Wichita has many real locations rumored to be haunted, but if you’re looking for an authentic scare at a haunted house this Halloween, check out these ghostly attractions.
Field of Screams
Beware of where the fields are sick; the largest and by far most popular haunted house in Kansas, Field of Screams plays off the legend of Jebediah Spurlock and his family of evil. Spurlock was rumored to preach demonic teachings and the darkness of his family is said to have made the fields sick. With reports of strange smells, the disappearance of three people and rumors of witchcraft and devil worship, many believed the sick fields held a portal to another world.
Experience this terrifying mystery and see the fields for yourself. Walk through Clown Town and enjoy 25-30 minutes of intense terror. Spend another 20 minutes in the Escape Shack working through clues to get out before your time is up.
Tickets to Field of Screams are $15-$45 a person depending on the experience package. This haunted house is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Field of Screams is open Sept. 28 – Oct. 31 with gates opening at 7 p.m. and fields opening as soon as it gets dark. This haunted house is located at 4055 N. Tyler Rd., Maize, KS 67101.
Wichita Zombie Shoot
How about a little hands-on Halloween fun? Head just east of Wichita out to Augusta for an all-out zombie experience. As the undead attack your tour bus, defend your turf with paintballs. Practice your accuracy for only $5 for 50 rounds or get 100 paintballs for $10. You can also bring your own.
Tickets are $25 and organizers are always looking for people to volunteer to be zombies. Enjoy this Halloween mayhem Sept. 30 – Oct. 31, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Wichita Zombie Shoot is located at 13218 S.W. Tawakoni Rd., Augusta, KS 67010.
The Campbells have been haunting Wichita and the surrounding area since 2012 with their haunted house, Wicked Island at O.J. Watson Park in south Wichita. The outdoors haunt leads visitors to walk along haunted paths for the ultimate scare. The whole tour lasts between 20-30 minutes with many things that go bump in the night scaring you on your journey. Wicked Island is $20 to enter. Get a fall pass and go whenever you like for $35. Children are $15, and an adult must accompany kids under 12. It is located at 3022 S. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67217. The gates open at 8 p.m. and the scares last until midnight. You can catch Wicked Island from Sept. 29 – Oct. 31, weather permitting…but can you escape it?
Wichita Paranormal Research Society
Old Cowtown Museum has a history of ghostly tales connected to it and the Wichita Paranormal Research Society (WPRS) brings those to life with two special events. With Historic Hauntings at Cowtown, guests can watch videos that have captured paranormal evidence of spirits that haunt the museum. Seating is limited, so purchase your $15 ticket before they sell out.
A few times a year, WPRS takes people on a Public Ghost Hunt at Old Cowtown Museum. Visitors are invited to follow the experts through the most haunted locations at the museum. This event sells out quickly, so get your $30 tickets today.
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