By Darryl Payne
Posted on October 25, 2011
As we head into the final week leading up to Halloween, we thought we’d pass along some ideas for celebrating the holidays in the Smokies and making sure that you have a spook-tacular time during your visit.
One good place to start is Gatlinburg, where there are several frightfully fun attractions that are in business year ‘round. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, located on the Parkway, is guaranteed to scare you witless, while the Mysterious Mansion on River Road is one of the city’s oldest and most loved places to catch a good chill.
In Gatlinburg, there are also a couple of businesses that lead ghost walks, or walking tours of town—Gatlinburg Ghost and Haunt Tours and Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg—featuring creepy tales from the past that highlight the horrifying history of noted local landmarks.
In keeping with harvest time, you’ll also find several haunted corn mazes in the area, including the Haunted Trail at Kyker Farms Korn Maze.
For tamer Halloween fun, let the little ones get their fill of ghoulish goodies at either (or both) of two seasonal events—the Belz Annual Halloween Egg Hunt on the 28th at 6 p.m. or the 10th Annual Safe Halloween Celebration, also on the 28th, at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.