Thrilling Adventures Await You...
When ChattaBOOga transforms itself from Chattanooga in October, it’s not the typical haunted venue. There’s a haunted cavern; a corn maze that’s friendly by day, but a heart-stopping labyrinth by night; screaming thrills in a decaying laboratory; hair-raising atmosfear of haunted rides; and a more mild experience trick-or-treating. ChattaBOOga! offers thrilling, chilling adventures you can’t experience anywhere else.
Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern/Fri-Sun, Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 8pm-Midnight ($): Nightmares return to Lookout Mountain for the 11th annual Haunted Cavern, with this year’s new theme: The Dark Legacy. Elder Shaw has been peddling his miracle Legacy Tonic, which is actually a mutilating potion. Sixty-four years later, the massacred town of Carrion Ridge comes back to life and they are coming for any trespassers. This intense event takes place both above and below ground and is considered one of the area’s best and scariest haunted attractions and received the designation of the 2014 Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society. Haunted Cavern will NOT be held on Sunday, Sept. 28 and it WILL be held on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Rock City’s Enchanted MAiZE at Blowing Springs Farm (Flintstone, GA)/Thurs-Sun, Sept. 25-Nov. 2 ($): Celebrating 13 years of fall family fun down on the farm in the valley below Lover’s Leap. These 10 acres of Enchanted MAiZE include a cornfield maze that will intrigue adventurers, this year in the design of a crop circle. Find fall fun at every turn – get lost in the corn, go on a hayride, enjoy a homemade funnel cake or fried Oreos, take aim with a corn slingshot, pet some animals at the Critter Corral and more. This was a recent Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society.
Blowing Screams Farm: Haunt Complex (Flintstone, GA)/Fri-Sat, Oct. 4-Nov. 1 ($): Mysterious object spotted hovering in the sky above Flintstone, Georgia. Strange, unearthly figures seen moving through the nearby woods. Unexplainable flashes of light emanating from the dilapidated ruins of the old BSF Global labs. And now, cryptic runes have appeared in the cornfield at Blowing Springs Farm...Journey through cursed woods and dark passages that only ends in screams. You never know what you’ll find in this land of horror.
Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Halloween Eerie Express/Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 5:45 pm & 7:30 pm each date ($): Take a ride aboard the spooky vintage train on a family-friendly, round trip ride through the Tennessee Valley to the Funhouse Station. The Halloween Eerie Express trains depart from Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Grand Junction Station for a fun filled round-trip journey. Passengers begin by boarding a vintage train for a trip over four bridges and through Missionary Ridge Tunnel. Families will enjoy storytelling, a tour through the "gentle thrills" Eerie Fun House, hot cider, black-light mini golf, games, temporary tattoos, coloring pages, ride back to Grand Junction, and a bag of treats for the children. The event is a little over an hour and a half in length. The fun house is a 20-room, 2,000 square foot "old time" fun experience.
Lake Winnepesaukah’s WinnepeSPOOKah/Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 &31, 6-11pm ($): It’s hair-raising Halloween fun for boys and ghouls of all ages at Lake WinnepeSPOOKah. Enjoy an atmosfear of haunted rides, eerie edibles, & screaming thrills throughout this SPOOKtacular Halloween Event. All ages will enjoy free magic shows, interactive parades and entertainment with clowns, jugglers & more. Dare to ride the Train of No Return where ghastly creatures will scare the yell out of you. Lake WinnepeSPOOKah presents creepy delights and frightening fun on Friday & Saturday nights in October for ghosts of every generation. Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Ten Family Amusement Parks” by Travel+Leisure magazine.
Chattanooga Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo/Oct. 17, 18, 24-25 5:30-8pm ($): Join us for the most Spooktacular event of the season. Our annual Boo in the Zoo includes some loveable cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, games, candy, crafts and much more. This non-scary Halloween event is sure to have the whole family talking for years to come.
ODDtober at the Tennessee Aquarium/Oct. 1-31, Daily 10 am-6 pm ($): Did you know that Hellbender Salamanders breathe through their skin? Or, that butterflies can taste with their feet and some fish build nests out of bubbles? Tennessee Aquarium guests will discover fun facts about the weird and wonderful side of nature during “ODDtober.” Aquarium educators will help visitors get up close to cool creatures during special programs in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari. The quirky behaviors and bizarre adaptations that make other animals unique will also be revealed during new ODDtober keeper talks and dive programs. Take a walk on the wild side by adding a Backstage Pass Tour to get even closer to toothy sharks or the freshwater megafish in the River Giants exhibit. Free with admission and for Aquarium members.
Chattanooga Ghost Tours/Oct. 1-31, Nightly at 9 pm, Reservations Required ($): Named 1 of the top 10 ghost tours in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Chattanooga Ghost Tours will chill you with tales of the city’s restless dead. Be prepared to open Pandora’s Box of apparitions, chilling encounters and unexplained activities throughout downtown Chattanooga’s most haunted spots – including sightings of Ulysses S. Grant’s spirit in a prominent downtown condo. If you’re lucky, you may even get photographic proof of some ghoulish beings. The tours promise an intriguing evening filled with vibrant storytelling that unearths some of Chattanooga’s lesser-known history. Kids are welcome at your own discretion. No one is going to jump out and scare them, but the spooky stories might have them sleeping in your bed for several nights after.