This blog post was published on October 11, 2012 and may contain outdated information.

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Families looking for a “spooktacular” way to celebrate Halloween and all of the fun that fall has to offer should escape to the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, located in Wisconsin Dells.

At the resort’s Tombstone Town Haunted Hotel, the guests who have checked in certainly won’t be checking out! The tour begins inside a seemingly endless Mineshaft Mirror Maze that twists around until participants begin to question their own sanity. Once they emerge it is time to enter the haunted old west hotel and saloon. Guests will witness gruesome sights and spectral haunts that will make their heart trip, starting from the old hotel’s lobby right through the stables, and deliver them directly to the hangman’s noose. This attraction is not recommended for younger children. (Warning to the meek: There will be extra scares on Fri & Sat (10/26-27) before Halloween.)

Tombstone Town is open to the public daily from 3 – 9 pm Monday – Thursday; 3- 11 pm Fridays; 11 am – 11 pm Saturdays and 11 am – 9 pm Sundays. It costs: $8.95 per person. Visit Website

The Wilderness has even more fun in store, every Saturday in October! There will be a variety of fun Halloween and fall-themed activities for resort guests. They will include: Halloween-themed Duck Races in Klondike Kavern’s lazy river, horse-drawn wagon rides to the resort’s mini-pumpkin patch from 10-1 pm, and costumed Trick or Treating around the resort for children from 2-4 p.m. The WildKids Club team will also be leading make-your-own caramel apples in the Wild WaterDome from 3-4 pm.

During Halloween weekend, on Friday, October 26, there will be a Monster Mash Dance for guests at 7 p.m., complete with a costume contest at 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for five different age categories. On Saturday night, the 27th, there will be a “Flick & Float” movie night in the Wild WaterDome providing guests the opportunity to float in the wave pool (without waves) while enjoying The Lorax on a big screen.

The Wilderness Territory, as featured on the Travel Channel’s Xtreme Waterparks TV show in 2012, consists of over 600 wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells, and is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation, meeting or special event. The Territory is home to Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, which features 444 guest rooms, 40 vacation villas, 76 Frontier Condominiums and 35 cabins. It is also home to Wilderness on the Lake which features 108 luxurious two- and three- bedroom condominium units overlooking Lake Delton; and Glacier Canyon Lodge, which features 460 upscale condominium units.

Combined, these three properties offer four indoor and four outdoor waterparks that total nearly 500,000 square feet – that’s over 12 football fields of water fun! The Territory also has many other adventures around every turn including: Sundara Spa; Wild Rock Golf Club; The Woods 9-Hole Family Course; Zip Lining; Timberland Play Park, a 35,000 square-foot, four story adventure with ball blasters, slides and crawl spaces; the Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course; the OK Corral Lazer Tag Arena; Tombstone Town Haunted Hotel & Mineshaft Mirror Maze; Go-Karts; Bumper Boats; three mega arcades; Jurassic Outdoor Mini Golf and The Wild Abyss, Wild Buccaneer & Big Fish 3-D black light mini golf courses.

Many delicious dining options are available at the Wilderness Territory, including: The Wild Canyon Café, a family-style restaurant where kid’s eat free with each adult meal purchased; Field’s at the Wilderness – Premier Steak House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé James Dresser; Sarento’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria; Monk’s Bar & Grill; Thirsty Buffalo Saloon; Survivors Bar and Grill; and a wide variety of grab and go options at various waterparks and coffee shops.

The Wilderness Territory is easily accessible from Interstate 90 and 94, and located just minutes from popular attractions such as Dells Boat Tours, the Original Wisconsin Ducks, Tommy Bartlett Show, Ho-Chunk Casino and Tanger Outlet Mall.

For more information on the resort, the Wild Perks frequent stay program, or for reservations, visit their Web site at or call 1-800-867-WILD (9453).