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11 Haunted Cave Tours to Get Your Brood in the Mood this October-2023

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Take your crew to a haunted cave this season for bone shivering scares. Photo Credit: Pixaby

It’s the spooky season so make it extra spooky and find a haunted cave tour near you. With tours scattered across the caves and karsts from east to west, find a haunted cave near you. With tours led by lantern light, guided by costumed guides and tours just for kids, add a little fun to your Halloween Season. There are even cave tours on boats. Here are the best Haunted Cave Tours across the U.S. in 2023.

Haunted Cave Tours for 2023

Cave of the Winds
Cave Without A Name
Bell Witch Cave
Cherokee Caverns 
Crystal Cave 
Ledge View Cave
Lewisburg Haunted Cave
Lincoln Caverns
Lockport Cave
Spook Cave
Wabash Street Caves

Cave of the Winds in Colorado

Climb through narrow passages by hand-held lantern while the guide retells stories of paranormal activity in the Cave of the Winds. The Journey into Fear Directors Cult is an adventurous lantern tour that includes ghost stories and not recommended for those under 13.


Two-hour tours on selected days in October and are offered at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tours leave on the hour.

Located at 100 Cave of the Winds Rd., Manitou Springs, that’s miles 8 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Adult admission is $45.

Cave Without a Name in Texas

Celebrate the season with Rahim Quazi Trio in the Cave Throne room of the Cave Without a Name. With a mix of storytelling paired with hauntingly melodic music, visitors can enjoy the evening underground.

Saturday, October 21, at 7 p.m. Advance admission is $35. Costumes welcomed.

Located at 325 Kreutzberg Rd. Boerne, Texas. Reservations recommended.

Bell Witch Cave in Tennessee

In the early 1800s, John Bell and his family settled in the area. Starting in 1817, the family started hearing sounds. Over the ensuing months, the spirit became more powerful and finally announced its name was Kate. 

Kate haunted the Bell Family in an effort to kill John Bell for an unknown reason and to prevent the marriage of one of the Bell daughters. In 1821, Kate succeeded, and John Bell died. Months later the Bell daughter called off her engagement. 

Tour the cave on the Bell Family property to learn more about this legendary haunting. This might be the most haunted cave in the U.S. 

Bell Witch Cave offers cabin tours, cave tours along with candlelit hayride tours (additional fee).

  • Thursdays: October 5, 12,19 and 26 tours from 6 p.m. to midnight
  • Fridays: October 6, 13, 01 and 27 tours from 6 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 from noon to midnight
  • Sundays: October 8. 15, 22 and 29 from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Halloween, Tuesday, October 31:  noon to 9 p.m.

Located at 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, that’s 42 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. Adult admission is $23 on Friday to Sunday and $15 for kids (4 to 12), Thursday adult admission is $19 and $12 for kids (4 to 12) for online reservations.

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Explore a haunted cave this October.
Lights are optional on haunted cave tours, most use lanterns. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Cherokee Caverns in Tennessee

Trick or treat along the cave route in a little kid-friendly event.

  • Friday, October 20 and 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21 and 28 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22 and 29  from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Located at 8524 Oak Ridge Parkway, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Admission is $19 per person, 4 and up.

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Crystal Cave in Pennsylvania

Take the original 1870s tour with a guide dressed in Victorian clothing who leads the group with the help of lantern light. Learn about the ghostly past of Crystal Cave with history never shared on the regular tours. 

  • Friday, October 13, 20, 27 at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 21 and 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Located at 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, that’s 65 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Adult admission is $30 and kids (8 to 11) are $23. Reservations are required. Kids under 8 are not advised. 

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Ledge View Nature Center in Wisconsin

Take a hike along the Ledge View Trail then tour the cave by candlelight. More fun than scary, this tour is packed with fun facts for families.

  • Friday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21 from 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Located at W2348 Short Road, Chilton, that’s 76 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Admission $9 per person, no one under 5 is permitted.

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Lewisburg Haunted Cave in Ohio

Walk through a limestone cave with 30,000 live bats 80 feet below the surface of the earth. This haunted cave attraction uses actors to add to its scariness.

  •  Friday, October 13, 20 and 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, October 14, 21 and 28 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Adult admission $25 on Fridays and $30 on Saturdays.

Children 10 and under $15. Cash only. Reservations not accepted.

Located at 4392 Swisher Mill Road, Lewisburg, Ohio, 25 miles west of Dayton.

Lincoln Caverns in Pennsylvania

Take a haunted cavern tour then ramble through the woods to climb on board a haunted hayride for 90 minutes of haunted fun or spooky terror. You pick, depending on the time.

Family Tours

Fridays: October 13, 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $21.98 and includes the cave tour and hayride. Must be 4 to participate.

Saturdays: October 14, 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $21.98 and includes the cave tour and hayride. Must be 4 to participate.

Terror Tours

Fridays: October 13, 20 and 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Admission is $26.98 and includes the cave tour, haunted trail and hayride.

Saturdays: October 14, 21 and 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Admission is $26.98 and includes the cave tour, haunted trail and hayride.

Located at 7703 William Penn, Huntingdon, that’s 95 miles west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Reservations are required and tours leave every 15 minutes.

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Lockport Cave in New York

Take a 70-minute lantern tour while walking along the Erie Canel then touring the Lockport Cave. 

  • Friday, October 13, 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 7:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 21 and 28  at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 7:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Tour starts at 5 Gooding St. in Lockport, that’s about 30 miles northeast from Buffalo, New York. Adult admission is $22 and kids 8 to 14 are $15. Kids must be 8 years to take tour. 

Spook Cave in Iowa

Who wants to walk through a cave when you can float through a cave? Spook Cave is filled with water so this guided tour is on a boat. This tour is little kid-friendly.


Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of October.

Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of October.

Located at 13299 Spook Cave Rd. McGregor, Iowa that’s 110 miles from Madison, Wisconsin.

Adult admission (13+) $16, kids 4 to 12 $11 and free for kids 3 and under. Reservations are required for cave tours from Monday to Friday.

Wabasha Street Caves in Minnesota

Along the southern shore of the Mississippi River, explore the sandstone cave home to long-gone gangsters. Learn about its speakeasy past in St. Paul and tour the cave by candlelight on the Caves and Graves Tour. 

  • Friday, October 13, 20 and 27 at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 21 and 28 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m. 

Located at 215 Wabasha St. South in St. Paul, Minnesota. Adult admission is $40 for the Caves and Graves Tour. Reservations requested. 

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Catherine Parker has a passion for travel and seen all 50 U.S. States. As a former flight attendant with one of the largest airlines, there isn't a North American airport that she hasn't landed in at least once. Since clipping her professional wings after 9/11, she combines her love of the open road with visiting architectural and cultural icons. She is based out of Central Texas dividing her time between writing and restoring a pair of 100-year-old houses. She shares her life with her three kids and her husband.

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