Funtober lists all the Halloween haunted houses in Illinois. Find all the 2017 haunt attractions including haunted trails, haunted houses, haunted hayrides, scream parks, and more. The 2017 Illinois haunted houses are fantastically frightening and larger than life. Chicago is a big city with scary entertainment to match. We list all the commercial and charity fun houses for October Halloween fun. Where else but Illinois can you find so many zombies, devils, murderers, demons, vampires, and witches with so many haunted houses to stay in.
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13th Floor Haunted House - Melrose, IL
An all new world famous haunted house is back in Chicago for 2016. It features the attractions Bloodlines and Dead End District Fallout. Why aren’t there a 13th floor in buildings? Tickets start at $19.99 – $32.99 depending on date. The 13th Floor opens September 23rd. 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.
20th District Haunted House - , IL
Abyss Haunted House - Aurora, IL
We have not seen updated information for a haunt in 2016. Dollinger Family Farm is a real haunted house located at the same address with weekend pumpkin farm, farm activities, animals and special events in October.
Amenti Haunted House - DeKalb, IL
(Not opening in 2015-16.)At the Egyptian Theatre,
Asylum of Mad Dreams - Cordova, IL
Asylum tickets available. Doors open from 7:00 pm until 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. It starts running September 30th. The attractions are Misery, Demongorgon, 3D Chaos, Crypt 13, Hell Hospital, and the Asylum Bus. Tickets are $15.
Asylum Xperiment Haunted Attraction - Villa Park, IL
Asylum Xperiment is a 45,000 sq. foot attraction located at the Odeum Expo Center. Since the Odeum is being used by Rob Zombie this fall I do not believe Asylum Xperiment will be running this year as a separate event.
Auburn Haunted House - Auburn, IL
Auburn Haunted Theater - Auburn, IL
Basement of the Dead - Aurora, IL
The two haunt attractions here are Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D. Visit every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights in October beginning September 23rd. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets available for a single attraction ticket or get both haunts for the combo price. Parking nearby at Hollywood Casino is $4. Warning the city will tow cars not properly parked.
Boo Crew Haunted House - Rochester, IL
Tickets are $13 for the Boo Crew Haunted House. Doors are open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. They are open every Friday and Saturday in October starting September 30th. Tickets include the haunted house and new Trail of Lost Souls. Operated by the Rochester Lions Club for the benefit of various community charities.
Bushnell Haunted House - Bushnell, IL
Host by local Boy Scout Troops at the Pigg Farm.
Canyon Trail Cemetery - Carol Steam, IL
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.
Chittyville School Haunted House - Herrin, IL
They have two attractions with individual and combo pricing. They are open Friday and Saturday from October 2nd plus three Sundays. Doors are open from 7:00 pm until 12:00 am. Stop by for a scare and stay for a bit(e)!
Creepy Hollow - Frankfort, IL
This is a wonderful Halloween Fun Park based at the Dryden Farm. Dryden Farm during the day has hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkins, a barrel ride, petting zoo, moon jump, food, games, and carnival rides. Tickets are $12 for the daytime fun. At night they feature Creepy Hollow haunted attraction on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 7th. Tickets are $22 for Terror Trail including the Haunted Hayride Maze. Tickets are $22 for the Zombie Hunt Paintball Ride.
Distant Screams - Maryville, IL
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. Tickets are $25-30. It opens Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning September 30th. Doors open at 7 pm.
Drury Lane Cemetery - Arlington Hgts, IL
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House - Zion, IL
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 15 years. Tickets are $25-30 for multiple attraction scares. 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. There are several levels of vip and attraction ticket options. Visit every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 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.
Fable Studios - Elgin, IL
Fable Studios designs, builds, and operates some of the best feature attractions in the country. You have seen their work at major amusement parks and exhibits. They are not running their own separate attraction this year but might return to Elgin in the future.
