If you are looking for something fun to do this Halloween season in Gatlinburg, you are in luck! With everything from creepy haunted houses to evening ghost tours, there are plenty of opportunities for some frightful fun! As restless spirits rise over the city of Gatlinburg in the month of October, you never know who (or what) you might see lurking in the shadows! Here are the top 4 spooky things to do on Halloween in Gatlinburg:
1. Mysterious Mansion
Experience Gatlinburg’s most terrifying haunted house at Mysterious Mansion, where you must navigate through secret passageways, eerie dark corridors, winding staircases and spine-chilling chambers! You are never truly alone as the residents of the mansion are eagerly awaiting your arrival and ready to provide you with a spooktacular visit! While the Mysterious Mansion is open all year long and is already terrifying enough, the attraction is even more intense on weekend evenings throughout October with many extra actors!
2. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Another one of the spooky things to do on Halloween in Gatlinburg is Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, an interactive haunted house where there are surprises around every corner! This creepy renovated mansion also features plenty of props and animatronics to add to your Halloween fun. Although Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is open daily, it amps up the terror on Fright Nights throughout the month of October. The Fright Night hours are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. until close, as well as Halloween night.
3. The Legend of Hallow Mountain
Be one of the first guests to experience Gatlinburg’s newest haunted attraction, the Legend of Hallow Mountain! This event takes place at Anakeesta and runs on select nights throughout the fall. While the daylight hours offer family friendly crafts, games and fall inspired treats for all ages, things turn a bit more sinister as darkness falls over the mountain! As the night awakens, the Anakeesta Gem Mining treasures begin to glow, Halloween movies air at the overlook, and the mountain coaster and zipline rides turn into haunted adventures! As if that doesn’t sound scary enough, the Vista Gardens transform into Hallow Mountain Graveyard where the undead rise to seek their way off the mountain!
4. Ghost and Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg
Take a journey into Gatlinburg’s spooky past with Ghost and Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg! This is not a tacky ghost tour where masked actors jump out of the alley, but a historical tour that explores the supernatural side of Gatlinburg. You will learn the stories of settlers, famous pioneers and other folks that arrived to the Smoky Mountains to find heartbreak, misery or even death! As you walk through town with your guide, you will hear fascinating tales that weave historical facts and legends for a frightfully fun evening!
Where to Stay
Enjoy spending Halloween in Gatlinburg at the Black Bear Inn & Suites, where we offer comfortable accommodations that are most definitely NOT haunted! Our hotel features a perfect location directly on the Parkway, as well as plenty of fantastic amenities including a complimentary full hot breakfast, an enclosed heated swimming pool and unlimited access to free wireless internet access!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain hotel rooms today to plan your fall visit and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Halloween in Gatlinburg! We hope to see you soon at the Black Bear Inn & Suites!