Haunted House Atlanta: 17+ Horrific Haunted Houses You Need To Visit in 2023

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, Georgia. Whether you’re looking for a scary place for yourself, or a not-so-scary one for kids, these haunted houses in Atlanta are sure to make you jump out of your skin every time.

Ready to learn about the best haunted house Atlanta has to offer? Here are 17+ horrific haunted houses in Atlanta (plus a few extra), that you need to check out.

Haunted House Atlanta: 17+ Horrific Haunted Houses You Need To Visit in 2023
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HAUNTED HOUSE ATLANTA: HOUSES FOR THE BRAVE

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

NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE

1313 Netherworld Way | Stone Mountain | 404-608-2484

Netherworld Haunted House is one of the best haunted houses…ever! It has been consistently rated one of the best haunted houses in the United States by Hauntworld magazine since 2009. Netherworld is a walk-through dark attraction filled with amazing actors, special effects, and monsters.

The sets are professionally done, and the actors are very good. I met The Collector once 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.

The newest haunts for the upcoming 2023 season are PRIMORDIAL and CRYPTID CHAOS

In addition to the haunted house, you’ll also find escape rooms (more below), laser tag, and a monster museum here.

Netherworld is recommended for adults and teens, but kids can come as long as a parent is with them. There is no special child admission price. Minimum age is 5.

New in 2023: Celebrating its 6-year anniversary, Escape the NETHERWORLD is launching an intense new, over-the-top, space-themed escape room! Fans of NETHERWORLD Haunted House and its world-class attractions can now book this exciting experience along with the other Escape Games available at the facility.

Titled Alien Terror: The Doom of the Dark Horizon, this intricate escape room will feature the complex puzzles, realistic props, and jaw-dropping special effects that the NETHERWORLD brand and Escape the NETHERWORLD have become notorious for.

13 STORIES HAUNTED HOUSE

320 Temple Ave | Newnan

13 Stories Haunted House is 54,000 square feet of horror and exhilaration that consists of some really creepy haunts.

The haunts are 13 Stories Haunted House, Clown Haus Returns, Vertigo Haunt, and The Ruins Haunt. They offer tickets for the four haunts, and VIP tickets that will get you to the front of the lines.

13 Stories Haunted House is a walk-through attraction themed after human phobias, like rats, snakes, spiders and more. Vertigo is a Psych Ward full of their very own crazies. Clown Haus Returns is, well, you know. Who isn’t scared of clowns?!? The Ruins Haunt is a wasteland themed after the end of the Zombie Apocalypse. There is nothing left but a few creatures lurking around to hunt you down. 

THE VILLAGE

6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road | Fairburn

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

Paranoia Haunted House features two different haunted attractions at their Canton establishment — Extraction and The Wretched.

They offer both main attraction tickets and combo tickets to see both.  Buy your tickets online to bypass the ticket line.

Both attractions are indoor walk-through attractions, and they both have separate themes and styles. There’s no age limit, but they strongly suggest kids under 13 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

CONTAINMENT HAUNTED HOUSE

Note: Containment Haunted House will not be open in 2023. They hope to return in 2024.

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. Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and no children under 6 years of age.

FOLKLORE HAUNTED HOUSE

5389 N. Main St. | Acworth

Folklore Haunted House offers two different attractions at their Acworth location — The Manor and Maximum Overload.

They offer tickets for 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

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! Enjoy haunted attractions, spooky entertainment and shows, and of course, their amazing rides!

Read More: FRIGHT FEST IS BACK AT SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA

ESCAPE WOODS

628 Sleepy Hollow Road | Powder Springs | 770-880-8846

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 six different escape rooms.  One of the scarier ones is The 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 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. The Hunted is recommended for those 10 and up.

They also have The Pig Farmer: The Cult of the 7 Sins for those 18 and up; The Maze: Curse of the Dragon for those 10 and up; The Bunker: Aftermath for 10 and up; and The Cabin (from that popular 80s-themed TV show) is for those 10 and up.

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NIGHTMARE’S GATE

3931 Longview Drive | Douglasville

Nightmare’s Gate Haunted House offers two haunted houses that are guaranteed to scare you!

Terror Falls takes you deep into the swamp where locals have gone missing, and the military search and rescue group has failed to return. You and your crew of brave citizens are on a mission to find out the truth and make it out alive. But beware, the swamp holds many secrets and evils that will stop at nothing to keep you there forever.

The Hauntings of Longview Estate invite you to discover the hidden secrets of one of the most prestigious families in the town. The Longview Estate once resided in opulent luxury, but now its decaying walls and furniture house the tormented souls of those who once occupied it. Dare to step inside, and you’ll find yourself trapped in a world of nightmares where there is no escape. Can you survive the horrors of Longview Estate and make it to the other side?

You can purchase a general admission tickets or Fastpass tickets. There is no age limit, but please use your best judgment!

ZOMBIE FARMS

568 Smithonia Rd | Winterville

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.

