Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.

Haunted Trail Benefiting Dane County Humane Society (CLOSED)

by Budda after attending on Friday, October 21, 2011 at about 2:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: High


Located on the grounds of the Dane County Humane Society, the proceeds support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, so the $8 entry fee supports a worthy cause. We began waiting a short time in line inside a decorated barn and visitors were spaced apart very well, so we could hear others screaming in the dark but were not bumping into other people along the way.

Flashlights are available at the ticket counter but are not required in order see, since the trail is dimly lit and there is yellow "caution" tape along the edge to keep people from straying off the path. Using a flashlight would have spoiled the journey and we found it easy enough to navigate in spite of limited moonlight.

There was plenty of spooky atmosphere, monster sound effects, abundant actors hiding and lurking about, and plenty of fun lasting the entire 25-30 minutes. When we exited the trail we were treated to hot cider and a bowl of candy, with an additional refreshment trailer nearby for those who wanted something else. This was our first visit to this location and we will return next year.


Having visited several haunts this season, this ranked among the very best and is a great value for $8.

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May 29th, 2020 5:08 p.m. CDT 11.11d