If there is one thing you need to experience when Halloween season rolls around, it is the 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.
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.
Haunted Houses in Atlanta For the Brave
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
3565 North Hwy 155 | Stockbridge, Ga. | 770-954-9356
Haunt opens Friday, September 28, 2018. Hours of operation are every weekend in October; Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-12am; Sundays 7pm-11pm and October 31st from 7pm -12am for Halloween.
Fear the Woods is a professional haunt that has consistently been ranked one of the top haunted places to go in Georgia for the last five years. Don’t wander too far from the light as Uncle Eddie has invited new creatures to come 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 have to find your way back after being dropped off in the middle of the woods and corn with the skinner family; and Pandemic, our NEW 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.
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Corn Mazes| Haunted Corn Mazes | Apple Picking | Apple Festival | Pumpkin Patches | Fall Festivals | Ghost Tours | Halloween Events | Fall Bucket List | Fall Color at the State Parks | Scary Escape Rooms
Netherworld Haunted House
2076 West Park Place Blvd. | Stone Mountain | 404-608-2484
Season Starts: Oct 5 – Nov. 4, 2018
Netherworld Haunted House is the mack daddy of haunted houses. It’s been consistently rated one of the best haunted house in the US 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. The website has good photos so visit there to see what you’re getting into. They also have a creepy Escape Room.
13 Stories Haunted House
320 Temple Ave | Newnan
Season Starts: Sept. 28 – Nov. 3, 2018
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, Ward B, and Clown Town. There is also the Sacrifice Extreme Haunt. Inside Sacrifice there is extreme content and the monsters can actually touch you. You must sign a waiver to enter Sacrifice. Visit their website for discount coupons for select evenings.
2075 Marietta Hwy | Canton
Season Starts:Sept. 28 – Nov 3, 2018
Paranoia Haunted house has two different haunted houses at this Canton establishment, Carnage and Blood Bayou.
Containment Haunted House
1320 Blair’s Bridge Rd. | Lithia Springs
Season Starts:Sept. 21 – Nov. 3, 2018
The zombie apocalypse has arrived 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. Those 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.
Folklore Haunted House
Season Starts: Sept. 22 – Nov 3, 2018
Folklore Haunted House unravels three ridiculous haunted houses – The Manor, Tremulous and Chromophobia. They also have The Last Ride, a coffin burial simulator. Um, no thank you.
Fright Fest at Six Flags
Six Flags in Atlanta, GA
Select nights from September 22- October 31, 2018
Six Flags Over Georgia transforms each evening into a terrifying experience with ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the park!
Escape Woods: The Cabin
628 Sleepy Hollow Road | Powder Springs | 770-880-8846
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. This is not just any cabin… the owner of the cabin has been studying serial killers his whole miserable life and he wants to make you his first victims. To escape before he gets home you will need to explore his cabin, solve clues, and decipher his locks. This game is designed for adults only and is not for the faint of heart. Warning this will not be for the faint of heart.
4179 Vansant Rd. | 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. Dr McGavock from the CDC is battling both the infection and the infected with the best of modern medicine and the most barbaric of treatments ever devised by man. Don’t let them touch you as you navigate the twist and turns of Nightmare’s Gate! Will you be a survivor… Or a statistic?
568 Smithonia Rd | Winterville
Fridays and Saturdays in October | They are NOT open on Halloween
Bet you’ve never thought ‘where is a haunted forest near me?’ 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. This year’s theme is the Witch of Winterville.
Camp Blood and Nightmare Inn
2277 Whooping Creek Road | Carrollton
Add on a Zombie Paintball Shoot to your existing Camp Blood for even more fun. This attraction is cash only and there is a $2 parking fee on weekends.
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.
Dread Hollow in Lookout Valley
321 Browns Ferry Road | Chattanooga, TN | 423-821-2544
September 28 – October 31, 2018
The nightmare knows no boundaries for the 15th year as Ruby Falls joins Fear Connection for the annual Haunted Cavern, this year at Dread Hollow – a brand new location bringing 20,000 feet of intense scare factors, less wait times, new characters, sliders and two separate haunts! Haunted Cavern is one of the area’s best haunted attractions listed #4 on Buzzfeed’s national haunt list and a 2016 top haunt by the Haunted Attraction Association.
Haunted Houses in Atlanta For the Kids
4470 Bennet Road | Buford
Season Starts: Sept. 1, 2018
Haunted Forest is a great haunted “house” for kids. It’s more of a haunted forest/corn maze, but it’s awesome! This is located at the Buford Corn Maze and is worth every penny. Make sure you take the time to check it out.
Pine Mountain Gold Museum | 1881 Stockmar Road | Villa Rica | 678-840-1445
Season Starts: September 27, 2018
There are two Ghost trains. The family time train is 6 pm – 7 pm and the fright train (designed for older kids and adults) begins after sunset.
40155 Hwy 441 S | Commerce
Fearopolis is a fun activity for kids and it’s at the Funopolis Family Fun Center in Commerce, Georgia. 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.
Boo at the Zoo
800 Cherokee Ave SE | Atlanta
October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018
Boo at the Zoo is always a fun place to take the kids for a boo experience. This may be an ideal place to take the little kids of yours as well. Plus, it’s right in Atlanta, GA, so you can get your kids home just in time for bed.
Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival
Stone Mountain Park
This year at the Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival you can play all day and glow all night. Although not really a haunted house, it is a little creepy to be at night.
Atlanta History Center |130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW | Atlanta
Oct. 19, 2018
Haunted Halloween is at the historic homes and gardens of the Atlanta History Center become a ghostly encounter. Experience the fun after dark with kid-friendly activities.
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 Georgia, don’t bring the kids.
Terror in the Wild
Where: 3766 Old Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga 31601
Terror in the Wild is the Halloween Fright Nights at Wild Adventure Amusement Park.
Gates of Misery
Gates of Misery | 174 Chatillon Road | Rome | 706-676-8328
Sinister Suits | 132 W. Solomon Street | Griffin GA
Terror Mills | 801 Mount Vernon Church Road | Jackson, Georgia | (678) 371-0957
Plantation Blood | 4127 Wallie Drive | Augusta | 706-793-3100
Lake Joy Trails of Terror
Lake Joy Trail of Terror | 428 Lake Joy Rd | Kathleen
Ghost Town | 106 Center Point Rd. | Bremen, GA | 770-883-8752
Haunted Fair Grounds
Haunted Fair Grounds | 124 Jones Street | Blue Ridge
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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After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.