During the day, Kersey Valley is home to plenty of adventures, including ziplines, laser tag, a ropes course, and other family-friendly fair. But horror is in charge at night when Spookywoods takes over. The experts there have been terrifying visitors for thirty years, making it one of the oldest haunted houses in the South.
The Spookywoods cover 60 acres, and the scares start the moment you turn onto the dirt road that leads to the haunts. Feel free to open your windows while you drive down the dirt road, but don’t be surprised if this makes you an easy target for the monsters that fill the forest.
Start with the midway
The core of the Spookywoods is the midway, which has plenty of food, drinks, treats, and a gift shop. Don’t get us wrong: that doesn’t mean it’s tame. The midway has a different scary theme every year, and this year it’s a twisted circus. That means plenty of sideshow freaks, creepy clowns, insane magicians, circus performers, and other monsters.
Beyond the midway there are 8 different haunts to terrify you, many of which are switched out every year. Even the favorites that stay are substantially improved to keep guests coming back again and again.
Clowns, dolls, and creepy puppets
Spliced: Circus Dolls is an attraction which combines psycho clowns, creepy dolls, chilling puppets, and dismemberments. Even if you enjoy clowns, the combination is sure to send shivers down your spine.
A journey of terror
The Terror Tram is always a favorite, giving you a trip through intricate sets and horrify setups. Even though the trams are enclosed, that doesn’t mean you’re safe. The tram trip is interactive to give you up close scares.
Evil magical creatures
The magical creatures in the Wicked Land of the Fairy’s Fables aren’t the safe kind from nursery rhymes. These are the horrible versions out of the old-school Grimm’s tales, scattered through dark woods to give a good mix of dark scares and shock scares.
Find your way through a corn maze
The Curse of Kersey Krow: Corn Maze is a self-guided maze filled with twists and turns. Navigating this in the dark would cause chills enough, but they’ve thrown a cursed scarecrow into the mix to ramp up the horror.
Explore a chilling haunted house
Kersey Valley Manor: Spirits Within is an indoor haunted house involving a graveyard, old mansion, and necromancy. You can expect plenty of chilling undead, and when they show up, they don’t disappoint.
Pirates, traps, and horrors
Things get completely changed up with the Dead Men Tell No Tales, a pirate-themed haunt that pulls out all of the stops. There’s plenty of traps and scares around every corner, expertly placed to get the most out of the scare.
Journey through a cursed asylum
Kersey Valley Asylum combines monstrous experiments with a well-planned asylum haunt. Impressive makeup and talented actors create the complete atmosphere, one of horror and spine-tingling scares.
Monsters and experiments gone wrong
The last haunt is Monster X: The Forbidden Projects, an exciting take on the mutated monster haunt. The story is one of government experiments gone wrong, and there’s plenty of startling scares in store.
With such a huge variety of scares, it’s no wonder Spookywoods lands on several top lists. They take great pride in their actors, makeup, and attention to detail that shows everywhere you look.
- Bring $5 cash for parking, and wear shoes good for hiking. You spend a lot of time outside in dark woods or a corn maze.
- You can buy pre-paid tickets and VIP passes online to skip lines, which is especially recommended as it gets closer to Halloween.