Just in case you like terrifying yourself, here are some Halloween events and attractions for the older or more scare-proof crowd – not for the little kiddos. (See the list of kid-friendly Halloween events here.) Wichita has haunted houses, scary tree farms, wicked islands, and wicked woods, and more.
You’ll also want to scroll down to see the list of Haunted Happenings in the Wichita area – aka Halloween events that adults and older teens will love.
You might also like our roundup of Scary Movies and Halloween Film Screenings in Wichita
Have I missed any haunted houses or haunted Halloween events? Please let me know in the comments section below!
Wichita Haunted Houses and Haunted Attractions
Popular haunted houses in Wichita and Halloween activities for this year.
The popular haunted island at O.J. Watson Park is open again this year. (The Wicked Woods attraction is now combined with Wicked Island.)
Tickets at the gate are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult. At this price level, you are at the mercy of fate and the line length to get in. For $25 ($20 for 12 and under), you can go online and select the hour you’d like to enter and stand around less than 6o minutes. Fast passes that take you to the front of the line for a 30-minute wait time or less are $35.
Masks will be required. Every attendee who purchases a ticket will be given a mask to wear. Wicked Woods will observe all city mandates regarding COVID.
Open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 8 p.m.-midnight,
with a special opening on Halloween night. The Wicked Island is at 3022 S. Mclean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67217.
Note: The escape rooms will not be open this year.
Field of Screams at Scary Prairie Pines
Field of Screams at Scary Prairie Pines is another very popular haunted attraction here in Wichita. They go over and beyond with the scary and gory storyline, and this is definitely not a good choice for young kids – which is one reason why older kids and adults really like it.
Field of Screams and its companion attraction Clown Town will be open Friday through Sunday nights during the 2021 season, starting Friday, Sept. 24, and ending Saturday, October 30. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the field opens at dark.
Prices range from $17 to $20, based on the evening. Cheapest nights, priced $17, are Sundays in October. Peak nights, at $20, are Saturdays in October. All tickets for 2021 will be timed tickets, starting at the top of the hour (7 p.m.) and running every 30 minutes after that. Tickets will not be available at the door—you must purchase online in advance.
Operators advise purchasing early to reserve the time slot you want; some time slots have already sold out. Large group discounts (25+) available.
The Escape Shack requires separate tickets, depending on group sizes of 1-3 people or 4-6 people. The Escape Shack is not available for 2021.
Location: 4055 N. Tyler Road, Maize, KS, (316) 303-2037
For more info: https://scaryprairiepines.com/
The Haunted Cannery and Lunatic Asylum
Hidden in the fields behind the bucolic and family-friendly Walter’s Pumpkin Patch is a sinister place of fear and lunacy. Although I don’t know why you would want to take the risk, if you feel the need to investigate this madhouse, take the haunted hayride or get a RIP ticket. But be very afraid—madness lurks in this country farm north of El Dorado! It’s rated the number one haunted house in Kansas for a reason.
Open Friday and Saturday nights in October, starting Oct. 1, for a total of eight nights, from 8-11 p.m.
Cost is $20 general admission, $40 for a RIP pass which gets you a fast pass ride on the “hell bound” ambulance and closed casket ride for speedier access to the attraction. If you’d rather not get too frightened, you can buy a “Scaredy Pants” upgrade ($5) so actors know to leave you alone. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Location: 10001 NW US Highway 77, El Dorado, KS
For more info: (316) 530-2226 https://www.hauntedcannery.com/
“Catacomb” at The Safehouse Escape: Wichita
Halloween is prime time for ghosts, and you can step into the role of a paranormal researcher with the “Catacomb” escape room scenario at The Safehouse Escape: Wichita (formerly Art of Escape ICT). The caretaker of Cemetery Eterna has gone insane, and you’re going to investigate if there are spirits about. The room is rated medium difficulty and has a 45 percent completion rate in under an hour. This room is more suited for those ages 12 and up, said one of the company’s operators. No strangers or other parties are combined in rooms. Masks are required.
Go online to see the times and dates for bookings. You can make a booking online or Call (316) 768-2588 for a reservation.
Cost is $23 per person for 2-4 players, $20 for 5-8 players; 20% military discount available. Ask for discounts for larger groups. If you’re unsure of how many will be in your group, it’s recommended that you call and make a reservation for at least two people for a time slot and then pay for your entire group at arrival.
If you are booking online and unsure about your group numbers, make a reservation for at least two people and have the others pay at arrival.
Location: 3540 W. Douglas Ave. #4, Wichita, KS
For more info: (316 768-2588 https://www.thesafehousewichita.com/
Kansas Zombie Hunters and Woods of Horror
Take a short drive north to Newton where a colony of zombies has been discovered. These undead need to go back where they belong, and that’s where you come in! Ride through the fields of corn and keep alert as they show themselves. You’ll fire flesh-eating paintballs that glow in the dark to confirm your target has been destroyed. Don’t let the zombies scare you—you’re the one with the paintball gun, so fire away!
