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.
Make sure to read the details for Covid 19 precautions. Masks are required at several of the attractions, so be prepared.
Haunted Woods, Houses, Hayrides and Attractions in Nashville
** Updated for 2021 **
(Click each title to see the venue’s website, or “Map” for a Google Map to the attraction)
Raven’s Hollow @ Circle P Ranch – Mt Juliet (Map)
What are you doing this Halloween season? Come explore the haunted forest this October, built on a legacy of Halloween tradition. We have reimagined many of the classics; the witches, skeletons, creatures and ghosts that have made memories from generation to generation, all done with movie quality custom built props. There are animatronics, lights and sound, all adding to your spooky delight. The quarter mile long trail is at Circle P Ranch in Mt Juliet, Tennessee and is brought to you by DaVinci Works and artist Tim Davis, the mastermind behind it all. You may have seen his murals and special effects around downtown Nashville. His artistic eye and love for Halloween has created this unique and unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for chainsaws, strobe lights and water cannons, this is probably not your haunt. Though we love those things, we are looking to appeal to all ages, from 0 to 99 and beyond. We love to explore the art of Halloween, to create an eerily gothic ambience with a presence that is not too scary, but will still give you and your family the chills! Anyway, isn’t that what Halloween is all about?
- Rated: PG
- Open Fridays & Saturdays October 1-30, 2021 7PM – 10PM
- $15 per person $5 for Children age 5 and under
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! This is an outdoor attraction in real woods. Please dress appropriately.
- Rated: R
- Opens September 17, 2021
- $15/person cash only
- 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 House, Haunted Woods & Zombie Maze $28/person for all 3 attractions
- Masks will be required in the barn but not the woods although it is recommended.
- Open weekends (Friday/Saturday nights) September 25 through October 30, 2021 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 Carnevil (New in 2021!) ($20) PG-13: A Festival of terror!
- The Portal ($20) PG: – Legends of the night – folklore and urban legends (does have strobe lights)
- The Crypt ($15) PG-13 – Explore the Dead Land Crypt.
- 3 attractions $30
- Open Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 24 through October 30, 2021 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 24 through October 31, 2021. Tickets are sold for an hour time slot.
- $25/person – Buy tickets online at this link.
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.
- There are also mini escape games, carnival games, and axe throwing
- Open September 4 – November 13, 2021. Click here for full schedule and hours.
- Tickets start at $19.99 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 October 2 – October 30, 2021. Hours are 7 PM – 11 PM most nights (6PM-11PM on 10/16 & 10/23and 10/30).
- 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!”
- Hillbilly Hollar – “Hillbilly Hollar is a stroll through the trail that you will never forget. Enter the intense hour-long trek through the twisted groves and gnarled oaks. We have found an old mining trail that leads into the darkness. Stay in your group and do not go under any of the boundaries. The swamps and hundreds of acres of farmland are looking to swallow you up. Visitors, watch your back, you’ll never know which way to look out for. True to form, Hillbilly Hollar is not for children under 10 or the faint of heart. Experience an outdoor fright that is simply too big to house indoors!”
- Entertainment Zone – Our ENTERTAINMENT ZONE is sure to give you a memorable night. If you don’t go through an attraction or if you’re waiting in line for them, you will be entertained throughout your experience at Millers Thrillers. We have plenty of seating around our fire pit and a delicious concession stand where you can also purchase glow sticks and t-shirts.
- Ticket Prices – while you can buy tickets at the door it is recommended that you purchase online at Millers Thrillers.
- Entertainment Zone $10.00
Hillbilly Hollar $25.00
Zombie Paintball Hayride $25.00
Combo Pass To Both Attractions $40.00
75 Extra Paintballs $10.00
Attraction tickets include access to the Entertainment Zone!
Slaughter House – Hermitage (Map)
- Rated: (PG-13)
- Explore the haunt traveling through 5 old movie theaters. Total walk through time is approximately 45 minutes.
- Tickets to the Haunt are $28, a Movie and Haunt are $35, and Dinner with a movie and Haunt is $52
- The attraction opens September 24 – October 31, 2021 Get more details here.
Beast House – Madison Area (Map)
- 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 24 – November 6, 2021. Click here for specific hours.
- General admission tickets are $25, but discounted if you purchase online.
Find more Halloween and Fall Fun in our full Family Fun Fall Guide!