Haunted Houses, Ghost Tours and Kid Friendly Fun

Does autumn have you in the spooky spirit? Well, Wisconsin is chock full of haunted happenings this time of year. We know that some folks are looking for fun, family-friendly fair while others want something that’ll scare their socks off, so we’ve broken this year’s sights and frights into a few categories for your reading enjoyment:


Halloween at the Zoo – Madison

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Henry Vilas Zoo for a full day of spooky fun! Come in costume for trick-or-treating, face painting and jumping around in the bounce house; and enjoy a meet-and-greet with the zoo’s education animals! 


Madison Ghost WalksMadison

Discover the haunted history of the state’s capital city on a 90-minute ghost walk. The local folklore, reports of the paranormal, and legendary ghost stories will give you goosebumps. But you won’t just hear stories – you’ll meet spooky ghosts, monsters and colorful characters for yourself!

Dells Ghost BoatWisconsin Dells

After a day at the waterparks, embark on a boat tour and learn about the Wisconsin Dells’ eerie past. Your haunt begins with a journey upriver, and leads to a walk through shadow-haunted passages in a canyon crypt. Only the brave will survive!

Berlin Tannery Paranormal ToursBerlin

Search for ghostly activity alongside a professional ghost hunter inside a tannery built in the 1800’s. Capture paranormal events or even spend the night – if you dare!


Mars Haunted HouseMilwaukee

This is a truly haunted house, with a history that will give you goosebumps. Add in some modern monsters and you’ll wish you could forget this terrifying experience!

Jaycees Haunted HouseOnalaska

Can you survive a trip through "Year Zero"? Head down Green Coulee Road, past the shadowy silos and withered garden and when you hear the screams and shouts you’ll know you’ve found the place.

Dreadwood Haunted ForestHudson

Walk away from the safety of the suburbs and city lights and step deep into the pitch-black woods. There’s no escape route from Dreadwood. The only way out is through.

Happy haunting, everyone!