The attraction is open three weekends in October for the 2021 season. October 16 – 31. Hours are 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. You will book your hunt for a specific time slot in 30-minute intervals; it’s recommended to purchase tickets online to guarantee your slot and not be disappointed if you just show up. Waiver forms required of all hunters are available online, as well. For health reasons, they ask that you bring your own safety glasses, or you can purchase a pair for $1.
Kansas Zombie Hunters cost is $22 for 100 rounds, with additional rounds for purchase. Call 21 of your closest friends (or sharpshooters), buy an entire trailer with 100 rounds, and save $2.50 per person.
If you want to start or end your zombie hunt with a trek through the Woods of Horror (including an enclosed haunted house), cost is $6. For Woods of Horror only, cost is $10. There is also a daytime zombie hunt called Zombie Busters that is booked by appointment/reservation only.
Location: 7727 NE 36th St., Newton, KS
For more info: (316) 804-8450 https://kansaszombiehunters.com/
Klausmeyer Farm Barn of Fear and Zombie Paintball
Do you dare enter the Barn of Fear or shoot glow-in-the-dark globs of paint at advancing zombies or find your way through a corn maze in the dark? If you do, then Klausmeyer Farm needs you!
The haunted evening activities are 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays starting September 18. Pay $10 for 100 zombie paintball. Barn of Fear admission is $4. (If you come before 7 p.m., you must pay admission into pumpkin patch, which is $8, in addition to the haunted barn fee.).Note: 2.7% convenience fee added when paying by card.
Location: 8135 S. 119th St. West, Clearwater KS
For more info: (316) 706-5391, http://klausmeyerdairyfarms.com/
Warehouse of Terrors in Milton, KS
Find your way through the maze of corridors and passageways and watch out for zombies, clowns, and other frights!
The Warehouse of Terrors is open 8-11 p.m. Saturdays in October for a total of four nights. Last admission is 10:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Tickets available at the door only.
Location: 23 minutes southwest of Wichita at 1690 W 140th Ave. N., Milton, KS (K-42 Hwy. & Argonia Rd.)
For more info: (316) 371-4532 https://warehouseofterrorsk42.com/
Keep scrolling to see the list of scary Wichita Halloween events. Or click here for family-friendly Halloween events.
Udall Forest of Fear
Udall Forest of Fear has announced plans to reopen in 2021. Details coming soon to their website. Tickets are expected to be $15, and proceeds benefit St. Gregory the Great parish. Masks are required. Forest of Fear is at 7446 51st Rd., Udall, KS 67149.
Old Cowtown Museum Ghost Hunt
November 19-20 It’s closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween, but the Old Cowtown Museum Ghost Hunt will leave you thankful to be on this side of the divide. From 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., USA Ghost Hunts is bringing its paranormal equipment and inviting the brave to hang out looking for signs and activities from the beyond—such as the pigtailed child who has been reported watching from an upstairs window.
Your ghost hunt includes overnight access to most haunted areas, concluding the church and the Murdock House. You can tag along with professional ghost hunters, show off your EMF meter skills, participate in ghost vigils and even take some alone time, if you dare. Unlimited refreshments are provided during your experience. Tickets are $129 per person and can be purchased at the webpage.
Halloween Events for Adults or Teens
Stay up late on a Monday and enjoy Scary Movie Mondays at the Starlite drive-in.
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Tanganyika’s annual Pumpkins at the Park is well known for being a large, family-friendly Halloween event for kids, but lurking in the shadows are ZOMBIES that need to be stopped. Teens and adults are called upon to enlist in the Zombie Task Force to hold off the encroaching attack, or to find your way through the Cage Maze of Doom.
This event is priced at $10 the first Saturday and $20 on subsequent dates. Go online and choose your admission time, or go for early 5 p.m. admission and reserved seating for Dr. Stein’s Show with a $35 super pass.
Location: 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard, KS
For more info: (316) 794-8954 or http://www.pumpkinsatthepark.com/
Oct. 3 Spooky Sip & Shop at Wyldewood Cellars from 2-5 p.m. Vendors and wine sampling at their Peck, KS, location, 951 E. 119th St. South. Free admission.
Oct. 21-24 and 28- 31 The Rocky Horror Picture Show for ages 14+, 8 p.m. at Crown Uptown; doors open 1 hour prior. Cost: $20-30.
We’ve heard from a reader that Romesburg Haunted Maze is open this year, but still need to verify it. Oct. 29-31: Romesburg Haunted Maze, 810 E. Karla St., Haysville, 5:30-9:00 p.m., free with donations being accepted to benefit Little Moments, Big Dreams Celebrations.
October 30 Twister City is a go at Harley Davidson on 5427 Chuzy Dr. from noon to 4 p.m. Costumes, cocktails, and sinister good times is their chant.
October 30 The Enchanted Mermaid knows exactly when to hold a grand opening for a candy shop. Stop by its Halloween Spooktacular at 3201 E. Douglas Ave. between 6-9 p.m. for wine, snacks, and mermaid makeovers. Bring your cameras.
NOT SO SCARY ANYMORE
Some attractions have decided not to open in 2o21, some were one-time events in previous years,and others are already booked up! RIP to these options this fall:
Oct. 8: Horror film The Shining at the Orpheum Theatre, 7 p.m., doors open 1 hour prior. $7 general admission, $6 students, seniors and military.