As fall arrives in the Smoky Mountains, you can feel a certain chill in the air that can only mean one thing… it must be almost October! While this means fall foliage, seasonal treats and Oktoberfest celebrations, it also signifies the creepy time of year where goblins and ghouls haunt the streets of Gatlinburg. Get your Halloween season started early this year and enjoy a spooky good time at these exciting haunted attractions in Gatlinburg:
Explore three stories of secret passageways in a terrifying self-guided tour of the Mysterious Mansion! This attraction is the oldest and scariest haunted house in Gatlinburg, complete with an eerie location on River Road. Guests must navigate the house on their own through winding staircases, dark corridors and spine chilling chambers. While on your journey, you never know what residents might be lurking around each corner in the room ahead! The house is designed and decorated in an early 1900’s Victorian style and features an incredible attention to detail. During weekends in October, Mysterious Mansion transforms into special Halloween presentations as the House of Lost Souls.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Take your haunted house experience to the next level at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, a creepy renovated mansion with live actors hidden throughout the building. The adventure begins with a ride in an old coffin cage that resembles a mine shaft elevator. Once at the top of the building, your tour begins in a single file line with other guests as you enter a spooky funeral chapel. Try not to scream in horror as you encounter special effects, animatronic props and other sinister figures hidden in the dark! Tickets for Ripley’s Haunted Adventure are available on-site or can be purchased in advance with a bundle package that includes other popular Ripley’s attractions.
Ghost and Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg
Check out the supernatural side of Gatlinburg on a guided tour with Ghost and Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg! This walking tour weaves tales of historical facts and legends with visits to the actual places where some of Gatlinburg’s more sinister events have taken place. Learn the stories of the famous pioneers, settlers and soldiers who traveled to Gatlinburg only to find misery, heartbreak and sometimes even death! Whether you are a true believer of ghosts or a skeptic, you are sure to be drawn to these fascinating stories and places. The tour lasts approximately two hours and starts each evening at 9PM at 404 Historic Trail. Reservations are required for each tour and plenty of free parking is available.
Where to Stay
If you want to stay in the best hotel near all of the haunting action, check out the Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Our comfortable hotel is located within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg but in a quiet area that is nestled on a beautiful mountain stream. While staying with us, enjoy such great amenities as private balconies, indoor and outdoor pools, an exercise room and a convenient trolley stop right outside of our lobby.
Take a look at all of our hotel rooms in Gatlinburg TN today to stay near the spooky haunted attractions in Gatlinburg. We hope to scare you, or rather see you, soon!