Tulsa, Oklahoma offers many places with activities you can enjoy on Halloween. However, there are three main haunted places within driving distance of Tulsa that are worth a visit during the dark last day of October. These three places are the haunted Hex House (Tulsa), the 13th Ward Haunted Attraction (Jenks), and the Haunted Castle of Muskogee.
The haunted Hex House attraction in Tulsa is based on a true story from 1944. It involves Carolann Smith who subjected two women, Nell Willetta Horner and Virginia Evans, to occult practices, delusion and physical assault. She also garnished all their wages as well, and had the two women bury two dead dogs in the backyard, which eventually led to Smith’s arrest. The real haunted Hex House in Tulsa was torn down in 1975, but the haunted Hex House attraction pays tribute to its ghostly past at 8314 E. 71st Street (southeast corner of Memorial and 71st Street.) The attraction will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday on the first weekend of October, Thursday through Saturday on the following two weeks of October, and Wednesday through Saturday on the last two weeks of October. The haunted Hex House attraction in Tulsa will also be open on Halloween evening. It is not for the faint of heart and not recommended for children. It is a walk-through attraction. The box office at the haunted Hex House in Tulsa accepts cash and credit cards. VIP admission tickets cost $17.50 per person, while general admission tickets cost $12.50 per person. Combo tickets to both the haunted Hex House in Tulsa and the Tulsa Underground Circus are $30 for VIP admission, and $20 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.darktickets.com, and additional information for the haunted Hex House attraction in Tulsa can be found at www.thehexhouse.com.
The 13th Ward Haunted attraction in Jenks is based on the 1952 story of the 13th Ward, a criminal rehabilitation facility run by Dr. Thaddeus Munck. Deemed to be up and coming and promising change, the 13th Ward was nothing of the sort. Instead patients at the 13th Ward eventually turned into psychopaths after undergoing the tortuous and illegal treatment and therapies administered by Dr. Thaddeus Munck. The 13th Ward eventually turned into a normal healthcare facility once Dr. Thaddeus Munck and his staff were deceased. However within the deep chambers of the facility, Dr. Thaddeus Munck and his staff continue their monstrous experimentations. The 13th Ward Haunted attraction is a terrifying, forty-thousand square foot attraction located at 220 South Elm Street in Jenks, Oklahoma. The attraction will be open on Friday and Saturday on the first two weekends of October, Thursday through Saturday on the following two weeks of October, and Wednesday through Sunday on the last week of October. The 13th Ward Haunted Attraction in Jenks will also be open on Halloween evening. General admission prices are $18 per person if bought online, and $20 if bought at the door or at Ehrle’s Party Supply store at 4430 S. Memorial in Tulsa. If you don’t like waiting in lines, VIP fast passes are available for purchase at $25 each. You can obtain additional information about the 13th Ward Haunted attraction in Jenks online at www.the13thward.com or by calling (918) 622-5266.
I have personally been to the Haunted Castle of Muskogee, and it is Tulsa area Halloween attraction that provides fun for the whole family. The Haunted Castle of Muskogee offers ten Halloween events. They are the Halloween Village (everybody), Domus Horrificus (extremely terrifying, not for children), the Haunted Hayride (mildly frightening and entertaining, it takes you around the Haunted Castle), Casa Morte (terrifying, recommended for children who are 13 years and older), the Trail of Blood (not for the faint of heart or for children), the Ultimate Maze (a lot of spooky persons lurking in corners), the Pirate Ship Stage (not scary at all, more for children), the Enchanted Boardwalk (an extensive, luminous showcase of light-up Halloween figures), the Torture Chamber (semi-scary), and Halloween Land for the kids. Tickets can be purchased by event (from $2.11-$10.47) or as fun packs for either four or 5 events ($15.78-$26.29). The Haunted House of Muskogee will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday throughout October and it will be open on Halloween evening. It is located at 3400 Fern Mountain Road in Muskogee, Oklahoma just off of highway 51. You can find more information online at www.okcastle.com.
Haunted Castle Photo by Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands