It’s Halloween in Middle Tennessee! And a big part of the holiday is haunted attractions and scary fun. While a lot of these places are not young kid family friendly they can be fun for older kids and adults.
Each business was called and asked to rate their attraction based on the movie scale (PG, PG-13, R). You know your kids and what is appropriate for your family so this is just to give you an idea of the level of gore and fright.
Haunted Woods, Houses, Hayrides and Attractions in Nashville
** Updated for 2019 **
(Click each title to see the venue’s website, or “Map” for a Google Map to the attraction)
Sadly, the Haunted Woods will be closed for the 2019 season
Bloody Acres Haunted Woods – Gallatin (Map)
17 acres of horror with 20 different scenes with multiple rooms to make your nightmares become reality. Real Woods, Real Terror!
- Rated: R
- Opens September 20, 2019
- $15/person cash only – Group rate available for groups larger than 10
- Snack shop available for those that don’t want to go through the Haunted Woods
- Open Friday & Saturday nights in September & October 7 PM – Midnight
- Open Sunday nights in October 7 PM – 10 PM
Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods – Spring Hill (Map)
- Rated: PG to PG-13 (startling rather than gory – scare level can be customized to the group).
- We attended the dress rehearsal for this attraction with two 8 yr old boys in 2013. Both jumped in several places but they both laughed after being scared. The costumes were great but not overly bloody. There are small spaces in the barn at the beginning of the trail but then it opens up into the woods.
- Haunted Hayride (family friendly – little kid appropriate) $5/person
- Haunted House, Haunted Woods & Zombie Maze $28/person for all 3 attractions
- Open weekends (Friday/Saturday nights) September 27 through November 2 from 7 PM to 11 PM. Open October 31st from 7 PM to 10 PM
- Rated: PG to PG-13 (ghosts & zombies w/ lots of startling), not recommended for children under the age of 9.
- The Curse ($15) PG-13: Step back into the 1800s with the curse that never lets you die – zombies (not bloody).
- The Portal ($15) PG: – Legends of the night – folklore and urban legends (does have strobe lights)
- The Crypt ($10) PG-13 – Explore the Dead Land Crypt.
- 3 attractions $30
- Open Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 13 through November 2, 2019 and Halloween night from 7 PM to Midnight
- Tickets may be purchased online via this link
Devil’s Dungeon – Nashville (Map)
- Rated NC-17 – Devil’s Dungeon is proud to be “Nashville’s Most Controversial and Intense Halloween Attraction,” and they definitely deliver (see photos) – this may expose even high schoolers to things some parents find inappropriate. I was not able to speak to someone directly at the attraction but I was told by many people it is the scariest house in Nashville. Strongly caution families with kids – even older kids.
- Open Friday and Saturdays starting September 20 through October 26, 2019 from 8 PM to Midnight in September and 8 PM to 12:30 AM in October.
- Open Sundays October 20 and 27th and Halloween night (October 31) from 7 PM – 10 PM
- $20/person, cash and credit accepted – Buy tickets online at this link..
Haunted Hell Nashville – Antioch (Map)
- Rated R (Via their website : “Along your travel through Haunted Hell, you will encounter an old plantation home that isn’t what it seems. Follow the creek bed through terrifying and disorienting situations to the urban underground of madness. Try to escape through scenes of mayhem and dark imagination to find the only exit out of Haunted Hell; and that exit door can seem miles away when one is being pursued by the evil that calls Haunted Hell.“)
- The attraction strongly cautions bringing children under age 14.
- Open Friday and Saturdays starting September 20 – November 2, 2019 from 8 PM to Midnight.
- Open Sundays October 20 and 27 and Halloween night from 7 PM to 10 PM
- $20/person, cash or credit at the door. Can also be purchased online HERE
Nashville Nightmare Madison (Map)
- Rated: PG-13 There is a warning on the website stating the event may be too intense for children 12 and Under. Intense tour with monsters, live actors, and dark passages with six attractions. Scary, but families visit often.
