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8 Must-See WISCONSIN Haunted Houses in 2023

best haunted houses to visit in wisconsin

If you love Halloween haunted house attractions , then you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 57 spooky haunts listed in Wisconsin including twisted trails , haunted hayrides , home haunts , corn mazes , and more!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular haunted houses on our website that you don’t want to miss this season!

8. The Hill Has Eyes – Franklin, WI

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The Hill Has Eyes offers 45 acres + 60 minutes of sheer terror! Guests will experience four outdoor haunts for the price of one. They open on September 29th.

For more information about the experiences, check out our 2022 review HERE .

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7. Burial Chamber – Neenah, WI

best haunted houses to visit in wisconsin

If you’re ready for a full night of fun and fear, Burial Chamber delivers! This haunted house complex offers four full haunts. Two are indoors and two are outdoors. The complex opens on September 22nd.

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6. Soul Reapers Haunted House – Wilmot, WI

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Soul Reapers Haunted House offers a “truly terrifying haunted house.” Are you up for the challenge? Gather your bravest friends and test your luck starting October 6th. You will experience four realms… but will you make it back out?

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5. Terror on the Fox – Green Bay, WI

best haunted houses to visit in wisconsin

Terror on the Fox is a great place to gather your friends to take a ride into terror! For the 2023 season, you can experience two attractions, Book of Lost Souls and Depths of Darkness. For those 21+ you can choose to participate in Bar 13. The haunting season began on September 16th.

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4. Wisconsin Fear Grounds – Waukesha, WI

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The Compound at the Wisconsin Fear Grounds is celebrating 20 years of fear in 2023! Are you ready to see what Sketchy and his band of misfits have in store? Opening night is September 29th.

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3. Scare USA – Two Rivers, WI

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Scare USA is celebrating over a decade of fear! This is one of the most interactive, high-energy, intense, and in-your-face haunts in the area. The main event opens on September 30th.

To read more about the scary experience, check out Team Sinister ‘s 2022 haunt review HERE .

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2. Screamin Acres Haunted Houses – Stoughton, WI

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Screamin Acres consists of four haunted attractions at a single location. If you’re ready to experience a “world of rolling fog, roaming beasts, and terror-filled screams,” you’ve found the right place. The screaming begins September 30th.

Check out what Team Sinister had to say about their 2022 experience HERE .

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1. Abandoned Haunted House Complex – Sturtevant, WI

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The Abandoned Haunted House Complex features four haunted attractions in one location. Opening night is September 23rd.

best haunted houses to visit in wisconsin

For a full list of all scary attractions in Wisconsin, please visit our Wisconsin Haunted House Directory

Now get out there and STAY SCARY!

Note from the editors: This list is not a top haunts list. We are not saying these are the best or scariest haunts in the state or the only ones you should visit. It would be best if you considered these when making your Halloween season plans, as they are some of the most popular amongst our reviewers and our site visitors.

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9 of Wisconsin’s Best Haunted Houses, Forests and More

These ain’t your run-of-the-mill haunted houses. Terrifyingly imaginative and utterly spine-chilling, the following mysterious homes, forests, bed and breakfasts and more are not for the faint of heart. (In fact, I suggest calling ahead of time to inquire about age restrictions!)

  • Forest of Freaks (Janesville) Herein lies Wisconsin’s longest and scariest outdoor haunted forest—Forest of Freaks in Janesville! Choose your own path at this Southern Wisconsin scare-fest: There’s Shoot-A-Freak, Clown House, Hillbilly Haven, Haunted Maze, Werewolves Den, Witches Hollow and so much more.
  • Halls of Terror (Prairie du Chien) Halls of Terror is located on the legendary St. Feriole Island in an old warehouse where ghosts lurk around every corner. Located in the Cedar Building, this southwestern haunted destination will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
  • The Hill Has Eyes (Milwaukee) Oh, so you’re the unshakeable, unintimidated type? If that’s so, you clearly haven’t made your way through The Hill Has Eyes in Milwaukee. Test your valor on a pair of haunted trails and a zombie-infested thrill ride. If you make it through all that, dodge the mutant hillbillies in Failed Escape and tread lightly through Hunger Hollow. And if you’re still sane and surviving, ride the Scare Lift up The Hill—just, whatever you do, don’t look down. Celebrate your bravery afterward with snacks, refreshments and live music near the bonfire and beer tent.
  • The House on the Rock – The Dark Side (Spring Green) The House on the Rock in Spring Green is already an eccentric destination in Wisconsin. But have you wondered what it might be like to tour the house after dark? When you visit The House on the Rock – The Dark Side, you’ll stroll down the walkway of the macabre and see the carousel in a whole new light, (which, as it turns out, isn’t very much light at all…). You will travel through the Devil’s throat and wander through the mysterious maze before escaping to be greeted by Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Got a favorite haunted house in Wisconsin? Comment below!

Mariah Haberman  hosts the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin. She hails from Evansville, where she was brought up in a family of seven in a small farmhouse outside of town. Some of her favorite memories include Lake Michigan fishing trips with her Dad, showing sheep at the Rock County Fair and buzzing around the farm on an ATV with her little brother. Watch Discover Wisconsin Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block. (Twitter: @DiscoverWI )

24 comments on “9 of Wisconsin’s Best Haunted Houses, Forests and More”

The Dark Side Haunted Adventure is our favorite and is nationally recognized for the last three years.

What about the Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha? A nationally recognized haunt with 55,000 square feet of terror and three attraction, WFG is a must see!!!!!!!!!

That haunted house sucks lol.

October 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 We have a Haunted Mill set in the historic Iola Mill @ 300 North Main Street, Iola, WI 54945 This is a fundraiser for our junior class.

Fun! We love Iola. Thanks for sharing, Jill!

New haunted house well sort of, only been around for a few years. Closed for 2015 but will be open with new location and sites 2016! Keep us in mind we are in Wausua WI.

Awesome! Thanks for letting us know, Aleta.

What about Misery Haunted House? Abandoned Haunted Complex? Green Bay Fear? Panic Chambers? The Morgue? idk... seems biased.

There's a lot of great ones across the state...Thank you for sharing a few of your favorites!

Panic Chambers Hotel Should Defiantly Be On There!

Don't forget about The Insanitorium in New Glarus!

Thanks for the suggestion!

We had a unique and very unusual experience while staying at the "Inn of the Pine Terrace" Bed and Breakfast in Oconomowoc. History has claimed it is haunted and this non-believer became a believer after spending a night there.

We had a similar experience over the Labor Day weekend 15 years ago. Strange noises, tapping on walls, lights flickering, toilets flushing and a strange vision my wife had of the owner's wife dying! We asked the cleaning staff if they ever heard or seen anything strange? Their replay after looking at each other, we don't go to the 3rd floor by ourselves! Now I know why the innkeeper asked to run my credit card before our stay, most guests leave in fear and never last the night.

Where is the Splatter house on this list

I heard panic chambers is beyond scary. And the morgue!

When does the Hills have Eyes in Milwaukee or Franklin open

Terror trail outside of wautoma. Awesome experience

Dwelling of Despair and Forest of Fear in Slinger, WI presented by the Hartford Jaycee's

Dr Scary's, formerly of fort Atkinson, now located in Delavin. Took a two year break to relocate and rebuild. Was rated number 1 in the area for the last three years of operation!

The Cedarburg Cultural Center's Gothic History Tour is always a "spooktacular" time! Now in its 18th year, this year's theme is "The Care and Feeding of Ghosts & Ghouls." Dates are Oct, 21, 22, & 28. This one always sells out so get your tickets now!

I been attempting to look for a haunted outside we went to I believe close to Racine, but not sure. All I know is we got in a hearse and a guy with chainsaw comes in from trunk

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No matter the Halloween event you're in search of - and whether you reside in some of Wisconsin's biggest cities like Green Bay, Madison or Milwaukee, or in one of the state's small towns, has you covered! From Haunted Houses, Escape Games, Haunted Hay Rides, Haunted Corn Mazes, Scream Parks, Spook Walks and Haunted Trails - our directory of scary-good fun is endless. And if you're looking for some more family-friendly fun to enjoy during the Fall Season, our Fall Attractions features everything from Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Festivals and Parades to Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses and Safe Trick or Treating events for the kiddies. Whatever suites you best, has everything you'll need for a hair-raising Halloween Season and enjoyable Fall Season!

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  • Soul Reapers Haunted House

Located in Wilmot (754)-666-FEAR--> Next open 10/20/23

Soul Reapers Haunted House exists for this reason. What's a Soul Reaper? They are the scariest, most ruthless monsters of Hell and Satan has summoned them to devour your pathetic souls! Hearing your screams brings the Soul Reapers great satisfaction. Will you accept the challenge?! Read More

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  • Haunted Past Time Hotel

Located in New Holstein 715-897-8884--> Next open 10/20/23

3 Story terror The Haunted Past Time Hotel is located in New Holstein, Wisconsin, and will be open again this Fall. We have vacancy on all three expanded levels of the building. You'll be taken down to our asylum, beware of the spirts in the darkness of the haunted hotel, you'll slide into the twists and turns of the mad house maze, and finish with a trip to a different dimensio... Read More

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  • Schuster's Haunted Forest

Located in Deerfield 608-764-8488--> Next open 10/19/23

The experience at Schuster's is incredible. The attention to detail is fantastic, and the setting in the woods is very appropriate. The pacing and mood that is set, keeps you on your toes throughout the event; you never know where the next ‘terror’ will occur. The lighting, sound effects, number of interiors is a perfect blend. The length of the experience is just about right. What makes this ev... Read More

  • The Hill Has Eyes

Located in Franklin 414-908-6322--> Next open 10/20/23

4 Attractions for the Price of 1! The drivers didn’t know they were hauling truckloads of chemical waste to the old abandoned quarry outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Under a blood moon, they dumped their cargo without any warning to the nearby trailer park. A simple wooden sign was posted into the ground, “No Man’s Land – By Order of the US Government.” A million gallons of toxic sludge se... Read More

  • Zombus - Zombie Apocalypse Paintball

Located in Little Suamico 920-826-5554--> Next open 10/20/23

??????????? ZOMBIE SLAYING EXTRAVAGANZA! Get ready for the most heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping haunted experience of your life! ?????????????? ????????? Prepare yourself for an ALL-NEW, action-packed, longer haunted trail! ????????? This year, we've ramped up the scare factor with haunted castles, eerie pirate ships, spooky houses, and the darkest woods you've ever encountered! The ... Read More

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  • Green Bay Fear

Located in Green Bay 920-309-0981--> Next open 10/20/23

Awaiting inside the Green Bay Fear Haunted House are the things of your nightmare and the nightmares of so many others. All of them are biding their time, anticipating you and your screams. Housed in these roofs are the terrors of the night, just waiting for you to round the corner in the darkness. This isn't your average haunted house, this is Green Bay Fear Haunted House.... where terror calls... Read More

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  • Burial Chamber Haunted Complex

Located in Neenah 920-727-4669--> Next open 10/20/23

Wisconsin's Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex houses three large, full-size Wisconsin haunted houses for Halloween entertainment--located off of Hwy 41 in the Fox Valley (Appleton, WI), just 30 minutes south of Green Bay, WI or 20 minutes north of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We are an hour and a half from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Madison, WI and less than 3 hours from Chicago, IL. Burial Ch... Read More

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  • Field of Screams

Located in Chippewa Falls 715-723-5889 --> Next open 10/20/23

Get a wagon ride out to the field of screams. After walking through the field of screams, survivors will get a ride back. Read More

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  • Abandoned Haunted House Complex

Located in Mount Pleasant (262) 886-1182--> Next open 10/20/23

Abandoned Haunted Complex houses FOUR of the best Wisconsin haunted attractions for scary Halloween Haunted House entertainment--located 30 minutes north of Chicago, Illinois or 20 minutes south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Haunted House Complex utilizes a continual walk-through approach for our events. There are 2 entry lines that allow customers to enter either the Ambush / Hysteria C... Read More

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  • Spooks on Spurr

Located in New London (920) 841-1879--> Next open 10/20/23

Spooks on Spurr is a haunted attraction in New London, Wisconsin. The old "Spurr Mansion," as the local folks call it, is a beautiful house built in the 1800's. The stories you will hear about the "Spurr Mansion" and the surrounding wooded area, will give you goosebumps. Six years ago, the old "Spurr Mansion" became the Mansion of Misery and the adjacent woods became the Forest of Freaks. Read More

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Your guide to haunted houses across Wisconsin

WISCONSIN — For fans of scares, the month of October is the most wonderful time of the year.

There are more than 55 haunted houses in Wisconsin, per , so we’ve gathered up some spooky favorites throughout the Badger State.

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The Hill Has Eyes

7005 S. Ballpark Drive, Franklin, Wis.

This Milwaukee-area attraction offers four outdoor haunts for the price of one. Guests go through the Failed Escape, Hunger Hollow, Carnivore and Dead End, which all span 45 acres.

The Hill Has Eyes also hosts a Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Sundays.

For more, click here.

Wisconsin Fear Grounds

1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, Wis.

The Wisconsin Feargrounds are providing attendees with multiple different, haunting experiences: The Compound, Sketchy’s Chambers and Contagion. New this year, Contagion will turn into Counter Attack every Sunday in October.

Click here for more information.

Abandoned Haunted House Complex

2825 S.E. Frontage Road, Mount Pleasant

Abandoned Haunted Complex House is about 20 minutes south of Milwaukee and houses four diverse haunted attractions. They are each designed to startle guests' various senses.

For more, click here .

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Screamin Acres Haunted Houses

3865 State Road 138 Stoughton, Wis.

Located just south of Madison, Screamin Acres offers five total haunted attractions. The attractions include a slaughterhouse, a shocking prison, a haunted house with a mad scientist twist, a “mind-numbing” 3D experience and a shock therapy sideshow for thrill-seekers.

Click here for tickets.

The Haunted Forest at Schuster’s Farm

1326 US-12, Deerfield, Wis.

Every Friday and Saturday from the end of September through October, Schuster’s Farm offers the Haunted Forest. Endure a nerve-racking ride into the woods at night and stumble to the entry of the forest.

Visit for more.

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Burial Chamber

500 N Lake St, Neenah, Wis.

The Midwest’s largest haunted complex is about 30 minutes away from Green Bay, right in the Fox Valley. The haunted house complex is home to four full-sized themed experiences, including a buried alive experience.

The Burial Chamber has won numerous awards over the years, including “Favorite Haunted House,” “Greatest Haunt Value” and “Most Scares.”

Tickets can be found here . 

Green Bay Fear

1950 Bond St, Green Bay, Wis.

Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions offers a selection of nightmare-fueled walkthroughs. From a clown funhouse to a wicked forest, guests’ fears will become reality. 

For more information, click here .

Terror on the Fox

2285 South Broadway, Ashwaubenon, Wis.

This horror attraction is a fan-favorite for the Badger State. It includes a “Terror Train,” an encounter with the Boogeyman and more.

Click here for more.

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Make this fall the spookiest of them all! Wisconsin can help you out when it comes to preparing for Halloween, and one of the best ways to do so is by visiting a haunted attraction. From scary houses to terrifying barns, here are the best haunted attractions in the state. 

Burial Chamber, Neenah, WI

The Burial Chamber is Wisconsin’s favorite haunted house complex. The building houses three different haunted attractions within. Live, hired actors will interact with you throughout your adventure. There may by some spooky lighting, fog, noises—so enter if you dare. 

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alyssa Allen (@ladygobgob_64) on Oct 23, 2017 at 12:27pm PDT

Abandoned Haunted House Complex, Mt. Pleasant, WI

Located in Mt. Pleasant, between Milwaukee and Chicago, there is a scary abandoned house rated best in the business. You and your friends will get into the Halloween spirit as you enter the house. You’ll encounter all sorts of crazy props and characters. Slide between spider webs, crash into clowns, and gasp from the all ghouls.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brad Campbell Photography (@brad_c_photo) on Oct 6, 2018 at 5:32am PDT

Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Waukesha, WI

Located at the Waukesha Expo Fair Grounds is the Wisconsin Fear Grounds. You’ll find three award-winning haunted houses. Check out Morgan Manor, Unknown, and Unstable for a truly scary night. Also try HEX—the escape room attraction. If you love Halloween—stop in any weekend in October!

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The Dark Side Haunted Adventure, Ixonia, WI

The Dark Side has been voted one of Wisconsin’s scariest haunted houses. There are tons of different admission prices dependent on how you want to spend your time. Group rates start with as few as eight friends. If you love added adventure try out their Zombie Expedition Paintball. 

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Terror On The Fox, Ashwaubenon, WI

Terror on the Fox is a Wisconsin Halloween tradition. Check out Black Thorne Manor and the Slaughter House. Terror of the Fox has been combining horror and fun for the past 20 years. Brining you the most cringeworthy themes and spookiest of thoughts to haunt you all the way to December. 

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Burial Chamber Haunted Complex

Burial Chamber Haunted Complex

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Madison Haunted House

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Wickedly Grande

Wickedly Grande

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Harold Potterson's Hallowed Haunts Playground

Screamin' Acres Haunted Houses

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House of Shadows

House of Shadows

The Dark Side Haunted Adventure

The Dark Side Haunted Adventure

Terror on Rural Street

Terror on Rural Street

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Adams County

  • Grand Marsh

Ashland County

  • High Bridge

Barron County

  • Prairie Farm
  • Turtle Lake

Bayfield County

Brown county.

  • Ashwaubenon
  • New Franken
  • Wrightstown

Buffalo County

  • Fountain City

Burnett County

Calumet county.

  • Forest Junction
  • New Holstein
  • Stockbridge

Chippewa County

  • Chippewa Falls

Clark County

  • Neillsville

Columbia County

  • Pardeeville
  • Wisconsin Dells

Crawford County

  • Mount Sterling
  • Prairie du Chien
  • Soldiers Grove

Dane County

  • Black Earth
  • Blue Mounds
  • Cottage Grove
  • Cross Plains
  • Morrisonville
  • Mount Horeb
  • Sun Prairie

Dodge County

  • Brownsville

Door County

  • Baileys Harbor
  • Ellison Bay
  • Forestville
  • Sturgeon Bay
  • Washington Island

Douglas County

  • Lake Nebagamon
  • Solon Springs
  • South Range

Dunn County

Eau claire county, florence county, fond du lac county.

  • Campbellsport
  • Fond du Lac
  • Mount Calvary
  • Saint Cloud

Forest County

  • Armstrong Creek

Grant County

  • Bloomington
  • Dickeyville
  • Hazel Green
  • Patch Grove
  • Platteville

Green County

Green lake county, iowa county.

  • Mineral Point

Iron County

Jackson county.

  • Alma Center
  • Black River Falls

Jefferson County

  • Fort Atkinson
  • Johnson Creek

Juneau County

  • Camp Douglas
  • Lyndon Station
  • Union Center

Kenosha County

  • New Munster
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Powers Lake
  • Silver Lake

Kewaunee County

La crosse county, lafayette county.

  • Blanchardville
  • South Wayne

Langlade County

  • Summit Lake

Lincoln County

  • Heafford Junction

Manitowoc County

  • Francis Creek
  • Kellnersville
  • Saint Nazianz
  • Tisch Mills

Marathon County

Marinette county.

  • Porterfield

Marquette County

  • Briggsville

Menominee County

Milwaukee county.

  • Hales Corners
  • River Hills
  • Saint Francis
  • South Milwaukee
  • Whitefish Bay

Monroe County

  • Tunnel City

Oconto County

  • Little Suamico
  • Oconto Falls

Oneida County

  • Lake Tomahawk
  • Mc Naughton
  • Pelican Lake
  • Rhinelander
  • Three Lakes

Outagamie County

  • Black Creek
  • Combined Locks
  • Hortonville
  • Little Chute

Ozaukee County

  • Port Washington
  • Thiensville

Pepin County

Pierce county.

  • Beldenville
  • East Ellsworth
  • Maiden Rock
  • River Falls
  • Spring Valley

Polk County

  • Balsam Lake
  • Saint Croix Falls
  • Star Prairie

Portage County

  • Amherst Junction
  • Junction City
  • Nelsonville
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The Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin

From historic hotels to abandoned cemeteries, Wisconsin is home to many haunted places. Check out this list to learn more!

