Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2021

Looking for a haunted house? Atlanta has one for you!

If there is one thing you need to experience when Halloween season rolls around, it’s haunted houses in Atlanta. Whether you’re looking for a scary place for yourself or a not-so-scary one for kids, these haunted houses in Atlanta, GA are sure to make you jump out of your skin every time.

So if you’re wondering, “Where’s a haunted house near me?”  We have you covered.

Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2021

You never know what’s lurking around the corner at these haunted houses in Atlanta. As we get closer to Halloween, you’ll need those nerves of steel for the lines outside as well. To help limit your wait times, visit the website and see about advanced ticket purchases or consider visiting during the week if possible. As with any popular attraction, get there early.

Have another favorite haunted house in Atlanta or a tip for a great visit to one of these? Tell us about it.

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Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2021

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NOTE: Although we do have some not-so scary haunted houses in Atlanta listed, most of these are for older teens or adults.

Fear the Woods

3565 Hwy 155 N | Stockbridge, Ga. | 770-954-9356
Dates: Weekends in October, starting October 1, 2021

The Woods come alive at one of the top-rated, actor-based haunted attractions in Georgia, Fear the Woods. 

When the sun sets over Yule Forest’s pumpkin patch, blood hungry creatures come to feast on the screams of those that come to the farm after dark!

This haunt consist of three different features: The Haunted House, a place where all your psychological fears are revealed; the Terror Transport and Haunted Trail, where you must survive the woods, a mineshaft, and the Skinner family; and Infestation, an outdoor video game experience combined with a real-life interactive walk.

The actors here are off the charts and they go out of their way to scare you!  With that said, you can purchase “Monster Protection.” This is the perfect option if you have children under the age of 13 coming in, or a friend that needs extra convincing to come because they are too scared. Upon arrival, you’ll receive Monster Protection and the actors will see it and not scare those wearing it.

New in 2021, all ticket sales will be online only.  Tickets for the 2021 season go on sale September 1, 2021. Your ticket will tell you to arrive at a certain time and your group will wait in your car until that time, in an effort to limit the number of people and decrease your wait times.  Masks are encouraged but not required.

If the haunt is too much, Yule Forest has family friendly fun with the sun is out!

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Netherworld Haunted House

1313 Netherworld Way | Stone Mountain | 404-608-2484
Dates: Open certain days September 24, 2021 – November 13, 2021

Netherworld Haunted House is the mack daddy of haunted houses. It has been consistently rated one of the best haunted houses in the United States by Hauntworld magazine since 2009.

The sets are professionally done, and the actors are very good. I met The Collector under bright lights and he was creepy — I can’t image meeting him in a dark room! You’ve got to check out the photos on their website — truly frightening.  They also offer a creepy Escape Room experience here.

Two terrifying themes will be revealed in 2021 in celebration of its 25th anniversary — Rise of the Netherspawn and Return to Planet X in 3D.

Rise of the Netherspawn is the perfect choice…if you’re ready to immerse yourself in a nightmare world of classic horror.  If you’re prepared for a mind melting adventure using 3D technology — you’ll love Return to Planet X.  Thrill seekers will put on 3D glasses to explore a top-secret facility filled with bizarre rips in the fabric of reality, confront malignant alien life forms, and find a way to make them return to Planet X.

You’ll also find escape rooms, laser tag, and a monster museum here. Tickets will have reserved time and date entry in 2021.

13 Stories Haunted House

320 Temple Ave | Newnan
Dates: September 10 – October 31, 2021

13 Stories Haunted House is 54,000 square feet of horror and exhilaration that consists of the haunted houses with the option of joining forces to fight the zombie horde in The Apocalypse Zombie Kill Experience (laser tag)!

The haunts are 13 Stories Haunted House, Clown Haus Returns, and on select dates — the Apocalypse Zombie Kill Experience.

Signing a waiver is a must to enter the Apocalypse Zombie Kill Experience.  The experience combines a first-person shooter video game with a real-life interactive walk through on select dates.

The Village

6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road | Fairburn
Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2021

13 Stories Haunted House (above) has teamed up with the Georgia Renaissance Festival to open Atlanta’s newest outdoor haunted experience — The Village.

Held on weekends in October, The Village Haunted Experience is a walk-through outdoor haunted attraction located on the grounds of the Georgia Renaissance Festival. It includes some intense, graphic scenes and is recommended for ages 13 and above.

Come early to enjoy food and games in the Courtyard area. Games of skill, your favorite snacks and beverages are available for purchase before or after your Haunted Experience tour.

Paranoia Haunt

2075 Marietta Hwy | Canton
Dates: 2021 dates have not yet been released

Paranoia Haunted Housefeatures two different haunted attractions at their Canton establishment — Quarantine Unleashed and Cursed.

