Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2020

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.

Thinking ‘where’s a haunted house near me?’ We have you covered.

Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2020

You never know what’s lurking around the corner at these Haunted Houses in Atlanta. As you 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 2020

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WARNING: The video embedded in this post may be too much for small children or squeamish adults. 🙂 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

Note: Fear the Woods will be closed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

3565 North Hwy 155 | Stockbridge, Ga. | 770-954-9356

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 Haunted Trail, where you must survive the woods, a mineshaft, and the Skinner family; and Pandemic, an 8,000 square foot interactive, competitive, combat field where your skills determine your fate. 

The actors here are off the charts and they go out of their way to scare you.  Check out fearthewoods.com for more information — and if you’re brave enough, take a thrill ride on The ANNIHILATOR.

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

More Fall Fun:

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Netherworld Haunted House

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

Netherworld Haunted House is the mack daddy of haunted houses. It has been consistently rated one of the best haunted house 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.

Visitors will dive into two distinctly different scary experiences this year — Halloween Nightmares and Cyborg Shock.  They’ll also have new outdoor areas like The Festival of Monsters.

For 2020, Netherworld is limiting their capacity significantly in an effort to keep guests and staff healthy.  Tickets purchases must be made in advance, and will be date and time specific.  Each ticket will include entry to both experiences.  Masks are required.

13 Stories Haunted House

320 Temple Ave | Newnan

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, the Hellevator, and Clown Haus Returns.

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.

Visit their website for discount coupons for select evenings — including $13 nights!

Paranoia Haunt

2075 Marietta Hwy | Canton

Paranoia Haunted House features 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

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!

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

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.)

Due to COVID-19 concerns, face coverings are required for all guests and staff, temperature checks will be taken before entering, and capacity will be limited.

HallowFest 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!

HallowFest takes place on weekends from September September 19 – November 1, 2020. The park will turn into a terrifying experience with ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the park!

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!

Due to COVID-19, this year masks will be required, capacity will be limited, reservations are required, and indoor activities and shows will not be done.

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

Escape Woods: The Cabin

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

This is one spooky-sounding escape room adventure! You and your team will have 1 hour to escape an abandoned cabin buried deep in the woods before the time runs out at Escape Woods. 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.

This game is designed for adults only and is not for the faint of heart.

More: Apocalytic Escape Rooms in Georgia You Must Try 

Nightmares Gate

3931 Longview Drive | Douglasville

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?

2020 dates are TBD.

Zombie Farms

568 Smithonia Rd | Winterville

Bet you’ve never thought, ‘Where is a haunted forest near me?’  But in case you have, we’ve got it!

Zombie Farms is a 1/2 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.

This year, they’ve added a rope maze — so if you like getting lost in the woods in the dark, you’ll love this.

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 $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
6375 Spalding Dr, Ste H | Peachtree Corners | 404-620-2477

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

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 — returns this fall with all new twisted story lines and sets, disturbingly-real scares, and COVID-19 safety practices in place.

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

The haunt and escape rooms in the notorious cursed town begins October 1 and runs every Thursday – Sunday through November 1.

Masks are required, capacity will be limited, and timed reservations are required in 2020.

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.

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

There are two Ghost trains at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum. The family time train is 6 pm – 7 pm and the fright train (designed for older kids and adults) begins after sunset.

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


40155 Hwy 441 S | Commerce

Note: It appears Fearopolis is not happening in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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

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.

This year Boo at the Zoo will be held on October 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31, 2020.

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.

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 2020 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.

More: Wild Adventure Theme Park

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

Haunted Fair Grounds

Haunted Fair Grounds124 Jones Street | Blue Ridge

And there you have it! Some of the creepiest and kid friendly haunted houses in Atlanta, GA (and haunted houses in Georgia). Let me know how it goes! What’s your favorite?

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Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2020

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Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2020

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