If you want to be terrified, there is no better place to go than one of these Chattanooga haunted houses. With tons of spine-tingling thrills and a variety of themes to choose from, you are sure to find one that will scare your socks off!
Most of these attractions are recommended for adults and older kids, although some venues do offer no-scare zones for full-family enjoyment. There are houses scattered throughout the metro area.
In addition to the seasonal attractions, there are also ghost tours that pack a frightening punch. These tours allow you to visit places that are actually haunted, if you are a believer of course.
They also up the ante by giving attendees the chance to use high-tech ghost hunting equipment. One even allows overnight stays. EEEK!
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Chattanooga Haunted Houses
- Location: Audubon Acres, 900 North Sanctuary Rd, Chattanooga
This frightful attraction provides fun for the whole family. In addition to a scare-filled haunted forest, Acres of Darkness also boasts a not-so-scary kids’ zone with inflatables, hay ride, face painting, pumpkin decorating, bonfire, and more!
Location: 8235 Hwy 58, Harrison
Claiming to be the largest haunted house in Chattanooga, this attraction boasts over 200,000 square feet of terrifying fun! In addition to the main event, you can also enjoy a bonfire, haunted hayride, music, and more. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.
Location: 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga
At this attraction the serial killer clown, Grimby the Garrulous, continues to terrorize from the grave. Due to the intensity of this attraction, it is not recommended for children under 12. In addition to the haunted house, there are also 2 escape rooms on site.
Location: 5017 McDonald Rd, McDonald
In addition to a terrifying haunted house experience, you can enjoy a bonfire with live music and costumed performers. Consessions will also be available for purchase.
Location: 257 TN-307, Athens, TN
This horrifying haunted corn maze, is supposedly built on the actual burial site of a 19th century judge. While here, you can get up close and personal with the spirits of the people he executed, and perhaps even the judge himself.
Location: 155 Depot St, Ringgold, GA
Only 20 minutes outside of Chattanooga, this Civil War era train depot is transformed into a frightening maze of horrors. Attendees can also enjoy live entertainment and hay rides.
Location: 1001 Bryant Rd, Cohutta
This frightening Georgia attraction is a local favorite and is just 35 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Location: 1100 Holly Ave, South Pittsburg
The owners of this attraction claim it to be the most haunted location in America. As a former hospital built on top of a Civil War battle ground, it is thought that the spirits are a combination of Civil War soldiers and deceased hospital patients and employees.
It is open for tours year round, including overnight paranormal investigation packages, where participants can rent ghost hunting equipment. Many visitors report being spoken to by angry spirits, who demand they leave.
Location: varies based on your chosen tour
Chattanooga Ghost Tours offers both haunted walking tours and ghost hunting adventures. The hunts allow participants to search for ghosts using paranormal investigation equipment. Many participants report communicating with ghosts during these hunts.
Due to the intensity of these ghost hunts, they are not recommended for children, pregnant women, or people with health conditions. Tours are offered year round.
Halloween Books to Share
Help boost your child’s academic performance in all subject areas, while enjoying a little family fun through read alouds. The books below are sure to make your Halloween season complete!
- Little Boo – In this tale of patience, a little pumpkin seed longs to be scary on Halloween. After many fruitless attempts, and a little bit of growing up, he learns a valuable lesson in waiting.
- Skeleton Hiccups – A silly book for fun-loving kids.
- Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever – In this book, Corduroy and his friends have a fantastic Halloween party, but a slight setback teaches them what it really means to be friends. (This is one of my kids’ favorites!)
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