A combo ticket will get you into both attractions, or the main attraction ticket will get you into Quarantine Unleashed.  Buy your tickets online to bypass the ticket line, or consider buying their Paranoia Pass to bypass all lines altogether.

Containment Haunted House

1320 Blair’s Bridge Rd. | Lithia Springs
Dates: September 24 – October 31, 2021

The zombie apocalypse has arrived at Containment Haunted House and you are right in the middle of the action. See if you can survive to navigate your way through a series of shipping containers that bring you to safety.

Containment Haunted House is a walk-through attraction, that is guaranteed to scare you! Containment gets its name from being built out of 26 shipping containers.  The scenes are really interactive and personal here.

This haunted house is recommended for those over the age of 13. Parents with younger children should know that this is an intense attraction, and therefore is not recommended for little ones. (If you do bring them though, they must be accompanied by an adult.)

Folklore Haunted House

5389 N. Main St. | Acworth
Dates: 2021 dates have not yet been released.

Folklore Haunted House offers two different attractions at their Acworth location — The Manor and Asylum ’67.

They offer tickets for just one haunted house, both haunted houses, or RIP Admission tickets help you bypass the lines.

They also have Midway of Mayhem, which features horror-themed carnival games. (Game tickets must be purchased separately.)

Fright Fest at Six Flags

Six Flags Over Georgia | Austell
Dates: September 18 – October 31, 2021

Six Flags Over Georgia is known for its weekend haunts during the fall season, and this year is no different!

Fright Fest is back at Six Flags! Get ready for the best Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly shows and attractions during the day and thrilling rides and scary haunted houses at night.

By day, the park will be a family-friendly atmosphere filled with trick-or-treating, magic shows, and selfie stations.  At night, you will enjoy five spine-tingling scare zones!

More: Tips to Beat the Lines at Six Flags Over Georgia

Escape Woods

628 Sleepy Hollow Road | Powder Springs | 770-880-8846
Dates: Ongoing

The escape room games at Escape Woods are unlike any others, because they are the first escape room company to offer outdoor escape “rooms” in the woods. With 60-acres of land on Sleepy Hollow Farm they have plenty of room to create unique adventures that are fully immersive.

They offer fun adventure games (non-scary) perfect for adults and older kids as well as scarier escape games for adults.

Choose from five different escape rooms.  One of the scarier ones is The Cabin: Hunted.  You and your team will have 1 hour to escape an abandoned cabin buried deep in the woods before the time runs out. But this is not just any cabin…

The story for The Cabin: Hunted is that you think you’re there for a wellness retreat, before realizing that you’re about to be hunted by twisted people who think hunting other people is the best.  If you hope to escape the woods alive, you must work together to outsmart the hunters.

They also have Hopper’s Cabin: The Cabin From Stranger Things; The Maze: Curse of the Dragon; and The Bunker: Aftermath for those 10 and older.  The Pig Farmer: The Cult of the 7 Sins is another option, and is for those 18 and up.

More: Apocalytic Escape Rooms in Georgia You Must Try 

Nightmares Gate

3931 Longview Drive | Douglasville
Dates: 2021 dates not yet released.

Nightmare’s Gate Hospital is the medical epicenter of an infectious disease that has No Cure, No Hope, and No Mercy! Something is spreading and the doctors and nurses are falling victim to it’s horrific effects. Patients are overpowering orderlies, and priests are turned from the path of compassion to outright ridicule.

Will you be a survivor… Or a statistic?

Zombie Farms

568 Smithonia Rd | Winterville
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays October 1 – October 30, 2021

Zombie Farms is a 3/4 mile walk through a dark and spooky haunted forest filled with zombies and other characters who will scare you, entertain you, and sometimes even make you laugh. Unique horror sets are set up throughout the forest.

2021 will have a whole new theme that is sure to give you a thrill!  This year is called the “Shadows of Neverland.”

Make sure you check out their newest addition — the rope maze! This maze through the woods is separate from the regular trail.  Can you find your way out?

Camp Blood and Nightmare Inn

2277 Whooping Creek Road | Carrollton
Dates: September 17 – October 31, 2021

“Enjoy” a 1/2-mile Camp Blood Trail (wear proper footwear), and then explore Cajun Carnage at Camp Blood.

This attraction is cash only and there is a $3 parking fee on weekends.  Not recommended for those under the age of 12. Online tickets available.

Breakout Atlanta: The Kidnapping

3867 Roswell Rd NE, Ste 200 | Atlanta | 404-800-9297
Dates: Ongoing

What could be scarier than being lost in a chilly old mansion full of secrets, or handcuffed and blindfolded, waiting for your kidnappers return?

Those are two of six different scenarios at Breakout Atlanta, where groups have one hour to crack codes, solve puzzles and find the clues that will get them out of danger, and escape the room.

The Kidnapping seems like a perfect one for Halloween. This is a true adrenaline rush without the gore.

Due to COVID-19, Breakout Atlanta is also offering a virtual breakout experience for those who prefer to stay home.