Make sure you check out their newest addition — Halloween Forest! This winding trail through the woods is separate from the regular trail.  With cool scenery and different paths, you will want to make sure you get there early enough to enjoy it! Your ticket gets you into both.

CAMP BLOOD AND NIGHTMARE INN

2277 Whooping Creek Road | Carrollton

“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 $5 parking fee. 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

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 ten 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. Mystery Mansion would also be a great choice.

All of the rooms at Breakout are private, so you’ll only be with your group!

DREAD HOLLOW IN LOOKOUT VALLEY

321 Browns Ferry Road | Chattanooga, TN  | 423-821-2544

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 — will return this fall with all new twisted story lines and sets, and disturbingly-real scares.

This year you’ll find three new immersive haunt experiences, three challenging horror-themed escape rooms, and the promised return of the “Buried Alive” coffin simulator. The 25,000 square-foot indoor entertainment complex will be open Thursday – Sunday nights in October and on Halloween.

Fear-seekers will come face-to-face with sinister special effects, ominous scare actors and intense set designs.  Not recommended for children under 12.

Read More: All Things Chattanooga

Looking for more spooky things to do? You might also like some of these other options in Atlanta!

  • Go on a Haunted Buildings and Ghost Tour. Explore the haunted side of Atlanta on a guided walking tour and uncover the dark secrets of the city. Visit the most historic and haunted locations like Stone Summit Climbing, Fitness Center, and more.
  • Visit filming locations from Stranger Things. Embark on the ultimate “Stranger Things” adventure and explore the filming locations of the show with an expert guide. Highlights include ‘Upside’ locations in Atlanta and sites outside of the city.

HAUNTED HOUSES IN ATLANTA FOR THE KIDS

HAUNTED FOREST

4470 Bennet Road | Buford

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 Buford Corn Maze, be aware of creatures coming alive in their secluded forest and lurking throughout a winding labyrinth of twists and turns.

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

Read More: 5 BEST HAUNTED CORN MAZES IN ATLANTA

GHOST TRAIN

Pine Mountain Gold Museum | 1881 Stockmar Road | Villa Rica | 678-840-1445

Pine Mountain Gold Museum hosts a Ghost Train every year.

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 their younger guests in mind, and is meant to be non-threatening 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

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.  They have a haunted house and a haunted maze. You can do one or the other, or buy a combo ticket and do both!

It’s recommended for kids over 10.

BOO AT THE ZOO

Zoo Atlanta | 800 Cherokee Ave SE | Atlanta

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. Get Your Guide is a great place to get your General Admission Zoo Atlanta Tickets!

STONE MOUNTAIN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Stone Mountain Park | Stone Mountain

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. They even have a themed laser show!

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.

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MORE HAUNTED HOUSES IN GEORGIA

  • Scare House of the South (Gillis Springs). Scare House of the South is an R-rated haunted house in southeast Georgia.  Tip: Don’t bring the kids.
  • Great Pumpkin LumiNights (Valdosta). Great Pumpkin LumiNights will light up Wild Adventures with thousands of illuminated pumpkins, including the new Sunflower Farm! Look forward to entertainment for all ages through the day, including activities such as pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating, fascinating shows and a glowing good time into the night. Larger-than-life glowing displays take the shape of some of their favorite wild animals, plus glowing surprises and not-frightful fun that the entire family can enjoy.
  • Sinister Suites (Griffin). If the haunted attraction at Sinister Suites is half as scary as their website, you’re sure to be in for some sleepless nights.
  • Terror Mills (Jackson). Terror Mills Haunted House is at a new location in Jackson in 2022. The haunted house is made to look like an old early 1900’s chicken farm that has been run by the Bugtussel family. So if you dare…go and visit!
  • Plantation Blood (Augusta). Plantation Blood is a haunted attraction in Augusta that is guaranteed to scare you!
  • Lake Joy Trails of Terror (Kathleen). Lake Joy Trails of Terror in middle Georgia is a haunted trail through the woods. Prepare to be scared!

HAUNTED HOUSE ATLANTA FAQ

What is the scariest haunted house in the United States?

The title of scariest haunted house in the United States may belong to McKamey Manor in Summertown, Tennessee. It’s so scary, that apparently no one has completed it. In addition to needing a doctor’s permission to attend, you also have to be interviewed, submit to a drug test, and spend 3-4 hours completing the 40-page contract to participate. Yikes!

What is the scariest haunted house in Georgia?

Netherworld is widely considered the scariest haunted house in Georgia. At Netherworld, you’ll find live actors, amazing monsters, and terrifying special effects around every turn.

What should you wear to a haunted house?

When deciding what to wear to a haunted house, the type of haunted attraction you’re visiting plays a role. (If you’ll be outside, choose weather-appropriate clothing.) In almost all cases though, you’ll want to wear sensible, close-toed shoes. No heels or sandals.

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Haunted House Atlanta: 17+ Horrific Haunted Houses You Need To Visit in 2023