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The Illinois ‘Haunted’ Highway
Make that the Illinois “Haunted” Lincoln Highway!
Be sure your road trip includes the supernatural and paranormal this season! Autumn brings crisp air, colorful leaves, pumpkins to carve, apples to pick and the promise of haunted Halloween happenings. There is fun for all ages, get frightened throughout the autumn season, or all year round at scary stops along the Illinois Lincoln Highway! Visit our website at drivelincolnhighway.com to extend your fright time by staying at one of the area hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins or campgrounds; of which many are rumored to be haunted!
The Egyptian Theatre is home to the Amenti Haunted House in downtown DeKalb. Amenti, the Egyptian Goddess awaits your arrival while she guards the gates of the underworld world, as a friend of the dead. This haunt features over 20 frightful scenes on six different levels; you will wander through long twisting and winding darkness, fog, eerie strobes, strange smells and “who knows what” jumping out at you! egyptiantheatre.org and amenti.info
Get ready for a scary good time, whether you are a serious hunted house fan or just like a good old-fashioned cemetery walk, we invite you to travel the annual Trail of Terror from September through the end of October for great seasonal attractions. The spooktacular trail winds through several Illinois Lincoln Highway counties; offering everything Halloween, from fall festivals and pumpkin patches to winery tours and theater productions. illinoistrailofterror.com
Head over to the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet any time of the year for the unique experience of Paranormal Tours. You can choose either a public or private paranormal investigation. You will be able to conduct professional paranormal investigations with authentic “paranormal hunting” equipment. Plan for an exciting investigation and just hope that you make it back safely to give a full report! rialtosquare.com
Bring the kids out for the annual Flagg Township Museum Spooky Flashlight Tours in Rochelle. Ghosts from the town’s local history spin their tales as you tour the museum, housed in the historic 1884 building by only flashlight! flaggtownshipmuseum.org
Visit Jonamac Orchard located in Malta has an amazing 10 acre Haunted Corn Maze; try not to get lost along the three miles of pathways and two bridges! Jonamac boasts “Once the sun goes down in October, beware!” The maze is filled with spooks and goblins lurking about in the shadows of the tall corn stalks. Try not to get lost as you get scared at every turn, no flashlights allowed! jonamacorchard.com
Illuminated paths will lead you through the pioneer village of Heritage Canyon in Fulton, for Beggars Walk. Come dressed in your costume, the canyon will be filled with eerie sights and sounds, as treats are handed out along with a few tricks! This is a ‘fun for all ages’ autumn event. cityoffulton.us
Tales From Beyond the Grave is a guided cemetery walk through Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Get a first person account of Dixon’s past and the townspeople who contributed to the early days of the city. Guides will be dressed in period costume as they lead you on this frightful historic journey! discoverdixon.org