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Located in the heart of America’s Midwest, Wisconsin has a fascinating history. Not only did the Badger State bring us some of the country’s best cheese, beer, and the never-ending supply of waterparks of the Wisconsin Dells, but it also has enough ghost stories and haunted places to send a thrill down even the most jaded ghost hunter’s spine.

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While Wisconsin is full of haunted places, you can also find interesting cities and small towns such as Madison and Milwaukee , awesome state parks, and enough outdoor activities to make any adrenalin junkie swoon. Let’s Roam can help you get a deeper look into the state’s top attractions and hidden gems thanks to our long list of scavenger hunts , ghost tours , and art walks . Click on the link below to learn more!

Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Locations

Below, you’ll find a list of Wisconsin’s paranormal hot spots. From haunted houses to abandoned cemeteries, we’ve searched high and low to find the most terrifying places in the state. We’ve included their haunted history as well as the most common paranormal activity witnessed in each location. 

1. The Pfister Hotel: Milwaukee

When the Pfister Hotel first opened its doors back in 1893, it was billed as the “Grand Hotel of the West.” 130 years later, it’s still one of the most luxurious hotels in the Midwest complete with a grand marble staircase, fancy chandeliers, and Old World decor. It has also hosted every U.S. president since William McKinley as well as many baseball teams that come to play against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

However, it’s also known as one of the most haunted hotels in the country, particularly if you happen to be a professional baseball player! Some of the paranormal activity experienced includes apparitions, objects randomly moving, disembodied voices, moving lights, cols chills, and electrical anomalies. The first reports of these strange events started in the early 2000s. 

Some of the ghost sightings have been linked to the original owner who died before the hotel was finished. According to eyewitness accounts, he appears to be quite friendly and welcoming unless you’re on the opposing baseball team! The Pfister Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can either spend the night there or visit one of the onsite eateries or bars. Keep an eye out for the ghost of Charles Pfister as he comes out to check on guests. 

2. Shaker’s Cigar Bar: Milwaukee

Located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, Shaker’s Cigar Bar is well known for three things—drinks, cigars, and spirits. The building housing the bar was constructed in 1894. It originally served as a cooperage house for the Schlitz Brewery where they made enormous barrels that were used to brew and transport beer. It was then used as a distribution center starting in 1905. During Prohibition, it was converted into a speakeasy and brothel owned by none other than the infamous Chicago-based gangster Al Capone.

Shaker’s Cigar Bar opened in this historic building in 1986. The bar has an amazing retro feel that makes you feel like you have just walked back in time. It is also one of the many bars that serial killer Jeffery Dahmer frequented during the 1990s when he was looking for his victims. 

While the bar easily makes you feel like you’ve stepped into another era, some of the other more spirited bar patrons look like they have been there for decades. Because some of them have! Like loyal, long-term customers, the ghosts can be seen hanging around the property at all hours of the day. Some of the most famous ghosts that are frequently seen in the bar include Molly, an 18-year-old girl who was working in the brothel when she was brutally murdered, and Elizabeth, an 8-year-old girl who enjoys playing tricks on unexpected visitors in the women’s bathroom. 

If you want a chance to meet some of the resident ghosts yourself, you can grab a drink at the bar or join one of the ghost tours that they offer throughout the day. These tours take you to the bar’s upper floors where the brothel used to operate as well as the basement where two skeletons are encased in concrete. You can also join a tour of the local area that focuses on Jeffrey Dahmer and his brutal crimes.

3. Boy Scouts Lane: Stevens Point

When you first hear the term Boy Scouts, you may imagine late-night jamborees and merit badges; however, Wisconsin’s Boy Scouts Lane has a much darker side than that. According to local legend, this dead-end road near Stevens Point was actually named in memory of several Boy Scouts who died there. In reality, the name actually came from the fact that it was on land that was once owned by the Boy Scouts of America who wanted to build a summer camp there. 

While the story surrounding the origins of the name seems largely fictional, the area has become the location of many paranormal investigations. People have reported seeing a solitary lantern bobbing amongst the trees as if it’s being carried by a lost Boy Scout. Unfortunately, the land around this small street is now privately owned and it is now off-limits to the public. 

4. Bloody Bridge: Highway 66 (Stevens Point)

Another haunted spot in Stevens Point, Bloody Bridge, also known as the Highway 66 Bridge, was rumored to be the spot of a fatal car accident. A woman was tragically killed on her wedding night. Since then, people have reported seeing her ghost wandering back and forth across the bridge, still wearing her bloody wedding gown. People have also seen a ghostly fog suddenly appear, even on clear nights.  

5. Summerwind Mansion: Land O’Lakes

The ruins of mansions are always a little bit creepy. It gets decidedly more so when you know the mansion was supposed to be very haunted. Built in the early 20th century as either a family home or a fishing lodge, the Summerwind Mansion, also known as the Lamont Mansion, was purchased by Robert Latterson Lamont in 1916. 

The ghost stories of the property began when the property was owned by Lamont. According to one legend, the Lamonts suddenly saw a ghost appear in the kitchen. In a panic, Lamont grabbed a pistol and fired two shots. This sent the ghost scurrying back into the cellar that it had just emerged from. Clearly uninterested in sharing their home with a stranger, the Lamonts decided to abandon the house shortly after. 

The house was empty for decades before being purchased by Arnold and Ginger Hinshaw in the 1970s. While they were attempting to renovate the house, constructor workers and contractors would suddenly quit halfway through the job. The Hinshaws decided to finish the work themselves, and it’s claimed that their youngest daughter found a human skull and a handful of black hair in a hidden crawl space. They continued to see ghosts in the house and heard footsteps and disembodied voices throughout the house. After displaying some strange behavior, the family decided to abandon the house as well.

The house has been abandoned since the 1970s, but many people who have ventured to the ruins have reported paranormal activity. In 1988, the house was struck by lightning and ravaged by fire. Little was left behind besides a handful of ruins. Since the ruins are located on private land, they’re currently closed to the public. 

6. Dartford Cemetery: Green Lake

Located in the idyllic town of Green Lake, the decrepit Dartford Cemetery is one of Wisconsin’s most haunted places. This is where many of Wisconsin’s first settlers were laid to rest as well as Chief Highknocker, the last Native American chief to rule over the area. Sadly, many of the people buried there are children who died as a result of disease. Meanwhile, Chief Highknocker died while attempting to swim across the Fox River in 1911. Some locals claim it was during a drunken dare, but considering that he would have been 90 years old when he died, this part of the story seems doubtful. 

At first glance, the cemetery looks a little bit like a garden that’s been neglected for generations. If that didn’t already make it feel spooky enough, there is also an old mausoleum on the grounds that is rumored to be the hangout spot for many ghosts who enjoy pushing people who dare to sit on the mausoleum. (In all honesty, I don’t blame them. Sitting on a crypt is a little rude!).

7. Wood County Insane Asylum: Marshfield

Lying just a short drive northwest of Milwaukee, you’ll find the Wood County Insane Asylum. Built in 1909, the original complex was an expensive site located on 640 acres of land. Today, although only one building still exists, this is considered one of the most haunted places in the state. 

One of the most spine-chilling sites at this former insane asylum is an old tunnel that was used to connect the main building to a nearby farm where the patients worked to help provide food for the asylum. The tunnel is said to be haunted by a former hospital employee, two patients, and a young girl with dark hair. People have reported hearing strange voices and seeing ghosts and orbs in photos that they took while there. The asylum finally closed in 1974 and virtually all of the buildings were torn down. The land that the asylum sat on is now owned by Marshfield Scrap and it is currently closed to the public. 

8. Clarke County Asylum

Considering the amount of pain and suffering that generally happens in a mental asylum, it probably comes as no surprise that Wisconsin is home to a second haunted asylum. The Clarke County Asylum was built in 1920 to provide long-term care for patients with debilitation mental health issues and by 1930, there were more than 300 patients living there. 

As part of their treatment, many patients underwent electroshock therapy, bloodletting, and submersion in ice water. According to local lore, a group of patients revolted against this inhumane treatment and attacked and killed some of the staff members.

Now known as the Clarke County Rehabilitation & Living Center, this former asylum still provides long-term care for the elderly and for people recovering from surgery or injuries. Although it’s not open to the public, visitors and patients have reported hearing odd sounds and disembodied voices and have even witnessed apparitions. 

9. Octagon House: Fond du Lac

Once a stop on the Underground Railroad and a spot for bootlegging during Prohibition, the Octagon House has played a pivotal role in the local history of Fond du Lac. Constructed in 1856, the property is one of two octagon-shaped houses in the city and features a conical roof, a wrap-around porch, and twelve rooms inside the eight-sided building. 

There are also numerous passageways, secret rooms, and hidden spaces that were incorporated into the building as a form of defense against Native American attacks but turned out to be very useful for runaway slaves making a dash toward the freedom of Canada. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to its unique design and historic value. 

After the original owner died during the Civil War, his wife and children continued to live in the property. At the turn of the 20th century, the house became a rental unit, and many families called it home for the next 70 years. By the late 1970s, the property had become dilapidated and required a huge investment to restore. Although it seemed like it was going to be demolished, the local community stepped in and saved the property. It was eventually turned into a museum and event space.

This turned out to be a blessing for the resident ghosts living there who loved to make friends with their visitors. People reported hearing strange noises, seeing apparitions, and feeling like something or someone was touching them with cold hands. After being open to the public for 40 years, the house was eventually put up for sale. Although it is no longer accessible to ghost hunters, this could change again in the future. 

10. Brumder Mansion: Milwaukee

Blending Victorian and Gothic architecture styles, Brumder Mansion was constructed in the early 1900s to serve as the family home of the Brumders, a wealthy German-American family. Standing three stories tall, this red brick mansion included a massive ballroom, ornate furnishings, and spacious rooms. It was sold to Sam Pick in 1927 and was soon converted into a speakeasy and brothel. In 1932, it was sold once again and turned into a boarding house for a nearby company. It changed hands again in the 1940s and ironically, this former brothel became a residence for pastors working at the nearby Lutheran church.

In 1997, it was restored and Brumder Mansion now operates as a bed-and-breakfast. This makes it easy for visitors to get a first-hand encounter with the house’s paranormal activity. It’s believed to be haunted by at least three spirits. One of these is the ghost of a woman who is often seen in the Gold Suite and who seems to have a major disdain for dogs. She would often bother guests who were staying there with their pets. 

Meanwhile, the ghost of George Brumder, Jr. is said to move objects around the room, and visitors have heard strange footsteps, seen shadows, and felt cold spots when they are in George’s Suite. There is also a playful spirit that people think may be that of a young girl or boy. 

11. Nelsen’s Hall Bitters Pub: Washington Island

Opened in 1899 as a dance hall, Nelson’s Hall Bitters Pub is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Wisconsin. The historic tavern found an interesting workaround during Prohibition that enabled them to sell alcohol legally. This consisted of only selling Angostura Bitters which could also be freely purchased at a pharmacy. This tradition has lasted long after Prohibition ended, and even today, you can get inducted into the tavern’s Bitters Club if you’re able to drink a shot of it straight. 

The ghost stories surrounding this historic bar are generally linked to Tom Nelson, the bar’s former owner. Nelson died in the apartment of the club decades ago, but it’s claimed that his spirit still lingers. Guests and staff have reported feeling a creepy feeling and sensing an unknown presence while there.

12. Maribel Caves Hotel : Maribel

Also known as Hotel Hell, the Maribel Caves Hotel certainly has a reputation that precedes it! This haunted hotel was built in 1900 to serve as a resort where people could enjoy boating and bathing in thermal waters. It was modeled after the medieval castles of Europe complete with a rugged stone facade. 

The hotel was a popular spot for gangsters during Prohibition, and Al Capone and John Dillinger were often spotted there. However, it was also plagued by financial troubles and tragedy as soon as it opened. Unsurprisingly, the ghost stories and urban legends surrounding the property soon followed. Some locals claim that the property is full of the ghosts of people who’ve died there, including the ghost of a child killed on the roof.

Although parts of the hotel have been ravaged by fire and a 2013 tornado, you can still see its hulking ruins rising up over the countryside. However, since the ruins are unstable, it’s dangerous to visit them. 

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We hope this list of Wisconsin’s most haunted places has left all the ghost hunters out there inspired to embark on a haunting all-American road trip this Halloween! If you’d like to find more spooky places across the United States, head over to the Let’s Roam Explorer blog. Here, you’ll find tons of articles not only on America’s haunted spots, but also on the best hotels, museums, and activities in a location. These have all been written by our team of in-house travel experts who have traveled the world looking for the best places to go.

Make sure to also download the Let’s Roam app. This is where you can access all of our fun-filled scavenger hunts, ghost walks, and art walks for hundreds of destinations around the world. There are also some great user-generated tips and tricks submitted by people just like you!

Frequently Asked Questions

From the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee to the Octagon House in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is full of interesting haunted places . While many of the most haunted places are closed to the public, there are still plenty of places to explore!

Milwaukee is famous for being home to the grand Pfister Hotel. While it certainly lives up to that name, it’s also known for being one of the most haunted hotels in Wisconsi n!

There are many haunted places to visit in Milwaukee . You can go to Shaker’s Cigar Bar for a spirited drink or spend a night at the Brumder Mansion or the Pfister Hotel.

From Jeffrey Dahmer’s old haunts to abandoned cemeteries, there are plenty of fascinating destinations and haunted places to explore if you want to get a taste of Wisconsin’s darker side!

You can easily stay in a haunted hotel in Wisconsin. In fact, Milwaukee is home to two of the most haunted hotels in the entire state—the Pfister Hotel and the Brumder Mansion.

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What is the most famous ghost story from Wisconsin?

  • The most famous ghost story from Wisconsin is about The Ridgeway Ghost.

The Ridgeway Ghost is Wisconsin’s most spooky specter. According to legend, this spirit is the combination of two brothers who died in a bar fight in the early 1840s. The ghost can change appearance at will, and it tends to appear every 40 years. He is sometimes seen carrying a whip and chasing pedestrians down the street. Sometimes, he even shows up as a headless horseman. This apparition is so frightening that people have died just from shock. A man named John Lewis claims the vision of The Ridgeway Phantom was the reason he met his untimely demise.

What is the most haunted town in Wisconsin?

  • The most haunted town in Wisconsin is Siren.

The town of Siren is one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. A tragic accident occurred on the Siren Bridge , causing a family of three to drown in the icy water below. Today, visitors say you can hear echoes of the child’s screams. If you listen carefully, you can make out the words, “Help me, mommy. I can’t get out!”

What is the creepiest abandoned place in Wisconsin?

  • The creepiest abandoned place in Wisconsin is Apostle Islands National Lakeshore .

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16 Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin

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Posted on Published: September 26, 2022  - Last updated: October 4, 2023

It’s fair to say that Wisconsin has far more than its fair share of ghosts, ghouls and other assorted dark legends. There are so many haunted places in Wisconsin, you’re never too far from a ghost. If you're hoping to run into some ghosts, this guide has all the best creepy abandoned spots and haunted Wisconsin places. Plan the perfect haunted Wisconsin vacation for Halloween or fall! #Wisconsin #Haunted #HauntedPlaces #Abandoned #Creepy #Ghosts #GhostStories #Paranormal #Spooky #HauntedHouse

Guide to all the best creepy abandoned and haunted places in Wisconsin.

Do you love a good spooky story? If so, look no further than traveling Wisconsin ; the home of winding tunnels, tragic histories, and haunted sites.

From ancient Indian burial grounds to old lighthouses on islands shrouded in fog, Wisconsin is full of mysterious places where the spirits linger.

Visitors come for the unexpected thrills and spine-tingling chills found at some of these most haunted places in Wisconsin.

Intrigued? Read on to find out more!

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Top Haunted Places in Wisconsin

1. dartford cemetery, green lake.

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  • Accommodation Options: If you’re fancying a city getaway near Lake Winnebago, consider the Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh *** in Oshkosh or the gorgeous Hampton Inn in Fond du Lac. If you are an Airbnb fan, you’ll love this waterfront cottage or this very cute little lake house .

There are so many ghosts in Wisconsin it’s difficult to know where to start!

But if you’re seeking out haunted Wisconsin places, then they don’t come much more haunted than Dartford Cemetery in Green Lake.

Green Lake may seem like an idyllic location but don’t be fooled, it’s home to one of the scariest places in Wisconsin.

There are ghosts aplenty in this otherwise pretty-looking cemetery…. which is frequently considered one of the best things to do in Central Wisconsin.

The main ghost here is that of Chief Highknocker, a Ho-Chunk who died in 1911 but his spirit refuses to depart.

Several reports have related how a figure in full Native American dress has been seen strolling among the gravestones.

To add to the spooky goings-on, former civil war soldiers can occasionally be seen marching across the cemetery.

It may not be the most haunted place in the state, but Dartford Cemetery is certainly one of the most haunted cemeteries in Wisconsin.

2. Summerwind Mansion, West Bay Lake

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Accommodation Options: Renting out a three – bedroom Beachside Lake House is a great opportunity to kick back and enjoy some amazing views over the lake. Alternatively, this remodeled cabin is perfect for a larger fun-filled family vacation on Fence Lake.

It’s impossible to talk about the most haunted places in Wisconsin without mentioning this place.

The Summerwind Mansion, Wisconsin is a hotbed for paranormal activity that has fascinated ghost hunters for decades and is considered one of the best things to do in Northern Wisconsin .

Built in 1914, Summerwind Mansion is undoubtedly one of the most (if not the most) haunted houses in Wisconsin.

The place has been ghoul-infested since construction, with strange events reported by workmen right from the off.

Workers told of equipment unexplainably catching fire, cars starting on their own and rooms changing size during construction.

Later reports centered on apparitions, disembodied voices, and a strange smell of perfume permeating the air (and not from the living inhabitants!).

Only ruins of the mansion remain today after it was hit by lightning in 1988 and burned to the ground.

However, that hasn’t stopped the paranormal happenings that occur here on an all too frequent basis.

3. McClintock County Park, Silver Cliff

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  • Best Thing to do:  Bring your own inflatable kayak
  • Accommodation Options:   The Northernaire Resort  has a privileged location next to the lake and the  Gordon Lodge  comes with hot pools. For Airbnb and cabin lovers, the  Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin  is ideal for a cozy winter getaway.

Would you like to hear about a haunted forest in Wisconsin?

Of course you would, that’s why you’re reading the article!

Ok then, McClintock County Park is one of the most haunted places Wisconsin has to offer and is home to a dark past (aren’t they all?).

In 1976 a young couple was brutally murdered while camping here.

There was the great mystery surrounding this crime, largely because the culprit wasn’t actually caught until 2019.

Today, the place is haunted by strange noises and orbs of mysterious light that somehow show up in photographs.

People camping out there have told of the feeling of being constantly watched and just generally unsettled by this spooky location.

You can still camp there today if you dare. Be prepared for unsettling silence in these creepy woods though… which are home to some great hiking trails in North Wisconsin !

You’ll be in for plenty of goosebumps and constant bad vibes, if that’s your thing!

4. Siren Bridge, Siren

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  • Accommodation Options: The Holiday Inn Express – St. Croix Valley is the best address in town. There are great Airbnb options such as this The Artists Loft or this cozy Copper Room apartment .

If you’re in Wisconsin, haunted places are around every corner.

However, the town of Siren is haunted Wisconsin at its absolute most haunted.

There are so many ghosts around here it’s a wonder there’s any room for the living.

Siren is often called the most haunted town in Wisconsin, and with good reason.

For example, a horrific accident happened on Siren Bridge in 1985 when a car crashed off the bridge and plunged into the icy waters below.

The family of three inside the car all perished.

Ever since there have been numerous reports from locals of hearing voices from the family as they drive over the bridge.

The most repeated one is that of a young girl screaming and the words from a child’s voice saying, ‘help me mommy, I can’t get out.’

This is also said to have come over drivers’ car radios when crossing the bridge.

If that doesn’t give you the chills then go and see a doctor!