Fear Fest - South Beloit, IL
Fear Fest features a haunted barn and haunted hayride. Tickets are $12 for the Haunted Barn and $12 for the Haunted Hayride. Doors are open Friday and Saturday from 7 pm until 11 pm. Doors close at 10 pm on Sunday. Their weekend season starts September 30th. Discount coupon available on their web page.
Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier - Chicago, IL
Fright Night - Forest City, IL
Fright night has four separate haunt attractions. The tickets are a $20 combo ticket package for all 4 attractions. The attractions are the Church, Skinner House, The Trail, and Crazy Cage. Attraction opens every Friday and Saturday
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
Tickets are $13 for Hair Razor. It is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Their web page hasn’t been updated for 2016 but they have new information on their facebook page.
Halloween Town - Algonquin, IL
Halls of Madness - Paris, IL
This outdoor haunt with Sawyers Slaughter Farm and Insanity Woods opened last year. Tickets are for Insanity Woods, the main attraction at Halls of Madness. (We have not seen any 2015 updates on this attraction.)
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 October 10th beginning nightly at dusk. Entry tickets are free but donation are accepted.
Haunted Forest Walk - Woodridge, IL
The hayrides depart from the Community Center. Parking is available at the Public Library or Village Hall. Tickets are $8. Attraction is open on October 21st and 22nd from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm plus an additional time of 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday.
Haunted Haven - Rock Falls, IL
The theme this year is Dead Wrong and they have all the demented clowns and creatures you might expect. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights starting in October. Doors are open at 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Admission is $12.
Haunted Plaintfield - Plainfield, IL
Appears to be permanently closed.
Haunts Against Hunger - Park Forest, IL
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.
Henry Street Horrors - Pontiac, IL
(closed for 2015)
Holiday Habits - Lake in the Hills, IL
House of Torment - Morton Grove, IL
House of Torment is the former Fear City with two amazing haunts. Tickets are $19.99 – $32.99 for general admission to the fear attraction House of Torment. This is a 40,000 square foot haunt through the 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.
Jonamac Haunted Corn Maze - Malta, IL
The Jonamac Orchard holds its Haunted Corn Maze starting on September 30th and every Friday and Saturday night through the 29th. It is open from dark until 10:30 pm. Tickets are $13. Their 10 acre cornfield has over 3 miles of winding paths and Halloween decorations.
Karnival of Karnage - Belvidere, IL
Tickets are $15 at the Karnival of Karnage. This year’s theme is Delirium. Doors open at 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Lake Hills Haunted House - St. John, IL
Expect to find 70-100 scare actors dressed as zombies, ghouls, ghosts and creatures of the night. This popular haunted attraction is open from 7 pm until 11 pm. Tickets are $15. The attraction starts running on September 30th and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 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 2016. This is a 20,000 square foot attraction with 60 rooms of terror and more than 75 actors. They open on September 24th for the season. Tickets are $25 for the 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.
Night Terror of Effingham - Effingham, IL
Night Terror is located inside the Village Square Mall. Tickets available. It opens Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open 7-7:30 pm. They have a special afternoon on one date with a Mini-Monster Matinee with spooky tales, and monster themed games for kids.
Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road - , IL
Tickets are $10 for Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road attraction. It runs Friday and Saturday from October 1st. The times are 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Nightmare features Haunted Barns, a nightly presentation by David Youngquist (paranormal author), Hayrack Ride, and their famous Mummies’ Eatery for some great food concessions. Spend some time at the bonfire and enjoy some scary stories.
Pekin Haunt - Pekin, IL
This event is located at the Pekin Paintball Park. Tickets to the haunted corn maze are $20. Get a $25 combo package. Hunt the zombies from the battle wagon. It is open on Friday and Saturday from October 1st. Doors are open from 7:00 pm.
Psychosis Haunted House - Elgin, IL
Tickets for Psychosis Haunted House are $20 for this 20,000 square foot haunt. Doors open at 7 pm. Parking is free. Psychosis opens September 30th and runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. An interactive haunt allows you to be kidnapped for a waiver and additional money.
