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Fun, Spooky Halloween Activities in Tennessee

This Halloween, make sure you carve out some time to enjoy the festivities! Tennessee has many fun and spooky activities to choose from. We have compiled a list of things that are Halloween-themed for you. Make sure to check them all out before deciding what activities would be best for your family this year!

1. Go to a Pumpkin Patch

List of Best Pumpkin Patches in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

A trip to Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without checking out cute pumpkin patches. The children’s laughter filled the air as they ran around picking out pumpkins bigger than their teeny bodies. Plan to balance out a full day on the farm with a fun hayride for the whole family, too!

2. Get Lost in Corn Mazes

Location: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Oakes Farm – Corryton

Most pumpkin patches in Tennessee have their Corn Mazes, too! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s up to the challenge of figuring out how to get through all those tricky twists and turns! It’s definitely so much fun when you do it with your friends and family in Halloween costumes!

3. Have fun on a Trunk or Treat

Upcoming Events: “Fire Truck or Treat” in Gallatin, TN

Nope. This is not a typographical error. You read it right. Trunk-or-Treat is changing the way people Trick-or-Treat. A bunch of parents band together (typically in a school or church parking lot), deck out their trunks with Halloween decorations and let their kids meander from car to car, collecting candy at each stop. Some nonprofit organizations and fire departments are joining the trend too! Which makes it more interesting.

4. Join Ghost Tours or Visit a Haunted House

The spooky stories of Tennessee’s haunted houses are enough to keep even the bravest soul up at night. From abandoned madhouses and creepy caves, there is no shortage when it comes time for a ghost tour. The guided walks through old buildings filled with spooky tales and legendary figures known across America (because of the Civil War) will complete your Halloween season.

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5. Unlock challenges at Escape Rooms with Friends

Test your wits against the challenging clues, perplexing puzzles, and maddening mysteries embedded in escape rooms with your friends this Halloween! Every room presents a different scenario and unique series of clues, each more enticing than the next, so gather some friends, family, or coworkers and come put yourself to the test.

6. Beat your Friends on a Zombie Paintball Game

Put your shooting skills to the test by taking on the undead during an interactive Zombie Paintball experience. You have the option to do this whether it’s Day or Night. We know it’s a lot scarier when the darkness fields the place while you shoot on “live” flesh-eating undead creatures who are hungry for their next meal.

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7. Watch a Halloween Special Show

One great example is to see the SPIRIT: The Authentic Bell Witch Experience. Basically, you will be witnessing a show about a terrifying story that mainly happened in the venue itself. As creepy as it sounds, visitors come from around the world to Adams to watch the magnificent show and to get a closer look at the site of the Bell Witch hauntings.

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Tennessee’s Scariest Places and Their Shivering Stories

Tennessee has its fair share of scary places that will keep you up all night, but some are more haunted than others. If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, these eerie spots might be just what you need! Here are the 7 scariest places in Tennessee that will keep you up all night.

  1. The Bell Witch Cave (Adams City)

Home of a famous evil witch within southern folklore. It’s known across the United States as one of the most haunted places in the country. John Bell and his family were the first settlers in this land back in 1817. When they arrived shortly after, they soon began experiencing things that no one could explain – like furniture moving on its own (and not by any human force) and hearing someone yelling in the house, cursing the family. Some locals say that a witch is haunting the area. She was known as “Kate” and was believed to live in a cave on the family’s property. 

She violently beat members of the family by choking John Bell and torturing his daughter. On the other hand, one story says the witch also made time to save a child inside the Bell Witch Cave when a child got stuck in a hole and gave the children a quick lesson on safely exploring caves and disappeared again.

