Peoria IL Haunted Houses

Peoria IL Haunted Houses are back for 2023!

Here’s a review of the three main Peoria IL Haunted Houses  plus many other Halloween events happening in the Peoria area in 2023.

Spook Hollow The longest running haunted attraction in Illinois is Spook Hollow.  For over 40 years, the Marquette Heights Men’s Club has run Spook Hollow, which features 3 “spooks” including the main one (Spook Hollow) plus M.C. Mansion and M.C. Nightmare.   Spook Hollow will be open every Friday and Saturday for the last 3 weekends in October (Oct. 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st and 27th & 28th) with tickets going on sale at the gate beginning at 6:30 pm through 11 pm every night.  Tickets are $30 or $45 for a “Speed Pass”.  Advance tickets for Spook Hollow 2023 are available at   100% of the proceeds from Spook Hollow are a fundraiser for the club and are donated back to Marquette Heights and surrounding communities.

Peoria IL Haunted Houses

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Spider Hill at Three Sisters Park is back for 2023 in Chillicothe every Friday & Saturday in October.  It includes 2 “haunts”:  Massacre Mansion, Trail of Terror plus new for this year is their Enlightened Souls Paranormal Tours, a unique experience investigating a historical building at Three Sisters Park.  Gates open at 6 pm each night and ticket sales begin at 7 pm and run through 11 pm.  Each of the first 2 attractions are $23 each or a fast pass is $35.  Tickets for the Enlightened Souls Paranormal Tours are $45 and space is limited.   Advanced tickets are available at

Aura Haunted House 2023And back again for its second year is Aura Haunted House in the historic Pollak Hospital Building in Bartonville which opens on September 29th and will be open every Friday & Saturday through October.  Hours are 7 – 11 pm each night.  There will also be three “black out” dates where you go through the indoor haunt in complete darkness with one glow stick per group on Halloween and November 4 & 5.

The Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane was originally operated by the State of Illinois from 1902 until 1973 and during that time, the Pollak Hospital saw hundred of patients pass away from tuberculosis. According to stories and eyewitness accounts, including paranormal investigations, some of the people who passed on, remained behind at the Pollak to walk the hallways.  Tickets are $30, $45 for a fast pass or $60 for an “Now Pass” which takes you to the front of the line (these are sold at the door only, not in advance) and are available at


Other 2023 Peoria Area Halloween Events:

    • Old State Mine Haunted Trail at the Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville running September 30th, October 5th & 6th, October 13th & 14th, October 20th & 21st, October 27th & 28th and November 4th
    • Clue at Barn III Dinner Theatre running October 6th through November 5th (Thursdays through Sundays)
    • Jeckyll & Hyde the Musical at Peoria Players Theatre on October 6th – 8th and 12th – 15th
    • Magic of Halloween, the Peoria Pops Orchestra’s concert at Five Points Washington on October 7th
    • Haunted Peoria Tours by the Peoria Historical Society on October 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th & 29th
    • Hall-Zoo-Een for the little ones at the Peoria Zoo on October 13th & 14th
    • Día De Los Muertos: Love Never Dies at Art Inc. on October 21st
    • A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at Five Points Washington on October 22nd
    • Wildlife Scary Park at Wildlife Prairie Park on October 13th – 15th, October 20th – 22nd and October 27th – 29th
    • Fondulac Farm Park Witches Walk on October 20th & 21st and October 27th and 28th
    • Lakeview After Dark on October  19th  – 21st
    • Sweeney Todd by Central Illinois Ballet on October 26th – 29th
    • Halloween Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Arts Center featuring the Brazilionaires on October 27th
    • Rocky Horror Picture Show at Peoria Players Theatre – bring your props and sing along on October 27th & 28th
    • The Scooby Doom Murder Mystery at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard on October 27th & 28th
    • Halloween Themed Laser Light Shows at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on October 27th
    • Heartland Festival Orchestra – Phantom of the Opera film with the live orchestra playing the score at Five Points Washington on October 28th


Find Halloween and other Peoria area events on our Events Calendar!