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Here Are 6 Drive-Through Experiences For Kids

It’s the newest trend in the age of Coronavirus: Drive-through experiences where people can see something extraordinary from the safety of their vehicle.

Here are three drive-through (or walk-through) experiences happening in the Milwaukee area this Fall:

1. Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Through

September 24-27 & October 1-4, 2020

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Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru where you can take a prehistoric tour featuring 80 life sized dinosaurs. See a 40-foot T-Rex, 30- foot Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and more – all from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. In addition to seeing gigantic dinosaurs, guests will have the option to follow along on a guided audio tour, take a free adventure photo, and meet our newest baby dinosaurs. Price start at $49 per vehicle for up to 8 People.

2. Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru

Thursday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

General Visitors:$55 per carload | Zoo Pass Holders:$50 per carload

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It’s time to “get your Spook On” at the Milwaukee County Zoo with “Boo at the Zoo,” this year as a new drive-thru “merry not scary” adventure! From the comfort of your vehicle, you’ll ride on Zoo pathways (a FIRST in the history of Zoo events!) and take in a variety of Halloween-themed areas, carved pumpkins and illuminated light shows! The ride is specially designed for kids of all ages, AND kids at heart.

The 30-minute, 1.5-mile Halloween ride travels on wide and winding pathways through the Zoo. (For safety purposes, animals are not viewable during these evenings.)

Concession stops will be available along the way to purchase snacks and treats. Merchandise areas will be available to purchase a favorite memento from the first Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru.

3. The Hollow at Phantom Lake

Starts October 2nd – 7:00pm

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp, S110W30240 YMCA Camp Road Mukwonago, WI 53149

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It’s not exactly a drive through, but it’s the same idea. You can take a socially distanced walk-through at The Hollow at Phantom Lake this fall. For safety, they are offering limited tickets and time slots for social distancing.

Enter a world of enchantment, filled with over 1000 hand carved illuminated Jack O’Lanterns on enchanted forest trails. It’s outdoor & family-friendly, under the stars. From black cats and broomsticks to spiders and hooting owls, The Hollow promises to stir the imagination and rekindle the nostalgia of the season.

4. Halloween Glow at the Racine Zoo

Wednesday, October 7 – Sunday, November 1, 2020 

Wednesdays – Sundays, 6PM – 9PM

$5 per person | FREE for children ages 2 years and younger | Cash or credit card accepted at the gate only


Enjoy an enchanting Halloween experience from the comfort of your own vehicle! Drive through our spooktacular light displays with ghostly charms perfect for guests of all ages. 

5. Happily Haunted Gardens

Starts October 15th


Looking for safe, outdoor Halloween fun? This beloved, not-so-spooky Happily Haunted Gardens event is back but in a modified way! Dress in your favorite costume & stroll through the Gardens to view thousands of twinkling lights. Vote for your favorite Bookworm-inspired pumpkin, dance, hear stories, & listen to magical performances from entertainer Wes Tank, recorded especially for Bookworm. Leave your trick-or-treat bags at home because kids will be leaving with a pre-packaged goodie bag.

Reservations are required for all! Walk-ins are not allowed due to admission limitations.

Bookworm members & children 2 years & younger: FREE  |  Non-members: $8 per person

6. Old World Wisconsin Fall Family Fun Drive

Oct. 10 & 11 and Oct. 17 & 18!

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Register today to visit Old World Wisconsin for a drive-thru tour of the site this fall! Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Old World Wisconsin in the autumn, all without leaving the comfort of your own vehicle. The scenic tour (approximately 45 minutes in length) allows you to experience the site in a brand new way, including routes not accessible during the regular season. You’ll travel along a set route, exploring vignettes that capture the beauty of Old World Wisconsin in the Fall and experience the site’s picturesque architecture and landscapes. For more information, visit their website.

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