Scary (& not so Scary) Things To Do NEAR Wayne County

By KPass | metamora

Oct 20

It seems impossible that one could partake of all the scary things around Wayne County this October and still have time to enjoy spooky fun nearby.  But if you are a real adventurer you might want to try out one of these nearby attractions.


Haunted Village of Metamora

Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 10 the ghosts and goblins take over the village of Metamora. Hayride into town and a guided walking tour back through the haunted streets. $5 per person, not extremely scary but quite a bit of walking is involved which may be an issue for younger children. Oct 14-15, 21-22, 2016. Board the hayride on Columbia Street.


Ghost Train 

Ghost Train is a new event that will take place in Historic Metamora, offered by Whitewater Valley Railroad, during the Haunted Village of Metamora. It will consist of a 30 minute round trip train ride into the dark woods with a few surprises along the way.

  • Remaining Dates: October 21, & 22, 2016
  • Time: 6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, & 9:45pm
  • Price: $7 (ages 2 and up)

“A Limited number of advance tickets are available for each train by calling Grand Central Station at 765-825-2054 or visit us online at

NOTE: Advance Ticket Sales will end at 9am on Friday for all remaining pre-sale seats. Limited tickets will still be available at the event for The Ghost Train of Metamora on a first come first served basis. Once tickets sell out for the evening no seats can be added. Walk Up ticket sales open at approximately at 6pm.

If you pre purchased your tickets, please pickup your tickets 30 minutes prior at the METAMORA TICKET OFFICE – WILL CALL.  The train leaves from and returns to Metamora.”

For more fun things to do in and around Wayne County visit the calendar regularly.  Do you have a fun event open to the public to share?  Contact to submit your event to our calendar.

About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.