Halloween Haunts

Halloween haunted house

In case the fear of a hangover after a Halloween-night out isn’t scary enough for you, Southeastern Wisconsin has a wealth of haunted hayrides, houses, and tours to keep you up at night. Check out some of the highest-rated haunts nearby to get your yearly fixing of fright.

Abandoned Haunted Houses (Mount Pleasant)

A staple in the haunted house world, Abandoned Haunted Houses of Mount Pleasant has grown to include two haunted houses, a “stalker” cornfield, a paintball experience, and hours of fear this Halloween. Designed to incite fear in all personalities, the haunted house complex boasts an array of scare styles, including pitch-black horror, “startle-scare” actors, and mind-bending visuals. The complex, located just next to Highway 94, is open Fridays and Saturdays through November 4, with additional dates of October 22 and 29.

Located at 2825 SE Frontage Rd., Mount Pleasant, WI. The box office is open 6:30 PM -11:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM on its Sunday dates. Tickets are $25 for the two Haunted Houses, $15 for the haunted cornfield, and $30 for the three attractions together. The paintball additional experience is an additional $4.

The Hill Has Eyes (Franklin)

If you’d like to really “get out of the house,” Franklin’s “The Hill Has Eyes” scare park features two outdoor haunted trails to explore this Halloween season. The experience starts with a hooded entry into the park and includes a haunted chairlift (the Scare Lift), haunted carnival, and plenty of food and beer to swig down afterward. One ticket pays for all of the attractions, and the house is open Thursdays through Sundays until the 29th.

Located at 7000 W Crystal Ridge Dr., Franklin, WI. Attractions are open from 6:30 PM – 10 PM Thursdays and Sundays, 7 PM – 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket prices vary by day and party size.

The Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Racine (Racine)

Maybe getting chased through a haunted trail isn’t exactly your speed. Or maybe you’re looking for something without actors, and instead real-life legends. The Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Racine offers terrifying tales of real-life Racine figures who are said to haunt the city, including building tours of allegedly-haunted buildings. Proceeds from the tours go to the Volunteer Center of Racine County non-profit, so break away from your usual downtown haunt to see haunted downtown!

Tours begin at Divino Gelato (245 Main St., Racine, WI). Tours begin Friday and Saturday nights through October at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $25 per attendee. 

Wisconsin Fear Grounds and Escape Room (Waukesha)

One of the highest-rated haunted houses in the state, nearby Wisconsin Fear Grounds in Waukesha boasts three separate haunted houses and a newly-added escape room to top off the terrifying night. The Victorian mansion-themed experience promises to not just scare, but truly frighten its visitors, and with dozens of rooms to explore, the grounds offer plenty of opportunity for just that. The haunted houses and escape room are open various nights leading up to Halloween.

Located at Waukesha Expo Center Grounds 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI. Open 7 PM – 11:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 PM – 9:30 PM on October 22 and 26. Ticket prices vary.

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