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Looking for something fun to do this Halloween? Take a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and experience one or all of these 4 Halloween Events. 

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1. The Island Halloween Celebration

The Island in Pigeon Forge, 131 The Island Drive, will celebrate Halloween 5-8 p.m. on the holiday. The entertainment complex houses rides, restaurants, shops and other attractions.

The family-friendly event is free and includes trick-or-treating and photo ops. If you and your family wear costumes, you can get unlimited ride passes for $5, according to the Island's website.

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2. LumiNights at Dollywood

LumiNights isn’t about ghoulish scares or racking up a high scream count. It’s more a celebration of the artsier side of Halloween. The park is lit up with brilliant colors and decorations. There’s colored fog and bright lights. Fall-themed music plays everywhere and giant sculptures (some of them made of dozens of pumpkins) decorate the whole of Timber Canyon. 

And we’re not kidding when we call these sculptures impressive. Just imagine the look of three dozen pumpkins all carved and sculpted together into a giant spider that haunts the park’s walkway!

This event is fun for the whole family, even the little ones. Fun costumes are definitely encouraged!

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3. Ripley's Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg will present its 21st Annual Fright Nights Show on Halloween.

The attraction will open at 6 p.m. on Halloween at 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Tickets are $14.99 plus tax for ages 12 and up, $9.99 plus tax for ages 6-11.

No one under age 6 is allowed due to the graphic nature of the facility; children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.

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4. Anakeesta's Legend of Hallow Mountain

Anakeesta’s new Halloween offering, the Legend of Hallow Mountain, will open on Halloween from sunset to midnight.

The Gatlinburg mountaintop attraction is at 576 Parkway. The Legend of Hallow Mountain features a graveyard tour experience, zombie zip lining in the dark, a firefly forest and other activities.

Hallow Mountain activities except for the zip line and mountain coaster are included in Anakeesta general admission: $21.99 for ages 12-59, $17.99 for children 4-11 and $19.99 for seniors. Ages 3 and under are free.