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It’s almost time for Halloween – the countdown for ghouls and goblins is here, and if you’ve been looking for haunted houses in Spokane, you’ve come to the right place! Spokane is a great, if creepy, place to celebrate Halloween. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and the old, historic homes in Spokane neighborhoods are hiding plenty of secrets.
In fact, Spokane has some pretty haunted places that aren’t even haunted houses! Check out this fun video about haunted places in Spokane from KREM 2 News:
Looking for more Halloween events happening in Spokane? Check out our Events calendar!
Haunted Houses and Attractions in Spokane/Surrounding Area
Unit 55 Horror Games – Spokane Valley
Open year-round, Unit 55 Horror Games takes a twist when it comes to traditional haunted houses. Unit 55 in Spokane Valley is a combination haunted house and escape game, so you have an opportunity to challenge yourself on a few levels.
In 2022, enjoy Bloodlines, The Chronicles of Gabriel Van Helsing, which is open until November 2022.
King Family Haunted House – Mead
The King family in Mead creates their version of a haunted attraction each October. The King Family Haunted House has been everything from a haunted circus to a haunted movie theater, and all donations are given to the Make-a-Wish foundation.
This year, enjoy a Halloween ‘creepy coven’ Halloween display from the King Family! The display is PG-friendly, and is a walk up display. You can enjoy “half the fun” any night of the week, but be sure to visit on the weekends for the full experience! Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Pro-tip: Go early for your King Family haunting! It gets busy!
The King Family has also put together an excellent list of Spokane spooky houses – check it out below!
The Hillbilly Haunted House – Chattaroy
Each October, the Chattaroy house, surrounded by dense forest and hills, transforms into a haunted house attraction, home to evil clowns, zombies or deadly spirits (or whatever else organizers can think of).
This year, the Hillbilly Haunted House will take place from Friday and Saturdays October 21-22, and 28-29 from 6:30 to 10 PM, and again on Sunday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Scarywood at Silverwood Theme Park – Coeur d’Alene
Possibly the most frightful place to observe the Halloween season, Silverwood Theme Park in Athol transforms into Scarywood at night. Zombies, monsters, clowns, and spirits of all sorts break loose to patrol the theme park’s grounds.
With five haunted attractions and nine scare zones, you’re sure to find something or someone that will put the scare into you. Recommended for people 13 and older, Scarywood is sure to add to your Halloween spirit.
The haunted attractions include the Blood Bayou, Pharoah’s Curse, and Planet Zombie, among others. The Scare Zones include Clown Town, The Dark Forest, and Freak Farm, among others. As for the rides, I’ve heard the backwards Timber Terror is truly frightening!
Make sure to buy your tickets for Scarywood online – they’re cheaper online than buying at the gate!
The Haunting of Room 13 – Spokane
Prefer your haunted houses to be a little more controlled? You might want to check out the Haunting of Room 13 at the Division location of Dare You 2 Escape rooms!
You have 1 hour to navigate your way through the horrors to pass the final trial of your initiation… will you escape? Learn more about The Haunting of Room 13 here.
The DeMoss Haunted Maze – Spokane
On Fridays and Saturdays from 6-10 PM in October, head over to Elm Street… yes, Elm Street… for a nightmare of a haunted maze! The DeMoss Haunted Maze and big event (sponsored by Halloween Express, among others!) that offers free family fun (they do accept donations of food and toys).
Head to their Facebook page to get directions and dates!
Haunting on Greenwood Blvd – Spokane
The Haunting on Greenwood Blvd is a free haunted house held every Halloween. In years past, hauntings you could expect included a mini maze, photo booth, and more. Stay tuned to their Facebook page to see when they go live!
Springdale Haunted House – Springdale
Head out to Springdale for two weekends of haunted fun! The Springdale Haunted House is $5 at the door and runs from October 21-22 and October 28-29 from 6 – 9 PM.
Bozoz Cabin – Spokane
Scared of clowns? You definitely might be after a visit to Bozo the Clown! Visit the Eternal Torment Haunted House on Excell Drive weekends in October from 7 – 9 PM. Learn more on their Facebook page!
Beyond Haunted Houses in Spokane: Spooky Spokane Lore
A city this old (Spokane was founded in 1873!) certainly has its share of scary stories. Let’s take a little look into some the scary stories and locales around Spokane.
