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 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?
Asylum of Mad Dreams - Cordova, IL
Asylum tickets available. Doors open from 7:00 pm until 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The attractions are Misery, Demongorgon, 3D Chaos, Crypt 13, Hell Hospital, and the Asylum Bus.
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?
Boo Crew Haunted House - Rochester, IL
Boo Crew starts the season on September 30th. Tickets are $15 for the Boo Crew Haunted House. Doors are open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm most nights. They are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. 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
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.
Chittyville School Haunted House - Herrin, IL
They have two attractions with individual and combo pricing. They are open Friday and Saturday nights in October. Doors are open from 7:00 pm until 12:00 am. Stop by for a scare and stay for a bit(e)!
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.
Fear Fest - South Beloit, IL
Opening night is September 29th. Fear Fest features a haunted barn, fun house, and haunted hayride. Celebrating over 19 years of fear. Tickets are $12 each haunt for a combo for $30. Doors are open Friday and Saturday from 7 pm until 11 pm. Doors close at 10 pm on Sunday. Their weekend season starts late September. Discount coupon available on their web page.
Fright Night - Forest City, IL
Fright night has four separate haunt attractions. The tickets are a 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 in October. Also they have Witch’s Brew Cafe and Dead Man’s Diner for food.
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.
Halloween Town - Algonquin, IL
A free interactive yard haunt display. It goes up in full around the middle of October.
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.
Haunted Forest Walk - Woodridge, IL
Open this year on October 20th and 21st. The hayrides depart from the Community Center. Parking is available at the Public Library or Village Hall. Tickets are $8. Attraction is open two nights 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.
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.
Holiday Habits - Lake in the Hills, IL
Starts October 1st and runs nightly the entire month of October. This is a Halloween yard display complete with graveyard cemetery, fog, special effects, sound, and animatronics. Walk around… you never know what you may find or what may find you!
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.
Jonamac Haunted Corn Maze - Malta, IL
Opens up for fright on October 6th. The Jonamac Orchard holds its Haunted Corn Maze every Friday and Saturday night through the 30th. 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 available at the Karnival of Karnage. This year’s theme is Delirium. Doors open at 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Event is held at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
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.
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
Opening night is October 6th. Tickets are $10 for Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road attraction. It runs Friday and Saturday from October. 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 in October. Doors are open from 7:00 pm for the haunt.
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.
Quad Cities Haunted Woods - Colona, IL
Haunted Woods is an annual event held at the Hillcrest Event Center. Hillcrest appears to be undergoing renovation in 2017 and the golf, pool, and events area are closed. We have not seen an update for Haunted Woods.
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.
Sonny Acres Haunted House - West Chicago, IL
Haunted Wagon Ride starts October 6th. Fall Festival opens September 23rd. 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 coral, 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
Opens for Halloween fun on October 6th. Spider Hill has been around for 18 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
Opens for scares on October 13th. Back again with a scary attraction for over 38 years in Central Illinois. Admission tickets are $25. Spook Hollow™, the one that started it all will lead you deep into the woods of Independence Park. M.C. Manor, a spine tingling haunted mansion with movie quality rooms, provide the scare factor you crave. If that isn’t enough, M.C. Nightmare will lead you through a twisted and run down industrial haunt destine to claim as another lost soul deep within it’s rusty walls. The three haunts combine to bring you a “Trilogy of Terror” for one admission price.
St. Patrick’s Haunted High - Kankakee, IL
School starts October 14th. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under age 13. This is the 14th annual Haunted High School. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October.
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.
Terror at Skellington Manor - Rock Island, IL
Opens up on September 29th to start this season. Terror has been haunting the Quad cities for 20 years. Tickets are $15. The attraction is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October plus more dates right before Halloween. Doors open at 7 pm to 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday. Doors close at 10:00 pm on Sunday nights. An asylum type haunt with lots of freaks and crazies running around.
Terror on the Square - Petersburg, IL
Ghost illusions and intense scares create the fright at Terror on the Square. It opens early October and runs every Friday and Saturday in October. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are around $10. All new outdoor location for 2017 at Menard County Fairgrounds.
Terror on Washington Street - Clinton, IL
Opening night is October 6th. Open every Friday and Saturday nights in October. An annual attraction put on by the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. General Admission is $10.
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.
The House at 316 - Maple Park, IL
An amazing home and yard annual haunted attraction.
The Scream Haunted Adventure - Decatur, IL
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. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Watch your back as you travel through 15,000 square feet of fright including 30 horrifying scenes, double vortex tunnels, a grave crawl, and squeeze wall, built inside an empty warehouse inhabited by zombies, beasts, monsters, and roaming sinister characters and the occasional photographer
Torment at Twelve Hundred - Orion, IL
Opens up on September 29th to start their 14th season of frights. 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.
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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