Make your season a bit more scary with a haunted cave tour. With tours scattered across the caves and karsts from east to west, get the haunting of the season. There’s tours led by lantern light, guided by costumed explorers to add a little terror to your Halloween Season and even a tour on a boat. If the little kids are in tow. find a tour light on the gore and heavy on the fun. Here’s the best Haunted Cave Tours across the U.S. in 2022.
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 efforts 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 tour, cave tours along with candlelit hayride tours (additional fee).
- Fridays: October 7, 14, 21 and 28 tours from 7 p.m. to midnight
- Saturdays: October 8, 15, 22 and 29 from noon to midnight
- Sundays: October 9. 16, 23 and 30 from noon to 6 p.m.
- Halloween, Monday, October 31: noon to 9 p.m.
Located at 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, that’s 42 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. Adult admission $23 on Friday to Sunday and $15 for kids (4 to 12).
Cave of the Winds in Colorado
Climb through narrow passages by lantern while the guide retells stories of paranormal activity. Take an adventurous lantern tour of Manitou Grand Caverns while listening to ghost stories.
90-minutes tours every day in October from noon, 1 p.m. 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 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 $34 and kids 8 to 12 is $24, kids under 8 not permitted.
Cave without a Name in Texas
Celebrate the season with Rahim Quazi Trio in the Cave Throne room. With a mix of storytelling paired with jazz and classical music enjoy the evening underground.
Saturday, October 29, at 7 p.m. Advance admission is $30. Costumes welcomed.
Located at 325 Kreutzberg Rd. Boerne, Texas. Reservations recommended.
Cherokee Caverns in Tennessee
Trick or treat along the cave route in a little kid friendly event.
- Friday, October 21 and 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22 and 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23 and 30 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Located at 8524 Oak Ridge Parkway, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Admission is $12 per persons 4 and up.
Crystal Cave in Pennsylvania
Take the original 1870s tour with a guide dressed in Victorian clothing that 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 14, 21, 28 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 22 and 29 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.
Grand Canyon Caverns in Arizona
Over the last century eight people have lost their lives in this cavern. With numerous reports of ghost sightings and paranormal activity, this a tour to take to spook the brood.
Get outfitted with a flashlight and a K2, an EMF meter, to register disturbances in the electromagnetic field. And walk through the cavern at the end of the day and in the dark
One-hour ghost tours offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October at 5 p.m.
Located at mile marker 115 along Route 66, that’s 63 miles northeast of Kingman, Arizona.
Admission for adults is $39. Advance reservations required.
Ledge View Nature Center in Wisconsin
Take a hike along the Ledge View Trail then tour the cave by candlelight. More fun than scary, packed with fun facts for families.
- Friday, October 21 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 19 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 permitted.
Lewisburg Haunted Cave
Walk through a limestone cave with 30,000 live bats 80 feet below the surface of the earth.
- 7 p.m. on Friday, October 7 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 8
- 7 p.m. on Friday, October 14 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 15
- 7 p.m. on Friday, October 21 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22
- 7 p.m. on Friday, October 22 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 23
- 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 29
Adult admission $25 on Fridays and $30 on Saturdays.
Children 10 and under $15. Cash only. No reservation 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 time.
Fridays: October 7, 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.
Saturdays: October 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $21.98 and includes the cave tour and hayride. Must be 4 to participate.
Fridays: October 7, 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.
Saturdays: October 8, 15, 22 and 29 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 required and tours leave every 15 minutes.
Lockport Cave in New York
Take a 70-minute lantern tour while walking along the Erie Canel then touring the Lockport Cave.
- Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.
- Thursday October 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 14, 21 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 7:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 15, 22 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 7:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 16, 23, and 30 at 6:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.
Tour starts at 5 Gooding St. in Lockport, that’s about 30 miles northeast from Buffalo, New York. Adult admission is $26.95 and kids 8 to 12 are $15.95. 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+) $14, kids 4 to 12 $10 and free for kids 3 and under. Reservations required from caves during the week.
Know Before You Go
- Most Cave tours require advance reservations.
- Cave Tours require masks.
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 Lost Souls Tour.
- Saturday, October 8, 15, 22 and 29at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 12:30 p.m.
Located at 215 Wabasha St. South in St. Paul, Minnesota. Adult admission is $15 for the Lost Souls Tour. Reservations requested.