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Our favorite ways to get spooky this Halloween!

The leaves are starting to change and Hocus Pocus is playing in the Restlawn Memorial Cemetery in Wausau this weekend! So we've created a list of local Halloween activities.



No one light any strange candles tonight in Wausau. The halloween season is kicking off with a showing of Hocus Pocus tonight at the Restlawn Cemetery in Wausau.


If you want to view the fall leaves and heights don't bother you, why not take a chairlift ride on Granite Peak in Rib Mountain? You'll get some great photos and enjoy some fresh fall air. Weather permitting, after September 23rd you can ride after 11 AM on weekends.  

The 400 Block in Wausau will be holding a Harvest Fest this year on October 7th. There will be free pumpkins for kids with donation of a non-perishable food item, Halloween crafts, horse drawn carriage rides, and more.

The Wausau Paranormal Research Society will be bringing back their walking tours of haunted locations in Downtown Wausau on October 14th, 21st, and 28th. They will also be presenting stories, photos, and EVP at the Marathon County Public Library on October 19th from 6-8:30 PM.


Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau, WI

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The Marathon County Historical Society will be giving tours of the Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau on Sunday, September 24th between 11 AM and 2PM. Each year they highlight different aspects of the history of the area, so if you've attended in the past this tour will still be a new experience.

Adults or teens who love puzzles will appreciate a visit to Cracked: Escape Room in Weston. The business offers themed group adventures where you complete certain missions using your problem solving skills and attention to detail. The business is open all year, but this would be a great time to go. 

You can get your pumpkins, visit a corn maze, or take a haunted hayride at Wilke's Haunted Acres. Wilke's has recently added VORTEX to their haunted house!

If you want to attend a haunted house and contribute to a good cause, the Haunted Sawmill in Merrill is great! The spooky haunted house is discounted if you donate a food item for local food pantries, and local Boy Scouts and their families have worked hard on the setting and costumes to bring you thrills and chills since 2010.

As a new attraction this year, Marathon Junction in Marathon Park will be offering a Haunted Train Ride! The Ghost Train will pick up passengers on October 29th between 1 and 4 PM. Tickets include train ride, Halloween coloring & crafting, and a goodie bag. 

If you have a little ghoul or goblin in your life who's excited to go trick or treating, 95.5 WIFC has a list of Trick or Treating Hours in Central Wisconsin cities. 

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