Ringgold's Haunted Depot
You are standing outside of a train depot with blacked out windows. The sun begins to set and darkness descends upon you as the crowd around you rumbles with a low nervous chatter. You hear a scream as the door slowly opens in front of you.
A green faced Witch invites you in: “Let’s play a game,” she says.
Will you step inside?
The Ringgold Downtown Development Authority proudly presents the Ringgold Haunted Depot. Their mission: to terrify the minds of its willing participants! The Ringgold Haunted Depot is a spooktacular family event in downtown Ringgold, Georgia. On Friday and Saturday nights from 7-11 p.m. in October, the historic Ringgold Depot is transformed into a terrifying maze of horrors.
This year is the 10th year anniversary of the Haunted Depot. They bring with them this year all new props and animatronics to help accomplish their mission to make this the scariest year yet. If you have the guts to step inside the depot, then you’ll find yourself in the living room of a house where you sit down and watch a hype video before the fun begins. I won’t tell you what happens next though. That’s for you to go and find out.
The terrifying maze of horrors is amazingly set up as you twist and turn through the depot. Each of the many rooms is beautifully designed for maximum horror. As you wind your way around in the dark you are treated to some great eye candy as the actors are decorated to perfection. This haunt breaks you down by attacking your senses. With the help of lights, sounds, smell and even some heat, your heart will be pounding.
One of the best parts of the maze’s set up is how it works to get your whole group all in on the action. It’s not safe to just hang out in the back of the group and let the others go first. You might even get separated. With dead ends and twist and turns, the group won’t finish in the same order you started in. (Prepared to be touched by the actors as they will guide you through parts of the maze and hurry you along.)
This haunt is a family event as well. They offer an old fashion Hayride, Ghost Rides through downtown and a bonfire for the faint of heart and the younger members of the group. (While suitable for all ages, parental discretion is advised for children under 10 years of age.) Also live music and entertainment is offered throughout the night to enjoy while in line. Another aspect that makes this attraction a great outing for a group or family is the low prices.