Chicago dominates Haunted Houses in Illinois with the best haunted attractions within a 90 minute drive of downtown Chicago. Year after year good haunted houses add scary rooms, animations, and actors to improve the Halloween entertainment experience. Last Major Update:
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One of the reasons that ghosts love haunting houses in Chicago is because they don’t have to make any scary noises. The Windy City takes care of that job on its own! There’s so many bodies buried in the Chicago area over the year that there’s an almost endless supply to haunt houses.
13th Floor Haunted House - Melrose, IL
An all new world famous haunted house is back in Chicago for 2017. It features the attractions Bloodlines and Dead End District Fallout. Why aren’t there a 13th floor in buildings? Tickets prices depending on the date. The 13th Floor opens late September. The attractions run from 7 pm to 12 pm on Friday and Saturday. On some other nights it closes at 10 pm or 11 pm. Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
Basement of the Dead - Aurora, IL
Opening up on September 29th. The haunt attractions here are Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse. Looks like a great event with chance to shoot “live” zombies. Visit every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights in October beginning late September. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets available starting at $24.99. Parking nearby at Hollywood Casino is $4. Warning the city will tow cars not properly parked. Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
Canyon Trail Cemetery - Carol Steam, IL
The Halloween displays go up in late September. One of the best local yard haunts in Chicago. Canyon Trail features a cemetery, graveyard, undead creatures, pumpkins, ghosts, and pumpkinhead animatronics. Free entry to the public but you can donate canned food for a local charity if you wish to help.
Disturbia Screams in the Park - Rosemont, IL
Same great location as last year with new scenes for Screams In The Park at Disturbia. It is the living embodiment of your fears and nightmares. It is a one of a kind haunt.
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House - Zion, IL
The fun begins on September 23rd. Find ghouls, deranged clowns and two floors of fear at the Dungeons of Doom Haunted House. A 40,000 square foot haunt with 80 actors everyday. It takes about 30 minutes to go through the Dungeon of Doom and about another 20 minutes to go through the other two haunt attractions Buried Dead and Alive. This haunt has been scary for over 20 years. Tickets are $25-35 for multiple attraction scares depending on the night. Some of the new scenes are Clown Crazy 8’s, DOD Massive Underworld, Tool Room Coop, Attic Fervor, Hades Boiler Room, Cabin of Carnage. It takes between 30-50 minutes to go through the attractions at this ticket level. Visit every Friday, Saturday, and most Sunday’s plus some other dates. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Enchanted Haunted Trails - , IL
This is really three full family entertainment and amusement centers in Illinois. Burbank – 7759 S. Harlem Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459. Haunted Trails is open every day all year long. They feature batting cages, go karts, miniature golf, rides, a game room, October Haunted House, birthday parties, and restaurants. They are open 10 am to either 10 or 11 pm. Haunted Trails is open every day all year long. They feature batting cages, go karts, miniature golf, rides, a game room, October Haunted House, birthday parties, and restaurants. They are open 10 am to either 10 or 11 pm. Joilet – 1423 N. Broadway, Joilet, IL Haunted trails here is open every day all year long. They have batting cages, miniature golf, rides, Laser Tag, go karts, a game room, restaurants, and feature parties. Lombard – 1103 S Main Street, Lombard, IL Enchanted Castle is also open everyday. Featured attractions are go karts, Laser Tag, a game room, miniature golf, karaoke, krazy cars, restaurants, and parties.
Frightmare Haunted House - Burbank, IL
Frightmare is located at Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Park. This two story haunted house is a dark scary maze of the living dead. Tickets are $12 for Frightmare or more for a combo price ticket for the entire Haunted Trails theme park with unlimited rides. Frightmare opens at 6 pm.
Hair Razor - Chicago, IL
Attraction opens October 6th. Tickets are $13 for Hair Razor. It is open Friday, Saturday, and most Sunday nights.
