Halloween In Milwaukee: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Milwaukee that are sure to be a scream.
— Sandy Mitchell
Boo At The Zoo
Each year during the weekend before Halloween, the Milwaukee County Zoo transforms itself into a haunted wonderland for Boo at the Zoo. This "not-too-scary" event features plenty of ghosts and goblins, haunted woods, a haystack maze and tasty fall treats. You can also take the haunted train around the park. Reduced admission is available, ranging from free for kids 2 and under to $6.50 for adults.
10005 W. Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 | Get Directions
Not So Scary Halloween
Milwaukee's Betty Brinn Children's Museum celebrates Halloween with lots of fun and learning at its annual "Not So Scary Halloween" event, held the weekend before Halloween. Activities include trick-or-treating around the museum, crafts and interactive games. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Museum members are admitted free; regular admission to the museum is $7.50.
929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202 | Get Directions
For nearly 20 years, the Milwaukee Recreation Department has been offering an alternative to haunted houses by turning Hawthorne Glen park into Halloween Glen for one weekend in mid-October. Activities at the 23-acre park include interacting with costumed characters, learning about the animals that inhabit the park and watching Halloween cartoons on a big screen. Fall refreshments are served at the event. Registration is recommended; the fee is $5.
1130 N. 60th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 | Get Directions
There's Halloween entertainment suitable for all ages at Milwaukee's Halloween Glen.
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FrightQuest Special: Milwaukee-born former astronaut Leroy Chiao has gone where few men -- or women -- have gone before. And he first realized his space-exploring dreams on Halloween.