Need a real scare this season? I’ve got 12 haunted cave tours across the U.S. to get your brood in the mood this October.
What about clumsily climbing through a cave so dark you close your eyes to get away from the suffocating darkness. How about knowing a thousand tiny, blind bats hang inches above your head with only an old-fashioned lantern to protect you?
Your skin crawling? Do you feel the goosebumps as a mysterious breeze crawls through a cave without wind? Have a facial twitch you can’t explain?
How about watching the lights of your EMF only to hear a researcher whisper, I haven’t see that phenomenon before.
Grand Canyon Caverns in Arizona
Take a hour tour outfitted with a lantern and a K2 an EMF meter to register disturbances in the electromagnetic field.
Every day in October at 6 p.m.
Located at mile marker 115 along Route 66, that’s 63 miles northeast of Kingman, Arizona. Admission for adults is $22.95 and kids 6 to 12 is $16.95 with kids under 6 enter for free.
Cave of the Winds in Colorado
Take an adventurous lantern tour of Manitou Gran Caverns while listening to ghost stories with a little history thrown in.
Every day in October at 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Located at 100 Cave of the Winds Rd., Manitou Springs, that’s miles 8 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Spook Cave in Iowa
Take a tour with a Halloweeny name, Spook Cave. After the cave tour, kids can trick-or-treat.
Every day 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Trick-or-Treating Friday October 20, Saturday, October 21, Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, October 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. only.
Located at 13299 Spook Cave Rd. McGregor, Iowa that’s 110 miles from Madison, Wisconsin.
Wabasha Street Caves in Minnesota
Would you let a lost soul guide your candlelit tour? Take an hour tour and hear the stories of the Lost Souls. Two different tours offered.
Lost Souls Tours on Sundays October 8, October 15, October 22 and October 29 at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, cash only.
Spirited History Cave Tour on Mondays, October 16, October 23 and October 30 at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $8 per person, cash only.
Located at 215 Wabasha Street South, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lockport Cave in Lockport, New York
Take an hour-and-half candlelit tour while walking along the Erie Canel then touring the Lockport Cave.
Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 at 7:00, 7:20 and 7:40 p.m.
Every day from Wednesday, October 25 to Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00, 7:20 and 7:40 p.m.
Tour starts at 5 Gooding St. in Lockport, that’s about 30 miles northeast from Buffalo, New York. Admission is $17.50 per person and kids must be 8 years to take tour.
Lewisburg Haunted Cave in Ohio
Who wants to tour a limestone cave 80 feet below ground with 30,000 live bats?
Fridays: October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.
Saturdays: October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.
Located at 4392 Swisher Mill Road, Lewisburg, that’s 25 miles west of Dayton, Ohio. Admission Adults $17 and Children 10 and under $8.
Crystal Cave Park in Pennsylvania
Take lantern tour with guides dressed in Victorian clothing as they recount the hauntings in the 1800s.
Fridays: October 13, October 20, and October 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: October 14, Saturday, October 21, and October 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Located at 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, that’s 65 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Admission for Adults is $20 and kids 8 to 11 is $12. Not recommended for children under 8.
Lincoln Caverns in Pennsylvania
Take the kids on a haunted cavern tour followed by a haunted hayride.
Fridays: October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Located at 7703 William Penn, Huntingdon, that’s 95 miles west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Admission $22.98 for adults and $13.98 for kids.
Appalachian Caverns in Tennessee
Take a haunted Halloween tour of the Appalachian Caverns.
Fridays: October 6, October 13, October 20 and October 27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays: October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Located at 420 Cave Hill Road, Blountville, that’s about 100 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Bell Witch Cave in Tennessee
A cave so haunted it terrorized generations of locals. One man even died.
Fridays: October 20 and October 27 from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Saturdays: October 7 and October 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 21 and October 28 from noon to midnight.
Sundays: October 8 and October 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 22 and October 29 from noon to 6 p.m.
Located at 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, that’s 42 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. Admission $12 per person. No Children under 2, under 18 must have parental consent.
Cave of the Mounds in Wisconsin
Take a tour through a candlelit cave while trick-or-treating for gemstones. A family-friendly cave tour where costumes are encouraged.
Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Located at 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, that’s 25 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. Admission for adults $17.95 Children 4 to 12 $9.95 and children under 3 free.
Ledge View Nature Center in Wisconsin
A family-friendly candlelight cave tour, packed with fun and facts.
Friday, October 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Located at W2348 Short Road, Chilton, that’s 76 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for 17 and under, minimum age 5.