Signage / Visibility / Location
The most noteworthy item I can mention is that this venue is NOT in the city. The dark, winding country roads leading to F&F certainly set the mood. Print off some directions and enjoy the cruise. There is a dimly lit sign in front of the road accessing the property. Keep your eyes open for it.
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
The wait area is different from most. You'll find an indoor heated clubhouse with a bar, baked goods, nice people and some entertainment. Keep in mind Fin & Feather is a shooting club, so you'll find the atmosphere to be unlike any other haunt. The volunteers helping out, both inside and out, are very helpful and great people. They'll assist with parking, finding tickets, escorting you to the Woods' entrance,etc.
Several unique items here. The main focal point is the venue itself. There aren't many haunted woods in the greater Milwaukee area. Something about the smells of the woods in October; that foliage and dead leaves scent, the odor of decay, it's unique to October and Halloween and it pleases the olfactory senses. Ok, what else is unique? There are scenes and props that you will NOT see anywhere else! It didn't take big dollars to create this haunt, but you wouldn't know it with some of the effects. Keep your eyes in the sky for levitating spirits and on the ground for one of the coolest effects I've seen, EVER! Unique? Umm, a pirate ship in the woods, cannon and all. Watch out for the living dead as you exit the ship!
There are so many unique items at this attraction that you just have to experience them in person. Go through some fuel in your car, grab some friends and head out to Fin and Feather's Haunted Woods. You won't be disappointed.
The actors are all volunteer and friends of the club. We were surprised just how many there were within the woods. They were all very much into their roles. From the pirates to the maze-keepers. These actors are not well trained, drama students by any means, but they don't care...they wanna scare you and have fun. Don't be fooled, they can and WILL give you a scream!
I'd like to extend my gratitude to the Fin and Feather staff, the volunteers and certainly the man in charge, Butch. For only being the second year for this haunt and spending almost nothing on it, this attraction was awesome! We had a lot of fun and were sad when it was over. We truly enjoyed ourselves and got a few scares in the process. Kudos to all of you at Fin and Feather! Keep up the great work and we'll definitely see you next year. Thank you.