2. Tennessee State Prison (Nashville)

Have you heard about the movie, “The Green Mile”? Then you’re already familiar with this haunted horror. The brooding building is situated on the edge of Nashville, its history vibrant with prison riots and violent deaths and is known as the former home of “Old Sparky,” the state’s electric chair where more than 100 prisoners were executed. All of those who were executed with Old Sparky seems to wander around, making strange noises and unexpected footsteps heard by visitors. The maximum-security prison has been abandoned since 1992. In March 2020, it was heavily damaged by a tornado.

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3. Sensabaugh Tunnel (Church Hill)

This Haunted Tunnel located in Church Hill, Tennessee is not for the faint of heart. The tunnel gets its name from the Sensabaugh family’s ruling patriarch, who was known for his sharp wit and commanding presence. He built the tunnel in the 1920s and legend has it he murdered his wife and daughter only a few years later. He dumped their bodies in the tunnel. Ghost hunters say that you can hear their terrifying screams through the darkness of the tunnel. Broken by grief and anger for what the man did, he wandered the woods and tunnel for years. People report that their car’s ignition cuts at the tunnel entrance with the engine refusing to turn over. Creepy.

4. Gaylord Opryland Hotel (Nashville)

Behind the luxurious side of this hotel are creepy stories. Gaylord Opryland Hotel first welcomed customers in 1977 and it became the town’s most opulent hotel. The Hotel’s Black Lady, who wears a black gown and drapes a veil to hide her face, is said to be the ghost that haunts its hallways. Mrs. McGavock, who owned the property’s grounds and was killed there by a falling chandelier, is the supposed mystery woman. Her presence is said to be almost everywhere in the hotel but her favorite spot is the Magnolia Lobby. Staff said that she makes chandeliers move and flicker.

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5. Bijou Theatre (Knoxville)

Known to be one of the city’s oldest buildings, Bijou Theatre was built in 1817 and was once a hotel, brothel, and a Civil War hospital. The building’s atmosphere was so thick with death that many troops took their last breath in this place. General William P. Sanders was buried at the entrance of Bijou. In case you’re not familiar with him, he is a well-known officer of the Union Army in the American Civil War. Paranormal experiences like tugging of clothes or ghostly voices being heard happened to the workers of the building. Security hears footsteps all night long along the catwalk above the stage.

6. East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (Knoxville)

It seems like Knoxville has a lot to offer for ghost hunters. East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane in 1886 was renamed Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and it’s known for dark medical procedures and experiments in the past. 984 patients were sleeping on floor pallets because of lack of beds – sad but not surprising. Hence, after more than a dozen years, funding stops and political infighting were involved. The city of Knoxville swears by reports of strange figures and screams echoing down the halls.

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7. Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park (Germantown)

People love hiking and enjoying the sun in this beautiful place. However, as the darkness fills up the space, strange things can happen. It is said that the ghost of a man known as “The Pigman” haunts this place. He was called “Pigman” when his appearance changed during an accident in World War II. During that time, he works at an explosives plant and now he roams around the forest in search of his next victim. Legend says, if you pass by the “Pigman Bridge”, and scream out Pigman three times while flashing your headlights, he will arrive and if you’re lucky, you won’t find out what happens after that! 

Which place do you think is the scariest of all? Would you dare to go to these haunted places? You have been warned. The following places are known to be haunted, and it’s best if you don’t go there alone! Happy Halloween!

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Are you ready for a show? 5 Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In Tennessee

From mid-October to early November, Fall becomes a full swing here in Tennessee, and trees transform before your eyes. There are so many fantastic places to go for the best fall foliage viewing and many of these awe-inspiring autumn sights can be found right in the rolling ranges of the Smokies. This blog post will take you through all of our favorite spots to see the changing colors this time of year!

  1. Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Valley is a picturesque part of Tennessee’s landscape. This valley sits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers visitors scenic overlooks in fall and hiking trails with great views to take snapshots. It’s also very serene for those who want their vacation filled with peace instead of crowds! 

