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The Fox Valley’s haunted season gets stirring this weekend


When it comes macabre sights and pulse-raising frights, some can’t get started soon enough.

Those who view Halloween as a full season rather than a day punctuating October can get their fun started in earnest this weekend. 

The full slate of haunted fun is still a few weeks from fruition, though a couple of the biggest and most popular haunted attractions in the region are already welcoming guests. 

Neenah’s Burial Chamber will open its season on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

The complex, located at 500 N. Lake St., is one of Wisconsin’s largest and includes two indoor haunted houses, a haunted woods and burial simulators. They’ll run from 6:45 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Terror on the Fox, located at the National Railroad Museum, will begin its first full weekend. The award-winning attraction opened its season last Friday. It’ll have a Friday-Saturday schedule for the next four weeks before expanding through the holiday. This Friday and Saturday, they’ll pour on the scares from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Another haunt will join the mix next weekend.

Spooks on Spurr, located on Spurr Road near New London, will open its season on Sept. 27. The attraction includes the 5,000-square-foot Mansion of Misery. Their experience is a full one that starts before walking through the creaky doors. They operate on a number system and offer bonfires, adult beverages and live entertainment for thrill seekers rather than lines.

Those looking for history and intrigue rather than thrills and screams can head to Downtown Appleton beginning this weekend. 

Spooks and Spirits Paranormal Tours will begin their walking tours on Friday, Sept. 20. The tours explore Appleton’s paranormal history and begin from Houdini Plaza. Reservations are recommended.

Stay tuned to Valley Review throughout the witching season. 

As the haunted opportunities expand, so will our coverage.