ChattaBOOga! - Where Thrilling Adventures Await

Chattanooga Transforms to ChattaBOOga!

In October, Chattanooga transforms into ChattaBOOga! The fun and frights to be had are not of the typical haunted city. For the bravest of souls, test your nerves with an intense haunted experience crawling with terrifying creatures, chilling ghost tours of Chattanooga’s most haunted spots or a haunted forest trail. For more mild experiences, gather the family to enjoy spooky rides aboard a haunted vintage train, haunted amusement park rides, trick-or-treating at the zoo or an aquarium visit on weird creatures with abilities and behaviors that seem stranger than any legend or myth. ChattaBOOga! offers thrilling, chilling adventures you can’t experience anywhere else.

Dread Hollow ($)
Sept. 27 – Oct. 31, 2019
Nightmares know no boundaries as Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern and Fear Connection team up for a frightening experience. Hidden in plain sight in Lookout Valley, Dread Hollow appears to be like any other unassuming small town found in the shadows of highways and byways. Visitors are unaware of what truly lies within - until it is too late. Dread Hollow's cryptic reality and appalling past loom ominously inside 20,000 square feet of pure terror. Dread Hollow is a “10 Best Haunted Attraction” in Tennessee according to Best of American Towns. Not recommended for children under 12 years old. 321 Browns Ferry Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37419.

Chattanooga Ghost Tours ($)
Nightly Tours Through November | Friday & Saturday From December to February
Named one of the “Top 10 Ghost Tours in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor and USA Today, Chattanooga Ghost Tours takes you on a chilling adventure to the city’s most haunted spots. Be prepared to open Pandora’s Box of apparitions and hear stories of the city’s restless dead during the Murder & Mayhem Tour. Special ghost hunt tours use the SLS Ghost Viewer, Ovilus X, and the new Poltercom. Don't forget to bring your camera as ghost orbs, mists & even fully formed figures occasionally appear in photos at some sites on the tour. Kids are welcome at parents own discretion. Reservations strongly recommended. Tours are rain or shine. Be sure to wander through the haunted steampunk theme gift shop!

Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Halloween Eerie Express ($)
October 2019 – Fridays & Saturdays
Jump aboard the Halloween Eerie Express vintage train at Grand Junction station for a spooky, family-friendly, round-trip ride to Funhouse Station. The 1.5-hour journey includes storytelling, hot cider, black-light mini golf, games, temporary tattoos, coloring pages, costume contest, petting zoo, pony rides, bag of treats for the children and a Fun House tour. In contrast to a haunted house, the Fun House is a 20-room, 2,000-square-foot “old time” fun experience designed for younger children. Costumes are encouraged aboard the Halloween Eerie Express!

TVRM_Halloween Eerie Express

Tennessee Aquarium’s ODDtober: When Nature is Stranger than Fiction ($)
Throughout October 2019
During ODDtober, the Tennessee Aquarium celebrates wonderful and weird creatures whose abilities and behaviors seem stranger than any legend or myth. Get up close to not-so-creepy crawlies that are way too cool to be scary – a chameleon that changes colors; a Blue Morpho butterfly that goes from brownish-grey to vivid, iridescent blue; and a Pufferfish that inflates with water or air, changes its skin color and moves its eyes independently! The Featured Creature schedule varies per day. On Saturdays, see SCUBA divers carve spooky pumpkins underwater as fish and turtles swim by. Come in costume and celebrate a family-friendly night of spooky critters and yummy treats at AquaScarium. Make friends with mermaids, lounge with lemurs, get your groove on at the Monster Mash dance party and enjoy candy stations.

Chattanooga Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo ($)
Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Boo in the Zoo is a family-oriented Halloween celebration with some of the Chattanooga Zoo’s most lovable animals. Activities for children include photos with costumed characters, a scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, trick or treating, costume contest, games, haunted bounce house, ghost grab, Monster Smash, Mystery Maze, haunted hay rides, snacks and more. This non-scary Halloween event is sure to create lasting memories for the whole family!

Chattanooga Zoo Boo in the Zoo

Lake Winnepesaukah’s WinnepeSPOOKah! ($)
October 2019 – Friday and Saturday Evenings
The South’s favorite family amusement park offers hair-raising Halloween fun for all ages at Lake WinnepeSPOOKah! With more than 40 rides for kiddies, families and thrills, the entire family will experience an atmosfear of haunts, eerie eats and screaming good times at this SPOOKtacular Halloween event. Creepy delights and frightening fun include the Thriller Parade, terrifying treats, magic shows and wondrous dance. Sure to inspire and amaze, Lake Winnepesaukah is considered one of “America’s Top Ten Family Amusement Parks” by Travel & Leisure

Chattanooga Audubon Society’s Acres of Darkness ($)
October 2019 – Fridays & Saturdays
Face the forest’s natural dangers in Chattanooga’s naturally terrifying haunted attraction! Acres of Darkness is fun for the entire family. Play it safe on the kiddie trail or brave the elements of the Haunted Forest – if you dare! Afterward, embrace fall fun with hayrides, bonfire, face painting, black-light maze, inflatables, s’mores, hot cocoa, snacks, and more. Acres of Darkness is a family friendly event benefiting Chattanooga Audubon Society