Haunt 31 - Lake in the Hills, IL
Haunt 31 is one of the largest yard haunts in Illinois. Now with over 10,000 visitors each October it features gravedigger, dungeons, electric chairs, hangman, mud creature, and more. It is open every day (weather permitting) starting around October 10th beginning nightly at dusk. Entry tickets are free but donation are accepted.
Haunts Against Hunger - Park Forest, IL
Kicks off for four nights on October 27th. Runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday. An annual haunted house for six years. They collect food and distribute it through two local food banks. Sounds like a wonderful cause and they put on a good show. They are at the corner of Orchard Rd and Route 30/Lincoln Highway. They are open from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm.
House of Torment - Morton Grove, IL
House of Torment is the former Fear City with two new amazing haunts. This is a 40,000 square foot haunt with all new Hollywood style indoor scenes. Doors open at 7 pm. Attractions open weekends beginning late September. They also are open plenty of other nights and Sundays in October.
Lombard Jayces Haunted House - Westmont, IL
Jaycees run this not for profit haunted houses from 7 pm until 11pm. Tickets are $20. It is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is the longest running seasonal haunted attraction in the country. New this year is a separate “extreme” haunt where you can and will be touch and maybe trapped. It is just the next step in scary fun.
Massacre Haunted house - Montgomery, IL
Back again at the same location for 2017. This is a 20,000 square foot attraction with 60 rooms of terror and more than 75-100 ghastly clad actors. They open on late September for the season. Tickets are for the 2 combo Massacre Haunted House and Fear City 3D. Doors are open 7 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday or 11 pm on all other nights. Note considered too extreme for children under age 13.
Psychosis Haunted House - Elgin, IL
Tickets for Psychosis Haunted House have several Ladies Night, VIP, kids matinee and discount options for this 20,000 square foot haunt. Doors open at 7 pm. Parking is free. Psychosis opens late September and runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. An interactive haunt allows you to be kidnapped for a waiver and additional money.
Realm of Terror - Round Lake Beach, IL
Terror begins 2017 on October 6th. This is the 15th year of fear for Realm of Terror. If you are 21 or over this haunt has a bar serving beer, wine, bombs, shots, and mixed drinks. Realm is open Friday and Saturday nights in October plus a couple of Sundays. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 online. A quote from their advertisement: “Featuring the best in Makeup Effects created and supervised by FACEOFF Season 9 star, Stevie Calabrese you can expect to see some of the scariest things a mind could conjure. Walk through fully immersive sets and environments created by professional set designers, and experience horror even with your eyes tightly shut with soundscapes custom created to set a horrifying tone”.
Six Flags Fright Fest - , IL
Fright Fest opens for fall on September 16th this year. Each fall the park re-opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the ultimate Halloween attraction Fright Fest. Their 2017 season operates for 19 nights this season. It has 5 haunted houses, mazes, shows, midway, food, and lots and lots of rides. They have renamed some of their roller coasters with Halloween themes but others are just too great to change. So if you are into thrills both the haunted houses and roller coasters will put a scare into you. Spend the day, get there early. Great America really makes the park a Halloween attractions and has lots of employee-actors dressed to surprise and scare you.
Statesville Haunted Prison - Crest Hill, IL
Opening night is September 28th. One of the best haunted houses around, Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead have a ticket price of $30 and is well worth the money. The theme is prisoners have rioted and now you are face to face with 100 criminals too evil to die in 23 maximum security cells. No one escapes Statesville. Statesville is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from in October plus a few additional dates. Doors open at 7 pm. Crest Hill is approximately 36 miles from Chicago. If you can only see one this year I suggest take the drive to Statesville.
The Catacombs - Chicago, IL
Opening night is October 13th. Dates Open are Friday and Saturday in October plus a few additional dates. Check schedule on website. Tickets are $10 at the door. Hours are 7 PM to 11 PM. The basement home for ghouls, ghosts, and creatures underneath St. Pascals Church.