating them! The zombie paintball hayride allows riders to open fire with paintballs to protect the city against the swarm of unwanted zombies. Set out on an hour-long walk along an old mining trail that leads into the darkness, and endure new creatures around every corner. Tickets for Zombie paintball are $20, Haunted Woods is $20 and the Entertainment Zone is $10.
3445 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076 • (615) 840-5069
Hours through November 3: Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight; Sunday 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; October 25-30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Halloween, 7 p.m. to midnight
After 32 years, Nashville’s longest standing haunted house still leaves visitors absolutely terrified. Don’t be fooled by the friendly and welcoming staff, because once you enter the darkness, the characters that approach will make you want to run for your life. Tickets are $25 online or at the door.
7040 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, TN 37087 • (615) 519-3116
Hours through November 3: Friday, Saturday and Halloween, 7 p.m. to midnight
Start the night out terrified and end it with family-friendly fun to get you into the Halloween spirit! Dead Land offers The Portal and The Curse attractions that walk guests through the darkened woods with twists, turns and horrors at every corner. Take a stroll through the graveyard with the new Crypt attraction, and puzzle your mind with Freak Out Escape Games. All the different attraction prices range from $10 to $15, or there is a “Scare Me” bundle that includes all three attractions for $30. When all of the scare attractions are complete, take it down a notch by the bonfire with food from the concessions or a stroll through the gift shop.
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