Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City might look a little different next time you stop by during their Fort Fright event on October 5th and 6th. Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins, and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ages, but a haunted house and demon walk will give thrills and chills to adults and children alike.
The Zombie Escape Room in Mt. Pleasant is great fun with friends and family. The escape room is open on October 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th, so get a group together and test your skills!
Now in its fourth year, the Michigan Maritime Museum is transforming into a maze of terrifying thrills and chills that are not for the faint of heart. This event is part of South Haven’s annual Haven Harvest Festival and will be open on October 19th and 20th.
The Tri-Cities Museum in Grand Haven is hosting their haunted museum event on Saturday, October 20th. This free event focuses on education and fun while visitors learn about how Halloween was celebrated in the past. The Victorian House exhibit in the museum will remain decorated for Halloween through October 31st.
Every fall, the SS City of Milwaukee is transformed into the Manistee Ghost Ship. Explore this enormous ship, but look out for the ghosts and ghouls that lurk around every corner. This experience is available every Friday and Saturday in October.
The Haunt in Grand Rapids has been West Michigan’s choice for fear since 2001, and they’re bringing new scares to a new location in 2018. Make your way through dark hallways and zombified nightmares inside the 50,000 square feet indoor facility. Your ticket gets you into each of the four terrifying attractions. The Haunt is open from now until the end of October.
The largest haunted attraction in southwest Michigan, Niles Scream Park, continues their mission to terrify everybody that enters the grounds. Visit all five of their main attractions, each of which is uniquely themed and professionally redesigned each year to scare you and your friends. Almost as popular as the Niles Haunted House is the outdoor Field of Screams attraction. It is full of mazes to disorient you and special effects that will dazzle and confuse your senses. Once they have you where they want you, the characters in the field will make sure to maximize the scare effect. Parking and entry to the midway are both free.
If you’re headed to Mackinac Island, check out some of the haunted houses that are right on the island, or visit a place that’s truly haunted with Mission Point Resort.