Haunted Houses in Illinois for Halloween 2024

Funtober lists all the Halloween haunted houses in Illinois.  Find all the 2024 haunt attractions including haunted trails, haunted houses, haunted hayrides, scream parks, and more.  The Illinois haunted houses are fantastically frightening and larger than life.  Chicago is a big city with scary entertainment to match. Where else but Illinois can you find so many zombies, devils, murderers, demons, vampires, and witches with so many haunted houses to stay in. Find haunted houses near me below.

Chicago Haunted Houses

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13th Floor Haunted House - Shiller Park, IL
Advertised as Chicago’s largest haunted house starts the season on September 10th.  Lots of new attractions this year. An all new world famous haunted house is back in Chicago. It features the attractions The Possession and Dead End District The Cell. Why aren’t there a 13th floor in buildings? Tickets prices depend on the date. The 13th Floor opens in September. Open Friday and Saturday nights in September and nearly every night throughout October.  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.  The 13th Floor has over 79000 Facebook likes.

Asylum of Mad Dreams - Cordova, IL
Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday nights starting September 30th. Doors open from 7:00 pm until 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The attractions are Misery, 3D Chaos, Crypt 13, Hell Hospital, and the Asylum Bus.  Note:  lots of new and remodeled attractions for 2022.  This year’s show is very different and far more scary than anything you have previously seen.

Basement of the Dead - Aurora, IL
Returning with Basement of the Dead in late September.  The haunt attractions here are Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse. Looks like a great event with chance to shoot “live” zombies with laser tag.  Advertised as America’s scariest haunted house.  Open most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights in October beginning September 23rd. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets available starting at $35 with some nights discounted.  Parking nearby at Hollywood Casino is $4. Warning the city will tow cars not properly parked.  Basement of the Dead has over 81000 Facebook likes.

Blood Moon Manor - Forest City, IL
Blood Moon Manor returns for 2022. They are open every Friday and Saturday night in October. Make sure you are checking in at 310 S. Broadway, Forest City, IL 61532 GPS will take you to our exclusive location! Don’t be fooled by imposters! We have a souvenir location – The Oddity Shoppe and The Crypt Cafe for your dining needs!!! Make sure you use the Snapchat filter when you arrive and get your pics taken with Momma & Papa Voodoo and some of the monsters running lose on the property! Check their Facebook page for special nights with celebrity guests.

Boo Crew Haunted House - Rochester, IL
Boo Crew returns this fall season beginning September 30th.  Tickets start at $25 for the Boo Crew Haunted House. Doors are open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm most nights. They are open every Friday and Saturday 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
Bushnell Haunted House is an annual event.  Hosted by local Boy Scout Troops at the Pigg Farm.  Open every Friday and Saturday night starting in early October.

Canyon Trail Cemetery - Carol Steam, IL
The Halloween displays go up in early October and run nightly the rest of October.  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. This is a classic spooky and scary Halloween display with no blood or gore.

Chittyville School Haunted House - Herrin, IL
Chittyville School Haunted House returns this fall and is open every Friday and Saturday nights in October. The Escape room is still available this fall.  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)!

Dacey’s Hollow - Shelbyville, IL
Dacey’s Hollow runs the last two weekends in October. Dacey’s Hollow is a volunteer not-for-profit organization in Shelby County Illinois. We work with local community organizations to raise money and give back to our community.  Tickets are $10.

Downs Haunted House - Downs, IL
Runs Friday and Saturday nights starting in early October.  A special UnHaunted event for kids on the last Sunday of the month (we have information on that at here.) A “FrightFest” of activities including the haunted house, haunted hay rack ride, bonfires, entertainment while in line (past entertainment has included stilt walkers and fire blowing clowns), concessions and more. Since 1992, when three local families wanted to start a safe and fun activities for their families, this event has grown while serving as a fundraiser for safety equipment for volunteer firemen, then funding community activities. Tickets are $12.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House - Zion, IL
The fun begins this season in late September.  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 $30 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 in October plus some other dates. Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Dungeon of Doom has over 26000 Facebook likes.

Enchanted Haunted Trails - Burbank, 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
Fear Fest returns on weekends beginning in early October.  Fear Fest features a haunted barn, fun house, and haunted hayride. Celebrating over 20 years of fear.  Tickets are $15 each haunt for a combo for $40. Doors are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting September 30th. Doors close at 10 pm on Sunday.  Discount coupon available on their web page.

Halloween Town - Algonquin, IL
A free interactive yard haunt display.  It goes up in full around the middle of October. There are pneumatic and moving props within the cemetery gates, an inviting graveyard walk thru brings spectators and victims of every age up close and personal to their darkest fears! Zombies, gargoyles, bats and skeletons await you in this haunted cemetery!

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 in early October beginning nightly at dusk. Entry tickets are free but donation are accepted.

Haunted Forest Walk - Woodridge, IL
Haunted Forest Walk returns for two nights in the middle of October before Halloween.  This year it runs October 21st and 22nd. The hayrides depart from the Community Center. Parking is available at the Public Library or Village Hall. Tickets are $8. Attraction is open nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm plus an additional time of 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday.  Be careful as you walk the Haunted Forest Trail.

