Spooky Family Fun at Marathon Junction’s First-Ever “Haunted Train Ride”

Written by Karyn Powers


Grab your costume — and your courage — and come to the first-ever Haunted Train Ride at Marathon Park in Wausau!

SpookOn Sunday, October 29, the Marathon Junction train will be running from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through a spooky Haunted Forest. The cost is $5 for anyone riding the train (adults or children). The train will circle the Haunted Tracks 3 times.

Due to the heavy interest shown already on the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Facebook page, we are asking those interested to call 715-261-1550 to reserve a time slot.

The train holds approximately 30 people, so we’ve broken the 3 hours of ride time into 15-minute blocks and will allow for a few more than 30 people each trip, to avoid breaking up families.

Marathon_JunctionAfter the ride through the Haunted Tracks, participants are invited to come into the Junction building to collect a FREE GOODY BAG and do some Halloween coloring and crafting.

We will have hot and cold drinks and popcorn and chips for sale, if interested.

Come join the ghostly fun & festivities at Marathon Junction!

Below are just a few of the characters you could run into along your ride…


Karyn Powers - Marathon County Recreation Superintendent

Karyn Powers

Recreation Superintendent  |  Wausau / Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department

Karyn Powers joined the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department in 1991. Prior to settling in Marathon County, she spent 5 years working for the Department of Defense in Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Services for the U.S. Navy in Iceland and the U.S. Army in South Korea. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Administration and a master’s degree in Education. In addition to being the city/county Recreation Superintendent, she is a published poet and author. Karyn fell in love with Marathon County as a college senior when she interned here in 1979, then traveled halfway around the world to get back here as soon as was possible.  Email Karyn Powers.

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