If you have morphed from an excited trick-or-treating kid to a Halloween loving adult, pack your bags for Nashville! Music City hosts spooky and family-friendly, cultural and pure fun celebration options. You are sure to find something which fits your style and mood.
From kid-friendly hayrides and zoo events to adults-only tavern tours and tequila parties. From historic tales and true stories of the paranormal to made up but realistic horror. The Music City has it all. In fact, the list proves too long for this blog to handle. But maybe a few ideas will whet your whistle. Costumes optional.
Children of all ages scare up plenty of fun at Booville at the Nashville Shores. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, this attraction hosts a hay bale maze, jack-o-lantern bounce houses, candy stops, a costume contest (for celebrants ages 10 and under), and so much more! Plus, no one should miss seeing Tennessee's Tallest Frankenstein (over 19 feet tall)!
The Children’s Hospital presents hayrides, trick-or-treating and more for the youngest goblins at Boo at the Zoo. Outfit the family in their favorite costumes for this Halloween tradition. A trip to the Enchanted Village includes science and magic shows. Carnival games and bounce houses, spooky tales at Frightful Farm and plenty of other family-friendly surprises await you.
Free admission gets you more family-friendly Halloween fun at the Two Rivers Mansion. Hayrides, storytelling and pumpkin painting raise the festivity. For the brave, a tour of the Haunted Basement takes the scare factor up a notch. Food and music add to the celebratory atmosphere.
Bring your friends and family for safety as you venture on this Halloween canoe trip. True stories of paranormal activity haunt your mind aboard a beginning trolley ride and tour of a haunted military base. The hour concludes drifting over a sunken cemetery deep in Cemetery Cove. This historic tour is sure to set your spine a-tingling.
The woods at Priest Lake ooze with creepers and creatures of the night. Pile on the hale-baled Haunted Hayride, and find out if you are brave enough to survive the chills and thrills of these woods. Or venture through the Trail of Terror on foot (just in case you need to run). Teenagers and adults are sure to freak out over Nashville’s ultimate haunted woods.
This downtown haunted house promises scare intensity fit for only the bravest (or crazy) Halloween celebrants. Over 20,000 square feet of dark corridors and horrifying rooms threaten to keep you in the clutches of the undead. But be advised. This one comes with a warning: controversial and horrific.
Prefer a little more action to your scare? The Nashville Zombie Outbreak arms you with Airsoft weapons to battle live action zombies. With over 30,000 square feet of room to roam, you need to suit up and stay alert to survive this challenge. After all, Nashville is counting on you, the “last hope” of defeating the dead.
Stand up paddle boarding plus costumes equals great times for the physically active. This annual event at East Bank Landing is sure to entertain even the spectator. What does happen to a zombie if he falls in the water?
Andrew Jackson’s property transforms into the site of historic ghostly tales around Halloween. This former president’s mansion and tomb set the scene for Nashville’s legends. You will hear about the Battle of New Orleans and the Bell Witch. Plus, it seems the General himself may have a few ghosts in his closet.
Follow your tour guide to the most haunted bars and taverns in Nashville. This walking tour fills your glass with spirits and your ear with plenty of tales of the city’s dark past. Whether you choose to imbibe or not, a lively experience is promised on this sell-out tour. Get your tickets in advance or you will miss out!
For those over the age of 21 calling for an evening party, Day of the Dead answers. Spooky prizes, sugar skull face painting and sampling 15 kinds of tequila come with your ticket. But music, tasty fare for purchase and a cash bar round out the celebration and keep you hopping through the evening hours.
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