The summer of 2022 brought us terribly hot and dry temperatures. So much so that many of us opted to stay indoors for most of it. However, those times are coming to an end. October brings us cooler weather, good football games to watch, pumpkin-spiced lattes, and Halloween. Yes, October is truly one of the best months of the year, especially in Oklahoma.
This article will give you a heads-up to all the spooky fun things for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy this October in Oklahoma!
Oklahoma's Top Haunted Attractions and Halloween Fun
What is Halloween without submitting yourself to extreme and spine-tingling horror? Not one that I, nor you, should want to experience. A trip to one of the many haunted attractions is the perfect way to get your adrenaline rush this October.
Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park (Lawton, OK)
The Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park in Lawton, Oklahoma, is the largest haunted attraction you can visit in Oklahoma! This attraction is popular in Oklahoma and has been ranked in the top 31 haunted attractions in the USA! This is fun for the whole family. The Trail of Fears Scream Park offers five terrifying attractions, and they get more gut-wrenching each year.
In 2022, you will find the Hackensaw Haunted Hayride, which will lead you into the darkness and have you survive the unspeakable horrors at the end of the ride. The Trail of Fears Scream Park will also present you with three escape games: Curse of the Black Swan, Twisty's Psychotic Nightmare, and Coppergrove's Crypt. When you are finished having your share or torment, you can head over to the musical presentation of the cult classic Evil Dead. This place is a must-see this Halloween!
The Sanctuary (Oklahoma City, OK)
The thought of a WWII German doctor conducting experiments on his patients in a four-story psychiatric hospital is enough to scare anyone. It turns out that citizens of this great state get to experience this first-hand! The Sanctuary is one of the most famous haunted attractions in Central Oklahoma. This haunted masterpiece will lead you through four stories of fire breathers, freak shows, and other vile abominations created by Dr. Ryan Hammond. Though this attraction was canceled due to Covid in 2021, they have high hopes to bring a genuinely horrifying experience this Halloween season.
The Castle Halloween Festival (Muskogee, OK)
Suppose you find yourself in Eastern Oklahoma this October, head over to the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. A real castle stands at the center of this attraction with all the festivities and attractions any Halloween fan would want. This terrifying event will offer many attractions, such as surviving Casa Morte and Domus Horrificus. You can even grab the family and go on a haunted hayride through the village. If that does not entice you to join in on the fun, maybe the chance to hunt zombies will. This attraction will indeed be a memorable experience.
The Hex House (Tulsa, OK)
This Haunted attraction here is not meant for the faint of heart. Ranked as one of the top 15 scariest haunted houses in the nation, Hex House promises to bring you a terrifyingly memorable Halloween. You will be submerged into the mystery of the Hex House, which is said to have ties to occult activities in the past. The actors here are allowed and most certainly will make contact with you to give you a moment in which you feel true terror. If you do not believe us, head to The Hex House and see for yourself!
Nightmare in the Country (Woodward, OK)
In Northwest Oklahoma, you can find a terrifying attraction called the Nightmare in the Country. This attraction will give a few options for Halloween fun if you think being scared out of your socks is fun. Take the journey through the Killinger's sawmill to see if you have what it takes to survive. You can even see if you have the stomach to make it through the Miser's Mine of Misery. Then there is the sleepy little town of Weepingville to visit if you still have the nerve. This place will give you a memorable experience.
Genuine Haunted Houses and Places
Maybe the thought of a staged haunted house or creepy maze does not scare you enough. Maybe you want the real thing. From objects moving around on their own to footsteps heard outside your door, there are plenty of places here in Oklahoma that you can visit this October to give you a terrifying Halloween experience.
Guthrie, Oklahoma's Most Haunted Locations
Guthrie, Oklahoma, is home to a few places that will give you the chills. The Masonic Boys' Home and Stone Lion Inn Bed and Breakfast are both said to be haunted. Sightings of former staff walking down the hall, scared orphans, and the sounds of screaming and crying children are all said to have been experienced in the Masonic Boys' home. The Stone Lion Inn is the former home to a family of twelve children, and the sightings and sounds of the children are still rumored to be witnessed to this day.
Tulsa, Oklahoma's Most Haunted Locations
Cain's Ballroom and the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are also places to visit for genuine haunted fun. The Legendary radio host Bob Wills loved Cain's Ballroom so much that it is said that he still lives there with his "Lady in Red." The multi-millionaire Thomas Gilcrease loved his art collection so much that he refused to leave them, even after his death. He is said to regularly be seen on the museum grounds walking amongst his collection that is still on display.
Oklahoma's Other Most Haunted Locations
What is Your Favorite Spooky Experience in Oklahoma?
Whether you want to get your spectacularly spooky Halloween attraction a little bit of notoriety or you are looking for ways to celebrate the season, Why Not OK! is here to help. We encourage you to take the time to visit these spooky attractions and find out just how much our state has to offer during the Halloween season. To join in the conversation, share your favorite Halloween attractions or experiences in the comments!