5. Riverside Cemetery, Appleton

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  • Best Thing to do:  Visit the Jelly Belly Factory
  • Accommodation Options:  If you’re a fan of cute boutique hotels, have a look at the  CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa; BW Premier Collection **** , while the  Franklin Street Inn Bed & Breakfast ***  is the best for budget travelers. For Airbnb lovers, you’ll love this  glam apartment  near downtown or this rustic retreat .

Another cemetery features when talking about the most haunted places in Wisconsin.

Just what is it about those places?

Well, the Riverside Cemetery in Appleton is home to one of the most notorious ghosts of Wisconsin.

The cemetery is home to the grave of the appropriately named Kate Blood.

Various local rumors suggest that Kate was a child killer, a witch, an adulteress and even a murder victim at the hands of her husband.

Anyway, let’s not let the sketchy background stories get in the way of a good haunting.

Today, Kate has the habit of chilling the spine of those brave enough to venture down here after dark.

But then again, it’s a cemetery and it’s after dark. What do you expect?

The Riverside Cemetery takes the biscuit when talking about the most haunted places in Appleton, WI.

While you’re in town, be sure to check out all the other amazing things to do in Appleton .

6. Alexander Noble House, Fish Creek

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  • Accommodation Options: The Homestead Suites comes with outdoor and indoor pools, a spa bath and the White Gull Inn is a great option for adult-only stays. If you prefer an Airbnb in Door County next to Fish Creek, you’ll love the cute Creekside Cottage or this homey Cottage . 

Ever wanted to experience the magnificent fall colors in Wisconsin ?

If so, and you’re looking for things to do in Door County in October then why not combine this with scaring yourself silly?

If that sounds good to you, then Alexander Noble House in Fish Creek will give you the chills in large amounts.

Not only does this place have the ghosts of residents past roaming the hallways, it’s also home to some haunted mirrors.

Haunted mirrors? Yes, the spookiest story to spring from here was of a young girl who took a photograph of herself in the mirror of Noble’s bedroom.

Nothing spooky about that? There is when the photo was developed and contained a skeleton’s face in place of the girl’s.

There have been countless other apparitions and faces in the windows to spook the locals.

So if you’re looking for things to do in Wisconsin in October, why not frighten the life out of yourself?

For more festive fall fun, you can also check out the Jack O’ Lantern Days, one of the best fall festivals in Wisconsin .

7. Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

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This is one of the most haunted places Wisconsin has to offer.

One of the most unique things to do in Milwaukee is to stay in a haunted hotel.

And haunted hotels in Wisconsin don’t come any more haunted than the magnificent (but spook-infested) Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

Guests here can get more than they bargained for, with several sightings of famous baseball players from the past.

E even Charles Pfister himself is said to haunt the staircase to the second floor.

The second floor is the most haunted place in the hotel.

So if you choose to stay here expect strange noises such as music being switched on and off, disembodied voices and banging noises coming from the wall.

The stunning Pfister Hotel is actually a great place to stay.

If you’re prepared for an encounter with the paranormal, you might even get to see old Charles Pfister himself.

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8. Brumder Mansion, Milwaukee

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Staying in Milwaukee and another ghost-riddled house of lodging.

The Brumder Mansion is a fully functioning bed and breakfast that’s been putting the frighteners on guests since the late 1990s.

During that period, renovation work took place on the building that had originally been built in 1910.

It seems the builders disturbed something that didn’t want to be disturbed while they were carrying out this renovation and there have been spooky happenings ever since.

There are now three ghoulies who regularly (very regularly!) torment guests, making this one of the most haunted places in Milwaukee.

If you’re looking for unique Wisconsin vacation ideas , then try and book a stay here during Halloween in Milwaukee .

If ghosts are not your thing don’t worry, there are many great things to do in Milwaukee in October .

So there’s no excuse not to book those Wisconsin fall getaways now.

Book here a haunted stay at Brumder Mansion

9. Orpheum Theater, Madison

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Are you looking for fun and unique things to do in Madison ?

Well, why not visit one of the most haunted places in Madison as it’s also a beautiful, fully functioning theater.

The Orpheum Theater is home to several ghosts and legends of past performers and staff who refuse to leave the place.

Pete the Projectionist is probably the most notorious of the lot.

Unfortunately for the more ghoulish among you, Pete seems to be quite a benign ghost.

All he does is hide film reels and knock over items. Pah, call that a haunting?

Fortunately, there’s also a not-so-benign presence doing the haunting.

Timothy Hergor was a local magician who used to perform at the theater.

After a doomed romance, Timmy hung himself from the lighting rig and continues to haunt the stage to this day.

You never know, if you go to see a performance here, you might even encounter Pete or Timmy yourself.

10. Sanitarium Hill, Madison

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Staying in Madison, as far as spooky abandoned places in Wisconsin go, then Sanitarium Hill takes some beating.

Upon Sanitarium Hill you’ll find the abandoned Lakeview Sanitarium (1930-1966) which used to be a tuberculosis treatment center.

You can see where this is heading, can’t you?

That’s right, the tortured souls who suffered immeasurably within these walls are refusing to go quietly.

Hot spots, cold spots, mists, obligatory apparitions, murmured voices, and someone (or thing) that pulls peoples’ hair!

There are also numerous reports of strange glows emanating from within the building.

And guess what, there’s a cemetery right next to it housing many former inhabitants – and it’s not like a cemetery to have ghosts, is it?

There’s even a YouTube video of ghostly happenings at Sanitarium Hill.

So, if you’re looking for fun date ideas in Milwaukee , why not take them here and scare the living daylights out of them?

11. Boy Scout Lane, Stevens Point

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So, what is the most haunted place in Wisconsin?

Well, as we’ve covered earlier, it’s probably Siren – however, Stevens Point runs it a close second.

The town is home to what is without doubt one of the most haunted roads in Wisconsin.

Boy Scout Lane is an isolated road just outside of town.

It’s also home to a dark (if entirely false) legend.

The story goes that back in the day a group of boy scouts were killed while out on a camping trip near this torrid lane.

No-one can make their minds up over how they were actually killed (there are too many different theories to possibly cover them all).

The only thing we are certain of is that none of it actually happened!

Why let that get in the way of a good ghost story though?

As you can imagine, the place is now haunted by the spirits of these wretched souls.

Unfortunately, you CANNOT visit this site (or the next one, which is one the same property) without permission as they are on privately owned land.

12. Bloody Bride Bridge, Stevens Point

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Staying in Stevens Point, the spook-infested place is also home to another of the most haunted locations in Wisconsin.

What did the locals do to deserve this?!

Bloody Bride Bridge, also less romantically known as Highway 66 Bridge, is the setting for one of Wisconsin’s most tragic tales.

A bride-to-be is rumored to have met her end in a car crash here the night before her wedding.

Today, the ghost of a woman in a blood-splattered wedding dress makes the occasional appearance.

Not only does the girl like to stand on the bridge, she also has the habit of popping up in the back seat of peoples’ cars and making an appearance in the rearview mirrors.

Like the other Stevens Point legend of Boy Scout Lane, there’s zero evidence this tragedy actually happened, no police records of an accident, nothing.

I bet you’ve still got the chills though!

13. Maribel Caves Hotel, Maribel

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Haunted places in Wisconsin certainly don’t come any more notorious than the Maribel Caves Hotel.

This unusual hotel was said not only to have been host to the famed gangster Al Capone, but had actually been owned by him.

Guess who one of the three ghosts that are said to haunt the grounds of the now-abandoned hotel is?

That’s right, it’s the mobster himself, and he’s not alone!

During its lifetime, the hotel burnt to the ground three times.

Whenever a rebuilding project took place, skeletons of former residents were always found.

Today, a couple of these hang around to keep Al company.

The hotel’s nickname is actually ‘Hotel Hell.’

Wonder if people called it that when it was still a going concern. Unlikely if Al was the proprietor.

14. Bodega Brew Pub, La Crosse

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If you fancy a little spooky drink, the Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse can help you out with that.

The pub is one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin and has been serving up more than one sort of spirit for many a year now.

The original proprietor died on the premises in 1901 and you won’t be surprised to learn that he’s been making his presence felt ever since.

He’s the source attributed with all sorts of strange noises, apparitions, and all the usual ghostly goings-on that frequently occur here.

The basement is alleged to be the center of the spooky happenings.

Staff has reported no end of supernatural events taking place in this spot it’s a wonder they still dare to venture down there.

If you’re in La Crosse, go and check it out as it’s actually a great pub – if you don’t mind ghosts, of course.

And if you do, there are plenty of other pubs and breweries here – in fact, they’re one of the best things to do in La Crosse !

15. Nelsen’s Hall, Washington Island

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No article on haunted places in Wisconsin would be complete without a mention of the notorious Nelsen’s Hall on Washington Island.

Another haunted watering hole – are these places prone to supernatural events or is it the drink the guests imbibe that leads to these ‘sightings’.

That’s one to ponder. What isn’t is that the otherworldly inhabitant of this building is another former proprietor who won’t simply say goodbye and ride off into the sunset.

This fella likes to mess with the patrons.

He opens and closes doors, sends chill winds across the room, leaves mysterious footprints here and there and loiters near the ladies’ restroom where he regularly makes an appearance.

The legend here stems from the prohibition era when the place used to serve up a ‘tonic’ to the regulars.

These days they continue to serve up a spirit, only of a different type.

16. Ringling House, Baraboo

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Baraboo, Wisconsin’s Ringling House is a must-visit for those who are intrigued by ghosts and the paranormal.

The house, formerly owned by Al Ringling of the famous Ringling Brothers Circus, has a long and eerie history.

Many visitors and staff members of the house claim to have experienced unexplainable occurrences such as disembodied voices, footsteps, and strange apparitions.

One of the most commonly sighted ghosts is that of a little girl who is believed to have lived in the house during the late nineteenth century.

It is said that she can be heard skipping and giggling in the halls, especially in the rooms located on the second floor.

Visitors to Ringling House are sure to be immersed in the spookiness and mystery of the property’s haunted past.

Wow, as we’ve just discovered, there are so many haunted places in Wisconsin that if you really want to spook yourself out then plan that trip now!

I’m sure you’ll agree that ghostly goings on really do spring up in the most unexpected places.

If you’re thinking of going to explore some of these spooky locations, then for added creepiness try and visit during Halloween.

At this time of year, not only will you get to scare yourself witless, but you’ll also be able to witness the magnificent fall colors of Wisconsin.

A Short FAQ About Haunted Places in Wisconsin

Are there are haunted places in wisconsin.

Yes, definitely! There are plenty of creepy and reportedly haunted places in Wisconsin.

What are the most haunted places in Milwaukee?

The most haunted Wisconsin places in Milwaukee are the Pfister Hotel and the Brumder Mansion.

What are the most haunted places in Madison?

The most haunted places in Madison are Sanitarium Hill and the Orpheum Theater.

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It’s fair to say that Wisconsin has far more than its fair share of ghosts, ghouls and other assorted dark legends. There are so many haunted places in Wisconsin, you’re never too far from a ghost. If you're hoping to run into some ghosts, this guide has all the best creepy abandoned spots and haunted Wisconsin places. Plan the perfect haunted Wisconsin vacation for Halloween or fall! #Wisconsin #Haunted #HauntedPlaces #Abandoned #Creepy #Ghosts #GhostStories #Paranormal #Spooky #HauntedHouse

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Sunday 24th of September 2023

What about Baraboo WI? Ringling house?

Monday 25th of September 2023

thanks a lot for the comment! i have added it in the list! amazing tip!

Sunday 28th of May 2023

Love this! I been watching all paranormal shows for yrs and recently realized that where I live(about 15miles w.of milwaukee)I can drive 4 different directions be on the spot where people are seeing creatures!

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

how creeeeepy :)))))

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Discover the most Haunted Places in Wisconsin and get ready for an exciting and inviting adventure into the world of the supernatural! Beyond the stunning landscapes and cool breeze, there’s a realm of eerie excitement waiting to be discovered. Come along with us as we embark on a thrilling journey to explore the most haunted places in Wisconsin through the fascinating Ghost Tours in Baraboo. And when the ghostly tales leave you yearning, find solace in the mysterious and historic of our Baraboo bed and breakfast .

Our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast , was built in 1901 by the legendary circus impresario Charles Ringling , isn’t your ordinary inn—it’s a portal to Baraboo’s ghostly past! With its authentic furnishings and an atmosphere that’ll send shivers down your spine, our B&B teleports you to an era where spectral secrets lurk around every corner.

But wait, there’s more! Ghost Tours in Baraboo beckon you to embark on an informative and spine-tingling walking tour through the eerie heart of downtown. If you crave an encounter with the uncanny, you’ve found your destination. Here, we unveil the top 5 spooky experiences that eagerly await your presence in the most haunted places in Wisconsin.

Before you embark on your thrilling adventure through the haunted places in Wisconsin, secure your lodging at our unique Baraboo Bed and Breakfast . Our historic inn boasts six elegant guest rooms adorned with antique decor and architecture that transport you to the early 1900s. You’ll be captivated by the enchanting stories of the Ringling Family, who once called this space home. Join us this fall at our historic B&B and summon the courage to explore one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. Your ghostly adventure beckons— Book your next getaway now and become a part of the haunting tales!

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Top 5 Haunted Places in Wisconsin: A Spooky Guide

Get ready to embark on a heart-pounding adventure through the most haunted places in Wisconsin! These spooky destinations promise an electrifying and unforgettable experience tailored specifically for adults seeking a thrilling time!

1. Circus World Museum , Baraboo: Couples can explore beautifully restored circus wagons and immerse themselves in the captivating history of the American circus one of the Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin. Enjoy circus history, live entertainment, and a hint of the supernatural on your visit.

2. Phantom Hitchhiker : Are you and your partner in search of a unique getaway to explore one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin? Consider delving into the Phantom Hitchhiker legend along Highway 12, stretching between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells. This eerie tale features a ghostly man in a tattered green army jacket who mysteriously appears on the roadside. As you pass him by, a few miles later, he reappears, seemingly waiting for you to pick him up. If you do, the story goes that he will sit in the back seat. But as you think this is a normal hitchhiker, he will suddenly disappear, leaving your back door wide open as you continue driving. Keep a watchful eye on that rearview mirror.

3.  Old Baraboo Inn : Enter the chilling world of the Old Baraboo Inn, an ancient hotel with a history steeped in violence and tragedy. Multiple spirits are said to reside here, making it an ideal spot for a paranormal exploration that’ll send you chills at one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin?

4. AL. Ringling Mansion Haunted Tours , Baraboo: Explore the haunted AL. Ringling Mansion known as one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin after dark with expert guides. By appointment only at 8:00 pm, these tours last about an hour. Encounter resident spirits and maybe even join paranormal investigations.

5. AL. Ringling Theatre Tours , Baraboo: Discover the history and architecture of the AL. Ringling Theatre on a one-hour guided tour. Built by circus magnate Albert Ringling for $100,000, it has been continuously operating since its opening in November 1915. Marvel at its Beaux-Arts architecture, ornate facade, and opulent interior.

Gather your loved ones and embark on a ghostly adventure through one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin! It’s bound to be an unforgettable experience filled with excitement and fun.

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Embrace the Spooky Season with Ghost Tours of Baraboo

Prepare for a hair-raising journey through the haunted places in Wisconsin this fall, right in the heart of Baraboo. Ghost tours in this historic town promise a spine-tingling experience like no other. Expert guides will lead you through chilling tales of supernatural encounters, eerie sounds, and ghostly apparitions haunting places such as the renowned Ringling House.

The ultimate Ghost Tour of Baraboo , one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin, is a one-hour walking expedition that winds through downtown Baraboo. Unveil the town’s ghostly history as you explore its most hair-raising spots. Mark your calendars for Friday nights at 7:00 PM, running until October 27, 2023. Tickets are available online for $15 or at the door for $18. To secure your spot, visit the Baraboo Tours website  or call (608) 448-7455 today.

Nestled in the heart of haunted places in Wisconsin, our intimate six-room Inn provides the perfect backdrop for those intrigued by paranormal explorations, novice ghosthunters, or history enthusiasts. Each guest rooms and suite at the Ringling House offers a unique glimpse into the life and experiences of the Ringling family and the captivating circus culture. In every room, you’ll discover a beautifully appointed private bathroom with plush towels, an exceptionally comfortable king, queen, or double bed, complimentary wifi, and an eclectic mix of antique and recreations of historic decor. You may sense whispers of the past, with so many rich stories and love affairs in the Ringling family. But rest assured, all of our encounters have been friendly and playful, making your stay truly memorable in one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. Join the excitement and book your stay for a hauntingly good time today!

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Are you ready to get haunted in Wisconsin?

Fall is officially here, and Inns around the state of Wisconsin are celebrating the vibrant colors and flavors of the season with their guests. Enjoy this beautiful change of seasons at Wisconsin State Parks, meandering along regional hiking and biking trails around the state, taking scenic drives, and, of course, relaxing at our Bed and Breakfasts. If you need an idea or two, check out some of our recent blogs all about fall. 

While fall colors are truly the highlight of this season, there's more to October than fall colors. How about giving yourself a bit of a fright this season? It's the perfect time to visit a Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast and to push those boundaries a little while enjoying a haunted adventure or two! As you make your plans, be sure to use our convenient search tool to find your perfect Wisconsin lodging . Our Inns are ranked as some of the top places to stay in Wisconsin - and for good reasons!

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12 of the Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin

Most states have history and lore, much of which involve haunted destinations and mysterious happenings.  That's certainly true in Wisconsin, and we'd love to share this haunted history with you this fall!  With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we'd share 12 of our favorite haunted places in Wisconsin. Make sure you add these to your list!

  • One of the scariest places in the state of Wisconsin, confirmed by the Travel Channel , is the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.  There have been several reports of hauntings here, most of which are by the founder himself, Charles Pfister. 
  • Nelsen's Hall & Bitters Club on Washington Island has been around for decades and is full of loyal patrons. This includes (former) owner Tom Nelson, who's said to still frequent the club. He died years ago in the apartment above the club.
  • Head to the Riverside Cemetery in Appleton, and meet one of its most famous inhabitants, Kate Blood.  Her name is pretty apt for the season. Ms. Blood was an accused witch, murderer, and adultress, and is said to be the hooded figure often seen running around and vanishing into thin air. Others have reportedly seen blood oozing from her tombstone! 
  • Buckle up for the ride across Wisconsin's "Bloody Bride Bridge," also known as the High 66 Bridge in Steven's Point.  Rumor has it that travelers often see a bride on the bridge; a bride who supposedly died in a tragic car accident on this bridge while on the way to her wedding (though no police record of such an accident exists). Some lucky (unlucky?) drivers have even glimpsed the bride and her groom in the backseat of their car. Do you dare stop on the bridge at midnight to find out?
  • Turn up the radio as you cross the Siren Bridge in Siren Wisconsin. Do you hear a little girl crying to her mommy for help?  
  • The Clark County Insane Asylum in Owen, Wisconsin is a popular place for visitors who are looking for haunted experiences.  Visitors report hearing voices and seeing apparitions. Former residents of this asylum were tormented and murdered by the staff by means such as electroshock therapy, ice water submersion, and bloodletting.  It's no wonder they stick around to haunt all who come through these doors!
  • Have you ever heard of Hotel Hell in Maribel? In its prime, it was known as the Maribel Caves Hotel, but after a fire destroyed in and paranormal activity increased, it soon earned the moniker Hotel Hell.  It's said to be a gateway to the dark underworld, allowing dark spirits to haunt the grounds here.
  • In its heyday, the Boscobel Hotel has hosted the likes of John F. and Jackie Kennedy. Now, it seems to be taken over by spirits, including a young girl who died in the snow, yet doesn't want to leave her beloved hotel, and former owner Adam Bobel. 
  • Shaker's Cigar Bar in Milwaukee has an interesting past. Years ago, it was both a brothel and a hideout for mobster Al Capone. It's been featured on the Dark Tourist on Netflix, as patrons now report seeing a little girl in the bathroom, along with a number of ghostly visitors in the basement. 
  • Dartford Cemetery near Green Lake Wisconsin is, without a doubt, one of the most haunted cemeteries in Wisconsin. Its looks can be deceiving!  Well-known ghosts like Chief Highknocker call this cemetery home, right along with former Civil War Soldiers, which can sometimes be seen marching across the grounds. Visitors have also reportedly been pushed off a mausoleum that belongs to a young child.  Are you brave enough to stand there to find out the truth of this story?
  • Look to the balcony at the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Do you see the ghost of former stage manager Percy Keene? How about the strange orange mist that sometimes appears onstage, or the phantom footsteps?
  • Hit up the west wing of St. Joseph's hospital in Marshfield, and see if you spot a black man in a robe wandering the halls.  No one knows quite who he is, and why he's haunting the hospital. While in town, don't miss your chance to hit up the Wood County Insane Asylum , considered one of the most haunted places in the state. 