Dread Hollow in Lookout Valley

321 Browns Ferry Road | Chattanooga, TN  | 423-821-2544
Dates: 2021 dates have not yet been released.

Though not in Atlanta, because it’s just over the border and so creepy, we’re adding it! Chattanooga’s nationally-ranked haunted attraction — Dread Hollow — is expected to return this fall with all new twisted story lines and sets, and disturbingly-real scares.

Three all-new haunts and three escape rooms means you will definitely be spooked.

Haunted Houses in Atlanta For the Kids

Haunted Forest

4470 Bennet Road | Buford
Dates: September 25 – November 8, 2021

Haunted Forest is a great haunted “house” for kids. It’s more of a haunted forest/corn maze, but it’s awesome!  It’s family friendly for kids ages 10 and up.

Their Haunted Forest is frightfully fun for families and kids! As the sun sets each night at the Maze, be aware of creatures coming alive in our secluded forest and lurking throughout a winding labyrinth of twists and turns. The scary fun begins September 25th on weekends and lasts through Nov. 8th from dark until closing. And the Haunted Forest is open every night during the week of Halloween.

This is located at the Buford Corn Maze and is worth every penny. Make sure you take the time to check it out.

Ghost Train

Pine Mountain Gold Museum | 1881 Stockmar Road | Villa Rica | 678-840-1445
Dates: September 30 – October 30, 2021

Pine Mountain Gold Museum is pleased to announce that the tickets for the 9th Season of Ghost Train are now available online.

There are two ticket options available each night. The first option is Family Time, and second option is Scare Time. Family Time is designed with our younger guests in mind, and is meant to be nonthreatening and fun. Scare Time begins at sunset when the ghosts and ghouls of Pine Mountain are set loose to haunt.

All tickets, all ages are $13 (+tax) and as always, children ages 2 and under ride for free. A total of three trains will depart every hour beginning at 6:20 each night. Closing time varies nightly – make sure to check! Ticket reservations are not required, but are highly recommended.

Tickets are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in October.

(They’ll have Ghost Panning too!  Every pan will feature a special, individually sourced collection of gems, minerals, and other surprise items – you get to keep whatever you find!  Extra fee required.)

Fearopolis

40155 Hwy 441 S | Commerce
Dates: 2021 dates have not yet been released.

Fearopolis is a fun activity for kids and it’s at the Funopolis Family Fun Center in Commerce.

A lot of families come here to do a slight introduction to haunted house with their kids. This is not an overwhelming experience and something your kids may just love.  It’s recommended for kids over 10.

Boo at the Zoo

Zoo Atlanta | 800 Cherokee Ave SE | Atlanta
Dates: October 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2021

Boo at the Zoo is always a fun place to take the kids for a boo experience!

Dress up your kids in costumes, and trick or treat around Zoo Atlanta while surrounded by your animal friends.   This event is perfect for even the littlest ghost in your crew.

Sample treats throughout the Zoo, and enjoy the sights, characters, and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Dance parties, crafts, and games are all around, and it’s a blast for kids.

Boo at the Zoo is free with zoo admission.

Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival

Stone Mountain Park | Stone Mountain
Dates: September 18 – October 31, 2021

This year at the Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival you can play all day and glow all night!  This is one Atlanta area attraction that is a must-do.

After the sun goes down, you’ll glow by night in a whole new light with the new Nighttime Parade and plenty of other not-so-spooky glowing experiences.

Although not really a haunted house, it is a little spooky at night will all the glowing jack-o-lanterns!  Your kids are sure to love it.

Haunted Halloween

Atlanta History Center |130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW | Atlanta

Note: Haunted Halloween at AHC is not happening in 2021 due to COVID-19.

Haunted Halloween is when the historic homes and gardens of the Atlanta History Center become a ghostly encounter. Experience the fun after dark with kid-friendly activities.

More Haunted Houses in Georgia

Scare House of the South

Intersection of HWYs 221 & 56 | Gillis Springs, GA

Scare House of the South is an R-rated haunted house in southeast Georgia.  Tip: Don’t bring the kids.

Terror in the Wild

Where: 3766 Old Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga 31601

The Pumpkin Spice Festival at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta is a family friendly experience filled with foods, trick or treating, pumpkin painting, a Mr. Bones Glow Experience, and more.

Gates of Misery

Gates of Misery | 174 Chatillon Road | Rome | 706-676-8328

Sinister Suits

Sinister Suits132 W. Solomon Street | Griffin GA

Terror Mills

Terror Mills801 Mount Vernon Church Road | Jackson, Georgia | (678) 371-0957

Plantation Blood

Plantation Blood4127 Wallie Drive | Augusta | 706-793-3100

Lake Joy Trails of Terror

Lake Joy Trail of Terror428 Lake Joy Rd | Kathleen

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Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2021

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Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2021

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