Haunted Haven - Rock Falls, IL
Haunted Haven returns for their 13th Halloween anniversary.  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 late September and going through October. Doors are open at 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm.

Haunted Trails at Perry Farm - Kankakee, IL
Hope to see everyone in 2022. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under age 13. This is the 17th annual Haunted High School. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October.  Also known as Haunted Trails at Perry Farm.

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center - Burbank, IL
Haunted Trails of Burbank is a unique, year-round “Halloween-themed” family entertainment center. Open year-round, Haunted Trails specializes in family-fun, birthday parties and group celebrations for all occasions and ages. Seasonal park attractions (open April thru October) include 18-hole award-winning miniature-golf, go-karts, jr. karts, batting cages and amusement rides. Two game rooms are open year-round. The Monster’s Tomb Game Room offers over hundred sports, video and redemption games plus a large redemption prize center. It’s adjacent to Charmin Charley’s 150 seat restaurant/party room which offers homemade pizza and a variety of sandwiches, burgers and more. The Golfside Game Room is located on the Midway by the Miniature Golf course.

Haunts Against Hunger “Halls of Evil Haunted House” - Park Forest, IL
Kicks off for four nights in late October.  An annual  community and charity haunted house for 10 years. They collect food and distribute it through three local food banks. Sounds like a wonderful cause and they put on a good show. Don’t think the Haunts Against Hunger team does not horrify their visitors!  Each year the maze and events changes.  You never know what they will throw at you!  This year Haunts Against Hunger Presents:  Halls of Evil — they want you to step into their world!  The nightmare the HAH team presents is a good one and every penny goes to the various food pantries to help families during the holidays!  Fee:  $5 if you bring canned food donations      $8 if you do not bring canned food donations.  There will be vendors available selling food and other items during the nights of the shows.  Support HAH as we continue to fight against hunger in America!

Hayride of Horror - Lockport, IL
The fright begins in Lockport in early October.  It runs every Friday and Saturday nights in October. We invite you to ride our Hayride of Horror through the heart of this great park while the spirits of the long forgotten welcome you home. Dark and mysterious forces will play with your imagination as our creatures inspire fear.  Eerie movies will air on our 20 foot outdoor movie screen while you await your Hayride of Horror, and our bonfire will warm you while keeping the evil from incinerating your soul. Line entertainment will keep you both terrified and delighted.

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! This is a free attraction open every Friday and Saturday plus Halloween in October.

Jonamac Haunted Corn Maze - Malta, IL
Opens up for fright beginning September 30th, 2022.  The Jonamac Orchard holds its Haunted Corn Maze every Friday and Saturday night throughout October. It is open from dark until 10:30 pm. Tickets are $17. Their 10 acre cornfield has over 3 miles of winding paths and Halloween decorations.  This is a wonderful fun orchard with daytime pumpkin patch, apple picking, bakery, corn maze, and more.  At night it turns into an evil fright corn maze that you will enjoy.  The pumpkin patch opens late September and the corn maze in late August.

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 starting in early October.  Event is held at the Boone County Fairgrounds.  They say they are really scary and do not recommend for people pregnant or with heart conditions.  For others you may be forced to chicken out.  No shame for being afraid.  Attractions have run for over 14 years.

Massacre Haunted house - Montgomery, IL
Massacre Haunted House returns to the same location this fall. This is a 30,000 square foot attraction with 60 rooms of terror and more than 75-100 ghastly clad actors. They open in late September and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October plus added dates. 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.  This is one of the most popular haunted attractions in Illinois and the country.  Massacre Haunted House has over 315000 Facebook likes.  Also has laser tag and axe throwing at this location.

Night Terror of Effingham - Effingham, IL
Night Terror is located inside the Village Square Mall. Tickets available. It opens every Friday and Saturday nights in October. 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 at the Terrace - Worth, IL
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night the last three weekends in October.  Tickets are $10.  Are you brave enough to walk through the shadows of your worst fears? The nightmare begins the moment you first step into the Terrace Centre and does not stop until you weave your way through 12 rooms of night terrors. We look forward to your visit and hope you stay for an eternity. For more information call the Worth Park District at 708.448.7080.

Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road - , IL
Opening night is in early October.  Tickets available for Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road attraction. It runs every Friday and Saturday nights in October. The times are 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Nightmare features Haunted Barns, a nightly presentation Haunt Show, 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. Combo tickets to the haunted corn maze are $20. Hunt the zombies from the battle wagon. If you like haunted houses, getting scared, corn mazes or shooting things THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS! We bring you, Central Illinois, something you have NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!!! A real life Zombie shoot!!! RIDE ON OUR 2 STORY BATTLEWAGON through the Undead and Zombie infested territory (these will be real-live Zombies not just fake targets).

Raven’s Curse - Centralia, IL
Raven’s Curse opens in late September and runs every Friday, Saturday and most Sunday nights in October plus Halloween night.  It is Southern Illinois’ premier haunted attraction. Raven’s Curse is more than 11,000 square feet filled with Hollywood quality sets, terrifying live actors, and state of the art animatronic characters and effects. It’s like stepping into a real life horror film that blurs the line between nightmare and reality.

