There's nothing more exciting than spending some time walking through an attraction that promises ghosts, ghouls and scares. During the Halloween season, Wausau, Wisconsin has two haunted houses that cater to a range of ages. There are also other ghoulish attractions, such as a ghost tour and haunted corn mazes and hayrides.
Wausau Area Jaycees Haunted House
The Wausau Area Jaycees (wausauareajaycees.org) organizes a haunted house attraction during the Halloween season. Because this is such a large undertaking, they are only able to maintain the event every other year, so be sure to check to see if it's happening before you go. In 2009 the haunted house was titled "Trauma," which was a hospital theme. Although the scare factor has been deemed "medium," his event is only suitable for children ages 12 and up. The attraction is also wheelchair-accessible.
Wilke's Dairy Farm Haunted Weekends
For a mix of haunted adventure, try the "haunted weekends" offered at Wilke's Dairy Farm (wilkefarm.com). On the last two weekends in October, the farm offers an array of Halloween attractions -- a haunted house as well as a haunted corn maze and hayride. The attractions are suitable for all ages.
For the scoop on where all the ghosts in town hang out, check out the Wausau Paranormal Research Society Ghost Tours (pat-wausau.org) offered on Saturdays in October. This walk of frights takes place in the historic downtown area and will not only introduce you to the history of Wausau but also bring you to fourteen haunted locations.
Willow Springs Garden Haunted Corn Maze
Willow Springs Garden (willowspringsgarden.net) hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Toward the end of October, it offers a haunted corn maze. The attraction is recommended for children over the age of ten. Many strange and frightening creatures inhabit the maze and each visitor must complete a quest before he is allowed to leave.
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