ChattaBOOga: Where Thrilling Adventures Await
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 race against time to stop a runaway train at an escape room. For more mild experiences, gather the family to enjoy trick-or-treating at the zoo or an aquarium visit to view 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. VisitChattanooga.com/Fall for more details and dates.
Dread Hollow | Select Dates in October
A night at Dread Hollow is a favorite Chattanooga tradition! The legacy of horror continues at Dread Hollow 2021 with the next chilling evolution of fear at the region’s only nationally ranked haunted house and escape room attraction. Admission includes entrance to three, over-the-top petrifying haunted houses featuring award-winning extensive sets, unsettling storylines, unnerving illusions, and ominously interactive actors inside20,000+ square feet of terrifying fun. Voted a Top Haunted Housein the Nation in 2020 by Yelp and Fair & Wide, #1 Red Tie Haunting the Nation by ScurryFace.com, and a Top 10 Must-See Haunt in Tennessee by The ScareFactor.com since 2017. This is an intense haunt and not recommended for children under the age of 12 years old. Get timed entry tickets in advance at dreadhollow.com and get ready to scream!
Chattanooga Ghost Tours | Nightly Tours
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 weekend ghost hunt tours use the SLS Ghost Viewer, Ovilus X, and the Poltercom. Don’t forget to bring your camera as ghost orbs, mists, and even fully formed figures occasionally appear in photos at some sites on the tour. Kids are welcome at parents' own discretion. Reservations are strongly recommended. Tours are rain or shine.
Tennessee Aquarium's ODDtober | October
During ODDtober, the Tennessee Aquarium celebrates the weird and wonderful side of nature. Discover the strange abilities and behaviors of some of the planet’s most peculiar creatures on a self-guided QR code adventure and receive a special ODDtober sticker in the gift shop. Plus, don’t be SHOCKED if you see the Aquarium’s Electric Eel triggering strings of ghostly flickering jack-o’-lanternlights with his bio-electric discharges! New at IMAX: Antarctica 3D!– This land of mystery is the most majestic and wildest place left on Earth. In addition to witnessing the hidden lives of penguins, seals, and whales, you’ll also take a virtual dive beneath the ice to experience the alien world of sea stars and jellies.
Escape Experience Chattanooga | Times and dates vary
Escape Experience in Chattanooga creates truly immersive experiences designed to stimulate your senses, pull at your emotions, and place you in environments that are believable and above all fun. The breakout games look, feel and sound realistic. They create much more than just escape room games. They create Escape Experiences! Get in the Halloween spirit by trying thrilling experiences like Runaway Train Transport, InheritanceMystery Room, and The Bunker
Chattanooga Zoo's Boo in the Zoo | October
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 hayrides, snacks, and more. This non-scary Halloween event is sure to create lasting memories for the whole family!
PPE: Masks may be required inside buildings and anywhere physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Tickets: Most attractions require timed tickets in advance to reduce crowd sizes.
For info, hours, special offerings & tickets, VisitChattanooga.com/Attractions.