Halloween In Oklahoma: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Oklahoma that are sure to be a scream.
— Nia Stanley
The Gazette's Halloween Parade
The Gazette's Halloween Parade in Oklahoma City was once known as "Ghouls Gone Wild." A memorable part of the parade has been the march of 1,000 skeletons, and the event has been marshaled by Oklahoma's "state Ambassadors of Psychedelia," the band the Flaming Lips. The parade is held each year at the end of October. Prizes are bestowed in a variety of categories, including the "Hotter Than Hades" group award.
Parade starts at NW 12th Street and North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73103 | Get Directions
Haunt The Zoo
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden offers Halloween fun for the entire family. Mascots greet visitors in the zoo's Global Plaza and children can go trick-or-treating in a safe and fun environment. Decorations are appropriate for the season but won't scare small children.
2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 | Get Directions
Fright Fest At Frontier City
Fright Fest at Frontier City amusement park in Oklahoma is referred to by event organizers as "family by day and fright by night." The popular annual event at the Oklahoma City amusement park runs from early October through Halloween and is free with park admission. There is trick-or-treating for younger children and a haunted house for older guests for an additional $5.
11501 NE Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73131 | Get Directions
Children and adults enjoy the Gazette's Halloween Parade in Oklahoma City.
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