In other states, the ghosts aren’t very happy when they must do a stint at a haunted attraction. But at the haunted houses in Tennessee, the ghosts actually volunteer in 2013! They love to scare you to death. America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). So be very careful at these Tennessee haunted houses.
Memphis Haunted Houses for 2013
In the 1870s, Memphis was devastated by a number of outbreaks of yellow fever. 75% of the population died or fled the city during the worst outbreak in 1878. It’s best to avoid the ghosts from that era.
Haunted Web of Horrors - 700 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN 38018
Doors open at 7 pm for what many believe is the best haunted house in Memphis. Actually there are two haunts at one location for only $10 for Dark Matters or $12 for Tormented or $20 for the combo ticket. Haunted Web of Horrors is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 4th through November 2nd plus Halloween and October 27th, and 30th. Doors open at 7 pm. Doors close at midnight on Friday and Saturday nights in October and at 10 pm on other nights. Tormented is a walk through a twisted insane institution. The Dark Matter is a 3D Labyrinth of scary fun. One of the best haunted houses in Tennessee.
Terror at 2596 and Shadowlands both take place at Jones Orchard, Millington, TN 38133
Jones Orchard is located at 6880 Singleton Parkway and features three haunted attraction until the title of Festivals of Fear. Prices are $10 for Terror or Shadowlands plus $6 for Hangman’s Hollow. All three in a combo ticket for just $18. Attractions run Friday and Saturday from October 4th through November 2nd. Doors are open 7 pm until 11 pm. Jones Orchard also runs a farmers market until 6 pm and then continues with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and hayrides until at least 10 pm Thursday through Sunday. A great place for family fun.
Mid-South Haunted Maze - 777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120
The two haunted attractions at Mid-South are a haunted maze and a separate haunted hayride. This is a working farm with other corn maze and children’s activities going on during the day. At night a travel through the scary maze is $10 and the hayride is $5. They are open nights until 10pm. The dates are October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 plus Halloween and November 1st and 2nd. They also have a jumping pillow, and corn cannon shooting area.
Spooky Nights 2013 - 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, TN 38134
Spooky Nights is a haunted thrill held at Shelby Farms Park each weekend in October. Spooky Nights 2013 features Memphis’ first Haunted Trail for those age 12 and up. Families can enjoy the Nocturnal Nature Hike, Spooky Food Trucks, Zombie Laser Tag, Paintball, Pumpkin Carving, harvest crafts, and the Headless Horseman Hay Ride. Shelby Farms Park is a 4500 acre park serving both adult and youth programs all year. It features trails, nature exhibits, laser tag, disc golf, paintball, horseback riding, bike rentals, and a playground area. This October the park becomes Spooky Nights 2013 each Friday and Saturday night from October 4th through October 26th plus Halloween night. Spooky Nights opens at 7 pm and closes at 10 pm on all nights except October 25th and 26th. On those two nights it will close at midnight. The price for the Haunted Trail is $10 per person. The entire family can enjoy the Nocturnal Nature Hike for a total of $10. Zombie Laser Tag is $5 per person. The Headless Horseman Hay Rides are $5 per person.
Knoxville Haunted Houses for 2013
The ghosts that move among the mist of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park often spend their nights here in Knoxville.
Frightworks - 1904 West Emory Road, Knoxville, TN 37849
Expect some undead creatures and dark entities at this great scare. They have good actors and great scenes. The theme is “Some Things Should Remain Forgotten”. Tickets are $20. Frightworks opens for a sneak peak on September 13th for a ticket price of only $13. They are open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from October 3rd through November 2nd. Also open on October 30th. Doors open at 7 pm.
Frightmare Manor - 7588 West Andrew Johnson Hwy., Talbot, TN 37877
The three haunted attractions at Frightmare Manor are Manor, Chaos, and Necropolis. A ticket is $25. The Manor features the main haunted house of a former serial killer Jermiah Lexer. Finally ask the owners about The Challenge. The season begins with their Friday, September 13th opening night. They are then open every Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through November 2nd. Additional nights are October 24, 27, 30, and 31. Frightmore Manor is the only Funtober Favorite 100 in Tennessee and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Funtober names Frightmare Manor the #1 Haunted House in Tennessee.
