Halloween isn’t all about the cute fall decorations and candy. If you’re more drawn to the scary side of October, there are plenty of terrifying ways to get you into the Halloween spirit this season. Test your fear factor as you approach some of the scariest haunted sites in the state. Here are a few of the best Tennessee haunted houses and attractions.
8 Tennessee Haunted Houses and Attractions
Creepy Hollow Woods
2133 Joe Brown Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174 • (931) 486-3063
Hours through October 31: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, October 31, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dare to experience the Creepy Hollow Woods with frights around every corner this October. You’ll encounter chilling scenes and heart-pounding scares along the 80-foot long trail. In addition to the Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods Trails of Terror, experience the Halls of Horror Haunted House or the Zombie Maze filled with startling surprises and frights you won’t forget! Tickets cost $28 and include admittance into all three attractions offered.
Dead Land Scream Park
7040 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, TN 37087 • (615) 519-3116
Hours through October 31: Friday and Saturday 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 $5 to $15, or there is a “Scare Me” bundle that includes all three attractions for $30 or a VIP option including all three attractions plus fast access passes for each for $50. 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.
510 Davidson St, Nashville, TN 37213 • (615) 256-0053
Hours through November 7: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 11:45 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 25,000 square feet of creative hauntings. Tickets are $25 online or on-site.
Haunted Bell Witch Cave and Farm
430 Keysburg Rd, Adams, TN 37010 • (615) 696-3055
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 and 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 has left visitors terrified for years.
The Haunted Canoe Trip
17055 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point, TN 38582 • (800) 579-7893
Hours through November 7: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, trips beginning at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.
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 start at $40 for adults and $25 for children online or on-site.
1431 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 • (931) 698-1664
Hours through October 31: Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (starts at 6 p.m. October 17, 24, and 31)
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. In addition to the zombie paintball hayride, visitors can also set out on an hour-long haunted woods attraction, Hillbilly Hobar, along an old mining trail that leads into the darkness and endures new creatures around every corner. Tickets for Zombie paintball are $20, for Hillbilly Hobar are $25, and for the Entertainment Zone are $10. It is highly recommend to buy and print tickets online beforehand.
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 varied based on the day, starting at $24.99, and can be bought online or on-site, however online is recommended. Not recommended for children under 12.
After 34 years, Nashville’s longest-standing haunted house, Slaughterhouse, 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.
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