2019 Haunted Houses, Hayrides and Forest Walks

There’s a chill in the air . . . and little ghosts and goblins everywhere are on the hunt for a good scare! We’ve found all the haunted houses, hayrides and forest walks in our area with just-the-right-size frights for your skeleton crew. (Parental discretion is always recommended. If you’re unsure whether a particular event or venue listed below is age-appropriate for your kids, call ahead!) This article is sponsored by Oak Brook Park District.

Oak Brook Haunted Forest

Haunted Forest (Oak Brook)
Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
with a special Maze Preview Night on Thursday, October 10
1500 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Come out to this spectacular Halloween event and see if you can make it through the twists and turns of their life-size haunted maze! Other family friendly activities include bounce houses, a hayride through Central Park’s haunted forest, candy in a haystack, a pumpkin patch, crafts, tattoos, and more! Tickets required for some activities and are sold at the gate. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase. Prices are online.

Special Maze Preview Night ($5)
Thursday night only! Bring your little thrill-seeker out to experience Oak Brook’s spectacular haunted maze! You can make your way through the maze as many times as you’d like, in the daylight! Scary scenes will be set up, but there will be no actors or spooky special effects. The maze walks will be the only activity available. All other features will open Friday night.

2019 Haunted Houses and Forest Walks in the Chicago Suburbs

Haunted Hayrides and Walks

Batavia Haunted Quarry
October 12 and 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hall Quarry Beach
400 S. Water Street
Batavia, IL 60510
The quarry is haunted with ghosts and ghouls to give you a good scare! Ages 10+ only. Admission $10. Advance ticket purchase $8 (through 10/11).

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Burr Ridge Family Ghost Walk
October 24, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Burr Ridge Community Center
15W400 Harvester Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527​
Fee $25 per family. Suitable for kids ages 4-8. Registration required.

Goebbert’s Farm Haunted Hayride (South Barrington)
September 14 – October 31, 2019 | Daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Goebbert’s
Explore a frightening 12-room haunted house specially designed for school-aged children (ages 3 and up permitted). $6 per person.

Haunted Canal Hayride
October 25 and 26, 2019 | 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Lemont Safety Village
55 Stephen St
Lemont, IL 60439
Take a spooky hayride along Lemont’s historic I&M Canal Trail and discover the ghosts and ghouls that once haunted the halls of Lemont’s Central School. (A non-scary ride for younger kids is offered Saturday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.) Tickets may be purchased online.

Lockport Park District Hayride of Horror
Fridays and Saturdays throughout October 2019| 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dellwood Park
Route 171 and Woods Drive
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-1183
All aboard the Hayride of Horror! Keep your eyes peeled for creatures of all kinds as you take a riveting ride through Dellwood Park. $15 per person. Tickets may be purchased onsite or online.

Lockport Park District Not So Scary Hayride
Monday, October 14 and Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Dellwood Park
Route 171 and Woods Drive
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-1183
Make Halloween fun for everyone! Hop on the “Not So Scary Hayride” for a kid-friendly cruise that’s sure to delight even the youngest members of the family. $7 per person. Tickets may be purchased onsite or online.

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Itasca Park District Haunted Trail
October 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Family Hour, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Active Scaring
Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary
651 N Rohlwing Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Dare to enter this spooky 1/3 mile loop through a haunted trail. Kids 11 and under with adult only; must be 12+ to go alone. $5/ticket, $2/repeat trips.

Oak Brook Haunted Forest

Haunted Forest (Oak Brook)
Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
with a special Maze Preview Night on Thursday, October 10
1500 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Come out to this spectacular Halloween event and see if you can make it through the twists and turns of their life-size haunted maze! Other family friendly activities include bounce houses, a hayride through Central Park’s haunted forest, candy in a haystack, a pumpkin patch, crafts, tattoos, and more! Tickets required for some activities and are sold at the gate. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase. Prices are online.

Special Maze Preview Night ($5)
Thursday night only! Bring your little thrill-seeker out to experience Oak Brook’s spectacular haunted maze! You can make your way through the maze as many times as you’d like, in the daylight! Scary scenes will be set up, but there will be no actors or spooky special effects. The maze walks will be the only activity available. All other features will open Friday night.

Sonny Acres Farm Haunted Hayride (West Chicago)
September 27 – October 31, 2019; Check website for more details
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
Take a terrifying wagon ride through the haunted woods (recommended for ages 11 and up). Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth beginning at 5:30 pm.

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Westmont Park Haunted Forest Tour
October 29, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Merry Monsters Matinee for younger children, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Sheer Terror
Diane Main Park/Sandra Smith Woods
200 W. 59th Street
Westmont, IL 60559
The night kicks off with a Merry Monsters Matinee performance from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm for younger children. Then at 7:00 pm, there’s a scary combination walking and hayride tour through Smith Woods. $6/person.

Wood Dale Park District Scarewalk
October 19, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Beach Waterpark
161 Commercial Street
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Recommended for ages 10 and older; family-friendly hour from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. A scary walk through the woods with monsters, creatures, and ghouls. $6/person.

Woodridge Haunted Forest Walk
October 18, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm | October 29, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Woodridge Community Center
2600 Center Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
Hawthorne Hill Woods transforms into a scary place, complete with evil creatures. The Saturday afternoon session will be better suited for kids 9 and under, or more sensitive visitors (parental discretion advised). $8 evening session/$5 afternoon session.

Haunted Houses

Please note that some of these haunted houses do not allow children or may be very scary, while others host family-friendly times. Check out the websites, call if you have questions, and use your parental discretion.

Bengston’s Haunted Barn
13341 W 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 301-3276
Kids under age 12 must be with an adult.

Canyon Trail Cemetery Halloween Display
Projected to be running by October 5, 2019; check Facebook for updates | 9:00 pm on Sundays – Thursdays, dusk to 10:00 pm on Fridays – Saturdays
371 Canyon Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188
info@canyontrailcemetery.com
Elaborate and extensive residential Halloween display that goes all-out with moving parts and special effects, including some elements that pop out.

Farmer Frank’s Haunted Barn
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Inc.
17250 Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 741-2693
Spooky but family-focused tours with no live actors and the lights on.

Goebbert’s Farm Haunted House
40 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 428-6727
12-room haunted house designed to scare school-aged children.

Haunts Against Hunger Park Forest
361 Artist Way
Park Forest, IL 60466
(866) 783-4608
Held October 25, 26, 27, and 31; “soft scare” for kids on October 27 from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets on sale at Village Hall Recreation and Parks.

Nightmare at the Terrace Haunted House
11500 Beloit Avenue
Worth, IL 60482
(708) 448-7080
Recommended for ages 8 and up. “Lights on” version will be hosted on October 20 from 1pm to 4pm and October 26 from 2pm to 5pm.

Orland Park Lions Club Haunted Woods
14800 S Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 288-4110
Open select weekends in October. The website advises against bringing young children and urges parental discretion due to “some gore, special effects, loud noises and intense acting.”

Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-1776
Six Flags recommends not bringing children after 6 p.m. 

Sonny Acres Farm Haunted Barn 
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-3859
Not recommended for children 10 and under.

13th Floor Haunted House
1940 George Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 571-3326
info@13thFloorChicago.com

Basement of the Dead
42 West New York Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506
(630) 896-2466

Hellsgate Haunted House
Lockport Metra Lot
1300 South State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
(605) 301-4283
captain@hellsgate.com

Midnight Terror Haunted House
5520 West 111th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 639-3279
midnightterror.info@gmail.com

Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead
17250 S Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60441
(877) SCARED2

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About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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