For your fall vacation in the Smoky Mountains, consider visiting some of the haunted locations Tennessee has to offer! Whether you are visiting popular towns such as Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge or exploring the national park the Smoky Mountains has plenty of frights to offer. Whether you want to get in the Halloween spirit in the fall or are looking for a fright any other time of year, we can help! Learn more about the haunted places in Gatlinburg TN below!
1. The Greenbrier Restaurant
One of the places in Gatlinburg that’s said to be haunted is the Greenbrier Restaurant. There, you just might see the ghost of a young woman named Lydia, whose life came to a tragic end when she was left standing at the alter. Unknown to her, her husband-to-be was killed by a mountain lion on his way back from Knoxville the day before her wedding. Some have said that they have heard her walking the stairs at night and have also heard her crying for her long lost love. Her husband-to-be was buried at the White Oaks Flats cemetery in downtown Gatlinburg. It is said that Lydia can be seen walking in the cemetery to visit her love’s grave. Although the Gatlinburg restaurant has been newly remodeled, you still might see the ghost of Lydia walking around!
2. Ghost and Haunt Tour
If you want to take a tour of the haunted places in Gatlinburg while you are visiting, we suggest the Gatlinburg Ghost and Haunt Tour. This ghost tour offers stops at various haunted hotels and buildings around town and includes a trip to a creepy cemetery called White Oak Flats built in 1830 that offers plenty of thrills and chills. There aren’t any cheesy haunted houses and people dressed like ghosts on this tour — it focuses more on tales and legends in Gatlinburg. Both believers and skeptics will be drawn to the store and places where events and sightings have taken place. Some of the ghosts you’ll hear about on the tour are Radford Gatlin, Richard Reagan, The Witch of Gatlinburg and Lydia.
3. Ghost Walk Tour
The Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg is another popular ghost tour in Gatlinburg. This tour takes you along the shadowy streets and alleys of Gatlinburg to listen to unusual stories. You’ll hear about the haunted places in Gatlinburg, see a cemetery, and more. This story-telling experience features murder, mystery and mayhem and is a mix of local legends, history, superstition and fiction.
4. Mysterious Mansion
If you’d rather visit a haunted house type of attraction, stop by the Mysterious Mansion in Gatlinburg! The Mysterious Mansion is Gatlinburg’s most terrifying haunted attraction! When you enter the haunted mansion, you’ll make your way through secret passageways, dark corridors, winding staircases and spine-chilling chambers. Keep your eyes out as you walk through the mansion, however, because you never know what will be lurking around the corner! The house itself is designed and decorated in an old-Victorian style, making it seem even spookier to visitors.
5. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Another great haunted attraction in Gatlinburg is Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. This place takes haunted houses to the next level. It’s Halloween all year long at this haunted mansion. There are 10,000 square feet of scares at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Live actors are waiting around ever corner to jump out at you! If you visit in October, come on a Friday or Saturday for one of Ripley’s famous Fright Nights. Grimsby and Streaper, the former owners of a local casket company, are back from the dead!
Where to Stay Near the Haunted Places in Gatlinburg
If you’re hoping to visit all of the haunted places in Gatlinburg on your vacation, stay nearby in one of our Gatlinburg cabins! We have a variety of gorgeous cabin rentals, some of which put you just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg! Cabins come in all sizes, both big and small, so whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or your family, you’ll have no trouble finding a place to stay.
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