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The best haunted houses in Chicago

Prepare yourself for a real scare in and near Chicago this Halloween at these terrifying haunts we’re even terrified to try

Six Flags Great America Fright Fest is one of the best haunted houses and Halloween attractions in Chicago.

Some people celebrate Halloween by dressing up in clever costumes, downing festive candies or sipping fall cocktails. Others turn out the lights and watch a great horror film. But really, there's nothing better than a real-life scare. We’ve compiled a list of the most terrifying haunted houses in and around Chicago, sure to satisfy even the bravest scream junkie.

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The best haunted attractions in Chicago

Disturbia Screams in the Park

The creative minds behind Disturbia Torment of Fears in Addison combine forces with Rosemont's Screams in the Park for a collaborative haunted experience. Visitors descend into the lower level of a parking garage, where they journey through 35 interactive rooms. The only thing more terrifying would be a trip to the nearby Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. A minimum of age 13 and up is recommended.

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MB Financial Park at Rosemont , Rosemont Until Sunday November 1 2015

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America

As if its Vertical Velocity coaster wasn't enough of a scream, Six Flags transforms into its Halloween alter ego with hair-raising shows, haunted houses and a trick-or-treat trail for kids. Two-hundred monsters, ghouls and freaky faces will roam the park and guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.

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Six Flags Great America , Gurnee Friday October 9 2015 - Sunday November 1 2015

13th Floor Haunted House

With more than 30,000 square feet of space, the 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park offers one of the more expansive, scare-filled experiences in the area. This year, the venue is split into two attractions: Feral Moon, a cemetery filled with werewolves, and the Dead End District, a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested urban nightmare.

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13th Floor Haunted House , Melrose Park Until Saturday November 14 2015

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare

Noted musician and horror film director Rob Zombie brings his Great American Nightmare back to Villa Park, featuring three haunted houses. Join the police in The Devil's Rejects and hunt down the murderous backwoods Firefly family. Face a violent gang of evil clowns in 31 and enter a haunted carnival at Bloody Blvd. Rob Zombie himself performs on October 2 and 4 at 8pm.

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Odeum Expo Center , Addison Until Sunday November 1 2015

Dungeon of Doom

Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Dungeon of Doom is best known for its Buried Dead or Alive experience, which simulates the sensation of going to an early grave. Other attractions at the haunted complex include a haunted hostpital, a gruesome sewer and the Cabin of Carnage. The 50-60 minute experience is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

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Dungeon of Doom Haunted House , Gurnee Friday October 9 2015 - Saturday November 7 2015

House of Torment

The suburbs get even scarier this fall. In its inaugural year, the operation will employ more than 150 people seasonally, with dozens of actors, stunt personnel, control room staff and others entertaining guests. Two attraction themes await in the House of Torment Chicago. Contagium features an 8-foot tall Nemesis hell-bent on enslaving the universe with his virus. In The Abandoned, scream your pants off in what remains of an abandoned school from the 1600s filled with condemned souls seeking revenge. What's scarier than being trapped in school, am I right, kids? Ages 12 and up.

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Until Sat Nov 7


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Chicago has a great Halloween Tradition, and the Halloween Haunted Houses and events to match! Some of these Halloween attractions may offer discount coupons, here is a site to check to see if you can save a little money. http://haunted-houses-chicago.com  Have some scary Halloween fun this year!