By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009
Get the kids dressed in their Halloween finest and make a trip to the Haunted Castle of Muskogee this month.
Expect some different twists, turns and surprises at the 2009 Haunted Castle Halloween Festival. Nine great Halloween events, one incredible location – The Haunted Castle of Muskogee at 3400 Fern Mountain Rd. The 60-acre Halloween theme park will offer thrills for the entire family, both inside and outside the Haunted Castle. And it’s all a short 35-minute drive from Tulsa on the Muskogee Turnpike.
“The best part is that fun thrills can be found for every member of the family – children, teens and adults,” said Matt Hiller, vice president and advertising director of the Castle of Muskogee.
For the most courageous souls, try a walk through the woods along the Trail of Blood, where the lost souls of those who have gone before will guide you. The Torture Chamber shows you what really happened in medieval times in the depths of the dungeons. Casa Morte is a labyrinth through the 12th-century castle, with doom and mystery around very corner. Domus Horrificus takes you to the areas where your favorite horror monsters dwell. There’s also the Ultimate Maze, where most will find their way; the rest of you, well, that’s a different story.
For the slightly weaker at heart, there’s always the Haunted Hayride, a trip that’s sure to keep you on your toes as you ride through the Haunted Castle grounds. The Enchanted Boardwalk is your chance to stroll on the boardwalk filled with Halloween inflatables. The Pirate Ship Stage brings you a chance to experience the comedy antics of Willie’s Wenches and The Jester Rejects.
For the little ones 8 years of age and under, The Haunted Castle hosts Halloween Land – a carnival of kid-friendly delights with a safe “trick or treat” zone, games, face painting, treats and prizes, with absolutely no scares.
Halloween Village is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween – ghost stories, hot and cold food and drinks, games, and dancing to great music in the DJ Tent.
Parking and admission to the Halloween Village is free. Tickets must be purchased for events, and prices range from $2 to $9.95. Advanced tickets may be purchased any non-festival day up to October 29. Go to www.okcastle.com to check out discount tickets and combos.
The exciting events at the Haunted Castle of Muskogee will be going on each Friday and Saturday in October, plus Thursday, October 29. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. except for Halloween Land, open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hop on the Muskogee Turnpike, and you’ll arrive at the Castle in little over half an hour.