SWMI Halloween Houses, Skeletons + Spooktacular Downtown Displays

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Halloween Houses that Offer Spook, Without the Scare

Before the red and green twinkle lights start for Christmas, many families kick off the festive decorating season with Halloween.

Whether you prefer scary skeletons or cute, inflatable cartoon characters, visiting Halloween displays is one of our favorite Halloween activities. We’ve rounded up some favorite local spots to find Halloween houses.

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Ready to Take a Drive or a Stroll?

If you’re up for a stroll downtown, we’ve also found some fantastic skeletons being showcased by local businesses in Kalamazoo and Plainwell.

Businesses and residents are excited to share their displays with local families and invite photographs. However, they ask that visitors are respectful of their properties and not touch the displays.

Take a drive (we recommend seeing them at night) and let us know of any spots we’ve missed!

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Residential Halloween Houses

We’ve always known that local families are creative in Southwest Michigan, and Halloween is no exception.

Here are some of our favorite local houses to see in October.

Know of a Halloween house we missed? Email our editor to get it added.

East: Richland, Battle Creek, Comstock

Holiday House 5777

5777 Clover Meadows Ave, Scotts, MI 49088

Known for its massive inflatable holiday displays at Christmas, HolidayHouse5777 does not disappoint as a Halloween house. Visitors are welcome to get out of the car and take a stroll through nearly 100 Halloween inflatables

The blow-ups are heavily dependent on weather conditions (check Facebook for updates before you head out).

Display Hours
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

North: Plainwell, Otsego, Allegan

Bridge Street Skeletons


The Sanderson family skeleton displays change daily in October. If you’re not in Plainwell, you can follow John, Susan, and Jack’s daily shenanigans on social media.


South Westnedge Avenue Skeletons

S Westnedge Ave, south of Melody, Portage, MI 49024

These skeletons on South Westnedge Avenue are quite active for not being alive.

Whether it’s playing croquet, landscaping or finding some inner peace with yoga, they are full of Halloween fun. This Halloween house display changes weekly, so multiple drives are needed to capture their creativity.

Movie Villians on Marigold

Marigold Ave, Portage, MI 49002

This home near Portage Central pays homage to some famous bad guys.

Morton Manor

Iowa Ave, Portage, MI 49024

Morton Manor on Iowa Avenue offers an extensive graveyard plus a false facade on the front of the house for some extra spooky detail. Drive by at night to see the full effect of this display.

Morton Manor 2022 Halloween house Front
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Devon Street Gargoyles & Skeletons

Woodcrest St, Portage, MI 49002

These skeletons on Devon Street seem anxious to get inside; good thing they’ve boarded the windows.

Schuring Rd Graveyard

SCHURING RD, Portage, MI 49024

This resident-submitted house on Schuring offers some cute inflatables plus a graveyard and skeletons.

Mowing Mishap on Tamfield Ave

TAMFIELD Ave, Portage, MI 49002

We’re guessing this lawn service on Tamfield Avenue does not rate well on Yelp.

Woodland Avenue Graveyard

Woodland Ave near Green Forest Dr, Portage, MI 49002

This house on Woodland Avenue is just past the elementary school in Portage and has no shortage of festive décor. We recommend taking a moment to read all of the creative headstones.

Woodcrest Street Graveyard

WoodCREST ST, Portage, MI 49002

Stay in the Woodland neighborhood and you’ll find this well-stocked graveyard on Woodcrest.

Arborcrest Street Hungry Clown Circus


This house on Arborcrest is running a Hungry Clown Circus. We didn’t stick around long enough to ask what the clowns were hungry for…

West: Oshtemo, Mattawan, Texas Township

Bobwhite Scarecrow

Bobwhite Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

A 25-foot scarecrow looms over this house in Colony Woods in Texas Township. Take a peek at night to see the black lights and fog machines.

Chickadee Statues

Chickadee Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Stay in Colony Woods and you’ll find a towering skeleton plus additional characters at this house on Chickadee. The blue guys on the right will be familiar to Disney’s Haunted Mansion fans.

Silvergrass Holiday Lights

Blue Stem Cir, Mattawan, Mi 49071

This Mattawan house puts on a light show nightly in the Silvergrass neighborhood for Halloween and Christmas.

Display Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Halloween Houses Worth the Drive

Greenfield Village, Dearborn – Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

More than 50 costumed characters, over 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, hot brews, live music, and a new Hallowe’en Express Train make Greenfield Village a favorite Halloween spot on the east side of the mitten. Tickets are required (reserve online).

Terror on Tillson Street

Tillson Street, Romeo, MI 48065

30+ historical homes put on this annual event that is known throughout Metro Detroit (they even sell t-shirts!).  Visitors are welcome to walk the street to see all of the spooky and fun decorations.

Skeletons and Scarecrows in Downtown Kalamazoo & Plainwell

Decorating is NOT just for homeowners.

Make a trip to downtown Kalamazoo or Plainwell and see how creative local business owners can be this Halloween season.

The trip provides a way to visit locally owned businesses AND see some festive decor = Halloween win-win.

Worth the Drive: South Haven’s Skeleton Stroll

Metro Toyota SkeleTour (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Downtown Kalamazoo is showing some Halloween spirit with over 50 skeletons in its third annual SkeleTour.

The Metro Toyota SkeleTour covers Michigan Avenue and the Kalamazoo Mall downtown (see map). Each skeleton is unique to each business and is begging for a Skelfie.

Honore Salon
Mason Jar Plant Shop
SkeleTour Map 2022
map: Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership

Scarecrow/Harvest Stroll (Downtown Plainwell)

The annual Scarecrow/Harvest Stroll is underway in Downtown Plainwell, offering a fun competition for local businesses to decorate their storefronts.

Voting runs October 10 – 21, 2022. Be sure to see these displays by Halloween; all decor must be dismantled by November 1, 2022.

photos courtesy of the City of Plainwell

Wheel of Bones with Jaqua Realtors
Hart’s Jewelry welcomes these honeymooners.

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