2. Tellico Plains

Fall is the perfect time to visit Tellico Plains aside from Christmas. It is known as, “The Little Town with the Big BackYard” and “vintage mountain town”.  Take a drive, take a hike, fall in love, and witness oak, walnut, and hickory trees change colour as the autumnal months arrive.

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3. Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome offers an unbeatable 360-degree view of the forest at 6,643ft (2,024m) above sea level, which gives you a different experience to feel like you’re on top of the world. Located on the state border of Tennessee and North Carolina, you will find America’s best colors during fall. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a treasure trove for visitors who enjoy a beautiful landscape with autumnal shades unmatched anywhere else!  

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4. Chattanooga

The gorgeous colors of the fall season can also be seen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  There are plenty of ways to enjoy this place in the fall season; from riverboat cruises to bike tours to hiking through the forest. Lookout Mountain in Point Park has fantastic views of the river and city. Take the delightfully named Chattanooga Choo Choo along the Tennessee Valley Railroad for a retro, scenic tour with all the joys of steam trains in the fall.

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5. Reelfoot Lake State Park

Located Near the Kentucky border, Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee. The cypress trees are one of the highlights of this park. People trek here from all across the region to see it. The bright colors of autumn are on full display in the forest as fiery hues transform the watery landscape. If you’re lucky, you might spot eagles flying overhead. Best chance is when you go there during the day.

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Spend your Me Time in these 5 Relaxation Spas in Hendersonville, TN

There is no better way to relax and rejuvenate yourself. It’s hard to find Me Time these days, but ladies and gentlemen, you deserve a break. Here are 5 relaxation spas around Hendersonville, Tennessee. Thank me later.

  1. Exhale Massage and Wellness –

From the first time you walk in to our doors, Exhale Massage and Wellness is committed to giving each person a personalized experience that’s tailored for their needs. Services include: Exhale Wellness massage, prenatal massages, focused massages, recovery massages, and lava shell massages.

Location: 110 Sanders Ferry Road Hendersonville Tennessee

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2. Hendersonville Wellness and Spa –

Hendersonville Wellness and Spa is the ultimate destination for relaxation. With unparalleled service, they provide clients with results that last far into their day-to-day lives. Using cutting-edge technologies and the finest medical-grade products, every treatment is customized to specific needs to help clients reach goals quickly and effectively. The spa offers treatments including Esthetics by Celeste, Hydration Haven, Custom Care Clinic, and natural weight loss solutions.

Location: 216 Shivel Drive Hendersonville Tennessee

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3. Kneaded Relief Massage Studio –

The professionals at Kneaded Relief Massage Studio know that every person has a different pain threshold and will react differently to treatments. This is why they make sure everyone’s needs are met, no matter what level your condition may be on! Owned by three wonderful women, they desire to help people live pain-free lives with the help of massage therapy. Services include: integrative massages, prenatal massages, and chair massages.

Location: 394 West Main Street Hendersonville Tennessee

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4. Salt Medspa Halotherapy –

Salt MedSpa has a number of different treatments for respiratory ailments. You’ll feel tension slipping away as your body unwinds from a stressful day, and peace takes over by taking their services which include Halotherapy (salt therapy), hydrafacials, massages, facials, waxing and eyelashes, and infrared sauna. They have helped many people’s lives by reducing congestion, cleansing the lungs and eliminating toxins in an instant yet soothing way.

Location: 393 East Main Street Hendersonville Tennessee

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5. Tranquil Garden Massage Spa –

The Tranquil Garden Massage Spa is a unique oasis of calm that offers an array of therapeutic, relaxing treatments to help you find your inner peace;  performed in a nurturing, warm, and inviting space in order to truly be effective. They have made it a goal to provide health benefits that can be felt by everyone they encounter by combining medical expertise with an authentic spa-care experience. They are experts providing body massages, salt chamber (halotherapy), sauna, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.

Location: 200 Anderson Lane North Hendersonville Tennessee

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I can’t help but feel like I need much ME Time. I bet you’re feeling the same way I do! 

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