Haunted Houses and Ghost Stories

For some, Halloween is not Halloween without a scary story or a good haunted house. We’ve compiled a list of the Chicago area’s most interesting haunted events – from overnights in museums to walks through cemeteries. Have fun!

These guys are serious: ghosts exist, but so do ghost storiesthat aren’t real. Learn how to tell the difference, and how to findwhat’s there at this tweens and teens event at Bartlett NatureCenter.

Summer Place Theatre is performing scary and funny stories,songs and poems through October 16 at Naperville Riverwalk. Leavekids under 5 at home, and check your fear at the entrance.

All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear

Haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrorsinvade the 12-acre grounds. New features include the MagicalStarlight Theatre’s hair-raising homage to Harry Potter in theChapel and Kidz Kabaret’s haunted schoolhouse, Too Cruel forSchool. Witness the Salem Witch Trials, meet the Addams family athome and enjoy both live and possibly dead entertainment on theSpooktacular Stage. Not recommended for young children under 8years old.

Spooky Seas

Children can enjoy seeing their favorite animals at night while showing off their Halloween costumes, along with themed presentations, dinner and breakfast and even a live DJ with dancing.

Halloween Ghost Story Train

Ride a spooky trolley to the haunted forest preserve and listen to chilling stories around the campfire while enjoying monstrously good treats. Suitable for all ages. Advance reservations recommended. 

A Haunting in the Valley

Costumed guides lead scheduled groups along a trail of Halloween fun, adventure, and magic. Also includes refreshments, games, live owl display, and a bonfire.

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