Scary! Two of America’s best haunted attractions are in Illinois
Just about anyone, anywhere can have a haunted house experience.
How are you supposed to know which ones are worth your time and, more importantly, your money?
Sure, some are just good enough to go check out to get into the Halloween spirit, but if you want your money’s worth, where do you go to find the best of the best?
Well, it turns out that a group called the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) has put together a list of the best haunted houses in America.
But first, what is the ADT?
The HAA represents the professional haunted attractions owners, operators, designers, vendors, enthusiasts and artists who have transformed the scare business into a multi-million dollar industry with its own trade shows, experts, suppliers , magazines, seminars and educational events.
Seems like if you’ve run a haunted house or attraction and you’re not part of the HAA, you’re missing something.
Plus, getting on their list of the best haunted houses in America is nice too.
Anyway, here in Illinois, there are two haunted houses that made the best of HAA for 2022.
ghost hollow at Marquette Heights was the first one I saw located in Lincoln Country.
Nora Fouts on Facebook said this about Spook Hollow:
Always awesome!! The staff does an amazing job!!
This place also looks like the real deal which is called Illinois’ oldest outdoor haunted attraction.
Over 40 years of scaring Central Illinois, the Marquette Heights Men’s Club of Central IL presents three truly gruesome events for one price of admission.
These are high intensity scares not recommended for children under 13, however, we allow all ages.
Spook Hollow is only open the last three Fridays and Saturdays of October.
To buy tickets HERE.
Illinois’ other haunted attraction also has locations in other states. It’s called 13th Floor Chicagoand this is part of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group which is “the largest Halloween-themed entertainment company in the world, with over 15 locations and counting! We deliver a premier haunted house experience in markets nationwide.”
Although they may have haunts in other parts of the United States, the ADT recognized 13th Floor in Chicago, San Antonio, Denver and Phoenix as the best of the bunch.
Officially located in Schiller Park, the 13th floor is rated 3 out of 5 on Yelp with fans like Jesse Elizabeth J. calling it “really fun” with “great sets” that make it a “very immersive experience”. Nadine S. called the 13th floor the “best haunted house I’ve ever been to”.
Buy Chicago 13th Floor Tickets HERE.