While some people love to look at all the Christmas lights that will soon be displayed throughout Thurston County, spooky-season lovers can’t wait to see the “haunted” Halloween houses each year. Decked out with skeletons, spiders, graves and more, these homes are incredible to look at during the day, or all lit up at night. Check out these “haunted” Halloween houses near Olympia.

Columbia Avenue, Olympia

Head to Columbia Avenue – the closest cross street is 22nd Avenue, from 22nd Avenue make a left onto Columbia off 22nd. A couple of homes are decorated with giant spiderwebs, lots of skeletons and some graves for a fun Halloween scene at these historic homes. While there, stop by Olympia Baking Company and grab some of their amazing gluten-free scones! They are open Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have vegan treats as well as cupcakes and cookies now!

103 21st Avenue, Olympia

Circle back via 21st Avenue to spot a yard full of festive, Halloween…flamingos? Yup, these tropical birds are all set for October 31st, in oranges, black and white…some are even polka-dotted!

10th Avenue SE, Olympia

Dubbed the “Halloween House” for good reason, you cannot skip this place. It’s probably best seen during the day, just because there is so much to look at, then come back and see all the lights at night. They have the Sanderson sisters, hitchhiking ghosts, and even a horse-drawn hearse, among other spine-tingling surprises!

912 Wilson Street SE, Olympia

This house has a Sleepy Hollow theme, including a covered bridge and a cemetery.

a backyard full of fake skeletons, a fake graveyard, covered bridge and other Halloween decorations
This Halloween house in Olympia has a Sleepy Hollow theme! Photo credit: Dany Burgess

Perfect Cup Espresso

2747 Pacific Avenue SE #A5, Olympia

If you feel a little dead on your Halloween-décor-seeking drive, stop by Perfect Cup Espresso on Pacific Avenue. Not only can they give you a pick-me-up, but they are decorated to the max, with a giant skeleton on the roof!

820 Boundary Street SE, Olympia

This is a modest but fun display, with gravestones and lights. Just up the road is another house with some skeletons coming up from the ground (look for the steep staircase!) along with tombstones.

a house decorated for Halloween with pumpkins, skeletons, witches and purple and green lights, with fog over it.
When looking at ‘haunted’ halloween houses in Olympia, don’t miss the Grimoire Hollow home near the Capitol City Golf Course. Photo credit: Tashana Klonius Hayes

6139 E Sarazen Street SE, Olympia

Grimoire Hollow is a house you will not want to miss when driving around Olympia to look at Halloween decorations! Every night they have a music, light and fog show! Follow Grimoire Hollow on Facebook!

Montclair Drive SE, Lacey

Head down College Street SE and make a right at Montclair Drive SE. Right on the corner by the “Montclair” Sign is a yard full of huge gravestones!

College Street SE, Lacey

Continue down College Street SE and keep your eyes out on the left – it will be hard to miss – a yard is full of three GIANT blow-ups, including a pumpkin and a huge blue dinosaur. The green and yellow one was down when we went by to snap a picture, but it’s probably a dragon or another dinosaur.

a pirate ship in a yard with fog and purple lights
3508 Barklay Dr NE, in Lacey has a fun halloween display each year. Photo courtesy: Jill & Jordan Pelton

3508 Barklay Drive NE, Lacey

You won’t want to miss this fun “haunted” house in Lacey – for the past five years it’s been decked out as a spooky “Pirate of the Caribbean” every October. At night there are lights and special effects on the weekends including thunder, lightening, fog music and a moving background screen. Visit them on Instagram – Pelton Pirate Cove!

1040 Midway Dr NE, Lacey

Here is another spooky Halloween house in Lacey for you to check out!

4009 Henderson Boulevard SE, Olympia

This house has a spooky Halloween theme going on, complete with a bunch of skeleton hands coming up out of the ground. Be sure to swing by it on your Halloween house drive tour!

Maple Street and Bellerive Way, Olympia

Head here next to see a house covered in spooky cobwebs and large spiders.

Nut Tree Loop SE, Olympia

This tiny road off of 22nd Avenue SE has two houses that have gotten into the Halloween spirit. One has a bunch of skeletons doing all kinds of things, including a Halloween jig! The song “Spooky, Creepy Skeletons” is perfect to play while driving by this Halloween house in Olympia. The other house on Nut Tree Loop is covered in giant spiderwebs and the arachnids who made them.

The Agatha Smith Cemetery

Capitol Way S and 18th Ave SE, Olympia

The Agatha Smith Cemetery is a fun bit of Halloween folklore that the owners deck out every year for the month of October. Check out the legend and watch out for the vengeful spirit!

Old Highway 99 SE

Head out on Old Highway 99 SE toward Yelm from Tenino and see a house that is completely decorated for Halloween on your right. It has blow-ups, huge spiderwebs – pretty much everything you would expect.

Lindsay Road, Yelm

Lindsay Road in Yelm also has a house with a fun display that’s worth the drive out there, especially if you hit a local pumpkin patch afterward!

Have a spooky Halloween house, send us a photo and information at submit@thurstontalk.com!

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