Dead Man’s Farm Haunted House - 9567 HWY 11 E, Lenoir City, TN 37772
Tickets are $15 and the ticket office opens at 7pm and haunt at 7:30 pm. In addition to the haunted house there is a full midway of fun with bonfires, concessions, side shows, and performances. Dead Man’s is open Friday, and Saturday each week from September 27 through November 2nd plus October 10, 17, 24, 29, and 30th. Bring a friend but expect to leave alone. Redesigned for 2013, they claim it is bloodier and sicker than ever. Is that even possible? Leave us a comment.
Trail of Doom - 8240 Corryton road, Corryton, TN 37721
Three haunted attractions for the one low ticket price of $19.95. Trail of Doom has been providing over 12 years of fear to the locals. The haunted trails and corn mazes are Trail of Doom, Chaotic Carnival, and Elemental. They are open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 4th through November 2nd. Doors open at dark and run until at least 10 pm nightly.
Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg - 424 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN
Open nightly through Halloween until 11 pm.
Chattanooga Haunted Houses for 2013
Cherokee Indians were held at internment camps in Chattanooga, among other places, prior to departure on the Trail of Tears. We expect there are still a few lost souls haunting the area.
The Haunted Barn - 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, TN 37353
“Chattanooga’s Best Haunted Attraction” describes the Haunted Barn. Now with 20 years experience they have constructed a huge maze and 16 rooms throughout the barn. Expect to see a few monsters of unknown fright and description. Tickets are $18. Gates open at 7 pm. The Haunted Barn is open every Friday and Saturday night from October 4th through November 2nd. Doors close at midnight.
Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern - 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Descend 26 stories underground into the cave as you traverse this 45 minute haunt. There are 3 sections: the cave, the bus ride, and the top haunt. Have you heard about the curse of Dreadhaven? Inside this natural cave are buried in the hall of the lost dead the bodies. Bodies left to suffer at the hands of the Reaper for all time. Tickets are $21 on Sunday, and $23 on Friday and Saturday. Save money and buy your tickets online. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Opening weekend is September 27th and 28th. Then they are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 4th through November 2nd.
The Haunted Carnival 5919 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN
This haunt is located at a full entertainment complex. A $20 ticket gets you a scary haunted house, 18 holes of haunted golf, a pass for batting cages, a pass for a free pizza, and a go kart ride. Sounds like a great place to speed a night. They are open from Friday and Saturday from September 27th until October 26th plus the nights of October 20, 27, 30, and 31.
The ghosts here in the ninth fastest growing city in the United States are happy to run off a few of the newcomers every October.
Bikers Who Scare Haunted House - October 25, 2013
Haunted Houses in Nashville 2013
The soul of more than one aspiring musician has been crushed following a bad performance in Nashville. Perhaps that’s why there are so many good haunted houses in the area.
Slaughterhouse - 423 6th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Located next to Music City Center is Nashville’s longest running haunted attraction. Visit every Friday and Saturday night from September 13th through November 2nd plus October 30, 31. Haunt runs from 8 am to midnight weekends until October 5th. After that it is open from 7 pm to 12 am. Online tickets are $15 plus service fee.
Death Row Sanitarium of Slaughter - 418 Harding Industrial Dr., Nashville, TN 37214
A gruesome haunted house where souls are tormented and bodies mutilated. With a name like Death Row this place must be scary. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $12. Death Row is open September 20, 21, 27, 28, and October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. It takes about 40 minutes to go through this attraction. Attraction has free parking on site plus a concession stand.