Realm of Terror - Round Lake Beach, IL
Sorry folks but Realm of Terror will not open this fall given the current virus concerns.  They will return in 2021.  This is the 18th year of fear for Realm of Terror. Nothing you will witness at Realm of Terror will you ever see at any other Attraction, from the Parking Lot to the very last moment, you will be inside of a winding maze of extreme terror unlike any other.  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”.  Realm of Terror has over 22000 Facebook likes.  Located near Six Flags.

Six Flags Fright Fest - Gurnee, IL
Sorry folks but it appears the theme park is closed this fall due to virus concerns.  They hope to see everyone in 2021.  Fright Fest (Great America Six Flags) is a very popular fall attraction between Chicago and Milwaukee.  Each fall the park re-opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the ultimate Halloween attraction Fright Fest. Their season operates for 23 nights. 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 in late September.  Fall Festival opens September. 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, Saturday and Sunday 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 in early October.  Spider Hill has been around for 20 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
Spook Hollow returns for scares in early October.  Open Friday and Saturday nights the last three weekends before Halloween.  Back again with a scary attraction for over 40 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.

Statesville Haunted Prison - Crest Hill, IL
Sorry folks but Statesville Haunted Prison will be closed this fall due to virus concerns. They will return in 2021 and hope that everyone remains safe this fall. 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.  Crest Hill is approximately 36 miles from Chicago.

Terror at Skellington Manor - Rock Island, IL
Terror at Skellington Manor returns weekends beginning in late September.  Terror has been haunting the Quad cities for 20 years. Tickets are $13. 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 around the middle of October and runs every Friday and Saturday in October. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are around $13. All new outdoor scenes for at Menard County Fairgrounds.  The theme this year is “Terror in the Graveyard”.

Terror on Washington Street - Clinton, IL
Terror on Washington Street returns around the middle of October.  Open every Friday and Saturday nights in October.  An annual attraction put on by the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce.  General Admission is $10.  They also run a non-scary event Friendly Ghost Tour late afternoon on Saturdays.

The Catacombs - Chicago, IL
The Catacombs returns in early October.  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.  Where dreams become your nightmares:  “For close to one hundred years, there has been a place that has harbored the undead and jailed the damned – a place that was never intended on being unearthed by mortal men. Since 1914, The Catacombs, located underneath the historic St. Pascal Church on Chicago’s northwest side, has long been a home to the ghouls and ghosts, monsters and madmen. The barrier that prevented these very creatures from entering our realm falls every October, allowing the undesireables to roam free.”

Torment at Twelve Hundred - Orion, IL
Torment at Twelve Hundred will be closed this fall due to virus concerns.  They hope to see everyone in 2021.

The Great Godfrey Maze – Godfrey, IL – 7 Acres, 2 Mazes
The cornfield is open on weekends in the fall for visitors who want to get lost in the maize. Hay wagon rides, cow train, zip line and game zone. The haunted maze is open on Friday and Saturday evenings in October. Special events: Annual Corn Festival. Located 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

Dollinger Farms – Channahon , IL
A four acre maze, pumpkins, petting zoo, horse and tractor drawn hayrides, farm playground, Abyss haunted house and family spooky trail.

Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm – Minooka, IL
Open every day with admission starting September 12th.  A working farm with 30 acres of pumpkins that offers pumpkin picking off the vine and pre-picked pumpkins. They grow 90 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash. It features their corn field maze, (soy)bean maze, hay rides and Heaps o’ Fun Barn as well. Daytime “Barnyard Pass” is $6-8. At night, they do a haunted corn maze, flashlight maze and moonlight hayrides. Moonlight special includes all three activities. Their address is 4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, IL 60447. It is about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

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: Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Find other fall fun things to do in Illinois in October:
Oktoberfest in Illinois
Illinois Festivals
Illinois Corn Mazes
Illinois Ghost Tours
Illinois Pumpkin Patches

You may also be interested in our article on Haunted Houses and Horror Movies | History of Fear.

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4 thoughts on “Haunted Houses in Illinois for Halloween 2024

  1. Nicole Copeland says:

    Rockford Screamfest (not sure if still open), Machesney Park, IL (No longer open)
    Psychosis Haunted House – best I’ve been to (Elgin)
    Trail of Screams – bad
    Karnival of Karnage – Belvidere fairgrounds – poor, no scare factor
    Screamatorium – moved to Poplar Grove from S. Beloit – Horrible (at Verde Garden center)

  2. Greg Larson says:

    Rockford Screamfest has been closed for over 7 years. It was a sad day for all when we closed down.

    In Rockford there are a few more Haunted Houses in the area other than Karnival of Carnage, like Hopper Haunted House as well as Twisted Crypt who just had there first season. As far as I know more would like to open but some long forgotten Haunts left a bad taste in the fire chief’s mouth due to them trying to get around code. So it is harder for an attraction to open up in the Rockford Area.

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