By: Renee Profitt | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2007
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins! Oh my!
For four haunting weekends in October, the Haunted Castle of Muskogee will host nine great Halloween events at its 60-acre Halloween theme park. Visitors will find thrills for the entire family both inside and outside of the castle. Located on the Muskogee Turnpike, the biggest scare of the year is just a 35-minute drive from Tulsa. From the sinister, fog-covered forest to the carnival atmosphere of Halloween Land, performances and activities can be found for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages.
At the Haunted Castle of Muskogee, plenty of spooky activities abound for the bravest of spirits. Let the souls of those who passed long ago guide you through the woods on the Trail of Blood. Visit the Torture Chamber, which shows visitors what really happened in the depths of the dungeons during medieval times. With doom and mystery around every corner, Casa Morte is a labyrinth through the 12th century castle. It is ok to be horrified when Domus Horrificus takes you to the dwelling spots of your favorite horror monsters. Finally, most visitors will find their way through the Ultimate Maze… or will they?
For the weak at heart, there is the Haunted Hayride. A trip that is sure to keep you on your toes, it will take visitors through the haunted grounds of the castle. The Enchanted Boardwalk will provide the opportunity to stroll through the boardwalk, which will be filled with over 150 fun Halloween inflatables. Do not miss out on the pirate ship stage, which will give visitors a break from the spookiness to be entertained.
The Haunted Castle of Muskogee will host Halloween Land for little goblins eight years of age and younger. A carnival of delight, kids and parents alike will love the non-spookiness of the safe trick-or-treat zone, games, face painting, treats and balloons. Halloween Land will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.
Elvis meets the Grinch at the Haunted Castle of Muskogee.
Everyone can come together at Halloween Village. The place where everyone can experience the very best of Halloween, the village will host the telling of ghost stories, bobbing for apples, food and drinks, games, as well as dancing to great music in the DJ tent.
The Haunted Castle of Muskogee will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on the following dates: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28. Parking and admission to Halloween Village is free. Tickets must be purchased for other events, and prices range from $2 to $7.95. Advanced tickets may be purchased through October 28. For more information, call the Fright Line at 1-800-439-0658. Visit www.OKCastle.com to check out discounted tickets and combination packages.