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How to Survive Woods of Terror in Greensboro (7 Crucial Tips!)

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on February 29, 2024.

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Woods of Terror in Greensboro is one of North Carolina’s most terrifying haunted attractions. We’re warning you now because this collection of haunted houses, creepy tunnels, and spooky actors is scary!

The fall event is held at McLaurin Farms and is one of many held on the property throughout the year. However, we think Woods of Terror is the biggest of them all, and our guide will help you survive…I mean, enjoy yourself!

Here’s how we’ve organized the guide so you don’t get lost:

You can skip ahead to any of those sections or continue reading about how to find McLaurin Farms.

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Where is Woods of Terror?

5601 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27455

Christmas Lights in NC McLaurin Farms
The McLaurin Farms Christmas Festival.

Woods of Terror Greensboro is located on McLaurin Farms, which is 12 miles outside of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The farm is about 45 minutes from Winston-Salem, 1 hour 10 minutes from Durham, and 1-1/2 hours from Raleigh.

Today, McLaurin Farms occupies 45 acres of formerly fertile land in the Triad. However, the farm has been owned by the same family for generations.

In 1991, Eddie McLaurin decided to turn the farm from growing produce to making memories on Christmas, Halloween, and other festive times of the year.

Hosting family-friendly events throughout the year, locals look forward to events, including Movies on the Farm, the Easter Egg Hunt, and the annual Christmas Festival. 

Read more: Must-See Christmas Lights in North Carolina  

What’s Inside Woods of Terror? (From Start to Finish)

Woods of Terror

In contrast to those more kid-friendly events, Woods of Terror offers a truly terrifying experience you’ll find during the Halloween season. 13 haunted attractions weave in and out of various buildings, tunnels, and vehicles to create a haunted trail. 

Here are two attractions inside that we think you should know about:

  • After purchasing your ticket, guests enter Monster Midway.
  • Blackout Terror is an attraction where you will guide your side through total darkness in a narrow weaving hallway.

Each night at the beginning of the experience, Eddie McLaurin (known as “Bone Daddy” for the event) rallies all of the monsters to march into the night with his 80-pound albino Burmese python wrapped around his neck. 

Woods of terror actors

Woods of Terror has over 150 local actors who jump out of corners, rev their chainsaws, or hang from the ceiling. Horror all-stars from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and more are all waiting to terrify you.

Woods of Terror make up

If your fears are clowns, spiders, or claustrophobia, then prepare to have them challenged, too.

Because of all of the above, be prepared to scream, jump, and experience your worst nightmares.

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2023 Ticket Information

Woods of terror actor

Woods of Terror 2023 ran Fridays to Sundays from September 16 to November 4. 

World of Terror Tickets can be bought online or in person and range between $35 and $75. 

  • General Admission: $35 on Fridays and Sundays; $45 on Saturdays 
  • Fast Pass (skip the line!): $45 on Fridays and Saturdays, $55 on Saturdays
  • All-Access (first to enter the park and admittance into a special haunt): $65 on Fridays and Sundays, $75 on Saturdays

Parking is $10-20 (cash only). We encourage visitors to carpool to maximize parking space.

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7 Crucial Tips to Survive Woods of Terror

Woods of Terror clowns
  • It is important to note that Woods of Terror tickets are cash only at the door, or you can purchase your tickets online.
  • There is an ATM on site if you forget cash, but you might want more if you plan on purchasing any food, drink, or merchandise while inside. 
  • No bags are allowed inside Woods of Terror Greensboro. Leave them in your car so you won’t need to get out of line to secure your belongings. 
  • There is no photography or filming while on the haunted trail. This includes cell phones. We were granted special permission to capture Woods of Terror so we could share it with you! 
Woods of Terror music
  • After sharing our Instagram Reel, many of our followers asked about bringing children. My advice is that you know your kids. I would not take young children as the trail is loud, smoky, and has flashing lights.
  • But if you do decide to take your child and they are unable to complete the trail, there are no refunds or lower ticket prices for younger participants.
  • There will be times when you’ll have to use your hands to guide you to the exit. Of course, you will sometimes be forced to trust your instincts and blindly walk toward the light. 

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Things to Do Nearby

Black History in North Carolina International Civil Rights Center Greensboro

Woods of Terror is located just outside of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. If you would like to make a full day of it or spend the night in the Gate City, here are some of our suggestions on more things to do in Greensboro.

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  • If hitting the trails is more your speed, then check out Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Walk, ride, or drive around the park and learn more about the Revolutionary War and the largest battle of the Southern Campaign, with monuments scattered along the trail.
museums in Greensboro Science Center

You can find all of these attractions on our North Carolina Travel Map and also our Central North Carolina Map.

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More Things to Do in Greensboro (NC Travel Guides)

Beyond Woods of Terror, McLaurin Farms, and these other Greensboro attractions, there are quite a few fun things to do in the area. We’ve covered many of them in these NC travel guides.

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