Travel Wisconsin: Halloween Activities

Travel Wisconsin

This year is the 20th Anniversary of Terror on the Fox in Green Bay.
- It is hosted by the National Railroad Museum and was voted one of the best haunted houses in America by, a website dedicated to haunted attractions and real life paranormal sites. 
- Visitors board a vintage train to the haunted houses in the woods where they can explore The Laughterhouse or The Deadhouse, each with their own storyline.
- Terror on the Fox is open every weekend through November 5, and some weeknights leading up to Halloween. 
  - There’s also a special matinee for kids on Sunday, October 23. 
History lovers can head to Fairlawn Mansion in Superior for its Halloween-themed Flashlight Tour.
- Bring a flashlight -- tours are guided through the darkened haunted mansion.
- The Flashlight Tour with a Twist takes place on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29. 
  - The evening starts with a BYOB reception with cheese and crackers. Guest will hear a short presentation by a paranormal investigator and hear audio recordings he collected in the house. The evening ends with the flashlight tour.
- The annual Halloween Flashlight Tour is on Sunday, Oct. 30.
  - Visitors can hear about the haunted history of this famous mansion and learn about Halloween superstitions of the Victorian era while exploring the dark mansion with a guide. 
Manitowoc is home to the Dead by Dawn Bed & Breakfast.
- The bed and breakfast is located in downtown Manitowoc, in an historic building built in 1851. It’s the World's first Dead & Breakfast, where your host's top priority is an unrestful night's sleep. 
  - Guests start their evening with unhappy hour at the Shrunken Head before an evening of unexpected visits from the living and the dead.
    - After an unrestful night’s sleep, breakfast is served to guests in the main parlor.
  - Room themes include a suite for people who are afraid of clowns, the Nightmare room and the Pirate room.
For a family-friendly Halloween event, check out Boo at the Zoo in Racine
- On Saturday, Oct. 29, kids can go to the Racine Zoo dressed in their Halloween costumes for an afternoon of trick-or-treating. There’s a special treat finder map that shows where to find the candy throughout the zoo. 
  - Additional activities include a kid-sized straw bale maze, pumpkin decorating, Halloween-themed “snacktivities” and a chance to meet the Zoo’s creepy, crawling animals. 
- The zoo will also have a special Trunk-or-Treat event on Oct. 29. Local organizations decorate their cars in a special Halloween theme and fill the trunks with treats. Kids can go from car to car to play fun games and, of course, collect candy.
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