Halloween is the high holiday for millions of Americans. Chattanogans are no exception. Chattanooga offers many opportunities to be scared out of your wits, including one of the top voted haunted attractions in the United States voted top 10 by Rand McNally and number 4 by Buzzfeed. If you like something a little less terrifying we have that as well. Here is your guide to haunted Chattanooga and north Georgia.
Ruby Falls Haunted Caverns
By far the most popular of all the attractions in the area, the “Caverns”, as locals refer to it, is located on Lookout Mountain. Professional actors make this one of the top 10 haunted houses in the country. Guests walk through caves crawling with monsters 26 stories below ground. The terror starts in the parking lot as characters walk through the crowds looking for victims. This year’s theme is zombies, science experiments gone wrong and a lot of gore. Tickets range from $25-30 and the attraction is not recommended for children under 8. With lines that last hours, it is recommended that you check theFacebook page and website before going to make sure your scary time is also a fun one. 1720 Scenic Highway Lookout Mountain.
This attraction is growing in popularity and gives you a lot of BOO for your buck. Along with a very scary haunted house, visitors can take part in a haunted hayride, haunted maze (this sounds terrifying to me), bonfire, outdoor movie while you wait and concessions to tide you over while you wait. 50 professional live actors are guaranteed to scare the you-know-what out of you. The price of admission is $20 for the whole experience and The Haunted Hilltop is located at 8235 Highway 58 in Harrison.
Blowing Screams Farm
An outdoor haunted attraction complete with monsters and a back story that changes every year, Blowing Screams is set on the Blowing Springs Farm, which is a wonderful fall festival farm during the day (when ninnies like me can go). This year’s story includes inter dimensional travel and shadow creatures in The Void. Located in Flintstone, Georgia right outside Chattanooga, this attraction features a bonfire while you wait and concessions so you are slowed down for the monsters. Tickets range $16-25 and can be purchased onsite or online. 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintsone, GA.
This year is the 10th anniversary of Ringgold’s Haunted Depot. The Haunted Depot is the old school haunted house that scared the pants off us in the 1990′s and is still pretty scary today. One of the best family haunted houses in the Chattanooga area with varying levels of scary to pick and choose from. Tickets are $8 for the depot and $7 for a hayride. All proceeds go back into supporting the redevelopment of downtown Ringgold.155 Depot Street, Ringgold, GA.
If getting scared is your thing, we hope that you get truly terrified! Happy Halloween!