10 haunted attractions to visit
If you’re looking for a chill down your spine, soon you won’t have to settle for just streaming a horror movie. Haunted houses, trails and mazes return to central Wisconsin just in time for Halloween.
Although some of these events were canceled last year due to the pandemic, this year there are many places that are poised to offer all kinds of scares. Whether you’re looking for ghosts, ghouls, ghosts, or vampires, there is haunted horror for everyone. We’ve also included events the whole family can attend, like historical tours, candy mazes, and themed Halloween parties. Read on to find out more.
This story has been updated.
Pines of Perdition Haunted Event, N1385 Langlade County D
In October, Perdition Pines will host the ‘Forest of Carnage’ and ‘Deadwood Grove Graveyard’, which features strobe lighting, smoke and fog effects, and prosthetic makeup visuals. Due to intense in-store fears, Perdition Pines suggests that only customers aged 13 and older enter the Haunted Trail. Hours of operation are 7 p.m. to midnight on October 16, 23 and 30, and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Halloween night.
General admission to Perdition Pines is $ 10. VIP admission is $ 20, which lets you skip the lines and includes a snack and a drink. Tickets are only $ 7 when you bring two or more non-perishable foods, which will go to the Antigo Food Pantry. On Halloween night, general admission to Perdition Pines is just $ 5. You can buy tickets online or in cash at the door. Near the entrance to the haunted attraction, you can also purchase snacks and drinks to enjoy around a bonfire before entering. Parking is free.
Perdition Pines will also host Children’s Day, a fearless event, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 23. The event is free for all ages 14 and under; the cost for ages 15 and over is $ 5 or non-perishable food.
For more information: 715-610-1763, [email protected], perditionpineshaunt.com or facebook.com/perditionpineshaunt.
Haunted Creepy Hollow Trail, N11818, chemin des CÃ¨dres
Creepy Hollow Haunted Trail features a scary trail and several buildings to explore along the way, playing on fears of the unknown and getting lost in the woods. In the six years of the event’s existence, the organizers have been able to expand, with new surprises ready for this year. The trail will be open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 29 and 30.
Admission is $ 10 for anyone over 10 years old; you can skip the line for $ 20. You can pay for the tickets in cash or on credit. Trail organizers recommend wearing closed-toe shoes as well as layers for the queue and trail. Part of the profits from this event are donated to local associations.
For more information: facebook.com/creepyhollowhauntedtrail, [email protected]
The haunted sawmill, 700 Hendricks Street
The Friends of Vincent Foundation Inc. will once again operate 22,000 square feet of horror in its haunted sawmill, featuring ghouls, vampires, deranged clowns and more. In addition to their usual scare nights, the Haunted Sawmill will also host special themed parties such as “Clown Takeover Night”, “Night of the Sawmill Dead” and “Blackout Night”.
The Haunted Sawmill will operate from October 8 to 9 from 6 to 9 p.m., from October 15 to 16 from 6 to 10 p.m., from October 22 to 23 and from October 29 to 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., and from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 31. Tickets cost $ 15 for standard admission and $ 25 for a fast pass to skip the line; you can buy them from the Haunted Sawmill online store and pick them up there. Part of the profits are donated to youth organizations in the region.
For more information: 715-539-3007, facebook.com/HauntedSawmill, hauntedsawmill.org
Feltz’s Haunted Corn Maze, 5796 Porter Drive
In addition to their daytime corn maze, Feltz’s Dairy Store will also host a haunted corn maze from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from October 22-23 and October 28-30. The parking lot opens one hour before the corn maze. Anyone who purchases a ticket before 9:30 p.m. can enter the labyrinth, which spans around 12 acres and takes around 40 minutes to complete.
Admission is $ 15, paid in cash only at the door. Fog machines and strobe lights will be used in the maze, so people sensitive to light and air changes, as well as pregnant women, are advised not to attend.
For more information: 715-344-1293, feltzsdairystore.com, facebook.com/FeltzFamilyFarmsandDairyStore.
âº Haunted camping at Rivers Edge Campground, 3266, camping route
After the regular camping season ends at Rivers Edge Campground, Haunting Season begins. The Campground and Bullheads Bar & Grill will host the Haunted Campground, a half-mile haunted trail, at Rivers Edge Campground. The Haunted Campground will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 22-23 and 29-31.
