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

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

Here’s a way to make 2021 scarier–Haunted Cave Tours.

Find cave tours, led by lantern light, on boats and even guided by costumed explorers to add a little terror to your Halloween Season.  If your kids are younger, take the kids on a tour light on the scares and heavy on the fun. Here’s the best Haunted Cave Tours across the U.S. in 2021.

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 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 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 30, at 7 p.m. Advance admission is $30. Costumes welcomed.

Located at 325 Kreutzberg Rd. Boerne, Texas.

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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 22 and 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 23 and 30 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 31 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Located at 8524 Oak Ridge Parkway, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Admission is $12 per persons 4 and up.

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 $34.95. Advance reservations required.

Howe Cavern in New York

A haunted lantern tour with a host of costumed actors. Take the Underworld Caves Tour that last nearly an hour.

Minimum age is 12.


Friday, October 22 and 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 9, 16, 23 and30  from 5 p.m.  to 10 p.m.

Sunday, October 24 5 p.m.  to 8 p.m.

Admission is $50 per person and reservations required. Tours leave every 15 minutes.

Located at 255 Discovery Drive, Howe’s Cave, New York, 40 miles west of Albany.

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Lewisburg Haunted Cave

Walk through a limestone cave with 30,000 live bats 80 feet below the surface of the earth.


Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2

Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9

Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16

Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23

Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30

Adult admission $19 on Fridays and $25 on Saturdays.  Children 10 and under $10. Cash only. No pre-purchase available.

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.

Family Tours

Fridays: 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.

Saturdays: October 9, 16, 23 and 30 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 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.

Saturdays: October 9, 16, 23 and 30  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 20 minutes.

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.


Daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 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.

Know Before You Go
  • Most Cave tours require advance reservations.
  • Cave Tours require masks.

Your crew over the neighborhood haunted house? How about clumsily climbing through a cave so dark you can't remember if your eyes are open? What if the cave was full of bats? And home to a legendary ghost? Check out one of the Haunted Cave Tours across the U.S. Haunted Cave Tours in 2021 | Where to find a Haunted Cave Tour this fall #Halloween #Caves



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 95-year-old house. She shares her life with her three kids and her husband.

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