Haunted Wisconsin: 11 Things To Do This Halloween

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

  1. Skelly’s Corn Maze
    Janesville
    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
    Milwaukee
    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
    Whitewater
    October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 (Tours begin at 7 p.m.)
    $8-$18
    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.)
    $1-$12
    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.)
    $15-35
    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
    Stoughton

    October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29, 31 (7 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
    $18-35
    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.)
    $18-$25
    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.)

    $15-$30
    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.)
    $12
    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!

 

 

10 Responses to “Haunted Wisconsin: 11 Things To Do This Halloween”

  1. Tommy C

    The wife and I are taking a Dells Haunted Boat tour.
    We did a ghost walk in Port Washington last year that was fun, hope we have as much fun in the Dells this year.
    http://dellsghostboat.com/journey-into-haunted-canyon

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  2. Amy Zimmer

    Please add Jerry Smiths pumpkin farm near Kenosha!! The best displays i have ever seen! Such fun for the kiddos!

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  3. Cindy G.

    Excellent haunted house that is supported by a group of volunteers. All proceeds go to supper the Sparta Boys and Girls Club, there is a not so scary time and a scary time (hang on to bladder!!). If you haven’t gone, go early, you will want to go through twice and even three times!!

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  4. Sharon Meier

    Get the whole scoop on Haunted Wisconsin at http://www.hauntedwisconsin.com/
    Wisconsin has much to offer during the Halloween Season.

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  5. Julie Carr

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for the plug for Murdertown Abbey! The dates are Oct. 17th & 18th, Oct. 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th. Oct. 30th, 31, and Nov. 1 2014. While Nick wrote this wonderful play, and will probably be in it, Kelly Doherty will be directing it this time.

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  6. brian francart

    Come check out Burial Chamber haunted complex in Neenah wi.. 2 indoor haunts and 1 outdoor haunts

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  7. Savannah

    Haunt fest is not at State Fair this year. It’s at Kmart on Hwy 100 in Hales Corners.

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  8. Steven Szabo

    Hi Libby,

    I am the photographer who bumped into your crew last weekend in Land O’ Lakes. You have an amazing blog, love Phil Koch’s work especially his Wisconsin Horizon project. I uploaded the Three Bear shots here, please let me know if you are interested in higher resolution shots or please refer these to whom it may concern. Thanks.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/135038963@N03/sets/72157664369531226

    Steve

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  9. Sonny Norton

    I liked red ridge ranch they also have a hay maze and campfire afterwards but be warned for corn maze was a bonding moment for my family truly best corn maze.
    “who all enter may lose hope”

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