Three Suburban Scares Where You Can Have a Wicked Good Time

Regardless of where you live in the metro area, you’re within easy driving distance of a wicked good time.




The Haunt

Leave your little ghouls and goblins at home for this one. The haunted house, which benefi ts the Ozaukee County 4-H, is chock full of creepy costumed characters trying their hardest to make you scream.

Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 11-26 at Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, Cedarburg




Halloween at the Haunted Inn

This 1842 inn is supposedly haunted by the ghost of one of its former inhabitants, so it’s the perfect place for the Elmbrook Historical Society to host its annual Halloween party. At the family-friendly event, you can wander through the inn’s many period-appropriate rooms and have your palm read or your face painted.

Oct. 12 at Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, Brookfield




Halloween Haunts

When the sun sets, this 220-acre nature preserve gets a little spookier. Guided hikes through the Wehr Center’s “Enchanted Forest” begin every seven minutes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. And after you’ve worked up an appetite walking through the woods, you can enjoy some cider and popcorn while watching a magic show.

Oct. 17-19 at Wehr Nature Center, Franklin

“Suburban Scares” appears in the October 2019 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.