Prefer to read your spooky stories? We highly recommend the haunted tales below, especially Haunted Spokane by Chet Caskey!
Ellen, a Davenport Guest with a Disastrous Fall
Have you heard that the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane is haunted? According to the Spokesman-Review, in 1920, Ellen McNamara crashed through the skylight onto a crowded floor – and people say she’s never left since then. For decades, “guests have reported seeing a woman dressed in 1920s fashion peering over the railing as though looking for someone in the lobby below.”
In addition to Ellen, people say the hotel founder Louis Davenport still roams the place too. He died on the 11th floor, and guests staying in his room (1105) have reported items mysteriously moving around the room. You can read more about the story behind Ellen McNamara over at the Spokesman-Review here.
Mary Clark Still Throws Parties at the Patsy Clark Mansion
Patsy Clark was a wealthy man who lived in the Patsy Clark mansion with his wife, Mary, and three children. The Clarks loved to throw extravagant parties, and some say you can still hear the music from their celebrations to this day.
In addition to the music, many say Mary Clark never truly ‘moved out’ – there have been a number of sightings over the years of a woman figure wearing ‘period attire’ that circulates around. Read more about this haunted mansion here.
The Chilling Tale of Minnehaha Park
Have you ever heard children laughing at Minnehaha Park… but there were no children playing there at the time? While Minnehaha might be a lovely park, how Minnehaha got its name is a little less lovely. Many claim the park is haunted by the ghosts of the children who lived in an orphanage on the property – and their little laughs gave the park its name, Minnehaha.
Monaghan Music Mansion and the Paranormal at Gonzaga
All right, so as a Gonzaga alum, I’m sorry to say I hadn’t heard of this rumor until recently! I never had a chance to visit the Music mansion (as we called it), and any rumors of anything spooky happening I just chalked up to music being a difficult major. I was wrong!
According to the Gonzaga Bulletin, Monaghan Music Mansion was built by James Monaghan, a founding father of Spokane. According to the history, James Monaghan was ‘brutally murdered in the mansion’ – however, these sources ended up being incorrect. Another haunting theory is that James’ son, John Robert Monaghan, who was beheaded in Samoa while serving in the Navy, ‘viciously haunted’ the mansion – but that theory was proven incorrect too.
What’s the real story behind the Monaghan Music Mansion? We may never know… but you can read more about the story and decide for yourself!
Learn more about Spokane’s most haunted neighborhood, courtesy of 4 News Now, here:
Ghost Tours Around Spokane
Want to learn even more about Spokane and its sometimes chilling and spooky history? You won’t go wrong with a ghost tour! Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the weather while it’s still cool (but not freezing) – and enjoy a scary story or two.
Unfortunately, the majority of Spokane ghost tours have gone out of business in the last few years! However, you can go on a self-guided walking tour of haunted locations around downtown Spokane, thanks to the Spokane Public Library.
You can print out a PDF walking tour guide, or take it to go on your phone! The guided tour will take you through downtown Spokane to places like the Bing Crosby Theatre, the Spaghetti Factory, and the Carnegie Library Building among other supposedly haunted places.
The library wants to remind you to be safe – and not anger any ghosts! Always obey local signs and traffic signals on your ghostly tour. Get the map here!
You can also attend the Northwest Museum’s Campbell House Dark History Tour on October 20, 2022 from 6-7 PM. You’ll get a guided tour that “brings you a unique look at strange details and unconventional stories surrounding Spokane’s wealthy mining mogul Amasa Campbell, his wife Grace, and their daughter Helen. Join us after hours for a gossip-filled social call to Campbell House to explore historical connections to misfortune, controversy, and persistent rumors.”
Learn all about Spokane’s haunted Thousand Steps, courtesy of KREM 2 News, below:
Haunted Houses and More in Spokane, WA
If you’re looking for fun opportunities to celebrate Halloween, the Spokane/CdA area is ripe for the “taking” of unfortunate souls with the haunted attractions. As you travel the area to visit the haunted attractions, make sure you keep your head about you and don’t become another trophy of an evil scientist’s shelf or another evil being.
If you’re looking for even more local fun, think about walking past any of the above mentioned places in Spokane on Halloween night… if you dare!
What’s your favorite haunted house or Halloween event in Spokane? Let us know on our Facebook page!