Some may love fall for its pumpkin patches and scent of warm apple pie, while others await another long-anticipated autumn tradition: haunted houses. If you live near Madison, Tennessee, or Nashville, Tennessee, you’ve got quite the selection to choose from. Here are some of the best places in and around Madison to get your scare on.
Located in the heart of Madison on Madison Square, Nashville Nightmare has been a Halloween tradition for many families. Nashville Nightmare was ranked one of the top haunted houses in the nation by a major publication and ranks number one for haunted houses in the Nashville area. The company makes a point to ramp up the scare factor each year with fresh, new attractions in its 50,000 square foot space. A visit to Nashville Nightmare consists of a self-guided tour through an intensely frightening and dimly lit series of passageways. This year they are offering four all-new attractions.
Nashville Nights is open from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday evenings through Halloween. On Thursday, Oct 20 and Oct 27, they’ll be featuring a special event from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
About an hour south of Madison, you’ll find Columbia, Tennessee where something sinister lurks in the woods. Each fall, Tennessee’s best crack shots are invited to vanquish zombies taking over the area. That’s right, in addition to its haunted woods, visitors can take a hayride out to the edge of the fields to hunt down zombies prowling in the area. Tickets to the Haunted Woods or Zombie Paintball Hayride are $20 each, or you can buy a combo pass for $30. One key thing to be aware of is that anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult in order to be admitted.
Hours vary on Friday and Saturday evenings, opening at either 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Check the website for exact hours when planning your visit.
The Devil’s Dungeon is located in downtown Nashville and has been rated one of the scariest and most controversial haunted houses. Hours vary from 8 p.m. to midnight or 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays. Devil’s Dungeon is also open on Sundays in mid to late October from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Devil’s Dungeon signature is a cast of completely original and horrifying characters and a popular 3D set. This haunted house is in its sixteenth year, proving that it has staying power in an entertainment industry that is sometimes fleeting and sees many attractions that don’t live up to their price tag. This one certainly does at $18 per ticket. Be aware that Devil’s Dungeon advises parents not to bring children ages 13 or younger.
If you are looking for the ultimate fright this Halloween season, be sure to check out one of these top attractions around Madison. From haunted hayrides to sightings of zombies and the devil himself, Halloween in Tennessee couldn’t be scarier.