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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, and Attractions in Nashville

(Click each title to see the venue’s website, or “Map” for a Google Map to the attraction)

Nashville Haunted Woods at Priest Lake (Map)

You asked for it and now its a terrifying reality! Our BRAND NEW HAUNTED HAYRIDE is awaiting for you to take a journey into the unknown. Encounter many horrific creatures and monsters as you wind through our Hollywood style sets, getting startled at every turn. If you so happen to survive the Haunted Hayride, take the plunge down the “GAUNTLET” and trek through our Haunted Woods. Venture through scene after scene of ghoulish terror as you make your way through the deep and dark woods by the lake! With so much to offer, Nashville Haunted Hayride and Woods is sure to be your outdoor Halloween fun destination. EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12

  • $24.99 – $29.99 depending on date.  Purchase tickets at this link.
  • Open September 28 & 29    8PM – 11PM
  • Open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7PM – 11:30PM
  • Open October 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 29, 30 & 31   7:30 PM – 10PM

Bloody Acres Haunted Woods – Gallatin (Map

  • Opens September 14, 2018
  • Rated: R
  • $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  7PM – 1AM
  • Open Sunday nights in October 7PM – 11PM

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 $25/person for all 3 attractions
  • Open weekends (Friday/Saturday nights) September 28 through October 28, 2018 from 7 PM to 11 PM. Open October 28 & 31st from 7 PM to 10 PM

Dead Land – Lebanon (Map

  • 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 21 through November 3, 2018 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 15 through October 27 from 8 PM to 1 AM
  • Open Sundays starting October 7  through October 28 9 PM to 10 PM,  & October 31  from  7PM – 10PM
  • $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) The attraction strongly cautions bringing children under age 14. 
  • Open Friday and Saturdays starting September 15 – November 3, 2018 from 8 PM to 1 AM.
  • Open Sundays starting October 14 through October 28  8PM – 10PM plus October 31st 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: PG13 Intense tour with monsters, live actors, and dark passages with four attractions. Scary, but families visit often.
  • Phantoms
  • Reformatory
  • Industrial Undead
  • Fairytale Hell
  • Nashville Haunted Hayride – Dates.prices at link.
  • Open Friday and Saturday nights starting September 15 – October 27, 2018
  • Open Sundays October 7 – 28  & Thursdays, October 11, 18 and 25 & October 29, 30 & 31 open from 8 PM to 10 PM
  • $29.99/all 4 attractions, $44.99/slash pass (fast pass skipping the lines), cash or credit or available online HERE

Millers Thrillers Columbia (Map)

  • Open Fridays & Saturdays through October 27, 2018  7PM – 11PM (6PM-11PM on 10/20 & 10/27)
  • Rated: PG
  • Zombie Paintball hayride – you get to shoot the zombies! From Millers Thrillers “The hayride is suitable for people of all ages. 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.”
  • 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 $5.00
    Haunted Woods $20.00
    Zombie Paintball Hayride $20.00
    Combo Pass To Both Attractions $30.00
    75 Extra Paintballs $10.00
    Attraction tickets include access to the Entertainment Zone!

Clarksville Zombie Hunters  (Map

  • Rated PG to PG 13 –  there are 8 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.
  • Zombie Mission (PG): Hunt Zombies on foot in the woods with a paintball gun and mounted flashlight
  • Zombie Shooting Gallery (PG): Learn how to shoot with a tactical trainer before heading out
  • Escape Game “Death’s Door” (PG 13): Get locked in a room of darkness with your friends and try to escape for the clock runs out (recommended for ages 10+)
  • Movies at the Hunt: Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy a family friendly Halloween movie. HERE is a tentative schedule.
  • Speed Bus Escape Game
  • Pitch Black – The Dark Maze
  • Pedal Kart Racing – Challenge your friends and family to a race on our Pedal Kart course!
  • Open Fridays and Saturdays September 22 – November 3, 2018    Fridays from 6 PM to 11:30 PM and Saturdays 6 PM to 12:30 PM
  • Tickets start at $14/person up to $45/person depending on how many attractions you choose. Purchase online at discounted prices HERE.

About Lauren Breeze

Lauren Breeze
Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

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