Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on October 21, 2014
The witching hour is drawing near, and within just a few days, Halloween will be upon us. If you happen to be visiting the Great Smoky Mountains that night or any time between now and then, there are several things you can do in the area that will help you get into the, um, spirit of the celebration.
Now through November 2, Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg is staging its 16th annual Fright Nights show: “Backwoods Terror 2: Back to the Woods.” This year-round haunted house will be bringing back all those mountain mutants featured in their 2011 Fright Nights show, “Backwoods Terror.”
There is no extra charge for the special Fright Night shows, which run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. Ripley's Haunted Adventure is open 365 days a year.
If you're looking for a slightly more family-friendly way to enjoy the evening, check out the Trick-Or-Treat Kick-Off Karnival at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg. From 1 to 5 p.m., contests, costumed characters, inflatables, games, food vendors and lots of candy will help make for a memorable Halloween event for all ages. The city's police and fire departments will also be providing trick-or-treat safety tips.
In Pigeon Forge on Halloween night, you can get your sugar fix at the Trick-Or-Teat event, taking place at the city's community center. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for family trick-or-treating. Vendors from the community center will be offering fun activities and lots of candy.
Of course, at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we offer a few daytime thrills of our own, thanks to our 24-line canopy tours and four-line SuperZip course. Come give us a try and experience the best place to zip line Tennessee has to offer.