Fall is one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains, and if you are a fan of horror, haunted experiences, and all things scary, then we have some recommendations for you! Get ready to celebrate Halloween and the spooky season with this list of 4 scary things to do in Gatlinburg TN this fall:
1. Mysterious Mansion
Enter only if you dare! The Mysterious Mansion in Gatlinburg is one of the top-rated haunted houses in the Smokies, with chilling corridors, secret passageways, and winding staircases. It’s 3-stories and a completely unguided tour, so be prepared to release your screams…you never know who or what could be lurking around each corner! Located on River Road, Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion is easily accessible by foot and is open 7 days a week during the fall. They also have special Halloween presentations on weekends in October.
2. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Another scary thing to do in Gatlinburg TN is Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. This immersive and terrifying haunted house is family-friendly (ages 6 and up), so nearly everyone can experience the fright! While they provide jump scares and adrenaline rushes year-round, they’re most famous for their Fright Nights in October, an extra-scary, suspenseful adventure that is guaranteed to make you face your fears. The question is– can you make it through without screaming?
3. Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg
If you love ghost tours and Appalachian history, then you must check out the Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg! You will hear about haunted buildings, ghosts, and also a creepy cemetery from the 1800s. There’s even talk of paranormal activity in the area! Expect to spend about an hour walking one mile through Gatlinburg as your tour guide provides a storytelling experience of hidden and forgotten legends, history, superstition, and folk tales. It is also an affordable activity– children 12 and under are free with a paying adult!
4. The Haunting of Hyde House at Gatlin’s Escape Game
Escape rooms are always a great idea, and The Haunting of Hyde House at Gatlin’s Escape Games is perfect for the spooky season! You will have to find your way out of the haunted Hyde House from the late 1880s, but you won’t be alone. A young ghost, Isabella, haunts the mansion and leaves games and puzzles along the way to help you free her troubled soul. This game is an hour long and recommends between 2 and 8 players.
Where to Stay
Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is the best place to stay for your fall getaway to the mountains! With lots of amenities and convenient access to the national park and downtown attractions, we know you’ll love staying with us!
Now you know a few of the top scary things to do in Gatlinburg TN this fall! Interested in learning more about what the Smoky Mountain area has to offer? Take a look at more things to do during the fall in Gatlinburg!