5 Halloween Houses You Won’t Want to Miss this Season

These houses have some over-the-top Halloween decor.

WITH TRICK-OR-TREAT cancelled in Milwaukee this year, we all will have to find another way to spend Halloween. If you’re looking for a safe, fun and free way to spend the spooky holiday this year, you could drive around to some of the creepy, freaky and fun houses that we’ve found throughout the Milwaukee area.

1. A & J’s Halloween House


Who you gonna call? A+J’s Halloween House in Bayview to see the elaborate and oh-so-fun Ghostbusters display that these homeowners worked so hard to put together! Okay, that’s a mouthful compared to the original song, but you know who to call! A & J started installing their fun-filled, ghostly display back on September 25, after building much of it themselves, and now it is on view to the public until Halloween! Keep an eye out for ghosts all around and make sure to let the Ghostbusters do their work! You can go to A & J’s Halloween House donation page to donate to Pathfinders Milwaukee, an organization that fights against homelessness and abused youth in our city.

Photo Courtesy of A&J’s House


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2. The Nightmare on East Vogel

2615 E. VOGEL AVE. 

If you enjoy the creepy, haunted, scare-the-crap-out-of-you decorations, you won’t want to miss this house! Follow the red balloon… if you dare, and the creepy clowns and terrifying animatronic ghosts and ghouls guide you through this yard haunt. Donations are accepted and encouraged, whether that’s a few dollars or some kitty goodies off of the wish list; it will be going to the Second Hand Purrs, a cat shelter in Milwaukee.

Photo Courtesy of Nightmare on East Vogel

3. Who Let the Skeletons out?


It looks like some skeletons took over this house over by Lake Park! Watch out for the nicely dressed skeletons running through the yard and their friends coming out of the ground to join them! Don’t dare to go past the sidewalk, or the ghoulish figures guarding the house’s entrance may try to remove you from this very exclusive, ‘spooktacular’ party of the undead.

Photo by Brianna Schubert

4. Creatures, Crawlers & a Huge Skeleton


Beings of all kinds haunt this yard! Beware of skeletons as tall as the eye can see and werewolves that come alive as night draws near. There may even be a dragon lurking through the shadows, so keep an eye out for that too!

Photo by Ann Christenson

5. Halloween Overload!


This walk-through has fun for all! See ghosts flying through the yard and witches making their ooey-gooey brew as you walk through this haunted yard. Look for the skeleton greeting you – he’s “here for the boos,” as his cup says. Kids can drop Halloween drawings and notes in the Halloween mailbox too. The lights and path are open from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. with social distancing and masks required.

Photo by Brianna Schubert




Brianna Schubert is the associate digital editor and writes about art, culture and more at Milwaukee Magazine. When she’s not writing/editing, she’s likely reading (follow her book reviews on Instagram at @read_with_bee), cooking or listening to Taylor Swift.