Longing to have some safely distanced fun? Here are some things to do that are sure to fill you with fear and dread.
Explore Oklahoma’s haunted zones
On a Venn diagram between the marvelous and the macabre, the spookier side of Oklahoma’s history sits in the middle. Visit places such as the Skirvin Hotel to find the ghost of the forgotten maid that lurks through the famous hotel’s halls; or see Guthrie’s Stone Lion Inn Bed & Breakfast for the mischievous spirit of Irene Houghton – an eight-year-old girl who plays tricks on the guests who stay for the night; and many others throughout the state.
Looking for a safe, theatrical experience fit for the whole family? Tired of scrolling through Netflix for the umpteenth time? Gather the gang for a trip to the drive-in for a socially distant night of watching holiday classics on the outdoor silver screen. Places such as Oklahoma City’s Winchester Drive-In or Guthrie’s Beacon Drive-in, are planning to play classic fall and Halloween movies including Hotel Transylvania 3, The Addams Family and others. Visit the Winchester website and the Beacon website for further information about times, dates and theater amenities.
Picking the perfect pumpkin
Carve them, paint them, or set them in an ornate display; make your fall visit to areas like the Orr Family Farm, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, your local farmer’s market and numerous others to find the perfect pumpkin to bring in the season right. For our creative patrons, please send decorative displays or intricate jack-o’-lanterns to our Instagram page @405Mag for a chance to be featured alongside your creations.
There is something about the change of the season to spark creativity throughout the metro area. Traveling through the local neighborhoods is a great way to see some of the 405’s spookiest, kookiest and best-looking yards. Be sure to send pictures of your creepy creations to our Instagram page @405Mag.