If you're looking for even more haunted places to visit, consider this delightfully scary road trip  put together by Only in Your State! 

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The 12 Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin

Wisconsin: a land of cheese, breweries, and the great outdoors, where the only thing you’d expect to go bump in the night is a rogue cow. But venture beyond the dairy and you’ll find a spine-chilling side to America’s Dairyland, riddled with haunted buildings, eerie roads, and spine-tingling specters.

So, grab your bravest friends, and buckle up for a ghostly tour of Wisconsin’s most terrifying haunts. Remember, when the cheese curds start to fly, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Let’s dive into the twelve most haunted places in Wisconsin, where things might be a bit more ghoulish than they appear

1. Boy Scout Lane, Stevens Point

Boy Scout Lane, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Don’t let the name fool you, Boy Scout Lane sounds pleasant enough, but it is one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin.

The dead-end road was named in honor of some Boy Scouts who died there during a camping trip many years ago, but records are sketchy about how they died.

As you might imagine, this means that there are many versions of the tale floating around. Some say that the boys were murdered by their bus driver while others believe they simply went missing in the woods and were never found.

Yet more stories suggest that one scout dropped a kerosene lantern accidentally and started a fire that killed the rest of his troop.

Whatever the true story is, visitors agree that if you visit Boy Scout Lane at night, you are likely to see the light of a solitary lantern bobbing through the trees.

It is said that this is either someone searching for the lost scouts or perhaps the spirit of the one who started the fire.

2. Dartford Cemetery, Green Lake

Dartford Cemetery, Green Lake, Wisconsin

Dartford Cemetery looks very much like a garden, but appearances can be deceiving and this is one of the most haunted cemeteries in Wisconsin.

Perhaps the most well-known ghost that hangs out here is that of Chief Highknocker who apparently drowned in 1911 when he attempted to swim across a river while making his way to Green Lake, which was considered to be a sacred location by the Native Americans.

Another common sighting is soldiers from the Civil War era marching through the cemetery.

There have also been reports of a variety of other paranormal activity including shadow figures, unexplained sounds, orbs of light and one particular phenomenon which occurs when visitors sit on top of a mausoleum on the Southside of the cemetery.

Anyone who sits on top of this particular mausoleum is said to be pushed off of it by the ghost of a child who is buried there.

3. The Grand Opera House, Oshkosh

The Grand Opera House, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

It is said that The Grand Opera House, which was built in 1883, is haunted by Percy Keene who was the stage manager there for several decades.

The paranormal activity seems to be focused on the balcony which is where Percy is most often spotted.

There are also reports of a phantom dog, unexplained footsteps and a strange orange-tinted mist that hovers on the stage!

4. Bloody Bride Bridge, Stevens Point

Bloody Bride Bridge, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

There is a certain stretch of County Highway 66 that is known informally as Bloody Bride Bridge thanks to the specter that is said to haunt it.

Local law enforcement denies that the accident described in the local legend actually occurred, but residents in the area will tell you otherwise.

The story suggests that several years ago a bride and groom were driving home from their wedding when the car spun out of control as they crossed the bridge that carries Highway 66 over the Plover River.

Several years after the fatal accident, a police officer is said to have struck a woman in a wedding gown while driving across the bridge, but when he got out to investigate, there was nothing there.

On turning back to his vehicle, he found the woman, splattered with blood, sitting in the backseat!

Many people since then have seen the bloody bride standing on the bridge on rainy nights and local urban legends say that if you stop on the bridge at midnight, both the bride and her groom will manifest in your back seat!

5. Hotel Hell, Maribel

Hotel Hell, Maribel, Wisconsin

The Maribel Caves Hotel has come to be known as Hotel Hell thanks to some of the strange things that have been going on there throughout the years.

There was originally a health spa on the site which was in operation in the late 1800s, but the hotel was built there in 1900. It was constructed from Limestone blocks giving it an unusual fort-like appearance.

A fire broke out in the hotel in 1985 and it closed down shortly afterward. Since then, the tales of the paranormal surrounding the hotel have continued to grow.

As well as tales of floating objects, apparitions, unsettling feelings, and people being touched by invisible hands, there are also much darker tales.

It is said that a coven of dark witches used the empty building and that they even managed to open a portal to hell allowing the dark entities that now haunt the building to come through.

It seems like Hotel Hell really lives up to its name and it remains one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin.

6. Clark County Insane Asylum, Owen

Clark County Insane Asylum, Owen, Wisconsin

The Clark County Insane Asylum, once an imposing institution for the mentally ill, has a dark history marred by inhumane treatment methods. Patients at the asylum were subjected to barbaric procedures, such as electroshock therapy, ice water submersion, and even bloodletting, all in the name of “curing” their ailments.

As a consequence of these brutal practices, many patients turned against the staff, resulting in violent altercations and even murder within the asylum’s walls. The suffering and anguish that unfolded at the Clark County Insane Asylum has left a lasting imprint on the location.

Today, the abandoned asylum is considered one of the most haunted buildings in Wisconsin. Visitors who dare to explore its crumbling halls have reported a range of chilling experiences.

Apparitions of former patients and staff are said to wander the building, while strange noises echo through the empty corridors. Disembodied voices, believed to be the cries of those who endured unbearable torment, can be heard in the eerie silence.

The haunting legacy of the Clark County Insane Asylum serves as a grim reminder of the inhumanity that once transpired within its walls. Those who venture inside are left with a palpable sense of the suffering that still lingers, making it an unforgettable destination for paranormal enthusiasts and historians alike.

7. Witch Road, Ripon

Witch Road, Ripon, Wisconsin

Callan Road in Ripon, Wisconsin is better known as Witch Road, largely because it is said to be haunted by the spirit of a witch that inhabits the woods surrounding the road.

Those driving the road at night describe how the gnarled branches of the trees cast gruesome shadows in their headlights before taking on the form of a twisted old crone – the witch.

Some have seen strange flashing lights in the woods close to where the remains of an old house believed to have belonged to the witch is located.

This is certainly one of the most haunted locations in Wisconsin and is not for the faint of heart.

8. St Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield

St Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Hospitals are always a good choice when you are seeking out a haunted building and St Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield certainly fits the bill.

The paranormal activity here seems to be more or less restricted to the West Wing of the hospital.

One of the most commonly reported apparitions is a man in a black robe who has been seen by staff and patients alike wandering the halls and coming in and out of patients’ rooms.

Nobody has managed to determine who he is or why he is haunting the hospital.

9. Summerwind Mansion, Land O’Lakes

Summerwind, Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin

Summerwind was once a summer home for Robert P Lamont who was the Secretary of Commerce under the Hoover Administration.

The property was built in 1916 and if the stories are to be believed it was plagued by ghosts from the outset! When Lamont died the property passed through a number of owners before the Hinshaw Family bought it sometime in the 1970s.

They soon began to experience the paranormal activity that Lamont did – shadow figures and strange unexplained noises.

Arnold Hinshaw claimed that he found human remains behind a secret door in the closet, but there is no record of him ever officially reporting it.

The next owner was Raymond Bober who reported seeing a ghost that he believed was an 18th-century explorer named Jonathon Carver.

The manor was eventually abandoned in the 1980s and a lightning strike burned it to the ground.

The remains of Summerwind still can be found hidden away in the woods and many people also claim that they have seen the ghosts and heard disembodied voices in the area.

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10. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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It opened back in 1893 and contains the largest collection of Victorian artwork in any hotel in the world.

It is said to be haunted by the ghost of its namesake, Charles Pfister.

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Guests have reported hearing phantom footsteps inside their bedrooms in the dead of night.

Read more about the ghosts of the haunted Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

11. Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Oshkosh

Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Nestled a few miles outside of Oshkosh in the unincorporated town of Winnebago lies the historic Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

Originally known as the Northern Asylum for the Insane and later renamed the Winnebago State Hospital, this institution has been in operation since 1883, serving as a witness to over a century of mental health care practices.

One of the most notorious residents of the institute was John Flammang Schrank, who attempted to assassinate Theodore Roosevelt on October 14th, 1912 in Milwaukee. Schrank’s confinement at the institution is just one of the many dark chapters in its history.

Over the years, the Winnebago Mental Health Institute has gained a reputation for being haunted. It is believed that the spirits of former patients continue to roam its halls long after their deaths. One such patient, Rufus, has been reported to make his presence known in Sherman Hall.

The second floor, where old medical instruments and mannequins are stored, is said to be a hotbed for paranormal activity. Some speculate that these relics of the past have attracted restless spirits, drawn to the energy and memories they hold.

Visitors to the Winnebago Mental Health Institute have reported unsettling experiences, such as disembodied voices, unexplained noises, and even full-bodied apparitions.

This chilling location has earned its spot among the top haunted places in Wisconsin, offering a glimpse into a shadowy past and a dark history of mental health in America.

12. Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee

the ambassador hotel, milwaukee

This dark history has left an eerie imprint on the Ambassador Hotel, with many visitors experiencing unexplained paranormal activity.

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Guests in room 507, where Dahmer’s first Milwaukee victim, Steven Tuomi, met his gruesome end, have reported a heavy atmosphere and strange occurrences, such as waking up to find their partner in an awkward position reminiscent of Tuomi’s body.

Others have encountered mysteriously made or unmade beds and items disappearing only to reappear elsewhere.

The Ambassador Hotel’s haunted reputation extends beyond room 507, with tales of messages written on mirrors and other odd happenings throughout the property.

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12 Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin | Scary Hauntings in WI

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Wisconsin has a dark history of epidemics, unsolved murders and more that have left behind ghostly apparitions and spirits that have not yet left this mortal plane. 

The most haunted places in Wisconsin come with stories of hate and misfortune, and some can’t be explained despite their dark auras. From abandoned buildings to haunted cemeteries, Wisconsin has a lot of hauntings.

So if you are visiting, try the cheddar and check out these scary places. You might catch a glimpse of a tormented ghost or wandering spirit. 

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Address: Elk Lake Drive

Elk Lake is a serene 87-acre lake in Wisconsin, that has a more sinister past than one may think. In 1974, a young woman named Mary Schlais was supposedly traveling to an art show in Chicago, but she tragically never made it to her destination. 

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Mary’s body was found by Elk Lake and the case remains cold to this day. The fact that her murder is still unsolved may be why locals and visitors believe Mary’s soul is still around the lake.

Mary was only 25 years old when she was brutally stabbed to death by her killer. People report hearing desperate, crying screams when they near the lake at night. Locals believe these screams belong to Mary as she tries to defend herself from her attacker or help solve the murder from beyond the grave.

One specific chilling encounter comes from two fishermen, who said they could both feel the presence of a floating woman dressed in white standing just behind them as they sat on the shores of the lake.  

Address: 5800 Jordan Road

The Bloody Bride Bridge , officially known as the Highway 66 Bridge, is the site of a tragic accident and has become one of the scariest places in Wisconsin to visit. 

The folklore says that a freshly married bride and groom drove across the bridge on their wedding night and got into a horrible accident. The bride died in the car wreck, and many say her spirit never left the bridge. She wanders back and forth, still wearing her bloody wedding dress. 

Locals say they most frequently see her on rainy nights, so wait until it starts drizzling if you want to catch a glimpse of this unfortunate bride. 

One of the most chilling reports of paranormal activity involves a police officer. The officer drove through a thick fog on the bridge and hit a distraught woman standing in the center of the bridge. When he got out to check on her, she was gone. The officer returned to his car to find the bloody woman in the backseat. She quickly vanished again, but her ghost left an eerie feeling in the officer. 

Address: 422 S 2nd Street

Shaker’s Cigar Bar is a swanky joint that delivers you back in time to the 1920s the moments you step inside. The bar does not start with a great history, being built on top of a cemetery near an apple orchard. 

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Years after it was constructed, the infamous Al Capone bought the location to set up a speakeasy with alcohol, gambling, and prostitutes. Most, if not all, of the prostitutes, were mere teenagers. One of these girls, a 16-year-old prostitute, was beaten to death and hidden in the wall of the speakeasy until her skeleton was found, decades later. 

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In addition to building on top of a burial ground without removing the remains, the Shaker’s Cigar Bar building has seen a good deal of death and murder. There are too many instances of tragedy to name here, but let’s mention the worst of the worst. 

Two men were murdered in the basement over a dispute involving a card game. A girl playing in the apple orchard next to the cemetery fell out of a tree and broke her neck. And a gentleman that killed a prostitute was supposedly sent to the bottom of a lake by the mob.

There is a lot of creepy things that happened here. It’s no wonder it is one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin.

Address: 714 N Owaissa Street

The hauntings of the Riverside Cemetery in Appleton centers around the life and death of a woman known as Kate Blood. 

The creepiest aspect of this tale is likely the blood that oozes from her tombstone on nights with full moons and the inexplicable warmth radiating from the headstone. People report wispy apparitions floating around the gravesite too.

The stories surrounding Kate Blood range from her being a witch to murdering her husband and children with an ax to her being murdered by her husband. None of these stories are true, as she passed away from tuberculosis in her early twenties. But the legend of oozing blood and wandering spirits persists. The only way to find out is to visit for yourself!

Address: W4266 County Hwy X

Insane asylums don’t have the best reputations in the US, but this one takes the cake for creepy. Once a bustling asylum, it is now one of Wisconsin’s most notorious abandoned buildings.

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The Clark County Insane Asylum used some of the most brutal and cruel techniques for ‘treating’ patients. Their practices included electroshock therapy, ice water submersion, lobotomies, and bloodletting, to name a few. 

There are terrifying stories of patients turning on staff members and murdering them by hand. The horrific events that happened in this hospital left behind sinister energy that visitors feel when they stand inside the walls. Its no wonder this makes the list of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. 

If you visit, expect an immense feeling of dread and possible sightings of people in hospital gowns roaming around and moaning in anguish. 

Today, the Clark County Asylum is one of the most haunted abandoned places in Wisconsin.


Address: 1813 N Richmond Street

There is more than one haunted site in Appleton, Wisconsin, but this haunted Dairy Queen is an odd one. You may wonder: why would someone haunt a DQ? No one knows for sure, but plenty of people report strange happenings when they’re trying to get a scoop of ice cream.

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The location was a bar before it was a Dairy Queen, and the owner was driven to sell the location due to the incessant spirits that haunted him. 

Today, people report strange noises like clicking and hushed voices when they visit the location. And DQ employees often complain about electrical abnormalities and other occurrences that indicate the presence of spirits. 

Who knew a Dairy Queen would make the list of the most haunted places in Wisconsin!

Address: 15401 County Road

The Maribel Caves Hotel is now a dilapidated structure that people visit in hopes of finding a spirit. It is one the most fascinating haunted places in Wisconsin and on the top of the list of interesting abandoned places.

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The stone ruins were once a lavish spa hotel, offering guests fresh spring water. But it mysteriously caught fire in 1985, and then was ravaged by storm damage in 2013, but the hotel still has frequent visitors and has been dubbed ‘Hotel Hell’ by those that experienced scary happenings.

People see ghosts standing in the abandoned hotel’s windows, hear phantom footsteps walking around, and watch objects float around the ruins. 

There are also rumors that a coven of witches successfully opened a portal to Hell inside the ruins of the hotel, adding on to one of the many reasons why it has the nickname Hotel Hell. 

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Address: 100 High Ave

The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former stage manager, Percy Keene, as well as a four-legged friend. 

Keene is frequently seen walking around the theater in the balconies. People say he looks like he still works there but never interacts with people. 

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The Grand Opera House is also home to a phantom dog that people see wandering about, and it even appears on stage during some performances before disappearing. 

People also hear footsteps when no one is behind them and hushed conversations when they are alone. If you visit, you may see the ominous orange mist that appears randomly in the theater. 

Octagon House, Fond du Lac

Address: 276 Linden St

The Octagon House is an unusual home with eight sides and many, many secret passageways and hidden tunnels. The man who built it was staunchly anti-slavery and built the house this way to help ex-slaves escape to freedom in Canada.

At the time, there was also a hostile tribe of indigenous people nearby that the townspeople feared would revolt at any moment. This is the other reason for hiding places and escape routes. 

Those who visit the house today are joined by friendly spirits that like to make noises and even touch people with icy cold hands. These spirits are likely people that once lived in the extraordinary house and never wanted to leave.

At least seven children died inside the home, and people often believe these are playful spirits. 

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Address: 6517 Lynch Bridge Road

A truly tragic story, the Siren Bridge is the site of a family death. In the 1980s, a mother, father, and daughter were driving when they lost control of the car due to icy roads. The car flew off the bridge, and they all drowned in the water. 

Eventually, it was discovered the family was Rick, Rose, and Jody Kringle, and paranormal investigators located the car, proving the tale to be true.

People that drive over the bridge report strange happenings with their radio. It shuts off and then comes back on, and they hear a little girl yelling for help saying, “Mommy, I can’t get out!” over and over again through sobs. 

More than one visitor has reported this occurrence, making it an enticing location for those with a taste for the paranormal. But oddly enough, the location of the accident is not a bridge, but a narrow path that runs right along a watery marsh. So don’t be disappointed if you can’t find a bridge!

Address: West Bay Lake

If you know anything about the history of haunted Wisconsin, then you’ve probably heard of the Summerwind Mansion in Vilas County, Wisconsin. The Summerwind Mansion is of the most interesting abandoned places in Wisconsin.

Summerwind Mansion

The building was formerly known as the Lamont Mansion and burned down in 1988, supposedly due to a lightning strike. Some rumors accuse Town Board Members and police officers of lighting the mansion on fire to stop teenage parties. 

But the creepiness of the mansion goes back even further. It was a fishing lodge, and a man named Patterson Lamont purchased the property, selling it shortly after out of fear. He claimed to have seen many spirits and even shot at one that scared him. 

Next up were Arnold and Ginger Hinshaw, who only lasted six months living at the property. They saw shapes and shadows moving about the house, and Arnold’s car would often burst into flames when he would leave for work. Eventually, Arnold suffered a nervous breakdown, and Ginger attempted suicide before they finally left. 

There are no deaths related to the property that would explain the ghostly presence, but people that go there believe the spirit is not friendly and does not want people visiting. A hostile ghost would explain the horrible experiences owners and residents had inside the mansion. 

Pfister Hotel, Wisconsin

Address: 424 E Wisconsin Avenue

The Pfister Hotel is one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. Despite the plethora of spooky tales, no one knows who is haunting the Pfister hotel or why. 

It is a hotel frequented by MLB and NBA teams when they have games scheduled in Wisconsin, but many players report strange and spooky occurrences in the hotel.

Specifically, baseball players seem to experience the most paranormal activity in the hotel. Many reports knock on their door at strange hours but open it to find no one there. Players also report furniture moving inexplicably and even ghostly apparitions of an elderly man in the hallways. 

Disembodied voices and electrical anomalies seem to be a theme, with one baseball player describing an odd occurrence with his iPod. It began to switch on and off by itself and then vibrated wildly until he picked it up. But when he put it back down, it would eerily begin vibrating again. 

Staff denies the hauntings saying the hotel offers nothing but excellent hospitality, but one too many baseball players have been spooked for anyone to believe that. 

If you’re interested in visiting Milwaukee sometime soon, you can book a tour to check out the Pfister Hotel and other famous haunted places in the city.

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24 best haunted houses in wisconsin to send a chill down your spine.