Admission is $ 15 per person in advance and $ 20 at the door. If you want to skip the ticket line, you can purchase tickets by calling the campsite, paying through Eventbrite, or picking up tickets at Bullheads Bar & Grill.
The event is hosted by volunteers from non-profit organizations in the region, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to these organizations. Because the Haunted Campground is supposed to be a spooky experience in the woods, organizers recommend the trail for guests ages 12 and older and participants wear closed-toe shoes.
For more information: 715-344-8058, facebook.com/campgroundinwisconsin
Haunted walking tours of historic downtown Wausau, 414 Scott Street
The Wausau Paranormal Research Society, an organization that claims to have investigated ghostly activity across the state, will hold its annual ghost tours on October 22-23 and 29-30.
The regular Ghost Tour, which takes place at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays, will take visitors on a walking tour of 10 haunted places in historic downtown Wausau. On Saturday, the Costumed Character Ghost Tour will feature members of the Research Society dressed as costumed “ghosts”, telling the stories of the people they represent. The first Saturday tour departs at 6 p.m. and then every 20 minutes thereafter, with the last tour starting at 8 p.m. Both tours last approximately two hours.
Ghost Tours tickets cost $ 10, with a portion of the proceeds going to Share Your Holidays. Regular Ghost Tour tickets must be purchased in advance by messaging the Research Society on Facebook, while tickets for the Costumed Character Ghost Tours are available by paying cash on site. Both events will take place rain or shine and are suitable for all ages.
For more information: facebook.com/WausauParanormalResearchSociety, wprs.net
âº Willow Springs Garden Haunted Corn Maze and Halloween Kids’ Party, 5480 Hillcrest Drive
Willow Springs Garden will host two Halloween events in its Corn Maze in late October: the Haunted Corn Maze and the Kids’ Halloween Party. Both will start at the Round Barn on the Willow Springs Garden property.
The Haunted Corn Maze runs October 28-29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 30. The maze features a laser light show and costumed characters. It is suggested for children over 10 years old. is $ 10 per person.
For the little ones, Willow Springs Garden will be hosting a candy maze and Halloween party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 31 in the Round Barn. Admission for children 12 and under is $ 5 each, and free for parents and infants under 1.
For more information: 715-675-1171, willowspringsgardens.com or facebook.com/WillowSpringsGarden
âº Wilke’s Haunted Weekends at Wilke’s Dairy Farm, T8417 West Marathon County
Wilke’s Dairy Farm will once again host its Haunted Weekends from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. October 22-23 and October 29-30. Their Haunted Woods and Haunted Wagon Ride will be back this year. If you want to tackle a corn maze with an added challenge, the farm will open its corn maze after dark. To fully enjoy the experience, the farm advises you not to bring a flashlight.
Admission to all three events is $ 20. Otherwise, if you want your stay to be shorter, admission to the Corn Maze is $ 12, and admission to the Haunted Woods and Wagon Ride is also $ 12.
For more information: 715-571-6157, facebook.com/wilkescornmaze, wilkefarm.com
âºMonster Bash from the Grand Wausau Children’s Museum, 10101, rue Market, office D70, Rothschild
The Children’s Museum will be hosting its fourth annual Monster Bash, a fearless Halloween party that encourages kids to explore the world around them, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 29. Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes to dance, enjoy refreshments, and play with Halloween-themed science and art activities.
Because the museum will be darkened and decorated for the occasion, this event is recommended for children aged 3 to 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance on the museum’s website; admission for a child and his parent is $ 15.
For more information: wausauchildrensmuseum.org, facebook.com/WausauChildrensMuseum
Wautoma Terror Trail, W5893 Chicago Ave.
The Wautoma Terror Trail will be back this year on October 22-23 and 29-31. The attraction will be open from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission for anyone over 10 is $ 15, but you can skip the line with a Pass Fright for $ 35. For soldiers, entry is free upon presentation of a valid identity document.
Due to the intense visuals, lighting and special effects, the Terror Trail is not recommended for children under the age of 13 or anyone with heart and breathing problems, claustrophobia, anxiety attacks or who is currently pregnant. All guests must wear closed-toe shoes or boots.
For more information:920-744-5221, [email protected], terrortrail.org, or on Facebook.
Did we miss a haunted house or other attraction? Contact Rebecca Loroff at [email protected] to submit yours to this list.
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