Witness the BOO! Hue coloration as Chattanooga transforms into 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 looking to be scared white as a ghost, 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.
Chattanooga Ghost Tours
$ | Nightly Tours / Times and Dates Vary
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!
Time to Escape
$ | Times and Dates Vary
The only escape room adventure located in vibrant downtown Chattanooga, Time to Escape offers four different innovative and realistic escape room experiences. Race against time to dodge Sabotage! Chattanooga 144, rescue your team’s mascot from the Locker Room Lock-Down, stop the evil Dr. Von Gobbler in a Cold War era spy-themed room, Secret Agent!, and more. This is an escape you won’t soon forget!
Tennessee Aquarium’s ODDtober: When Nature is Stranger than Fiction
$ | October 1-31 / Times Vary
Things get wonderfully weird around the Tennessee Aquarium during ODDtober – a month-long celebration of strange creatures from around the world and in our own backyard. Learn odd facts about animals throughout both Aquarium buildings and look for fun fall touches inside our exhibits. See pumpkins flicker with an eerie glow, flashing along with the pulses of an Electric Eel. Find out why some “scary” species are not-so-creepy after all. At the end of your tour, grab a free sticker in the gift shop when you mention “ODDtober” (while supplies last).
$ | Oct. 1-31, Thurs.-Sun. / Times Vary
Discover why a scream-filled trip through award-winning Dread Hollow is a fall Chattanooga tradition! The 2022 fall fright season unleashes three all-new terrifying haunted houses and three mind-bending horror themed escape rooms at Chattanooga’s only national ranked haunted attraction. Dread Hollow is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Ruby Falls’s Lantern Tour: Ghost Walk Edition/Ruby Falls
$ | Select Thursdays and Sunday nights, Sept.-Oct. / Times Vary
Hear ghostly tales from Ruby Falls’ 94-year history and eerie Chattanooga legends as you journey through the cavern lit only by hand-held lanterns. This experience is not appropriate for children under the age of 12. Ghost Walk Lantern Tours are expected to sell-out quickly, advance reservation required.
Chattanooga Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo
FREE/$ | Oct. 14-16 / Times Vary
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!
Creative Discovery Museum’s Monster Bash
$ | Oct. 15 / 6-8 pm
Join us for a family friendly Halloween Bash! Explore Creative Discovery Museum in your kid-friendly costumes and enjoy Halloween themed activities and games.
Ghost City Tours
$ | Daily / 8 pm
Join Ghost City Tours and dig deep into Chattanooga’s history and learn how the Civil War played a huge part in the city’s historical hauntings. Tours explore some of the most haunted locations in Chattanooga including the Read House Hotel and underground Chattanooga, centuries of curses, hidden supernatural history, and share horror stories that will make your skin crawl!
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, Inheritance Mystery Room and The Bunker.
Creative Discovery Museum’s Drink and Discover: Witches Brew
$ | Oct. 21 / 7-10 pm
We are closing the Museum to kids and letting adults 21 and over, Drink and Discover alongside friends! Wear your costume and listen to ghost stories, create your own witchy wand, participate in a broom relay race, all while playing in the museum, drink in hand!
Tennessee Aquarium’s AquaScarium
$ | Oct. 28 / 4-8 pm
Come in costume and join in on a family-friendly celebration of all things scaly, spooky, and fun on Friday, October 28 at the Tennessee Aquarium. Visitors can enjoy lights, themed decorations, costumed divers, candy and more!
Haute Halloween with Jenna DeVries at Coosa Mills
$ | Oct. 29 / 8 pm
The Pop-Up Project invites you to dress in your most extravagant costume for an unforgettable Halloween under the stars in the Coosa courtyard - doubling as the official release event for the latest album by pop-diva sensation Jenna DeVries from American Idol!
Haunted Chattanooga Market
FREE | Sunday, Oct. 30 / 11 am-4 pm
Named one of the “Top 10 Public Markets in America” by Frommers, Chattanooga Market features over 50 farms bringing a variety of produce, meats and cheeses to the market each week, and over 130 artisans offering their unique crafts, arts, farm-fresh goods, and so many other locally made specialties. When the market turns haunted, bring your little ghosts and goblins for our annual Haunted Market. Kids can trick-or-treat and be part of our costume parade at the Lodge Cast Iron Sizzle stage at 1pm!
$ | Daily / Times Vary
One mission, one hour, one goal! Escape Mission is located in the North Shore neighborhood by Coolidge Park and is the perfect experience to get your mind racing. Solve puzzles and cipher clues to take down a notorious mob boss in the Speakeasy, escape the clutches of a killer in the Hunted, find a pirate’s treasure in Expedition: Lost Treasure!, and more. Do you have what it takes to complete your mission?