As dusk prevails like an inky, impenetrable curtain engulfing everything in its hideous sway, ominous whispers vibrate along the deserted rooms and corridors; each a helpless witness of a gloomy history. Seems like an exciting introduction to a scary story? Well, this is not one, but you may unravel several such tales while exploring these haunted houses in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Haunted Houses

1. Ghost Outpost, Dells, Wisconsin

Haunted House Wisconsin Dells, Ghost Outpost

This funhouse of fear, in Poynette, is certainly not for the faint-hearted. A maze with torture victims, hanging human skeletons, seventeen sinister chambers, scenes of bloody mayhem – you are going to be bombarded with every possible chilling escapade here. With an assurance of incorporating newer thrills every year, this scary house is a must visit.

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2. The Morgue Haunted House, De Pere, Brown County

The Morgue Haunted House Wisconsin, The Morgue Haunted House

The mournful story goes that when mass deaths occurred due to a fatal influenza epidemic, teeming dead bodies were kept in this haunted mansion near Freedom. Astoundingly, when some new corpses were sent to be kept, zombies were found to hover among the rooms. Tempted? Be prepared to relish more attractions such as “The Corpse Bride,” “The Twisted Boy,” or the enormous “Slide to Hell” in this deadly house in Oneida.

3. The Hill Has Eyes, Franklin, Milwaukee County

Haunted Houses in Milwaukee Wisconsin The Hill Has Eyes

This one, in Brookfield, is pocket-friendly in providing you five blood curling attractions, all available at the cost of one. You are first hooded and led to the entrance of the “Gates of Madness.” Next, you can take any of the two bloody trails, “Failed Escape,” and “Hunger Hollow,” where cannibals would be waiting for you. Finally, there’s the devil’s carnival, “CARNIvore,” where you’d be tortured by demonic creatures.

4. Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Northview Rd, Waukesha County

Wisconsin State Fair Haunted House Wisconsin Fear Grounds

Rated as America’s #1 Haunted House by Haunted House and CNBC, this place in Pewaukee near Delavan, will greet you with three attractions – “Morgan Manor,” “Carn-Evil” and “Black Out.” If the first one entices you with traditional spells, summon your energy to enjoy the unnervingly charming traveling circus of the second and the nocturnal delights of the third. If time permits, you may also visit “The Haunt,” another haunted location in nearby Cedarburg.

5. Green Bay Fear Haunted House, Green Bay, Brown County

Haunted Houses in Green Bay Wisconsin Green Bay Fear Haunted House

Here you are at liberty to select any of the three adventures provided – step into the ruins of “Shawano Manor,” meander through “The Twisted Trail” or take pleasure in the indoor house attractions of “Mr. Jingles’ Funhouse.” Once you escape from the bloodthirsty clowns in this enchanted building in North West Wisconsin, you may recover your spirits by listening to “The Hamburglars,” a regular band.

6. Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex, Neenah, Winnebago County

Haunted Houses Wisconsin Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex

Sets constructed in Hollywood style, exalted acting done by over 125 actors, gripping thrills provided in both the indoor and outdoor haunted houses, “Adrenaline,” “Insanity” and “Phobia” – this haunted house around Brandon in Central Wisconsin, has everything needed to make your heart throb loudly. Gear up to know what it means to be actually “scared” in this evil building in Appleton.

7. Wisconsin Scaryland Haunted House, Waunakee, Dane County, Madison

Scariest Haunted Houses in Wisconsin Wisconsin Scaryland Haunted House

Boasting of a massive indoor haunt of 20,000 square feet, this one, around Baraboo, generates an insatiable longing to get enthralled by its numerous authentic attractions. There’s “Hotel Fuego,” with its tale of the vengeful “Butcher;” the “Mineshaft,” where unfortunate guests are forcefully sacrificed to a vengeful God and lastly there’s “CarnEvil of the Damned,” with its grotesque association with repugnant smells.

8. Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre’s Haunted House, Rapids, Wood County

Best Haunted Houses Wisconsin Rapids Community

Here, each night, ghoulish events are arranged to raise funds for a theatrical performance like “The Rocky Horror Picture show.” After an initial welcome, you’d be turned prim and proper by ghastly cosmetologists of the beauty salon, “Shear Madness.” If this is not enough, explore the 13 other creepy rooms.

9. The Haunted Mansion, Brussels, Door County

Best Haunted Houses in Wisconsin Haunted Mansion

Do not disturb the agonizing creatures of the corn maze while traveling in a possessed bus ride to this morbid mansion. Beware of the twisted souls that dwell here, as they would burn your ears with their wrathful screams and never let you get to the door. Want more? Get here fast.

10. Misery Haunted House, Berlin, Outagamie County

Haunted House Wisconsin Misery Haunted House

This one, in Chilton, allows you a chance of unearthing dark mysteries in its two full size haunted houses, “Escape Your Nightmare” and “Hallowed Chambers.” You may also opt for a chance to get buried alive in the “Burial Stimulator.”

11. The Descent Haunted House, Bristol, Kenosha County

Halloween Haunted Houses in Wisconsin The Descent Haunted House

Here’s a chance to confront your most dreaded horror movie characters who are out there in this frightening mansion. You may also take delight in using chrome depth glasses to have an amazing 3D “Clown Experience” to face clowns, who are not amusing at all.

12. The Haunted Barn, Stoughton, Dane County

Scariest Haunted Houses in Wisconsin The Haunted Barn

In this kid-friendly haunted house near Cambridge and Edgerton, there are 16 rooms through which you need to travel to enter a pitch dark maze. Also get ready to be greeted by five massive monsters that would dance and entertain you. Scary as well as diverting!

13. The Dark Side Haunted House, Ixonia, Jefferson County

Best Dark Side Haunted House in Wisconsin

This cost effective haunted house guarantees loads of screams in its two themed haunted buildings, amazing hayrides, a “Pine Forest Trail” and a maze with multiple levels. Bring along your entire family and derive maximum enjoyments.

14. Twisted Realms Haunted House, Elkhorn, Walworth County

Scary Haunted Houses in Wisconsin Twisted Realms

The background story constitutes the tale of a certain factory where the living gets transformed into deadly creatures, and then all hell breaks loose! Accordingly, the themes are changed every year to match the plots.

15. Swamp Manor Haunted House, Elroy, Juneau County

Swamp Manor Haunted House in Wisconsin

This one features a host of intricate mazes and rooms. While going through the scarcely lit hallways, you’d find lurking monsters that would definitely frighten you, but also help in finding your way.

16. Eville Studios, Evansville, Rock County

Top Haunted Houses in Wisconsin Eville Studios

Along with a haunted house on two levels, there’s the coffin burial stimulator, “The Last Ride,” and also the thrilling, zombie shooting. To know more about their discounts and coupon facilities, you need to log on to their interactive calendar.

17. Abandoned Haunted House Complex, Franksville, Racine County

Wisconsin Haunted House Abandoned Haunted House Complex

This one in Twin Lakes, near Lake Geneva, promises three different experiences in three mansions. If you wish to get startled by loud noises or popping out actors, visit “The Ambush,” if you desire to get confused by illusions, visit “The Hysteria,” and lastly there’s the bewildering corn field, “Stalker” where you need to be careful to avoid mysterious characters.

18. The Panic Chambers Hotel, Gresham, Shawano County

Halloween Haunted Houses in Wisconsin The Panic Chambers

The list of sinister beings that are certain to set your heart pounding in this ominous hotel includes, menacing psychopaths, fiendish cannibals, brutal ax murderers and horrible human possessing spirits. You are sure to get panicky!

19. Dr. Scarys Haunted House, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County

Haunted House Wisconsin Dr. Scary’s Haunted House

With fantastic actors such as a disfigured doctor, a weird vault called, “The Dungeons of Terror,” and a confounding maze, “Pandemonium,” this haunted mansion near Janesville assures you both entertainment and a crumbling sensation of fear.

20. Screamin Acres, Stoughton, Dane County

Scary Haunted Houses in Wisconsin Screamin Acres

As you make your way out through impenetrable darkness in this haunted house in Monroe, you’d be provided with glow sticks to confront a number of uncanny figures, veiled in several attractions such as “The Blackout,” “The Last Resort,” and “The Slaughter House.” Among the varied rules provided, one of the foremost is to work as a team.

21. Racine Factory of Fear, Racine County

Halloween Haunted Houses in Wisconsin Racine Factory of Fear

Running successfully for six years, this one in South East Wisconsin abounds in housing frightening beings; there are zombies, psychopaths, and even Martians! You are free to make your choices – head either to their warehouse or “Devil’s Nightmare” or take pleasure in the laser tag experience in “Zombie Massacre.”

22. Terror on the Fox, Broad Way, Green Bay, Brown County

Haunted Houses Wisconsin Terror on the Fox

Your adventures in this spooky house, around Stevens Point, ensue with a precarious train journey, where actors wearing daunting costumes are bent on increasing your heartbeats. Firmly hold on to your reserved courage for more challenges await you in the haunted mansion in Menasha, where the train ultimately stops.

23. The Dark Carnival Haunted House, St Paul St, Oconomowoc, County Waukesha

Scariest Haunted Houses in Wisconsin The Dark Carnival

While embarking on a puzzling journey in this sprawling haunted mansion, you would encounter blacked out rooms, baffling mazes and fearful effects. And there are other sights too that are sure to keep you on your toes.

24. Onalaska Jaycees Haunted House, Onalaska, La Crosse County

Wisconsin Onalaska Jaycees Haunted House

Here, every year, the theme is changed and accordingly, new surprises are added to create a frightful atmosphere. For instance, in 2016, the story revolved around the terrible activities of deformed creatures born due to a careless dumping of toxic wastes.

With the rapid growth in human population, even real ghosts (if they exist) might be facing acute accommodation problems at present. But they remain the most sought after sources of mystery for us. So, to relish the pleasures of knowing the unknown, head to these haunted houses this Halloween. After all, something is always better than nothing!

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Learn about the history of spirit photography and get your own old timey photo with a ghost at the H.H. Bennett Studio in Wisconsin Dells.

Friday, October 27

Spirit Photography at H.H. Bennett Studio

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Learn about the mysterious history of spiritualism, the practice of communicating with the departed, at two eerie historic Wisconsin locations.

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Dr. S. Cary's SCream Park; Home of Dr. SCary's Haunted Houses in Delavan, Wisconsin

WE ARE BACK!! Dr. SCary’s Haunted House is BACK!!! 2 Haunted Houses!! Bigger, Better and at our NEW more convenient location in Delavan, Wisconsin (only 5 minutes off the Interstate 43!!). 2 haunted houses, Ghoulish Realms and Dungeons of Terror, which in total are over 55% bigger than the Dr. SCary’s Haunted House when we were located in Fort Atkinson, and closed in 2014. More horror, more s... [ Read more ]

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Soul Reapers Haunted House in Wilmot, Wisconsin

Soul Reapers Haunted House returns, this October, to the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, WI for another year of SCREAMS! An old mansion, a witch board, and curious teens, what could possibly go wrong? Soul Reapers Haunted House is Wisconsin's scariest haunted house event! Featuring room after room of true terror! This highly detailed, in your face, actor-driven haunt, will leave your sou... [ Read more ]

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Basement of the Dead in Aurora, Illinois

Basement of the Dead “Top 13 Haunted Houses in America” (World’s #1 Halloween Website) In the late 1920’s, Walker Laundry opened at 42 West New York St. and became Aurora’s largest laundry Company. Around 1945 Imus Kilya was working there as maintenance engineer. His son Al came to work as his assistant in 1960. Heat for the building and steam for the presses was supplied ... [ Read more ]

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The biggest and scariest haunted screampark in Wisconsin located just outside of Milwaukee and Madison is The DarkSide Haunted Adventure.  Read the review of this massive five haunt Screampark at  There are five haunted attractions located on this historic farm outside the two biggest cities in Wisconsin!  Prepare to Scream!

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Find the best and scariest haunted house in Neenah, Wisconsin just outside Milwaukee, Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex. rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Wisconsin. Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex is the complete attraction with multiple haunted attractions all in one location!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.


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September 22 - November 4 

Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex

Spend the night at our haunted house complex and you’ll see some of the best haunted houses in Wisconsin and have stories for a lifetime! There's a reason we're rated so highly! Trapped Buried Alive Experience Adrenaline Haunted House Insanity Haunted House Phobia Haunted Woods NEW for 2022 - The …

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Haunted Attraction, Haunted House, Haunted Maze, ...

September 23 - November 4 

Abandoned Haunted House Complex

Mount pleasant.

Abandoned Haunted House Complex is home to three entirely different Haunted Houses designed to attack our customer's senses in multiple ways to ensure people of all types are entertained. Hate to wait? We offer Quickpass tickets to skip the general admission lines! AMBUSH HAUNTED HOUSE Ambush Haunted House is an …

Haunted Attraction, Haunted Cornfield, Haunted House, ...

September 29 - October 28 

Dominion of Terror

Founded in 1974, the Dominion of Terror is ‘Raising Money for OUR Community, One Scare at a Time!’ Come if you dare, leave if you can to Eastern Wisconsin's Premier Haunted Attraction, Open Weekends in October. Each year we design, construct, use and then tear-down 20+ rooms in our Haunted …

Haunted Attraction, Haunted House

October 6 - October 28 

Terror on Rural Street

Terror on Rural Street is one of the highest rated haunted houses located in Hartford, Wisconsin just minutes north of Milwaukee. Our haunted house featured 17 terrifying rooms with high tech effects and over 30 costumed actors ready to scare you and your friends.

September 30 - October 28 

The Dark Side Haunted Adventure

Voted Wisconsin’s Scariest Haunted Attraction year after year. Now in our 21st year we offer 6 haunts covering over 40 acres with a large indoor cue, Zombie Expedition Paintball, and Midway light show with more food and snack options.

Haunted Attraction, Haunted Cornfield, Haunted Hay/Wagon Ride, ...

September 29 - October 29 

The Haunted Sawmill

The 13th Annual Haunted Sawmill “The 13th Door." Prepare to be scared!!

Stressor Manor

Introducing: Stressor Manor, a brand new, stand alone haunt at The Berlin Tannery! Renowned psychotherapist, Dr. Strong, has met an unfortunate demise! You're invited to attend his celebration of life inside of his home, known as Stressor Manor. Dr. Strong was known for treating the most deranged individuals in the …

Twisted Tales of Horror

Twisted Tales of Horror at Govin's Farm in Menomonie, WI. returns for 10 big nights of scares for the 2022 season. This is one of the biggest and the best Halloween Hauntings in Western Wisconsin twisting through 2+ acres of corn field and is only $15.00 +tax a person. We …

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Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Haunted Cornfield, ...

Zombie Shoot

Little suamico.

Get ready for a night of heart-pounding thrills and spine-tingling chills at the Zombie Shoot! We're back and bigger than ever with a bone-chilling array of attractions that will leave you screaming for more. The Zombus Showdown Hop aboard the Zombus if you dare! Our custom-designed Zombus is your only …

Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Haunted House, ...

A Walk of Terror

Subject 347 has opened The Vault for the 2023 season! The creative minds of Moxie 2, LLC & Dr. Scary’s Haunted Houses have joined forces to bring you our largest attraction to date as well as a que line filled with unique entertainment including Fear of Fire and Don Vort …

October 7 - October 15 

Autumn Color Weekend

North freedom.

Train Rides Amid the Brilliant Hues of Fall There’s nothing comparable to enjoying the beautiful brilliant hues of autumn in the rural Sauk County countryside from the comfort of our restored vintage passenger cars. Join us for “leaf-peeping” in style along the unspoiled right-of-way of our historic former Chicago & …

Family Friendly, Train Ride

October 21 - October 28 

Celebrate the spooky season at BOO Harbor in Sheboygan, WI! Blue Harbor Resort has lined up all the festive Halloween activities right here to make your stay spook-tacular from a festive breakfast buffet to kids activities, trick-or-treating, and even a costume contest! And for the adults? A Bloody Mary Bar! …

Family Friendly, Costume Contest, Jack-O'-Lantern Display, ...

September 16 - November 5 OPEN TODAY  

Bayfield Ghost Walk

Expect to learn more about paranormal encounters and ghost sightings at opulent local homes and charming B&Bs such as Le Château Boutin, Greunke’s First Street Inn, and At Ships Quarters. Many lesser-known and unassuming haunts are also included such as Morty's Pub and Andy's Grocery.

Paranormal, Ghost Tour

Bedlam of Berlin/Welcome to Hell

Bedlam in Berlin Welcomes you to a brand new haunt this season! The former "Purgatory" and "New Kind of Hell" have been completely dismantled and rebuilt into one large, multi-level haunt for the new season. This mentally unstable attraction of crazy people, along with devils and spirits lurking about, will …

October 13 - October 31 

Boney Manor

We are a free, one of a kind, kid friendly, drive by only Halloween spooktacular. This a weather permitting event. We use about 200 skeletons dressed as your favorite movie characters and some projections. Donations of cash goes to the Lupus Foundation of America, WI Chapter.

Family Friendly, Halloween House/Yard Display, Kid Friendly Haunt

October 19 - October 22 

Boo at the Zoo

Enjoy “merry not scary” Halloween happenings at the Zoo! Boo at the Zoo features wicked family-friendly activities including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, live pumpkin-carving demonstrations, dazzling light shows and…ANIMALS! All ghosts and goblins (and their parents) are encouraged to come in costume! The Zoo’s Halloween Activities Are a Real Treat! - …

Family Friendly, Train Ride, Trick-or-Treat/Trunk-or-Treat

October 28 

Booo! At the Barn

Get into costume, bring your friends! and come and enjoy live music with Sonic Circus Come out to the heated barn and enjoy some live music with Sonic Circus. Save money and guarantee your admission by getting your ticket(s) early. This event gets bigger and better every year! Doors open …

Adults Only, Party

October 21 

Boos & Brews Halloween Pub Crawl

It's the New Glarus Boos & Brews Halloween pub crawl! Registration fee includes 4 drink tickets (beer & rail drinks only), professional photography, and chance to win prizes. First 200 tickets sold online get a free Boos & Brews sparkly skull mug. Costumes HIGHLY encouraged! Visit participating downtown bars for …

Adults Only, Pub Crawl

October 12 

Boos & Ghouls Night Out

Join us for the most epic Halloween Party of the year!! Stroll The Corners of Brookfield to enjoy wine in your very own souvenir glass while sampling great food pairings and listening to the sounds of our Elmbrook musicians!! Nine Wine Stops with two varieties each include: - Here Chicky …

Adults Only, Wine Tasting

May 6 - December 31 OPEN TODAY  

Brew City Ghosts: Macabre Milwaukee

Experience for yourself Milwaukee’s dreaded past and the dark chronology that cemented its bloody foundations. Visit the many haunted locations of Milwaukee while walking down shadow-veiled streets and eerie riverside spots of Brew City and hear evidence of the hauntings that continue to disturb the city each night. Follow closely …

Buffalo Bill's Haunted Trail

Are you ready to embark on a spine-chilling journey through our Scary Haunted Trail? Prepare yourself for a night of frights, screams, and heart-pounding thrills. As the trees whisper with ghostly secrets and shadows dance with sinister delight, you'll find yourself engulfed in a world where nightmares come to life. …

Haunted Attraction, Haunted Trail

Camp 5 Terror

Haunted house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin (Crivitz). Owned and operated by family. Open for 5 weekends in a row-starting with Sept 29th. Lots of detail and plenty of creepy characters to scare you at every corner. $10.00 regular ticket. $20.00 for VIP (fast pass) tickets. Bonfires, waiting queues and …

October 20 - October 28 

Camp Oh Da Ko Ta Haunted Hayride & Walk

You won’t want to miss this year’s Haunted Hayride & Walk. Join us for a family friendly Halloween event at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington, WI. Your evening begins as you board the hay wagon and travel through the haunted woods at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta. Every turn will have you sitting on …

Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Haunted Hay/Wagon Ride, ...

October 6 - October 29 

Camp Tapawingo Haunted Voyage

Walk through the spooky twisting trails and travel back in time through the abandoned cabins.

Haunted Attraction, Haunted House, Haunted Trail

October 27 

Chris Moon: Psychic Medium/Paranormal Investigator

Chris Moon was voted "Best Male Instrumental Transcommunication and Real Time Spirit Communication Researcher" in the world. Join us for his presentation on communication with "the other side" from the early days of seances to the modern times of Electronic Voice Phenomena (E.V.P) and the Ghost Box in which he …

Paranormal, Ghost Tour, Paranormal Discussion

Connell's Field Of Screams

Chippewa falls.