- Twisted Tales
- Phantoms Reincarnation
- Rigor Mortis
- Sector 615
- There are also mini escape games, carnival games, and axe throwing
- Open Friday and Saturday nights starting September 13 – October 26, 2019
- Open Sundays October 6 – 27 & Thursdays, October 10, 17 and 24 & October 28, 29, 30, and 31 open from 7:30 PM to 10 PM
- Tickets start at $24.99 depending on the night and options. You can purchase online HERE
Millers Thrillers Columbia (Map)
- Rated: PG (anyone under 16 must have an adult with them for any of the attractions)
- Open Fridays & Saturdays September 28 – November 2 (not open Halloween night). Hours are 7PM – 11PM most nights (6PM-11PM on 10/19 & 10/26 and 7 PM – 10PM on Nov. 1 and 2)
- Zombie Paintball hayride – you get to shoot the zombies! From Millers Thrillers “The hayride is recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger kids can sit in the parent’s laps while shooting. Teenagers and older love it because it’s a video game that comes to life!! People too scared of haunted houses say it’s the perfect solution for them to be able to go to a Halloween attraction because they are not having scares a foot from their faces!! They find comfort in having 20 fellow patrons all around them and all for the same cause of saving our world!”
- Haunted Woods “a separate attraction for those who want something that provides an up close scare! Many moons ago phosphate miners canvassed these parts digging their way to put food on the table. The land swallowed up a pack of these miners and spit them out with various mutated bodies. They now roam the woods hiding in the rocks and trees. They are not used to seeing civilized people and no one is sure how they will react to that.” Recommended for ages 10 and up.
- Entertainment Zone – fire pit, concessions, Zombie drum line “The stage is home to Beardsley Grimbeard who has become an iconic character for the haunts. He leads the zombie drum line which includes some crowd interaction. On any given night the stage will give a mix of jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers, fire performers, lights shows, story tellers, and the like!”
- Ticket Prices – while you can buy tickets at the door it is recommended that you purchase online at Millers Thrillers.
- Entertainment Zone $10.00
Haunted Woods $20.00
Zombie Paintball Hayride $20.00
Combo Pass To Both Attractions $35.00
75 Extra Paintballs $10.00
Attraction tickets include access to the Entertainment Zone!
- Rated PG to PG 13 – there are 5 attractions
- Zombie Paintball Hayride Experience (PG): Hunt Zombies from a Zombie Assault Vehicle with a mounted paintball gun. All ages/family friendly lasts approximately 20 minutes. – $24
- Zombie Mission (PG): Hunt Zombies on foot in the woods with a paintball gun and mounted flashlight – $21 (includes the shooting gallery)
- Zombie Shooting Gallery (PG): Learn how to shoot with a tactical trainer before heading out
- Movies at the Hunt: Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy a family friendly Halloween movie. HERE is a tentative schedule.
- Pitch Black – The Dark Maze – $10
- Open Fridays and Saturdays September 27 – November 2, 2019 Fridays from 6 PM to 11:30 PM and Saturdays 6 PM to 12:30 PM, Halloween night open from 6 PM to 11:30 PM
- Ticket combos are available and you can purchase online at discounted prices HERE.
Slaughter House – Hermitage (Map)
- Rated: (will update ASAP)
- Explore the haunt traveling through 5 old movie theaters. Total walk through time is approximately 45 minutes.
- Tickets to the Haunt are $25, a Movie and Haunt are $32, and Dinner with a movie and Haunt is $50
- The attraction opens on September 20th and has various hours through November 2nd. Get more details here.
Beast House – Madison Area (Map)
- Rated: (will update ASAP – but my guess is this is rated R)
- There are three attractions – two are for ages 18+ only
- The Beast House as described on the website: “The Beast House is set in the still-standing portion of the original Isaac Kechem Mansion. Kechem’s Family was found brutally murdered within these walls before committing suicide in 1897. This building sat vacant thereafter. In 1951, the dilapidated Kechem home was revitalized and used commercially for the first time, as it was transformed into a Dinner and Nightclub (Starlite Club) – ultimately shuttering in 2014. Many of the original features of the Kechem home are still visible today – entry-canopy, ornate trimwork and burnt-out fireplaces. You will roam the original hallways and rooms that Kechem lived and killed. This is NOT a fake Haunted House. This is a real house and you are stepping back into time. You are experiencing a piece of Nashville history with an unmatched story of murder and betrayal. You are seeing inside the mind of a ruthless killer. Don’t enter alone and Don’t let go of your friends. No one can hear you scream once inside…the Beast House.”
- Beast Jump (ages 18+) – A free-fall from the actual roof of the house.
- Beast Challenge(ages 18+) – complete 3 phases and get your money back. The description specifically says this is not for the weak stomach.
- The attraction is open weekends September 13 – November 2, 2019. Click here for specific hours.
- General admission tickets are $25.
Find more Halloween and Fall Fun in our full Family Fun Fall Guide!