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 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 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 ($)
October 1 – November 1, 2020
Dread Hollow’s 2020 theme, Cursed, foretells the fate of the scourged town as its disturbing past returns with an inescapable vengeance. The story vividly plays out across 20,000+ square feet where brave-hearted visitors step inside Ravens Gate Prison to explore ill-fated cellblocks where the convicted roam amid rumors of bizarre experiments. Cross battlegrounds of the Broken Coven with dark forces conjuring the dead in a sinister clash for power. Enter the oppressive fog shrouding Harbinger Bay as river beasts, untethered from their watery bounds exact revenge. Dread Hollow was voted one of the top 5 “Fan Voted Must-See Haunts” in Tennessee in 2019, #1 fan-voted haunt in the nation on ScurryFace.com in 2018, and a Top 10 Must-See Haunt in Tennessee by TheScareFactor.com fans for the past three years. Not recommended for children under 12 years old. 321 Browns Ferry Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37419.
Chattanooga Ghost Tours ($)
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 Aquarium’s ODDtober: When Nature is Stranger than Fiction ($)
During ODDtober, the Tennessee Aquarium celebrates wonderful and weird creatures whose abilities and behaviors seem stranger than any legend or myth. Just in time for ODDtober 2020, the mad scientists in the Aquarium’s audiovisual department have conjured up a way to translate the Electric Eel’s bioelectric discharges into the ghostly glow of flickering jack-o’-lantern lights. A new scavenger hunt will introduce guests to some of the Aquarium’s most unusual residents. ODDtober also includes a new series of special Facebook Lives and a chance to interact with Aquarium experts. Programs include underwater pumpkin carving, aquatic caecilians, octopus and cuttlefish, giant Japanese spider crabs, snake-necked turtles, porcupinefish, flying squirrels, chameleons, flashlight fish, otters and pumpkins, and odd birds.
Chattanooga Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo ($)
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!
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 the thrilling experiences like Runaway Train Transport, Inheritance Mystery Room and The Bunker.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Halloween Decorating Contest
Chattanooga Ghost Tours is sponsoring a Halloween house and neighborhood decorating contest to ensure people still get to enjoy the season amid the pandemic. Registration is free and participating locations will be listed at chattanoogaghosttours.com and on their Facebook page for people to view decorations safely from the comfort of their car. During the last week of the contest, the public can vote for their favorites on the Chattanooga Ghost Tours Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the winning house and winning neighborhood.