When night falls, the orchard's most horrifying creatures come out to play once again at the Connell's Field of Screams. Come take the scary wagon ride out to the fields and walk through the terrifying corn field in the darkness of night if you dare. Spooky characters abound. Hot cider, …

October 7 - October 28 

Cook-Rutledge Mansion Flashlight Tours

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion will once again be hosting flashlight tours of our historic mansion during the Halloween season! These special tours are limited and will sell out fast, call 715-723-7181 to reserve your spot today!

Family Friendly, Other

September 30 

Countdown to Halloween

Approximate showtimes for our Countdown to Halloween are listed below! The pipe organ will play during 15 minute breaks between each movie. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) - 6:30 PM Rated: R In this classic of the horror film genre that launched a movie franchise, a hideously scarred pedophile who …

Miscellaneous, Movie

May 12 - November 26 

Cream City Cannibal Walking Tour

ADULTS ONLY! The Cream City Cannibal: Jeffery Dahmer True Crime Tour As seen on the BBC, yes, that BBC. this tour is so gruesome, that NBC called it the " Tour of Terror" and NETFLIX picked this tour as one of the eight most unique adventure tours in the world …

Adults Only, Paranormal, Ghost Tour, ...

October 6 - October 7 

Creepy Crawlies

Event is now SOLD OUT Start off the Halloween season by exploring our Halloween themed trails! Festivities will include the Haunted Trail, Creatures of the Night Trail, Little Spooks Trail, live owls, and a horse-pulled wagon ride on the Pumpkin Prairie Trail. Youth are encouraged tryout their best critter costumes!

Family Friendly, Festival/Party, Hay/Wagon Ride, ...

September 30 - October 29 

Creepy Forest and Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm

We offer both a daytime and nighttime Haunted Forest and cornfield. This family friendly ***NO ACTOR*** creepy exhibition takes about 35- 45 minutes to complete. It's an action packed gallery of spooky haunting creatures and scenes and haunted houses along the Forest and Cornfield trails that bring you back to …

October 27 - October 28 

Creepy Hollow Haunted Trail

Pay to get in. Pray to get out... Come see us at the Creepy Hollow Haunted Trail in Birnamwood WI. October 27th & 28th - gates open at 7PM each night. Creepy Hollow is a rapidly growing haunted trail that is open for one weekend during the month of October. …

Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Haunted Trail, ...

Dan Patch Stables Haunted Hayride and Barn

Lake geneva.

Come out and enjoy a full filled night of spook-tacular haunted hayride AND haunted barn fun!! HAUNTED HAYRIDE: Our first few rides from approximately 6:00-6:45 are “kid friendly” all of the monsters are still in the woods, however they are not jumping on the wagons. All loud noises are removed …

October 6 - October 31 

Dark Chambers Haunted Attraction

Hazel green.

Dark Chambers is the tri-states most exciting haunted attraction experience. With all the scares you love, dark turns and terrifying sights that will get your heart pounding. Grab your friends and anyone else you think will help you make it out and come test your mortality inside the Chambers...

October 1 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

Disney Villain Manor

Come see some favorite Disney villains scheming to take over Halloween through the windows of their manor. This is a home and yard decoration only. Feel free to stop by and take pictures.

Family Friendly, Halloween House/Yard Display

September 8 - October 29 

Door County Corn Maze at DENN

Sturgeon bay.

Can you escape our GIANT 12 acre corn maze? It’s a game-theme adventure that’s loaded with activities to keep you entertained! Our maze has fun 11 games hiding inside like Plinko and a mini golf hole!!! Play the game & whatever you land on will indicate which maze path you …

Family Friendly, Maze / Trail

August 30 - October 13 

Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk

The Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk returns in fall 2023 for a limited time! Author and paranormal investigator J. Nathan Couch, as seen on TRVL Channel’s “In Search of Monsters” and History Channel’s “UnXplained,” leads this haunting experience. Historical information is blended with local legends and eyewitness accounts on this …

October 6 - October 8 

Dracula presented by MainStage Academy of Dance

MainStage Academy of Dance Artistic Director Eddy Bray transforms the oft-told tale of Dracula into an elaborately staged ballet with a unique and eerie score that audiences can truly sink their teeth into. The family friendly production casts a spell with special effects, amazing choreography, and a few surprises hidden …

Family Friendly, Miscellaneous, Play/Musical, ...

September 9 - October 29 

Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun

Cross plains.

Are you up to the challenge of finding your way through over 8 acres of corn mazes? 2023 Corn Maze Design is Butterflies and Flowers! There are 2 mazes within the 8 acres corn maze – do 1 or do both! The smaller maze takes about 15-20 minutes and larger …

Family Friendly, Corn Maze, Hay/Wagon Ride, ...

September 29 - October 31 

Evil Falls House of Tormented Souls

Eagle river.

It has been said, "The Evil" can use a lost soul to feed their own, extending their physical being indefinitely. All through the ages of time, man has struggled to keep balance of mind, body and spirit. These three chattels together create a whole being. Take one away...the two remaining …

October 7 - October 21 

Fall Colors Tour

The perfect beginning of any special night starts with a savoring rich sunset on beautiful Delavan Lake. Our enclosed main level is climate controlled offering a full bar, while the open-air upper deck offers amazing panoramic unobstructed views of the 11 miles of beautiful Delavan Lake shoreline.

Family Friendly Halloween Rides

Ghosts and goblins of all ages can ride our 1 hour party bike with one stop for goodies. No alcohol allowed onboard for family-friendly rides. Snacks and drinks are allowed. Zoo rides are coming soon!!

Field of Screams

If you enjoy being terrified, this walk is for you! Meander along paths in a field filled with a menagerie that will give you nightmares! The haunted walk is free; donations are welcome. No rain date – watch New Life Church Facebook page for severe weather-related cancellation.

October 14 - October 28 

Field of Screams Haunted Trail and Barn

Haunted Trail and Barn voted Favorite West Central Wisconsin Haunted Attraction in 2022.

Forest of Freaks

Get ready for a hauntingly good time at the Forest of Freaks Haunted Trail! Brace yourself for two terrifying trails packed with clowns, witches, zombies, hillbillies, chainsaws, and more! Test your shooting skills at the Shoot-A-Freak Paintball target range and hit your mark! Satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst …

Fright Factory


The Nicolet Players, in partnership with the Rhinelander Masons, are once again leaving the safe confines of the Nicolet Theatre to bring back the Fright Factory this Fall! Make your way through the dimly lit passageways and creepy spaces of the Historic Masonic Lodge in downtown Rhinelander filled with delightfully …

Fright Night Ride

Come ride our frightful pedal party bike that seats up to 16 ghosts and ghouls. You are allowed to bring onboard 3 cans of alcohol, per person. Cooler with ice is provided. Pub crawl is 90 minutes. Costumes are optional.

May 19 - October 28 

Ghost Boat: Journey into Haunted Canyon

Wisconsin dells.

An adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror! As dusk falls on the river, climb aboard the boat that will ply the black waters enroute to the haunted canyon. During this creepy moonlit cruise, you’ll hear the legend of Whiskey Jack and the old mining settlement that gave the canyon …

Haunted Attraction, Haunted Trail, Other

October 14 

Ghosts, Goblins, Howlin' Good Time

Ghosts, Goblins & Howling Good Times Craft Fair Fundriaser is being held on Saturday, October 14th, from 10AM-3PM. Bring the entire family for a fun time at the Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm & Market. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join the entire family for a romp through the Creepy …

Family Friendly, Miscellaneous, Hay/Wagon Ride, ...

August 25 - November 4 

Glenbeulah School

The Old Glenbeulah School opened in 1916 and closed in 1995 and sat dormant for 27 years. Join us on the ghost tours of our school where things do more than just go bump in the night. Teams and guests have investigated here and they hear footsteps, see shadows, hear …

October 23 

Glow Yoga on The Grand Stage

Presented by Inner Sun Yoga Join us for Glow Yoga on The Grand's stage! Light up the night under a black light with glow sticks while enjoying a mindful yoga session. Session led by Inner Sun Yoga. Space is limited to 40 participants. Admission includes water + glow stick(s). Bring …

October 20 - October 27 

Gothic History Tours

Cedarburg is quaint. Charming. Doggone enchanting! Right? But when the valiant Gothic History folks started digging they were shocked at what lurks beneath the surface - distressing, dark and even more disturbing tales of murder, mayhem and misappropriation of cemetery plots. Bring your courage, a hanky and maybe your lawyer …

Paranormal, Ghost Tour, Other

September 24 - October 28 

Govin's Corn Maze & Fall Fun

Come out and enjoy the fun this fall in our 11 acre corn maze, pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, shoot a pumpkin from the pumpkin cannon or enjoy one of the many other activities we have for all ages. Never been in a corn maze and afraid …

October 5 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

Grayson's Heritage Avenue Holiday Light Show

Grayson has programmed lights to dance along with Holiday songs that you can listen to on 99.7FM and view from the comfort of your vehicle. He is 14 years old and has been working with Mike from Jamestown Lights since he was 3. He helps set up the lights, wire, …

September 22 - October 28 

Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions

Established in 2003, join Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions in celebration of our 20th year of FEAR! You don't want to miss this year! Join the Ringmaster, the Master of the Macabre, as he takes center stage to showcase all of the iconic creatures that make Green Bay Fear Haunted …

HOLLOW-een at the Cave of the Mounds

Blue mounds.

HOLLOW-een at Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin is all of October. October 1st through 31st. Costumes are encouraged. They will be led by a guide and trick-or-treaters will receive a mix of rocks and fossils at stations in the cave. Don’t be afraid of the dark – …

Family Friendly, Trick-or-Treat/Trunk-or-Treat, Other

October 20 - October 21 

Halloween Candlelight Cave Tours

Enjoy a family-oriented evening visiting Ledge View's trails and caves by candlelight. Meet some unusual personalities with strange stories along the way. Educational rather than scary. Minimum age is 5 years old with parent. No strollers, please. Caves are accessed by stairs and ladders. Wear old clothes, you may get …

October 30 

Halloween Eve at The Grand Oshkosh

October belongs to The Ghosts of the Grand this season! What would Haunted Happenings be without a Halloween AND Halloween Eve Grand Finale(s)?! Here's what is happening on October 30 for Halloween Eve: 3:00pm-11:00pm: $10 Ghost Tours 3:00pm-11:00pm: Tarot Card Readings by MysticKarma ALL NIGHT: Haunted Happy Hour in The …

Miscellaneous, Paranormal, Ghost Tour

September 30 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

Halloween Fun at Red Ridge Ranch

Day Time Halloween Activities all for one rate ● Hay Maze ● Pumpkin Painting (includes pumpkin of your choice) ● Inflatable Moon Walk ● Petting Zoo ● Tractor drawn hayride (approx. 20 min)

Family Friendly, Hay/Wagon Ride, Maze / Trail, ...

Halloween Glen: The Musical

Milwaukee Recreation is thrilled to announce the return of Halloween Glen for its 30th year! This fall's event promises to be the biggest bash yet, as we roll out this year's exciting theme - "Halloween Glen: The Musical" - where squirrels make a scene, duck divas do duets, and all …

Halloween Happenings

Stevens point.

Family friendly Halloween event presented by the Bill Cook Chapter Izaak Walton League of America. Activities include a wagon ride through our haunted woods, Outdoor Heritage Education Center trailer, kids activity area, haunted music, and free food and drink.

Halloween Hauntings

Halloween Hauntings is a bewitchingly good time for everyone, and all ages are invited! Activities include: - Trick-or-treat through Museum exhibits (costumes encouraged) - Encounter creepy, crawly beasties with "the animal dude" - Learn about birds of prey from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - Go on a spine-chilling ghost …

Family Friendly, Festival/Party, Trick-or-Treat/Trunk-or-Treat

October 19 - October 21 

Halloween Haunts

A 35-year Tradition of Celebrating Halloween the Natural Way Halloween Haunts combines the make-believe, spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nighttime nature to create a fun event for the whole family. For three nights each year, Wehr's woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a cackling …

Family Friendly, Jack-O'-Lantern Display, Maze / Trail

October 6 - October 21 

Halloween Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin

Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin come to life at this always spooky, sometimes scary, Halloween event for the whole family. Tonight, the veil is thin between this world and the next. Whose footsteps do you hear in the crisp fall eve? Explore the historic Crossroads Village after nightfall …

Family Friendly, Kid Friendly Haunt, Maze / Trail, ...

October 6 - October 27 

Halloween Miniature Golf

Halloween Mini Golf is coming! This October, play 18 holes of spookiness designed to be fun for the whole family. This event includes mini games, costume contests, LOTS OF CANDY, thrills on the course, and Mini Golf!

Halloween Soirée 2023

Join us for the second annual Halloween Soiree to benefit DaneMAC- an evening of great costumes, snacks, music by Dance Floor Heroes, dancing, and a raffle! Serving Dane County since 2018, DaneMAC is a non-profit organization that provides services to survivors of gender-based violence.

Halloween Trick or Treat Party at Liberty Heights Park

Liberty Heights Park Neighborhood Association presents Halloween Trick or Treat Party! Enjoy an adult beverage from Component Brewing and New Barons Brewing Cooperative. Grab a bite from My Aunties Kitchen food truck. Trick or Treat with your family and pups through the park. Bring your fur baby to the Pup …

Family Friendly, Costume Contest, Festival/Party, ...

Halloween at Heritage Hill

Join Heritage Hill as we put the “treat” in trick-or-treat for Halloween! Hands-on-History activities will theme towards all things fall and spooky - Pumpkin bowling by Tank Cottage with Scott’s Sports - Story time in the Moravian Church with Lions Mouth Bookstore - Snap Apple in the Gazebo with The …

Family Friendly, Trick-or-Treat/Trunk-or-Treat

October 31 

Halloween at The Grand Oshkosh

October belongs to The Ghosts of the Grand this season! What would Haunted Happenings be without a Halloween AND Halloween Eve Grand Finale(s)?! Here's what is happening on October 31 for Halloween Eve: 5:00 pm: FREE Craft Pumpking Painting (while supplies last) 5:00 pm: Trick or Treating 5:00pm-11:00pm: $10 Ghost …

Family Friendly, Miscellaneous, Paranormal, ...

Halloween at the Haunted Inn

Join us for Halloween at the Inn. Come in costume and tour the 1840's Stagecoach Inn decorated for Halloween! Will you meet our ghost? (Family friendly, not too scary decorations). While you are there, you can: Tour the haunted Stagecoach Inn, play games, make a craft and more. Trick or …

Family Friendly, Festival/Party

Halloween in Delafield

One of Lake Country’s favorite events! Enjoy business Trick-or-Treat while you stroll Downtown Delafield. Additional tented SPOOKY spaces will be on Milwaukee Street during the event as well! The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community down to see the amazing carvings by our area schools! See pumpkins come …

Family Friendly, Festival/Party, Jack-O'-Lantern Display, ...

October 13 - October 28 

Halls of Terror, The Last Scare

Prairie du chien.

Halls of Terror, the Last Scare is entering its final year. Enter if you dare over 20 chambers inside the old warehouse on the famed St Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. This haunted attraction is not for the faint of heart or the timid. Halls of Terror has supported …

October 7 - October 31 

Haunted Chippewa History Tour

Returning this October, The Haunted Chippewa History Tour takes to the streets of lil Chippewa Falls, telling all the macabre stories the town has to share. Happening every Saturday (with special Tours on Halloween and Friday the 13th) in October! But be quick, and reserve your spots now because Tours …

September 8 - October 27 

Haunted Downtown Walk

Got ghosts? Baraboo does. Baraboo Does Hear the stories about the ghosts that put the boo in Baraboo. This is an easy one hour walking tour. Great for the whole family.

Haunted Forest and Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm

An evening of entertainment. Enjoy a bonfire as you muster up the courage to enter The Haunted Forest and Cornfield. Will you survive? Leave the real world behind and enter the Haunted Spirit World in the Haunted Forest and Cornfield as it comes to life! 40 minutes of terror as …

Haunted Halloween Golf Cart Rides

Limo sized golf carts either 6 and 8 passenger will tour your group through the decorated course, haunted woods and equipment sheds, extremely fun event for everyone to enjoy. You stay on the cart the entire time, your shoes will stay clean and dry! "Kid Friendly" by request Please call …

Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Kid Friendly Haunt, ...

October 8 - October 29 

Haunted Happenings Family Friendly Ghost Tours

October belongs to the Ghosts of The Grand during all 31 days of the spooky season! Haunted Happenings: Ghost Tours feature a trip into the past highlighting the 140-year history of the oldest operating theatre in Wisconsin and the spirit stories within. Family Friendly Tours run 30-45 minutes each covering …

Family Friendly, Paranormal, Ghost Tour

October 3 - October 13 

Haunted Happenings Ghost Tours

October belongs to the Ghosts of The Grand during all 31 days of the spooky season! Haunted Happenings: Ghost Tours feature a trip into the past highlighting the 140-year history of the oldest operating theatre in Wisconsin and the spirit stories within. Get a look into areas of The Grand …

October 4 - October 26 

Haunted Happenings: Craft Cocktails

Want to be the coolest host at your Halloween Bash? Come to The Grand Lounge and learn to make some kooky spooky craft cocktails! With help from the presentation, you will be building five different cocktails at your tables in small groups. This class also includes a Haunted Happenings Ghost …

Haunted Hayrides at Red Ridge Ranch

Visit us on Fridays and Saturdays in October for haunted hay rides. Come see what all the screaming is about if you dare. - The complete ride takes 20-30 minutes from start to finish. We have 3 wagons available, each one holds 10-15 people comfortably. - Enjoy being haunted on …

Haunted Hearthstone: Sequential Killers of the Victorian Age - Season Six

Hearthstone’s most popular event is back and more chilling than ever in this new theatrical performance that brings you face-to-face with Victorian serial killers. Vignettes in each room of the museum bring to life sequential killers - they weren’t called serial killers at the time - and their nefarious deeds. …

Miscellaneous, Other

March 20 - November 30 OPEN TODAY  

Haunted History Tour

There is more to the Dells than waterparks and Roller Coasters (Dells uncovered)! The haunted trolley Experience will take you to the darker side of the Dells. We believe the truth can often times be more frightening than fiction. Prepare to learn about the hidden side of the Dells and …

October 7 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

Haunted Hollow

Haunted Hollow is an event that is different than any other. This is not your normal haunted yard. This yard is 600 ft long and filled with the unimaginable. All scenes can be viewed from the comfort of your vehicle. Live characters roam the roadway waiting to scare you and …

Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Halloween House/Yard Display, ...

Our haunted house is unique with unexpected scares and surprises! Our haunted hallways offer fun Halloween attractions for children between 7-8pm and full scares between 8-11pm. Hot chocolate and snacks are available! All proceeds from the Haunted House are donated to Biehl Bridges to Recovery and Anthony House.

Haunted House: A Night to Dismember

The twenty-third annual “Haunted House—A Night to Dismember” will include many new rooms and hair-raising surprises! More than 100 members of North’s Drama Club create the spine-chilling cast of characters that inhabit the house. The popular non-scary flashlight tours will continue to be available during all hours the house is …

October 19 - October 31 

Haunted Mini Golf

While conquering the course, enjoy delicious spooky cocktails and snacks. Sip on a haunted concoction while experiencing Milwaukee’s most thrilling mini golf. Gather your fellow ghosts and ghouls, and prepare for a chillingly good time—experience the spookiest round of mini golf you've ever played.​

Haunted Attraction, Other

Haunted Path ltd

12 room Haunted house in it's 18th year in operation. We welcome all ages as we can adjust the scare level as needed. When staffed we have up to 45 volunteers to give you a different experience around every corner. Open every Fri And Sat in Oct from 6 to …

September 16 - November 11 

Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy 2 Types of Spirits on this Haunted Pub Crawl This unique haunted tavern tour will get you up close to the “spirits” of Door County. You’ll enjoy the “intoxicating” tales of the peninsula’s haunted pubs and taverns. The trolley tour will spend approximately 45 minutes in each of the …

Haunted Warehouse

Richland center.