Nashville Nightmare - 1016 Madison Square, Madison, TN 37115
Two haunted houses feature dark passages, wandering monsters, state of the art animatronics, an incredible special effects. Tickets to Nashville Nightmare are $17 for a single haunt or a combo ticket for $23. Night Terrors has 13 different scenes such as the Mortuary, Horseman’s Work, Cellar Dwellers, Salem’s Graveyard and more. The separate haunt Dark Descent was a former contaminated CDC testing facility. Where are all the people? Nashville Nightmare is open 8pm to midnight on September dates and 7:30 pm to 12:30 am on October weekend dates. The haunt is open Friday and Saturday nights on September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Also open October 13, 20, 27, 31 and November 1, and 2.
Gore House - 118 Mid Town Court, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Gore House is an immersive walk through the haunted house with terrifying live actors, special effects, and horrific scenes. As a character driven haunt Gore House is a blood covered gem. Tickets are $13. They are open Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 1 am. Sunday times are 7:30 pm to 10 pm. Open: Friday and Saturday nights on September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, and October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Also Halloween night plus Sunday October 13, 20, 27.
Devil’s Dungeon - 510 Davidson Street, Nashville, TN 37213
This is Nashville’s most controversial and scariest haunted house. “A Night in Hell” with lots of blood, screams, and zombies everywhere. Tickets are $15. Devil’s Dungeon is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 13 through October 26 plus Halloween and Sundays in October.
Miller’s Thrillers - 1431 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
“This ain’t no McDonald’s Playland”. Miller’s Thrillers provides a full range of scary entertainment. Live zombies roam the woods with mutated bodies from the phosphate mines in the area. Spend some time waiting at the concession stand, entertainment zone, or bonfire pit. Tickets are $15 to Haunted Woods, $20 for Zombie Paintball Hayride, or $30 for the Combo pass. They are open from 7 pm to 11 pm. Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday from September 27th through November 2nd plus October 20, 27, and 31st.
Dead Land Haunted Woods - 7040 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN 37090
There are three terrifying trail attractions at Dead Land. They are The Portal, The Maze of Screams, and The Curse. Weekends they are open from 7 pm until midnight. Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday from September 27th through November 2nd plus Halloween night. A $30 ticket gets you into all three trails.
Scream Creek Haunted Woods - 1765 Martins Chapel Church Rd., Springfield, TN 37172
Scream Creek is located at the Honeysuckle Hill Farm. The farm is open all year with various daytime train rides, hayrides, food concessions, and souvenirs for children and families. At night the terror is for adults on Friday and Saturday nights starting at dusk until 11 pm. Tickets to Scream Creek are $15.95 or $20.95 as a combo for the farm and 10 acres of flashlight corn maze and the new House of Terror. Lots of screams and fun at Scream Creek.
Bloody Acres Haunted Woods - 318 Big Station Camp Blvd., Gallatin, TN 37066.
“Warning the woods has been infected”. Bloody Acres has 14 acres of blood and gore on wooded trails with various rooms and scenes of screams. Tickets are $15. The haunt is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 1 pm and from 7 pm to 11 pm on Sundays and weeknights during Halloween week. Enjoy the screams from September 13th through October 31st.
Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods, 2133 Joe Brown Road, Spring Hill, TN 37172
“One of the Best Haunted Houses and Haunted Woods in middle Tennessee minutes from Nashville.” Creepy Hollow is open from dark to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays from October 4th through November 2nd plus Halloween night. Tickets are $17 for the 3 attractions plus $5 for the Headless hayride. Free parking plus lots of music, concessions, and scares. Scream all you want. What is your favorite haunt? Choose from Headless Horseman’s Hayride, Merciless Maze, and Haunted House.
Mad House Haunt- 214 McCown Dr., Lebanon, TN 37087
No activity on their Facebook page so far in 2013.
Johnson City Haunted Houses
I was a bit confused as to why the haunted houses are located in Bristol rather than larger Johnson City. Until I noticed two things. First, Bristol is the Birthplace of Country Music. And it is also home to the Bristol Motor Speedway, hosting two NASCAR short track events a year. Ghosts abound!
none in 2013
Nearby Haunted Houses
Wow. Tennessee borders a lot of states. Perhaps one of them has a closer haunted house than the above options in Tennessee?
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