All Aboard ... for some spooktacular fun
If you’re looking for a little bit of small-town spooky this October, Ringgold’s Haunted Depot is your place.
Outside, the Depot has a harmless fall vibe going. The sounds of live music drift over a face-painting booth, T-shirt souvenirs, and a concessions stand with food and hot drinks. It’s friendly, casual, and best of all, not as crowded as the bigger haunted destinations.
There are two options for hay rides—one casual trip out to a bonfire where visitors can relax, and one spooky trip that includes a guide who tells ghost stories as the truck makes its way around the dark town. If you’re going for the ghost tour, be sure to get there early. It’s in high demand, so tickets sell out fast. All in all, it seems tame enough.
But inside is a very different story.
The long line in front of the main attraction is proof of how well the Depot has done with this year’s “insane asylum” theme. Even just standing outside the door, you can hear the revving of a chainsaw and distant screams.
Anticipation is high as visitors file into the first room to watch a chilling introductory video—and then are launched into a terrifying maze that twists and turns through one scare after another. Ten animatronics and over 20 actors ensure someone is always waiting around a corner to give you one more scare.
The Haunted Depot is open Friday and Saturday nights through the end of the month, starting at 7 p.m. each night and going until 11 p.m. It’s located at 155 Depot St. in Ringgold, GA, and has plenty of nearby parking for attendees.
Ghost tours are $7 and tickets into the haunt are $8. Call (706) 935-3061 or visit their Facebook page for more information.