Quad Cities Haunted Woods - Colona, IL
The Haunted Woods runs Friday and Saturday nights in October. This is one of the Halloween events at the Hillcrest event center in October. Doors are open from 7:00 pm until 12:00 am.
Realm of Terror - Round Lake Beach, IL
This is the 14th 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, Saturday, and Sunday from September 30th plus the 20th and 27th. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 online.
Resurrection Graveyard Haunted House - Huntley, IL
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare - Villa Park, IL
Appears this Rob Zombie production is closed for 2016. It was a wonderful event last year and we would love to see it return to the Chicago area in the future.
Sandwich Sportsman Club Haunted House - Sandwich, IL
Tickets are $10. Doors are open from 7 pm until 11 pm This is an annual event put on by Parris Lake Productions. Check their facebook page for additional information.
Scream Scene - Skokie, IL
Tickets are $10. They run from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. It is located at the Skokie Water Playground but expect to find chainsaw maniacs, and insane clown maze, and terrifying scenes. They have been running this attraction since 1997.
Sheer Terror - , IL
This haunt is closed for 2016.
Six Flags Fright Fest - , IL
Each October the park re-opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the ultimate Halloween attraction Fright Fest. Their 2016 season begins September 24th and will operate 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.
Sonny Acres Haunted House - West Chicago, IL
Sonny Acres Farms runs a wonderful year around farm attraction. During its Fall Festival it operates a Haunted Hayride beginning at 7 pm. The hayride lasts approximately 20 minutes. It runs Friday and Saturday nights in October. Tickets go on sale at 5 pm. During the day they have pony rides, a kiddie koral, a petting zoo, dizzy zone, a haunted barn, wagon rides, and lots of other fun and food around the farm.
Spider Hill at Three Sisters Park - Chillicothe, IL
Spider Hill has been around for 16 years. Tickets are $10 which gets you into Massacre Mansion, $10 gets the The Trail of Terror, and $15 gets the Zombie Invasion Shooting Range. Enjoy the free entertainment, bonfire, face painting, and a paintball target range. Spider Hill is open from 7 pm to 11 pm every Friday and Saturday in October.
Spook Hollow & M.C. Manor - Marquette Heights, IL
Back again with a scary attraction for over 38 years in Central Illinois. Admission tickets are $25.
St. Patrick’s Haunted High - Kankakee, IL
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under age 13. This is the 13th annual Haunted High School. Open Friday and Saturday nights
Statesville Haunted Prison - Crest Hill, IL
One of the best haunted houses around, Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead have a ticket price of $30 and are 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 September 30th to October 31st. Doors open at 7 pm. Crest Hill is approximately 36 miles from Chicago.
Terror at Skellington Manor - Rock Island, IL
Terror has been haunting the Quad cities for 20 years. Tickets are $15. The attraction is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October beginning September 24th. Doors open at 7 pm to 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday. Doors close at 10:00 pm on Sunday nights.
Terror on the Square - Petersburg, IL
Ghost illusions and intense scares create the fright at Terror on the Square. It opens on October 2nd and runs every Friday and Saturday in October. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $10. All new outdoor location for 2016 at Menard County Fairgrounds.
Terror on Washington Street - Clinton, IL
An annual attraction put on by the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Catacombs - Chicago, IL
Dates Open are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October beginning October 14th. Tickets are $9 at the door.
The House at 316 - Maple Park, IL
The Scream Haunted Adventure - Decatur, IL
The Scream Haunted House tickets are $14. Take the Scream and Haunted Warehouse tour that have a number of VIP and combo ticket options. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights starting on September 30th. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Torment at Twelve Hundred - Orion, IL
Torment will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Doors are open from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am or until 10:00 pm. Torment has been running for over ten years.
Additional Haunted Attractions
The proximity of St. Louis haunted houses to some Illinois residents is the perfect example of why a haunted house in one of the following states may be close to you than any of the Illinois haunted houses.
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