Fall has finally arrived and everyone’s favorite spooky holiday is right around the corner! That’s right, Halloween is getting close, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the Great Smoky Mountains. From exploring all of the fall decor and listening to spooky stories to braving the area’s scariest haunted houses, find out the 5 best ways to enjoy Halloween in Gatlinburg TN!
1. Haunted Houses
One of the spookiest ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg TN is by weaving and winding your way through Mysterious Mansion, the oldest, scariest haunted house in the Smokies! You’ll guide yourself through this terrifying attraction, stumbling your way through the pitch black hallways while doing your best to dodge the ghouls, but will you be able to find your way out…?
Another terrifying treat to visit during Halloween in Gatlinburg TN is Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. With live actors hiding behind every corner and down every hallway, this 10,000 square foot house of horror will have you jumping and screaming the whole time! Enter at your own risk…
2. Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is offering a family friendly event to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg TN this year. The Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival is an afternoon event featuring costume contests, fun games, food vendors and plenty of candy! The Gatlinburg TN police and fire departments will also have lots of helpful safety tips for keeping your family safe during trick or treating!
It’s happening October 31 from 1-5 p.m. at the Ripley’s Aquarium.
3. Escape Room Game
If you’re looking for a truly interactive way to enjoy Halloween in Gatlinburg TN this year, we recommend testing your skills at the Gatlinburg Space Needle with The Captured-A Live Escape Experience! As scary as it sounds, this escape room game will have you and your group locked in a room where you’ll need to use clues and solve puzzles to break free before the time’s up. Believe us, you don’t want to be left in the room when the clock runs out.
4. Ghost & Haunt Tours
Another spine-tingling way to spend Halloween in Gatlinburg TN is to sign up for a Ghost & Haunt tour. You will hear stories of the earliest settlers of Gatlinburg TN and even meet some of these people face-to-face in the nearby cemetery, making this walking tour both spooky and educational. You will also get the chance to use high-tech ghost hunting equipment during your time in the cemetery! Keep an open mind, and you never know what you may find.
5. Scary Storytelling
We can’t think of a better way to spend Halloween in Gatlinburg TN than gathering around to listen to scary ghost stories told by Smoky Mountain storytellers hosted by Sweet Fanny Adams! From slightly spooky stories that kids will love to truly terrifying tales not for the faint of heart, this hair-raising event will have something fun for the whole family. Come in costume to enjoy free popcorn!
For a spooky, scary holiday that you’ll never forget, come spend your Halloween in Gatlinburg TN! Of course, you’ll need the perfect place to stay during your time here, and our Smoky Mountain cabins come in all sizes and styles to suit your vacation needs. Book your stay today!