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The Story Behind This Seemingly Normal Place In Illinois Will Give You Nightmares

Cemeteries quite often get a bad rep for being overall creepy. However, surprisingly, a good many people find cemeteries calming and peaceful. There can be a great deal of beauty in the many headstones and statues that are lovingly placed by family members to honor the departed. And so is the case with a rather large cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois known as Woodlawn Cemetery.

Showman’s Rest at Woodlawn is still an active burial ground for circus performers. You can find this graveyard at 7750 W Cermak Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130. It’s open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Have you heard of or ever visited Showman’s Rest in Forest Park? In our comments, we’d love to hear about your experiences here. Do you like exploring haunted places? Visit These 4 Creepy Ghost Towns In Illinois At Your Own Risk.

Robin Jarvis
Robin Jarvis is a staff writer for OnlyInYourState.com.