BOO-coda Is One Of Washington’s Best Halloween Towns To Visit This Fall

The tiny town of Bucoda, Washington (population 575) is located in Thurston County, about 20 miles southeast of Olympia. And as you’ve probably guessed, there’s not much to it. But if you happen to go in October, you’d never know that, because “BOO-Coda” is in full swing. In this super spooky month, the pint-sized community becomes the best Halloween town in Washington.

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This dreamy small town is a witchy wonderland each October. Have you ever visited? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!

Halloween in Washington is always fantastic. Once you’ve checked out Boo-Coda, you can go on this haunted train ride near Mt. Rainier.

The OIYS Visitor Center

The Best Halloween Town In Washington

September 01, 2019

What are the best Halloween events in Washington?

If you’re in search of the best Halloween events in Washington, you truly don’t have to look far. Each community has its own festivities to check out, no matter which part of the state you are in. If you’re in Seattle, you’ll find that it’s always Halloween at El Chupacabra cantina. A haunted train ride is sure to leave you delighted as well, but nothing is as welcoming and appropriate for all ages as a pumpkin patch train ride. Perhaps the best way to find the best place to celebrate Halloween in Washington is to ask around – locals are incredibly friendly, and you’ll find that each community has its own charm during this spooky season.

What are the best haunted houses in Washington?

Believe it or not, the Pacific Northwest has its own fair share of hauntings. In addition to fall events in Washington, you just may stumble upon a few actual ghosts. Port Townsend hosts one of the most haunted bed and breakfasts in the state, and it’s a super spooky place to enjoy an overnight stay. The Lewis Army Museum, though not a residence, is also worth checking out if you’re a fan of the paranormal. In addition to haunted houses, Washington also has an infamously haunted tunnel and even a haunted bar… if you’re in the mood for boos.

What is the scariest place in Washington to visit around Halloween?

Washington is a spooky place to celebrate Halloween. While each community in the state seems to have its fair share of ghosts, perhaps the scariest Halloween town in Washington is one of the state’s many ghost towns. If a visit to a local ghost town isn’t quite enough to get your blood pumping, perhaps you should plan a road trip to the most terrifying places in the state. Truth be told, the entirety of the state has much to offer each Halloween – the most mundane communities are inexplicably transformed into a witchy wonderland as soon as the autumn months begin.