Haunted Wisconsin: 11 Things To Do This Halloween

Discover Wisconsin

September 9, 2014

Just for you: my round-up of a few of Wisconsin’s best haunted houses, corn mazes, theater shows and more:

  1. Skelly’s Corn Maze
    Daily (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    $7 maze, $4 wagon ride, $9.00/combo
    What to expect: Six-acre Adventure Corn Maze or nine-acre Impossible Maze. Adventurers will receive a map and try to find various checkpoints. Great for all ages!
  2. Third Ward Haunted History Tour
    Fridays and Saturdays in October (7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
    $15 (Advanced tickets required)
    What to expect: The original Milwaukee ghost tour introduces you to the history, the folklore, and the modern paranormal reports of this unique, storied community. You’ll hear tales of haunted history, ghost stories, fortean folklore, and recent reports of paranormal activity. 
  3. The Dark Side at The House on the Rock
    Spring Green

    October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
    $19.95 adults, $11.95 17 & under
    What to expect: If you have ever wondered if the dolls come alive at night or if you find the displays troubling during the day, wait until you see them in the dark. You will stroll down the walkway of the macabre and see the carousel in a whole new light. You will travel through the Devil’s throat and wander through the mysterious maze before escaping to be greeted by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Not suitable for all ages.
  4. Shockwave Haunts
    October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 (Tours begin at 7 p.m.)
    What to expect: Rooms of realistic horror, dark labyrinth mazes and unpredictability. Attempt to get through Saint Leah’s Last Rites Nursing Home, Bloody Manor and Malignant Management and new Mystery Haunt.
  5. Mommsen’s Pumpkin Patch and Orchard
    Rice Lake
    Daily through Halloween (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    What to expect: Head to Barron County for the full Halloween experience. Mommsen’s boasts a petting farm, weekend hayrides, “Amaizing Maize,” and even a Pumpkin Cannon, that’s shot every weekend at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
  6. Terror on the Fox
    Green Bay
    September 23-24, 30, October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31, November 4-5 (7 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
    What to expect: Experience this innovative haunted event featuring a ride on an antique passenger train, full size video screens, and computer-controlled sound, lighting, and animatronics. America’s most intense, fright-filled haunted house delivers gut wrenching horror scenes, disturbing ghoulish creatures, dark labyrinthine hallways, optical illusions, and surprises around every corner!
  7. Screamin’ Acres

    October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29, 31 (7 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
    What to expect: Starring clowns and enticing claustrophobia, good luck getting through the Countryside Estate, Slaughterhouse or Psycho Circus 3-D. Not digging the super spooky stuff? Head to Screamin’ Acres on October 3rd or 10th for Boo for the Zoo, a family-friendly fundraiser for Henry Vilas Zoo. 
  8. Door County Trolley Ghost Tours
    Door County
    Nightly through October 31 (Rides begin at 6 p.m.)
    What to expect: Step aboard the infamous Door County Trolley as we share tales of ghostly sunken ships, haunted lighthouses and mysterious happenings on the darker side of this spirited peninsula. Join our scary, fun, and informative filled tour that is truly one of a kind.
  9. Haunt Fest
    Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis
    October 9-10, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31 (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

    What to expect: Gather your courage to fly like a witch on a zip line, ride the possessed pumpkin and experience your final moments of life in a claustrophobic coffin, “The Last Ride.”
  10. Haunted Halloween
    Red Ridge Ranch, Mauston
    September 17-October 31 (10 a.m. –  5 p.m.)
    What to expect: Corn maze, pumpkin painting, inflatable moon walk, petting zoo and tractor drawn hay ride. Great for all ages!
  11. Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort
    Daily (various times)
    What to expect: Every weekend in October from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. kids can pick out and decorate pumpkins and take wagon rides around the condo circle. Saturdays from 3-5 children can check out the Trick or Treat Trail, while fall crafts are available in the Glacier Canyon Kids Room throughout October. A Halloween party will take place on October 28, 7-10 p.m. where there will be games, candy and balloon animals. 

How will you be observing All Hallows’ Eve? Comment below!


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