Haunted Warehouse is an annual fundraising event presented by the AD German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc. Our event has small groups enter each warehouse to be scared and test their bravery. Visitors will meet their fears and then scream for more. This event has two separate types of scare levels to …

Hidden Hills Haunted Barn

Walk through the tragic life of Erlend Norgaard for the scariest haunted barn in the area. Kid friendly scares from 5-6pm. We also have a Grass Maze, Costume Contest (1st prize worth $100 of farm fresh meat), Spooky Scavenger Hunt, Chest of Mysteries, Painted Pumpkins, and more!!!

Family Friendly, Haunted Attraction, Costume Contest, ...

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

4 Mazes in 1! Our Corn Maze features four separate mazes for the price of one! Each maze varies in length and difficulty, while providing entertainment for all ages! Checkpoint Sponsor Rewards: The Blue (2.6 miles) and Green (2 miles) Mazes offer special area discounts. Each checkpoint is sponsored by …

This is my home yard haunt up every night weather permitting. Also on October 31 from 5-7 will be handing out candy in the yard.

Horrors of the Household

As beautiful as they were, Victorian homes could be deadly… as there were perils lurking in every room. Poisonous wallpaper, adulterated food, killer cosmetics, even exploding plumbing were just some of the dangers that filled gorgeous Victorian mansions like Hearthstone. Back by popular demand, this tour which sold-out in 2021 …

House of Shadows

The House of Shadows is an interactive haunted attraction/fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta. We take a "reportedly haunted" former infirmary of the Wisconsin State Child Center and turn it into a haunted house each year for your spooktacular pleasure. The Not So Scary attraction runs from …

October 13 - October 27 

Hudson Trolley Ghost Tours

​Is Hudson WI haunted? Experience the darker side of our city as a collection of mysterious stories, from our local residents, are transcribed for this haunted tour. Have you met the Ghost of Hudson? Would you like to? Maybe or maybe not! New stories will be told but many of …

September 28 - October 29 

Jack-O'-Lantern Nights

Over 1,000 Jack-O'-Lanterns will light up the night! In the crisp fall air, stroll through the Zoo along a dedicated paved pathway and become immersed in dazzling lights and charming decorations. The intricately designed jack-o’-lanterns will look like pieces of art during the day and come to life at night …

Family Friendly, Jack-O'-Lantern Display

Jack-O-Lantern Festival

Come one, come all to the 2023 Jack-O-Lantern Festival! Featuring a lot of the same fun events such as pumpkin painting and cotton candy from Lakeland Family Resource Center, pumpkin carving contest and story time with Spooner Memorial Library, 5k Zombie Run/Walk with Spooner Health, inflatables and carnival games for …

Family Friendly, Festival/Party, Run / Walk

Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Get spirited away at the second annual Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee presented by WaterStone Bank on Saturday, October 28, from 11 AM - 2 PM, in Red Arrow Park. We'll cast a spell on Downtown and brew a not-so-scary Halloween festival for ghosts and ghouls of all ages! The event features free …

October 1 - October 2 

Kip's Grand Escape

An Escape Room-Like Scavenger Hunt Throughout The Grand Oshkosh The Grand has experienced strange events for the past thirteen days only to discover that the root of it all trails back to a spirit named “Kip” that resides in a doll kept in the theatre. The doll is typically secured …

April 22 - November 3 

Lake Geneva Ghost Walk: Downtown and Lakefront Tour

This isn’t just a resort town for the living... Creepy old mansions with echoing halls and dusty relics. The weird happenings at Otto Young’s 100-room Stone Manor. These beautiful homes and buildings are really something else, and on this 90-minute walking tour of downtown Lake Geneva, your guide focuses on …

October 29 

Lake Lawn Queen Family Halloween Party

Bring the whole family aboard the Lake Lawn Queen for lots of Halloween Fun! Featuring Mr. Pickles who will delight and entertain children and adults alike with tunes, magic, and fun. Costume prizes, hot dogs & chips, cash bar. Halloween candy for all of the kids! 10:30am – 12:00pm: Meet …

Lake Lawn Queen: Adult Halloween Boat Bash/Monster Mash Afterparty!

Crawl aboard our Spooktacular Lake Lawn Queen for an Adult Halloween Boat Bash Cruise! A live DJ will be playing your favorite “Monster Smashes” and Jams and be sure to dress in your best costume as there will be prizes! Enjoy a glass of our Witches Brew & More BOO-zy …

Adults Only, Costume Contest, Party

September 22 - November 10 

Lakeshore Pedal Ghost Tours

Downtown Kenosha is a hotbed of paranormal activity, and you will learn all about our resident ghosts and spirits. We will share tales about a sunken ship, haunted historical sites, and mysterious happenings. We will make two bar stops for you to enjoy some "spirits" during our 90-minute ride. Additionally, …

Lapham Peak Fright Hike

Each Halloween season, for two nights, the beautiful, moonlit, paths of Lapham Peak are riddled with ghosts and goblins. Brought to you by the Friends of Lapham Peak, Fright Hike is a mile long walk through the dark forest with scary scenes performed by local organizations. Proceeds benefit the Friends …

Life with the Afterlife: True Tales of the Paranormal with Ghosthunter Amy Bruni

Amy Bruni started her professional ghost-hunting career just over a decade ago, but her experience with ghosts started when she was very young. She began as a paranormal investigator in 2007, when she began appearing on "Ghost Hunters," in which she starred in 116 episodes. Now, she’s the co-star and …

Paranormal, Paranormal Discussion

MSS/TTT Trunk-or-Treat 2023

Medical Support Services/Tender Touch's Trunk-or-Treat is back for 2023! Join us and local community partners on Saturday, October 21st, from 12:30 to 2:30PM for treats and spooky fun. Trunk-or-Treat will take place in the rear parking lot of our Kenosha clinic, located at 3615 Washington Rd, Kenosha. There will be …

October 13 - October 21 

Mariner Manor

Mariner Manor is Muskego’s NEWEST HOME HAUNT!! Our Halloween display is lit nightly from dusk-10pm (weather dependent) drive by and enjoy the lights and decorations now through Halloween. We are extremely excited to announce NEW in 2023 the Manor doors will open select nights this October for a family friendly …

Haunted Attraction, Home Haunt

September 29 - October 7 

Marinette Moose Lodge Haunted Trail & Haunted House

Over 1000' of Haunted Trail, with over 20 scary scenes ending up at a Haunted House Haunted House can have up to 28 different themed rooms. Paid R.I.P. Upgrade: 1) Extra Trail scenes 2) Extra Haunted House Rooms 3) Free Selfie Board & Backdrop use 4) Key Chain* for Free …

May 6 - December 30 

Milwaukee Haunted History City Tour

A Haunted Milwaukee Tour for All Ages Join us at City Tours MKE for ghost stories of times past and some of Milwaukee’s great urban legends! We will take you to locations famous for ghost sightings and we’ll walk through a park that offers great views in the daytime but …

May 13 - December 30 

Milwaukee Haunted History Pub Crawl Tour

An Unforgettable Haunted Bar Crawl of Milwaukee, the Brew City Did you know that Milwaukee is said to have more ghosts per square mile than any other city in America? Come find out exactly why that claim just might be true on our 21+ “Spirit Tour”. (For a ghostly tour …

Monster Mash Adult Halloween Party

It’s Halloween time, and we’re throwing a party at Lake Lawn Resort featuring The Hair Band Night! Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music, spooky spirits, and wicked brews. In addition to our selection of great craft beverages, we’ll be serving up tasty seasonal treats. Don your …

May 27 - October 28 OPEN TODAY  

Murder & Mayhem Tour

Mayhem, murder, and bone chilling fun! Step aboard the trolley as we weave through and retrace the steps of the Peninsula’s most wanted criminals, past and present. Hear shocking stories including the Canal Shack Killing and infamous Furnace Murder! Experience the dark side of the Door County. Pick up Location …

North Shore Bank Zoo Boo

Celebrate the Halloween season at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park. No tricks – Treat Stations are back! Bring your trick-or-treat bags and don’t forget to wear your costumes – adults and kids alike are encouraged to dress up! Throughout the event, guests can enjoy kids’ games, ride the carousel, …

Novak Manor

Welcome to the Manor! We are a full haunted house experience operated from our home in West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. During the month of October our property transforms into a fully immersive haunted experience. Located at 9730 W. Montana Ave. just blocks away from the famous “Candy …

Onalaska Jaycees Haunted House

The Onalaska Jaycees Present: "FAST FOOD FREAKS" **PLEASE NOTE** CASH ONLY ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL ON PREMISES! There is also no smoking on the property. The Onalaska Jaycees strongly advise NOT entering if you have asthma, sensitivity to loud noises, flashing lights, smells, if you're currently pregnant, suffer from any heart …

Open Road Harley-Davidson Trunk-or Treat

Fond du lac.

Open Road Harley-Davidson is hosting a trunk-or-treat event for kids of all ages. Come join us as we'll have a costume contest, pumpkin carving, a pet costume contest, and of course treats. Motorcyclists will have their saddlebags & tour packs stacked with treats from 11:00am-3:00pm.

Family Friendly, Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treat/Trunk-or-Treat, ...

Paranormal Sleepover at The Grand Oshkosh

The opportunity you've been waiting for is finally here- get the chance to spend the night in one of Wisconsin's top ten most haunted theatres and see what paranormal experiences you can uncover! This overnight adventure features paranormal investigating opportunities with C.A.P.S. (Cryptids Anomalies Paranormal Society). Schedule of evening: 7:00 …

Paranormal, Ghost Tour, Paranormal Discussion, ...

September 8 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

Pearce's Corn Maze

In addition to our 12-acre professional maze Pearce's Farm Stand provides you with the opportunity to buy the very best locally grown produce. We have a variety of items to satisfy your every craving for seasonal, fresh, fruits, vegetables and more. Pearce's Farm Stand is especially known for its wonderful …

October 6 - December 3 

Perdition Pines Haunted Event

Screaming every Friday & Saturday night in October! IMPORTANT: We apologize for any inconvenience; this event/attraction is not handicapped accessible. All of our guests must be able to walk, stand and be well balanced in order to successfully make their way through. Our attraction feature strobe lighting, smoke/fog effects, latex …

October 18 - October 21 

Pumpkin Pavilion

The Bay View Neighborhood Association would like to invite you and your family to this annual Bay View tradition. This four-day, family-friendly event brings over 2,000 Bay View residents and Milwaukee neighbors to Humboldt Park Pavilion. Guests come to carve pumpkins, admire the display of 1,000 lit pumpkins, enjoy live …

October 21 - October 22 

Pumpkin Special

A Harvest Time Tradition Finding your Halloween pumpkin is more fun at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Climb aboard the Pumpkin Special and make your way to Quartzite Lake where pumpkins brought to the train from a local farmer await your arrival. Pick out your pumpkin(s) of choice and bring your newly …

Red Barn Corn Maze


Find your way through our 7 acre corn maze! Spend hours exploring our 2023 maze with over 3 miles of trails. Learn about Wisconsin history and geography as we celebrate 175 years as a state! Test your investigative skills by finding the checkpoints and solving the "Farm Scenes Investigation". Hunt …

Family Friendly, Hay/Wagon Ride, Maze / Trail

Red Barn Haunted Corn Maze

Friday Nights in October Tall Corn. In the dark. Rustling wind. Distant animals howling. Actual spiders. And if that isn't scary enough... Farmers aren't scary. Until they're stalking you. Children aren't scary. Unless they live in the corn field, only seen at night. Dolls aren't scary. Except when they are. …

Haunted Attraction, Haunted Maze, Haunted Trail

REVENGE Haunted Attraction returns October 2023 for our FINAL season of terror at The Chase Stone Barn featuring a fresh design with new scares around every corner. For the past 7 years REVENGE has transformed this historic landmark into the stuff of nightmares, only to disappear without a trace come …

September 23 

River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival

The 2023 River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival is presented by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire & WESTconsin Credit Union Date: Saturday, September 23rd Time: 8:30AM - 2PM; Pumpkin Drop at 3PM Location: River Prairie Park, Altoona, WI For Spectators: The 2023 River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival celebrates giant pumpkins …

Romp in the Swamp

Join us for our 30th annual Romp in the Swamp event, presented by Essity — a cherished autumn tradition where adventure meets celebration. This year, we’re back and better than ever, and we can’t wait to have you join the fun! Your adventure begins as you take an enchanting hay …

Safe & Spooky Halloween at Stonefield

Grab a bag for stashing your candy and a flashlight, and come investigate what goes bump in the night at this family-friendly event at Stonefield. This evening is chock-full of fun and sweet treats with “Light Fright” for the little ones until 6:00 p.m. After hours, the ghosts and ghouls …

Family Friendly, Kid Friendly Haunt, Trick-or-Treat/Trunk-or-Treat

October 13 - October 14 

Sawdust City Fright Fest

The Sawdust City Fright Fest is dedicated to building on our love of horror and our years of experience in and around the genre. We want to create a festival and environment that would primarily benefit independent filmmakers, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Wisconsin Independent Horror Filmmakers, and …

Scary Witches Terror Tour

Wedges Creek Hideaway is hosting fall wagon rides through the woods starting at 11 AM till 5 pm and the Scary Witches Terror Tour from 6-9 pm. Brick oven pizzas are available. Tickets for the daytime ride is just $8 for adults and kids 4+. Tickets for the evening ride …

Schuster's Haunted Forest

Endure a nerve racking ride into the deep, dark woods, and stumble to the entry of Schuster's Hauinted Forest. Don't forget about the fall treats! Our bakery is open until 10pm serving our apple cider donuts, farm fresh pumpkin cake, caramel apples, soft pretzels, and brats! New! for 2023 Public …

September 30 - November 5 

Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses

Screamin' Acres in Stoughton, WI is open for another season of sheer terror! Our most famous attraction, Side Effects (3D), has been completely re-created as an all new 3D experience - Side Effects: Recharged! Come see the insanity as it pops off the walls in one of America's most unique …

April 8 - October 28 

Sensual Daydreams presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and …

April 28 - October 28 

Shadow of City Hall Ghost Walk

In Room 507, a hotel guest was unexpectedly locked out one evening. The key card just stopped working. A hotel security guard came to help, but he was unable to get any key card to work. Then both men heard movement in the room and became convinced that somehow an …

Shakers 2.0

This is the longer, grittier, more salacious version of the Shakers Original Ghost Tour. Get down and dirty with decades of scandal. As if that weren't exciting enough, we make use of classic divining rods to speak to the spirits at Shakers. This tour is truly a hands-on ghost experience …

Shakers Ghost Tour

Voted one of the FIVE most haunted bars in the entire nation, Shakers Original Ghost Tour lets you take an uneasy glimpse into the establishment's sordid past. Once home to a cemetery, speakeasy, and brothel, Shaker's walls DO talk - and the tales they tell aren't always pretty. 60 minutes. …

August 18 - November 11 

Sheboygan Asylum Ghost Investigations

Sheboygan falls.

Welcome back for another year of tours with the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters. Tickets for the asylum sold out last year and this year we have 8 less weekends so they will sell out faster. This year won’t be any different. Be sure you know what date that you want …

Shockwave Haunts

One of Southern Wisconsin's best haunted houses. All new for 2023. Featuring two different long haunts this year. Homemade wood fired pizza and a full bar available. Check us out on Facebook and on Youtube.

Skeleton Skamper

Join us for a spooktacular Skeleton Skamper like no other! Lace-up your running shoes and put on your most creative and fun costume as we race through the eerie, spooky trails of Verona. Runners of all ages are welcome to participate in this thrilling event filled with surprises at every …

Family Friendly, Run / Walk

October 12 - October 28 

Ski Sprites Presents CarnEVIL

The Ski Sprites Hounted House is in full swing, preparing to make you scream! Last year we brought you The Bloody Chocolate Factory, this year, we bring you CarnEVIL!

Skully's Terror Haunted House

The most terrifying haunted attraction in Jefferson County is back! New and returning customers are amazed at the enhancements we made for 2023! We thank our visitors for helping us rank in the Visitors Choice Award: #3 in 2021, #2 in 2022, which means the only option for 2023 is …

Soul Reapers Haunted House

You want to experience a truly terrifying haunted house? Soul Reapers Haunted House exists for this reason. What's a Soul Reaper? They are the scariest, most ruthless monsters of Hell and Satan has summoned them to devour your pathetic souls! Hearing your screams brings the Soul Reapers great satisfaction. Will …

October 22 

Species Spooktacular | Afternoon

Come in costume and learn about some of nature’s spooky and misunderstood animals! We’ll dispel myths about them and share their ecological importance. Meet live animal ambassadors in our Great Hall, including snakes, tarantulas, turtles, and raptor ambassadors! Also vote for your favorite of our costumed taxidermy animals. Hike our …

Species Spooktacular | Morning

October 15 - October 21 OPEN TODAY  

Spirits of The Grand Tours

Historic characters, both real and imagined, are center-stage in this interactive guided tour of one of the most haunted theaters in Wisconsin. Since 2010, SPIRITS OF THE GRAND tours have been a highlight of the "October Season" at the historic Grand Oshkosh. With over 140 years of history and experiences …

Miscellaneous, Paranormal, Ghost Tour, ...

Spirits of the Silent City: Unfinished Business

The 2022 inaugural “Spirits of the Silent City” immersive, after-dark experience a week before Halloween sold out all three nights and will return this year. (Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.) Produced under theatrical lighting by Forest Home Cemetery in collaboration with Caper Company, professional actors bring heavily researched stories …

Spooks on Spurr's Mansion of Misery & Forest of Freaks

Spooks on Spurr is a haunted attraction in New London, Wisconsin. The old "Spurr Mansion," as the local folks call it, is a beautiful house built in the 1800's. The stories you will hear about the "Spurr Mansion" and the surrounding wooded area, will give you goosebumps. Six years ago, …


Spooktacular will feature interactive stage entertainment, balloon animals and virtual reality with Edge VR. Children also will have the opportunity to have their faces painted, play fall-themed games, decorate cookies and put their artistic skills to work at Halloween-themed craft stations. In addition, the Center for Childhood Safety will be …

October 10 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

Spooky Hollow Experience

October 10 27th Annual Light-up ceremony Sponsored by a new food truck! Come early to enjoy dinner at a local food truck. Truck will arrive at 4:30 PM Officially starts at 6:30 PM With countdown to light-up at 7 PM October 10 - 30 open for viewing: Nightly from 6:00 …

Sprecksel Slaughterhouse Presents: Mine Blown

We're back!! This year celebrating our 10th year haunting in Rhinelander! Who is ready for MINE BLOWN?!

Summoning Spirits with Peter Boie

Part of the Alberta S. Kimball Foundation Series Reach beyond the grave with an all-new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show designed to get your adrenaline pumping with help from the other side. Written and performed by Peter Boie, one of the country’s top …

Miscellaneous, Paranormal, Other

Superior Spooktacular Parade

The 9th Annual Superior Spooktacular Parade will take place on Saturday, October 28 at two o'clock pm. The parade starts at the intersection of 14th Street and Ogden Avenue running north to Broadway Street, and then east on Broadway to Hughit Avenue. There are several other fun Halloween activities taking …

Family Friendly, Parade

October 25 

Tarot Card Class

Presented by MysticKarma Come learn more about the mystic art of tarot card reading with the help of Victoria from MysticKarma! Join us in The Grand Lounge for an evening of education on tarot cards and how to read them + tarot card themed drinks (1 free included in ticket …

September 29 - November 4 

Terror Shed Haunted House

Experience Halloween like never before at Terror Shed Haunted House. Entering into the Haunted house there will be FOG, FOUL SCENTS, MILD SHOCKS, DIZZINESS, CLAUSTROPHOBIC AREAS, LOUD NOISES, WATER, STROBE LIGHTS, VIBRATING FLOOR, CROOKED HALLWAYS, PITCH DARKNESS and actor that will be scaring you every turn you take in the …

Terror at Tyrol

Terror at Tyrol is one haunted attraction with 4 different attractions/themes within and begins with a chairlift ride to the top of the hill. TWISTED WOOD TRAIL Pierce the vail of night. Follow the path that winds through a forest of fear. The deranged denizens of the dark are waiting …

September 16 - October 31 

Terror on the Fox

Experience Terror on the Fox Haunted House, Wisconsin’s Favorite Halloween Tradition. Halloween lives here!

