Horrific Haunted Houses in Atlanta You Need to Visit in 2019

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.

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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 27, 2019. Hours of operation are every weekend in October; Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-12am; Sundays 7pm-11pm and  October 31st from 7pm -12am.

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

Beginning, Friday, Sept. 27, 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 too.

More Fall Fun:

Corn Mazes| Haunted Corn Mazes | Apple Picking | Apple Festival | Pumpkin Patches | Fall Festivals | Ghost Tours | Halloween EventsFall Bucket List | Fall Color at the State Parks | Scary Escape Rooms | Savannah Ghost Tours | New Orleans Ghost Tours

Netherworld Haunted House

2076 West Park Place Blvd. | Stone Mountain | 404-608-2484

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

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.

Paranoia Haunt

2075 Marietta Hwy | Canton

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

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


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

Six Flags Over Georgia transforms  each evening into a terrifying experience with ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the park!

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

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.

More: Apocalytic Escape Rooms in Georgia You Must Try 

Nightmares Gate

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?

Zombie Farms

568 Smithonia Rd | Winterville

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

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

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! 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. 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

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.

Haunted Halloween

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

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.

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

Ghost Town

Ghost Town | 106 Center Point Rd. | Bremen, GA | 770-883-8752

Haunted Fair Grounds

Haunted Fair Grounds124 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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This post contains affiliate links. We are excited to partner with Yule Forest to promote their haunted house. If you like to be scared, they know how to do it. 

Jess has been writing since 2011 and has loved every minute of it. She’s a work at home mom. Her kids are 7,5,3, and 1. They are the reason she has been able to create such amazing content. She lives in South Bend, Indiana with her husband of 9 years! Visit her at Grace Writing Studios.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

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.
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