It's haunted house season in Illinois and here are two of the best to get your scare on in the Rockford area.

Experiencing Haunted Houses In Illinois

I remember being terrified going to my very first haunted house as a kid. At the same time, I was immediately hooked. Each year after, my friends and I were always looking for the next frightening adventure. Luckily, Illinois is home to many scary haunted house experiences.

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The Best Haunted Houses In Rockford

I'll admit that I haven't been able to enjoy haunted houses as much over the last few years. Just an odd one here and there. I'm disappointed in myself for that. I decided this year, I'm definitely going to check some out. I wasn't sure where to start, so I decided this was a perfect opportunity for a social media survey. Luckily, participants had some awesome suggestions for me.

The Two Best Haunted Houses In The Rockford Area

There were many recommendations for the best haunted houses in the Rockford area but two really stood out. I've heard of both of them and they've been around for quite some time. In fact, I would consider them a Halloween tradition.

Twisted Crypt Haunted House

  • 5420 East State Street in Rockford.
  • $15 per person
  • Recommended for 13 and over
  • 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult

According to, 

10,000 square feet of indoor mystery and chaos. Sights, sounds, smells, and members of "The Family" lurking around every corner. Will you get out?

Fear Fest 2023 

  • 6512 Manchester Road in South Beloit
  • Haunted barn, hayride, and carnival
  • $15 per person for each attraction
  • 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult

According to, 

Illinois' largest and best haunted attraction is celebrating 25 years with three haunted in one location.

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