The Scary Side of Gatlinburg
Apr 23, 2015
Halloween may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t trade in the chills of winter for the chills of a scary good time in the Smoky Mountains. Several area attractions make it their business to make sure you’re frightened out of your wits but leave you screaming for more.
The Mysterious Mansion
The Mysterious Mansion on River Road is one of the town’s older attractions, but it’s still one of the ones people come back to again and again. This turn-of-the-century-style Victorian house has secret passageways, a damp dungeon and lots of things that go bump in the night (and the day). Some folks say the ghosts are real, but you can find out for yourself when you pay a visit—if you dare.
Ripleys Haunted Adventure
At Ripleys Haunted Adventure on the Parkway, they use state-of-the-art technology and special effects to make customers’ skin crawl, but live actors in makeup also add to the thrills as you shriek your way from room to room.
Gatlinburg Ghost and Haunt Tour
There are also a couple of haunted tours of the city, including Gatlinburg Ghost & Haunt Tour and Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg, both of which lead groups of guests on walking tours of town, pointing out a lot of local history and weaving in tales of the strange and the macabre.
Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals
When visiting Gatlinburg, we can provide you with first-class, non-haunted accommodations in one of our secluded Smoky Mountain cabins. If we made them any more secluded, no one would be able to hear your screams! Muwahahahaha!!!!
By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.