*Update 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic some of the locations may be temporarily closed so be sure to check online their website or contact them to find out. And be sure to read what their policies are.
Washington state has so many fascinating haunted locations and attractions; some you can visit year around while others are only open during Halloween time! Even if you’re not into the whole spooky factor, these places have some great history. Some of the attractions even have family friendly times to visit, check out each place for more information.
Visit at your own risk!
Have you visited any of these locations or planning to this Halloween? I’m thinking of doing a haunted tour next month to check out some of these real haunted locations, if I do I’ll be sure to take photos and post about our adventure!
HAUNTED LOCATIONS & ATTRACTIONS IN WASHINGTON STATE
Real “Haunted” Locations
- Northern State Mental Hospital- Opened in 1912, at one time housed about 2,700 patients and closed it’s doors in 1976. The active buildings at Northern State are off-limits to members of the public, but much of the former property is now a part of Northern State Recreation Area.
- Starvation Heights in Ollala- the house is no longer standing but the property is still eerily, as the doctor starved more than a dozen people
- Oxford Saloon in Snohomish- is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Washington, 10 people died there including two who were murdered, they still have the claw foot tub that one of the ghosts was decapitated in.
- Kell’s Irish Pub in Seattle- a former funeral home associated with foul play and corruption, is believed to another very haunted place
- Black Diamond Cemetery- history of haunted stories range from smells, feelings of being watched, seeing floating mist, a white horse, and strange bobbing lights
- Old Tacoma City Hall- supposedly numerous paranormal activity has happened here
- Mount Baker Theater in Bellingham- for decades witness’ have claimed to see and hear things
- Western State Hospital- located in Steilacoom and although the buildings are now all gone, the land and cemetery are still believed to be haunted
And a few other known haunted places such as; Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Meeker Mansion in Puyallup, Hotel De Haro in Friday Harbor, Butterworth Building in Seattle, Campbell House in Spokane, Lewis County Historical Museum in Chehalis, Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Hotel Andra in Seattle, Paradise Inn in Ashford, and Manresa Castle in Port Townsend.
Haunted Houses, Escape Rooms and Attractions
- My Haunted Forrest in Vaugh– An experience that submerges you into a medieval alternate reality with dragons and other mythical beasts lurking in the woods.
- Seattle Underground- open year round, it is a great experience for history but select times throughout the year they have a paranormal experience
- Seattle Haunted Tours- there are two in the area; Haunted History Ghost Tours of Seattle and Spooked in Seattle Tour & Museum. Both are open year round.
- Pretty Gritty Haunted Tour in Tacoma- open year round, learn great history and maybe even see a ghost
- Fright Fest at Wild Waves- opens the park gates WEEKENDS from September 28 – October 28. Thrill seekers can navigate through the park with more than 25 rides in the DARK and 3 bone-chilling, haunted attractions. Plus, little goblins 12 and under can enjoy scare-free, Halloween-themed fun in BOOville.
- Sweeney Todd Performance in Everett- go for a show at the Ludus Performing Arts, seasonal, tickets now on sale
- Nightmare at Beaver Lake in Sammamish- is a 3/4 of a mile long hike through the woods of Beaver Lake park, seasonal
- Maris Farms Haunted Woods in Buckley- seasonal, the Haunted Woods is a 35-minute creepy quest through the corn with around-the-corner, emotional roller coaster thrills through the forest
- Port Townsend Haunted Bordello- two nights only, an eerie light shines from the old red Victorian on the hill. Many years ago, on a dark October evening, something bad happened in Port Townsend’s finest pleasure palace. Dare to enter? Join us for an evening of tantalizing fright you will never forget
- Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds in Bremerton- their October event takes place in 22,000 square feet of indoor space spanning three buildings on the fairgrounds. The entire haunt, ticket booth, and waiting area are indoors. Concessions are also available. Our lights-on time is specifically for young children with no scares, however some of the scenes may still be disturbing for some.
- A Walk in the dark near Fort Lewis- 10 acres of a haunted walk through Shoreline Park
- My Morbid Mind in Lacey – come walk through a haunted
housebarn, a favorite for many locals and non-locals
- Stalker Farms in Snohomish- Stalker Farms creates a haunt attraction experience that offers attendees the chance to delve into a horror entertainment that takes them far beyond the typical Halloween haunt attraction. The Stalker Farms haunt tour makes you feel like you are in the middle of a horror movie
- Carleton Farm Frights in Lake Stevens- enjoy zombie paintball, haunted swamp, zombie farm, and no-haunt dark maze
- Haunted Forrest of Maple Valley- enjoy an outdoor mile long trail
- Nile Nightmares Haunted House in Mountlake Terrace- Begin your journey at The Curse of the Nile, where the Pharaoh awaits his next victim. If you escape from the tomb, continue on to The Ballinger Asylum where theres a cell with your name on it waiting for you. Then take a stroll through The Ballinger Cemetary, and face your greatest fear as you approach the gates of Hell themselves at The Infernum. Next put on your 3D Glasses for the 3D Circus and Clown Town Revival. Be careful, because next you may stumble upon an isolated research station located in the frozen Arctic, where something went terribly wrong!
- Escape Hour in Gig Harbor
- Exit Puzzles Escape Room in Olympia
- Mission Escapes in Seattle
- Puzzle Break Escape Room in Seattle
- Brainy Actz Escape Room in Tacoma
- Enigma Escape Room in Tacoma
- FLEE Escape Game in Redmond
- Conundrum Escape Rooms in Redmond
We have so many attractions in Washington, this isn’t even half of them. Above is just the popular ones, if you can’t find anything in your area on this list, simply do a google search of your area I’m positive something will show up. Have a frightful but safe Halloween!!