Haunted Halloween in Wisconsin Dells

This blog post was published on October 17, 2014 and may contain outdated information.

Get ready for a spooktacular visit to Wisconsin Dells! The area has undergone a Halloween transformation for October complete with decorations, special attractions, events and more! So come visit Wisconsin Dells…if you dare.

If you’re looking for a day and/or evening of family Halloween fun, head to Red Ridge Ranch in Mauston! Just a short drive from Wisconsin Dells, at Red Ridge Ranch you can complete a corn maze, paint your own pumpkin, enjoy a petting zoo, an inflatable moonwalk, a tractor-drawn hayride and more. If your group is looking for more of a fright, visit the ranch after dark on Friday and Saturday. You’ll find that all of the ranch’s attractions have a spooky twist!

What could be more perfect than an afternoon with the family? Enjoy the crisp fall weather and spectacular colors on a Pumpkin Train at Riverside & Great Northern Railway. Through the month of October, enjoy a fun-filled miniature train ride as you travel to the pumpkin patch where the kids can pick a pumpkin. Mid-Continent Railway Museum also offers a Pumpkin Special train through picturesque Sauk County.

Grab your Halloween costume and get ready for an evening of mystery and fun! Mirror Lake State Park is hosting a free candlelight hike on October 18th from 6pm-8pm. You and your family can help the Mirror Lake park rangers uncover a mystery guest. Once the riddle is solved, feel free to warm up by a campfire and enjoy food and beverages for purchase.

Imagine your kids jumping in giant piles of popcorn to find their favorite candies buried beneath the kernels! If you’re looking for exciting Halloween plans, the Lake Delton Lions Club is hosting a family-friendly Halloween Bash on October 31st at 6:15pm at the Lake Delton Elementary School. The event will also feature a costume contest, prizes and an evening of making unforgettable memories!

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Head to IHOP in Wisconsin Dells on the morning of Halloween where kids can order free “scary face” pancakes! The scary face pancake comes with whipped topping, a strawberry nose and a variety of candy to finish the face as they please!

What could be better than a handful of candy and incredible fashion deals? The Tanger Outlet Mall annual Halloween Bash will take place from 4pm-6pm on October 31st. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating from store to store while parents can get a head start on holiday shopping! Dress up in your best costume for a chance at winning Tanger’s costume contest.

Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park will have two weekends of trick-or-treating this fall! October 24th-26th and October 31st-November 2nd, enjoy entire days of family fun, games, bowling, thrill rides, go-karts, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and more.

If you and your family are staying at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort this October, you’re in for a treat! Families can enjoy a variety of Halloween activities throughout the month of October. Horse-drawn wagon rides to a pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating are available every Saturday. If you’re just in town for Halloween, guests are invited to the Wilderness Resort’s Family Halloween Bash for games, activities, a costume contest, prizes and more!

Guests of Mt. Olympus Resorts can trick-or-treat at select rides during weekends this October. Costumes are encouraged, so deck yourselves out in spooktacular Halloween costumes and get ready for fun!

If you’re staying at Chula Vista this month, head to the Cactus Kids Corral for Halloween games, crafts, activities and more. On weekends, families can explore the Chula Vista Farm and enjoy the brand new, 7-acre Chula Vista Corn Maze, along with kid’s activities, food and drinks. On Saturday November 1st families can get their ghoulish groove on during the Monster Mash Dance Party with trick-or-treating and a costume contest.

And last but not least, we are hosting our 2nd annual Pumpkin Palooza Facebook photo contest! Whether you choose to decorate or carve, show your creative side for your chance to win a 2015 Wisconsin Dells Coupon Book with over 550 coupons amounting to over $20,000 in savings! Check out our Facebook page for details and enter today!

For more details on several of the Wisconsin Dells Halloween funtivities this October click here.