The Best Haunted Attractions in Illinois!

Haunted attractions throughout Illinois open their doors each fall to showcase their newest gruesome scenes and sets for guests to experience. Thousands of people visit haunted attractions in Illinois seeking an adrenaline rush and spine-tingling experience. The following haunted attractions offers the best thrills in the state. Here are our top 2023 favorites.  

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House, Zion, IL

If you’re looking for in-your-face terror, head to Dungeon of Doom Haunted House. They feature elaborate, highly detailed scenes, props, and effects for an hour-long horrifying tour. Their actors also enhance the attractions with realistic reenactments and roles that leave guests shaken. The Endless Maze of the Underworld and the Buried Alive attractions are popular with guests. 

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Massacre Haunted House, Montgomery, IL

This award-winning haunted house venue features animatronics and mazes along with many other thrills for adrenaline seekers. Massacre Haunted House offers over 20,000 square feet of nightmares designed for mature audiences. They even boast about their 100+ freakishly eerie actors that are eagerly waiting to terrify you around every turn.

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Realm of Terror Haunted House, Round Lake Beach, IL

Immerse yourself in pure terror at Realm of Terror Haunted House. With custom sandscapes and rooms designed by professional set designers, this attraction leaves guests horrified for days. The makeup effects are created by a “Faceoff” star to ensure they are very realistic and terrifying, as well. 

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The Basement of the Dead, Aurora, IL

Basement of the Dead is full of unique scenes, amazing details, and very involved staff. They keep adding more elements every year, making it a local favorite. This award-winning haunted attraction features amazing actors and many life-like props that add character to the venue. 

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HellsGate Haunted House, Lockport, IL

HellsGate Haunted House is a popular attraction featuring dozens of disturbing scenes from a maximum-security prison. Here guests have to wind through 23 maximum security cells housed with evil criminals that are out for blood. Can you handle walking through this haunted labyrinth? 

Evil Intentions Haunted House, Elgin, IL

Evil Intentions is a 55,000-square-foot haunted attraction housed in the Old Elgin Casket Factory. The venue is already a paranormal hotspot due to the building’s disturbing history, which actually included a real murder. Now guests can tour the haunted house and encounter the former residents who still roam the halls here. 

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Boo Crew Haunted House, Mechanicsburg, IL

Boo Crew Haunted House features professionally-designed sets and high-quality special effects for a terrifying evening. There's more to offer with their second spooky attraction called The Trail of Lost Souls. Both attractions offer a high-tech theatrical atmosphere that makes this haunted house one of the top-ranked attractions in the state. Enter if you dare.

Hoppers Haunted House, Rockford, IL

Hopper Haunted House is another great place to check out if you want an entertaining evening. This elaborate haunted house is the perfect place to go for creepy, unexpected thrills. It’s not the scariest haunted house, but it’s definitely fun and interesting. The owner tries to make each year different and better than the previous. 

Downs Haunted House, Downs, IL

Downs Haunted House is a true classic. While the attraction features the staple haunted house and creepy actors and scenes, it also includes a fire-blowing clown, stilt walker, haunted hayride, and even concessions!

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