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A Look Inside the Top Haunted Attractions in Gatlinburg

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to celebrate spooky season in the Smoky Mountains! There are plenty of things to do and places to explore for a thrilling, scary experience. Take a look at some of the haunted attractions in Gatlinburg, and keep reading to find out about an abandoned ghost town in Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Gatlinburg Haunts Walking Tour

Ghost tours in Gatlinburg are one of the best ways to learn about the history of the area, from suspicious deaths to haunted hotels and restaurants. Gatlinburg Haunts is a great walking tour option that is both affordable and family-friendly! The standard tour is an hour long, with 8 stops covering about a mile. You can opt for an extended tour that leads you through an additional 4 stops, making it a 90-minute tour. You’ll begin and end the tour at The Gatlinburg Space Needle. This iconic landmark offers panoramic views of the Smokies, a large arcade, great food, and a unique theater show. You’ll also visit several other known haunted hotspots, including the Mountain Mile Mall, White Oak Flats Cemetery, and St. Mary Catholic Church. Get ready for bone-chilling ghost stories that will give you a completely new perspective of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains! 

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

ripley's haunted adventure in gatlinburgAnother popular haunted attraction in Gatlinburg is Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Conveniently located on the downtown strip, this haunted house attraction is guaranteed to scare even the bravest of souls! For a spectacularly horrifying experience, visit during October for one of their Fright Nights. This seasonal event is available on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm to 11 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 9 pm. Take note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted due to the graphic nature of the attraction. Also, children between the ages of 6 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg 

Looking for an unforgettable haunted house experience? Then you will definitely want to add this to your list of haunted attractions in Gatlinburg to visit. The Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg is a 3-story unguided haunted house tour, delivering adrenaline rushes and jump scares for fear-inducing, terrifying fun! During the month of October, they have a special weekend presentation with even scarier terrors of the night. What will be lurking in the shadows and creeping behind you and around dark corners? You might run into one of the mansion’s rotting residents or restless ghouls along the eerie, winding passageways! There’s only one way to find out– enter if you dare! 

Elkmont Ghost Town

elkmont ghost townDid you know that there is a haunted area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Somewhat of a hidden gem, Elkmont Ghost Town used to be a thriving logging town turned resort community, but now it lies abandoned! A few buildings have been preserved and maintained, but many remain untouched from when the residents left after the park was established. There have even been some reports of paranormal activity among the creepy, old buildings. You will not regret exploring this ghost town and viewing firsthand some interesting Smoky Mountain history. 

Where To Stay

Need a place to stay after a night of mystery and suspense at one of these haunted attractions in Gatlinburg? Browse our extensive list of cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with luxury amenities like private hot tubs, indoor pools, arcade games, theater rooms, and more. We hope to see you in the Smokies very soon!