When it comes to things that make your skin crawl, there's no better time of year to explore Oklahoma City than late September and October, when haunted houses are open for the Halloween season. Whether you're traveling with family, friends, or a significant other or you're just in town for a business trip and looking for a great thrill to put you in the holiday spirit, these haunted houses are sure to surprise and delight.
From chainsaw-wielding killers and psychopathic surgeons to creatures from the underworld and creepy clowns, there are so many things that can make your heartbeat quicken waiting in the darkened hallways of haunted houses around the metro area.
Beginning on September 29 in 2018, Oklahoma City's amusement park Frontier City will present "Frightfest" each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 28. When the sun goes down, the frights come out, and the park has a large and fairly scary haunted house for the older kids and grown-ups for an additional fee. This 30-room attraction is considered one of the best in the area for a truly frightening experience.
Located on the I-35 Service Road just north of Frontier City, the Sanctuary is a seasonal haunt open Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, as well as Sunday through Tuesday on the week of Halloween. According to organizers, the haunted house features Hollywood-style special effects and is the largest indoor attraction of its kind in the state. The Sanctuary is also open year-round for Escape Rooms, concerts, and even restaurant dining on the weekends.
With over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor thrills, the Guthrie Haunts ScareGrounds was rated the "Best Overall Attraction" for Halloween 2017 by OKHauntedHouses.com. Guthrie Haunts arrived on the metro area scare scene in 2011. Guthrie residents remember it as the old Harvey's Steakhouse building on Highway 77, two blocks north of Cimarron Bridge, but now it's a prime destination for Halloween holiday horror. In addition to Halloween night, the haunted house is open from 7 to 11 p.m. to every Friday and Saturday in October, as well as a few additional dates throughout the month.
Address2005 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-2429, USA
Open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays into the month of November, Terror on 10th Street (2005 North West 10th Street) is a guided tour through an actual house, complete with an interactive performance emphasizing the house's haunted history. Private tours and group rental nights are available.
Located at 2701 West 10th in El Reno, the Trail of Terror is one of the more intense haunted house experiences in Oklahoma City. The newest attraction, a Haunted Barn, features actors that really go all out to scare you. In 2018, the trail is open from dusk to 11 p.m. on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27, and the headless horseman will appear nightly.
Area Community Events
Though they are typically one-night affairs and tend to be a little less horrifying than some others on this list, don't forget that you have haunted house options at some of the community events taking place in the Oklahoma City metro area. For example, Moore's Little River Park has the Trail of Fears, a one-third mile trek through the haunted woods; Yukon's annual Spooksville event has a haunted house, and Shawnee's Boo on Bell Street features paranormal tours.