Before haunted attractions, people scared their friends by wearing creepy masks or blaming a poltergeist for the furniture glued to the ceiling. Exercise your adrenal glands with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get two admissions to Scream Creek Haunted Woods in Springfield (up to a $26 value). The woods are open from nightfall until 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday until October 29.
Visitors to Scream Creek Haunted Woods wander a forested labyrinth rigged with terrifying sights and sounds. Travelers navigate strobe lights and fog as they inch over rickety bridges and through dark tunnels in a phantasmagoric half-hour journey that includes a seemingly endless plummet down a 80-foot slide. Thirty actors lie in wait to menace, alarm, and offer interior-decorating advice to hapless wanderers, and victims should come prepared for outdoor walking with durable clothing and practical shoes. Although not included in today’s Groupon, patrons allergic to scares can head to nearby Honeysuckle Hill Farm to wander a corn maze or race motorcycling pigs on a hayride ($10 for one admission).
Scream Creek Haunted Woods is not recommended for children younger than 13.
Honeysuckle Hill Farm
Though the staff at Honeysuckle Hill Farm cultivates livestock and crops of seasonal produce, its other chief resource is outdoor adventure. Through their seasonal tours, farm staffers teach adults and children about farm operations, the basics of agriculture, and which fabrics scarecrows find itchy. They also give visitors a chance to work their way through labyrinthine corn mazes. At birthday parties, younger visitors can pet the resident animals, pan for gemstones at an artificial stream, and race each other in pedal-powered carts. Away from the fields, Association for Challenge Course Technology–certified guides and their guests soar down a one-mile zipline course designed and built to ACCT standards. The guides lead tours through the course’s three elevated towers, three canopy-level bridges stretched across Battle Creek, and eight ziplines, which they maintain daily to chase away loitering vigilantes. Along the way, guides showcase their knowledge of the creek’s history while pointing out local flora and fauna.
1765 Martins Chapel Church Rd.
Springfield, Tennessee 37172