About Us

The House of Shadows is an interactive haunted attraction/fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta. We take a "reportedly haunted" former infirmary of the Wisconsin State Child Center and turn it into a haunted house each year for your spooktacular pleasure. 

The Not So Scary attraction runs from 6 – 6:30 PM is suitable for the young and faint-of-heart.  The ghouls are visible and a flashlight is provided to help guide your way. 

The Very Scary attraction, begins at 6:30 PM.  The creatures and ghouls are lurking, waiting… and daring you to enter!  


Masks are required to be worn when inside the House of Shadows. Masks must be worn over both the nose and mouth and must be worn the entire time while in the house.  Guests refusing to keep masks on properly while inside the attraction will be escorted out of the building without a refund. We thank you in advance for doing your part in helping to keep our staff safe.  Our creatures and ghouls will also be masked to help our guests stay safe. Masks will be available for purchase.

Concessions are available on site.  Menu items include a variety of hot foods, snacks & beverages. 

A covered tent will be available for shelter while waiting. 

Alcohol is not permitted on the House of Shadows property or inside the house.   Smoking & vaping are not permitted on the House of Shadows property or inside the house.

We encourage our guests to enjoy the energy and the company of one another while you get in the spirit of being SCARED!

Cash and credit cards are accepted for tickets only.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express. Checks are not accepted.

Why Do We Do This?

Profits from the House of Shadows benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta, a United Way partner agency. When you visit our haunted house you are supporting a 25 year old organization that focuses on building GREAT futures for the youth in the Sparta community. The Boys & Girls Club of Sparta sets the standards as the #1 advocate for youth during out-of-school time.  We ensure success is within reach for all kids and teens, with Club members on track to graduate high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and living a healthy life style. 

The Boys & Girls Club of Sparta, and the volunteers of the House of Shadows are committed to providing our guests a hauntingly fun Halloween experience.  Each fall, nearly 6000 people “survive” our haunted house!  From year to year, our dedicated volunteers ensure the scares are tantalizing and spooky.  This year is no exception! 

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Our Supporters

COW Radio
Pizza Hut
Lacrosse Sign Company
Century Foods International
Sparta Floral & Greenhouse
J-J's Floral Shoppe
CIty of Sparta
Coverra Insurance
Sparta Dental Center
Zzip Stop
Mayo Clinic Health Systems
Sparta Chamber of Commerce