Ghostly Family Fun at Marathon Junction’s 2nd Annual “Haunted Train Ride”

Written by Karyn Powers


Grab your costume and have some fun at the 2nd annual Haunted Train Ride at Marathon Park in Wausau!

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, the Marathon Junction train will be running from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 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’re asking those interested to call 715-261-1550 to reserve a time slot.

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

  • Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children must be at least 7 years of age to ride during the 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. time slot.


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


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

Come join the ghostly fun & festivities at Marathon Junction on Sunday, October 28!

karyn_powersKaryn 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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