The Clownatorium

Local yard haunt . The Clownatorium was a tavelling Circus until it was burned down by the townsfolk Of Manitowoc. It has returned to take revenge with It's ghost clowns running loose.

The Dark Side at The House on the Rock

Spring green.

Come See The Dark Side Of The House… 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. Your nightmares will become real. You will stroll down the walkway of …

Celebrating 16 years of scaring you silly. If you're looking for a great scare this Halloween season, try The Haunt. After more than a decade, we know exactly how to create a haunted house that will get your heart pounding and your skin crawling. Our event is handicap accessible! The …

The Haunted Hillside

We are a Haunted Trail, you take a walk through the woods, not knowing what May jump out at you. We offer options when going through the trail. October 6 & 7, no actors on the trail, but props will be on. The rest of the Friday and Saturday nights …

The Hill Has Eyes

The Hill Has Eyes: 45 Acres & 60 Minutes of Sheer Terror – Dare to escape Wisconsin’s top outdoor haunted trails. Test your courage through four gruesome outdoor attractions, all for the price of one: • First, you’ll enter Failed Escape. Walking amongst a society of mutant hillbillies formed from …

October 1 - October 29 

The Hill Has Eyes Not So Scary Halloween Party

Visit us on Sunday's for our Not So Scary Halloween Party. Ideal for kids and families who want to experience The Hill Has Eyes attractions when its not so scary. Our actors will take you on a guided tour through the attractions and kids will get to Trick or Treat …

The Hollows at Phantom Lake YMCA

The Hollows at Phantom Lake YMCA About Us Join us for an enchanting evening stroll through our magical Halloween pumpkin wonderland while supporting our mission to help kids of different ages and abilities experience camp. Journey through magical fairy lands, Viking ships, mermaids, witches, and wizards inhabiting the wooded trails …

Family Friendly, Jack-O'-Lantern Display, Maze / Trail, ...

October 3 - October 31 OPEN TODAY  

The Nightmare On East Vogel

The Nightmare on East Vogel is located in Cudahy WI, we are a local yard haunt who transforms 4 yards into a creepy, interactive walk through experience! Creepy clowns and terrifying animatronic ghosts and ghouls guide you through our yard haunt, every year it gets bigger and better. Be careful …

The Poe Society Radio Hour… in Black

The Poe Society Radio Hour presents: The Woman in Black When Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor, is sent to attend the funeral of Mrs. Drablow in the eerie town of Crythin Gifford, he sees the woman in black for the first time, a woman who will continue to haunt him …

The Realm of Darkness Haunted House

Welcome to The Realm of Darkness Haunted House! Enter the Ultimate Interactive & Nightmarish Experience in Wisconsin! With a BRAND NEW location and heated indoor waiting, The Realm of Darkness Haunted House is an unparalleled thrill-seeking adventure that will leave you trembling with terror. Prepare yourself to embark on a …

April 22 - October 28 

Third Ward Ghost Walk

"Do you want to have some real fun?" With those words, the wildly eccentric Clair Richardson founded the Skylight Music Theatre. While Clair died in 1981, many say he never left. In fact, his human remains still reside in the building and have even taken part in two productions. To …

Trick or Treat Trains

Come join us for some fall fun during our Trick-or-treat trains! Kids are encouraged to come in costume and take a 20-minute ride from the East Troy Depot down to Byrnes Park, where we will have trick or treat stations and fall activities. Upon returning to East Troy, each child …

Trick or Treat at The Corners

Head to Market Square to meet our sponsors and get your trick-or-treat map! Costumes are encouraged for all ages! ACTIVITIES: Live Music with Kid Boogie Down in Market Square Trick or Treating at participating restaurants, retailers & businesses at The Corners Spooky pop-up activities throughout the center, including Meet & …

Trick or Treat in the Village

Get your costumes and buckets ready for Sunday, October 22! In addition to lots of candy, this event will feature fall fun like gourd bowling, pumpkin ring toss, cool crafts, an interactive display by a WI Master Naturalist, and print shop demonstrations. Bring the whole family! We participate in the …

Trick-or-Treat at East Towne Square

Join us for a thrilling Halloween Extravaganza! Indoor trick-or-treat for kids. Visit each store for delightful treats & capture the magic in your costume. Photo opportunities throughout the mall. Enjoy fall shopping while kiddos enjoy a spooktacular time!

May 27 - November 4 OPEN TODAY  

Trolley of the Doomed Door County Ghost Tour

Step aboard the “Trolley of the Doomed” as we share tales of ghostly sunken ships, haunted lighthouses and mysterious happenings on the darker side of this spirited peninsula. There is a reason this Door County ghost tour was showcased in USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Midwest Living Magazine! Join our …

Trunk or Treat at Grande Prairie Care & Rehab

Pleasant prairie.

Join us for our FREE Annual Trunk or Treat Event at Grande Prairie Care and Rehab Center! Festivities will be taking place on the North side parking lot of Grande Prairie rain or shine! With over 30 vendors handing out candy, your little ones will be sure to fill those …

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Vesperman Farms Corn Maze

Bring your family and friends out for a great day of fun. T Try the 5 acre corn maze, visit the animals, play around in the barn yard activities. Go on a hay wagon ride the pumpkin patch, watch us launch pumpkins from our catapult and air canon. Enjoy some …

Warriors Haunted Asylum

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3 floors of hair raising fright. Starting on the 2nd floor and working your way to the basement of the 100+ year old building. Just when you think your safely outside..... It keeps going through an outdoor maze that leads to a bonfire. Oct 7th from 10 am to 1 …

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Waukesha Ghost Walks

A city of spiritualism, murder, curses, and exorcism. Even Mary Todd Lincoln stayed here while seeing a psychic medium whom she’d prayed would connect her with the soul of her assassinated husband. From its resort city history to the ghosts of modern day, see a side of Waukesha that you …

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Whitewater Spirit Tour

Whether you’re a skeptic, a paranormal enthusiast or just looking to learn more about Whitewater’s haunted history, you won’t want to miss Whitewater’s annual Spirit Tour! Whitewater may seem like a normal Midwestern town, but it hides a dark past, one rife with tales of witches, ghosts, strange murders, and …

Wilkes Haunted Acres

Our peaceful family farm turns into Wilkes Haunted Acres every October for your enjoyment. Come take the haunted hayride thru our woods with spooks and goblins at every turn. The corn maze is “dark” on these it haunted or not?? You will have to come check it out for …

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Wisconsin Dells Trolley Tours: Haunted Pub Crawl

BOOS AND BREWS. Experience two kinds of "spirits" A guided haunted pub crawl you can't miss just like the spirits that haunt these spooky establishments. Cold spots by the stage, apparitions in the mirror dressed in 50's clothing, and more have all happened on this tour. Come see ghost Molly …

Wisconsin Fear Fest

Wisconsin Fear Fest is Plymouth’s Scariest Haunted Thrill Park! Experience 3 Terrifying Haunted houses then have some fun with our games including Paintball, Axe Throwing, and Much more! Enjoy an evening of Fun and Fear at The Wisconsin Fear Fest!

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Wisconsin Feargrounds

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Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses bring nightmares to life for another year

STOUGHTON, Wis. (WMTV) - Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses has opened its doors for another ten terrifying nights this year.

One of Wisconsin’s scariest haunted attractions right outside of Madison is open Sept 30th, Oct 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, and Nov 4th.

Screamin’ Acres has entirely redesigned one of it’s most popular areas, “Side Effects,” and created the all-new “Side Effects: RECHARGED!” This blacklit, 3-D freak show will have guests brave enough to enter, questioning what is real and what might be part of their imagination. Screamin’ Acres has also added 3,000 square feet of terrifying outdoor haunt, where blood-curdling screams can be heard all around the area.

“We sure try to have something that scares everyone,” Screamin’ Acres Owner Jacob Eugster said. “Whether it’s tight spaces, spiders or clowns or guts and gore. Even just simply quiet and going through the corn field you know what I mean? It’s always something for someone.”

The haunted attraction was started by then-14-year-old Eugster on his family farm in Stoughton as a way of making a little extra money for college. Now, it has grown to four different haunted attractions and over 30,000 square feet of nightmare-inducing thrills with terrifying actors and world class makeup artists.

“I could not have imagined it being 13 years down the line a huge operation to the scale it is now,” he said. “I could not imagine like darn near selling out in the first weekend of opening. Normally you would think that it would be really slow early in the season, but we’ve been busy, busy, busy. The demand is keeping up with everything.”

Eugster says people come from all over just for the thrill of Screamin’ Acres.

“We’ve had people come from Minneapolis coming just to see us. We had a group from Indiana. Lots of groups from Chicago, Milwaukee area, Green Bay. It’s really incredible to see people coming from such great distances to see a haunted house,” he said.

Over 100 cast members help make the haunted attraction run every year as well as makeup artists.

Eugster says they’re always looking forward to next year and have plans to be better every year.

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Scariest Haunted House In America? Forget Just One, Here Are 10 You Should Visit

While there's no shortage of designed haunted attractions across the country, some people want to experience real ghosts in real haunted homes.

  • Winchester House in California is the scariest haunted attraction in the U.S., with its 160 rooms and maze-like design meant to ward off evil spirits.
  • Joshua Ward House in Salem is haunted by the spirits of Sheriff Corwin's victims from the Salem Witch Trials, with reports of strangulations and unexplained scratches.
  • The Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana is rich in haunted history, with sightings of ghosts and paranormal activities, including a slave who poisoned her masters and a murdered plantation owner seen in a mirror.

America is full of historical homes with interesting and spooky stories, some that send a chill down the spine.

Famous houses like the Joshua Ward House, the Winchester Mystery House, and the Villisca Ax Murder House all have well-known reputations for ghosts and other paranormal activities that scare visitors out of their wits.

These 10 haunted houses all have dark or eerie pasts; some are privately held, and others have even been recognized by the US government to be haunted.

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1 Winchester House, San Jose, California

Among the numerous haunted houses across the country, the scariest one remains an original home, and for that reason alone, every thrillseeker should visit the Winchester House in California . Designed by Sarah Winchester, whose husband developed the "gun that won the West," the Winchester House is on top of the list of the scariest haunted attractions in the U.S.

Recommended using her $20 million inheritance to build a home to appease the spirits, Sarah began the construction of the Winchester House in 1884 and continued for 38 years — until Sarah died in 1922.

What began as an eight-room farmhouse was added onto for 26 years between 1886 and 1922, becoming a 160-room mansion with 2,000 doors, a home like a maze, filled with twisting and turning hallways, dead-ends, secret panels, a window built into a floor, staircases leading to nowhere, doors that open to walls, upside-down columns, and rooms built, then intentionally closed off — all to ward off and confuse evil spirits.

  • Address: 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
  • Tour 1: Walk With Spirits Tour - $41.99 Adults, $34.99 Seniors, $19.99 Children (Age 5-12) - Duration 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Tour 2: Guided Mansion Tour - $41.99 for adults, $34.99 for seniors, $19.99 for children (Ages 5-12) - Duration 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Reserve tickets in advance for Winchester House

2 Joshua Ward House, Salem, Massachusetts

Sheriff Corwin is famous for his involvement in the Salem Witch Trials and his treatment of the accused, and this was the main reason for this house being considered haunted. Joshua Ward House is on the same grounds where Sheriff Corwin had once lived and the horrific things he had done to the tenants there.

It is a rumor that he used the basement of his home to torture and victimize the accused. Whether they were witches or not didn't seem too important to him; his methods were so severe that they would pledge their allegiance to Satan to end the horrific punishment.

Scary stories have been quite common at the Joshua Ward House like multiple witnesses who have claimed to have been strangled by an unseen pair of hands while visiting the Joshua Ward House, reports of warm, half-melted candle wax present in rooms where there are no candles, and guests were having sudden, unexplained scratches and burns appearing on their arms.

Experiences by visitors at Joshua Ward House easily make it one of the most haunted houses in the U.S. , and thrill seekers who enjoy the eeriness of being haunted should not miss it.

  • Address: 148 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
  • Tours: Search here for multiple tour options

3 Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana

While it is hard to separate fact from fiction, sightings of ghosts around Myrtles Plantation are deep in history and folklore since the 1700s in voodoo-rich Louisiana.

The story of a slave who poisoned her masters out of jealousy and hanged started a legendary tale of chilling paranormal activities on the plantation. A host of natural deaths had also occurred, but the only other violent death was when plantation owner William Winter was shot and killed in 1871 while standing on his front porch.

Ghosts of the slave girl and everyone she had murdered have been seen regularly in a large mirror in the house and on the porch steps. The property is open seven days a week and offers guided tours through the downstairs six rooms of the main home.

  • Address: 7747 US Highway 61St. Francisville, LA 70775
  • Tour (Sunday To Thursday): 7 p.m.- $20 per person.
  • Tour (Friday & Saturday): 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.- $20 per person
  • Reserve tickets in advance for Myrtles Plantation

4 Whaley House, San Diego, California

Made in 1857 in Old Town San Diego, Whaley House is where the gallows were, and Yankee "Jim Robinson" was hanged for attempting grand larceny. A few years later, when Thomas Whaley built his family home on the site, heavy footsteps "from the boots of a large man" could be heard throughout the house. Thomas Whaley concluded it was Yankee Jim.

People believed the site was haunting before construction began, as many descendants of the Whaley family lived and died in the house. Two more tragedies had occurred in their home - their second child, Thomas, Jr, died at 18 months of scarlet fever, and their fifth child, Violet, committed suicide in 1885.

Whaley House's Greek Revival architecture style and authentic decor added to its mysterious and chilling past, attracting visitors from all over the world as one of the most haunted houses in the USA . The home was designated a Historic Landmark in 1932 and is open to public tours.

  • Address: 2476 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Tour (Daytime self-guided tour): Schedule: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Daily) - Adult from $13 - Child from $9
  • Tour (Whaley House Evening Tour): Schedule: 5 p.m. onwards. Last Tour 8:40 p.m. (Daily - each tour is 30–40 minutes) - Adult and Child: from $18
  • Tour (After Hours Paranormal Investigation): Schedule: 10:30 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) - Adult: from $142
  • Reserve tickets in advance for Whaley House

Day and Evening Tours may not be suitable for children under 13.

5 Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts

The Lizzie Borden house means different things to different people, from a historic gem to one of the best-haunted locations in America . Some say that a ghostly face appeared in the cellar over the sink, where blood-soaked clothes may have been washed, right after the 1892 hatchet murders of Andrew and Abby Borden.

Lizzie, Andrew's daughter, was acquitted at the trial of the century, maybe by the jury's error. She, Andrew, and her stepmother, Abby, are said to roam the house. Sounds of rolling marbles on the attic floor by children who were victims of drowning by their mother in the basement well next door are also common occurrences.

  • Address: 230 Second St, Fall River, MA 02721
  • Tour (House): 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (90 minutes tour) - From $30 per person
  • Tour (Ghost): 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (90 minutes tour) - From $25 per person
  • Tour (Ghost Hunt): 10 p.m. - Midnight (2 hours tour) - From $40 per person
  • Reserve tickets in advance for Lizzie Borden House

6 The Villisca Axe Murder House, Villisca, Iowa

On June 12, 1912, the Moore family and two house guests were bludgeoned to death by an axe in their home, turning this quaint countryside setting into a bloody crime scene. J.B. and Sarah Moore lost their lives and all their children in this gruesome act of violence, but there was no evidence, and no one was ever found guilty.

Even today, paranormal investigations report the sounds of children crying, lamps falling, ladders moving, and doors slamming on their own. The Villisca Axe Murder House is open for daytime tours and overnight sleepovers. Overnight tours need a reservation.

For booking a tour - call Martha at 712-621-1530 or email at [email protected]

  • Address: 508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864
  • Day tours: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - $10.00 per person 12 and over, and seniors 65 and over are $5 per person
  • Night tours: $428 for groups from 1 to 6 people, $75.00 for each additional person.
  • Deposit: A $200 non-refundable deposit is to be paid when you book a date; this deposit goes towards the full amount due.

Day tours will close on November 5th, 2023.

7 Franklin Castle (A.K.A Hannes Tiedemann House), Cleveland, Ohio

Gothic-styled Franklin Castle is said to be the most haunted home in Ohio, and it looks like one with balconies, stone walls, wrought-iron fixtures, a tower, and fences.

Rumors about the eerie castle began to surface after multiple deaths occurred in the Tiedemann family within the first four years of living in the massive four-story stone mansion on Franklin Boulevard. Initially believed to be a series of unfortunate events, they started looking like a more sinister plot of murders. Heavy footfalls, babies crying, reports of a faceless spirit on the 3rd floor, tunnels, and hidden passages have made the Franklin Castle popular with a reputation of being alive with paranormal activity. Lastly, there is that added thrill of people visiting the castle to catch a glimpse of the Lady in Black, the ghost that keeps watch from the tower window.

Over the years, the castle has had many famous owners, such as the German Socialist Party, Judy Garland's final husband, Michael DeVinko, and Sam Muscatello, who saw the castle's potential for tourism and began holding ghost tours.

  • Address: 4308 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Timing and Admission: 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Price: $35 per person.
  • Reserve tickets in advance for Franklin Castle

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8 LaLaurie Mansion, New Orleans, Louisiana

One of the most well-known and popular ghost stories on Ghost Tours in New Orleans, the haunted LaLaurie Mansion is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of former slaves who served there.

For almost 200 years, there have been reports of paranormal activity from this house in the historic French Quarter area of New Orleans. There is a room in the LaLaurie Mansion where slaves were kept captive, and there have been reports of screams, moans, and weeping sounds coming from that room. Some have even claimed to have seen ghostly faces in the upstairs windows. Phantom footsteps also commonly echo through the house. Many people have claimed to feel negative energy while standing near the mansion.

  • Address: 1140 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
  • Scheduled Tours: Search from multiple tours to the Haunted LaLaurie Mansion

9 Molly Brown House, Denver, Colorado

Over the years, Molly Brown's house became known for its "Titanic" history , but there is a darker story behind the house. Visitors say they have seen apparitions in the dining room, smelled mysterious pipe smoke from Molly's husband, and noticed rearranged furniture and unscrewed lightbulbs.

There is also the spirit of a woman who appears to be Molly Brown, who has been seen around the house in a Victorian dress, occasionally rearranging the furniture in her home. It may seem like the house is still home to the spirit of its former residents. Guests have felt cold spots in different areas of the house, which became the Molly Brown House Museum.

  • Address: 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203
  • Guided Tour: $20 for Adults (ages 19-69), $18 for Seniors (70 and up), $18 for Military/Teachers/College Students (with ID), $16 for Juniors (ages 6-18)
  • Self-Guided Tour: $16 for Adults (ages 19-69), $14 for Seniors (70 and up), $14 for Military/Teachers/College Students (with ID), $12 for Juniors (ages 6-18), FREE for Members and children 5 and under
  • Reserve tickets in advance for Molly Brown House

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10 Bell Witch Cave, Tennessee

Strange animals were reportedly seen near a stretch of farmland that John Bell had bought in the early 1800s along Tennessee's Red River near a mysterious landmark, now known as the Bell Witch Cave.

The family, accosted by unseen forces, primarily targeted John and his daughter, Betsy. They experienced physical attacks, heard chains dragged across floors and noises in the walls, and even spoke with a spirit who identified herself as the Bells' former neighbor, Kate Batts, and who was exacting revenge from beyond the grave for some unknown grievance.

The haunted story of the Bell Witch Cave is more documented than any other supernatural story in America.

The Historic Bell Witch Cave, Inc. has preserved some artifacts from the original Bell cabin, such as a chimney stone and an iron kettle. These items, with news articles, photos, and other artifacts, can be seen in the reconstructed John Bell cabin in the Bell Witch Cave.

  • Address: 430 Keysburg Rd. Adams TN 37010
  • Tours: Special October Hours & Events
  • Price: Adult (Ages 13+) - $23 per person, Youth (Ages 4-12) - $15 per person, Military (Valid ID required at check-in) - $19 per person, Senior - $19 per person
  • Tickets: Reserve tickets in advance for Bell Witch Cave


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