These Creepy Day Trips Through The Spookiest Places in Illinois Are Perfect For Fall

If you like to pair the chill in the fall air with a chill down your spine, Illinois has a huge number of destinations dying to be explored. Steeped in history and horror, the two spooky day trips below, which we’ve branded the Sinister Southern and Nefarious Northern routes, and are guaranteed to put the scare in your season. Either of these eerie trips takes a single day, but true fear fanatics might want to combine them into a single, hair-raising weekend road trip. Just don’t blame us if it gives you nightmares.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The creepy locales of Illinois are as fascinating as they are frightening. A day trip only scratches the surface of notable locations to get freaked out this fall, but these two day trips provide a solid foundation in fright. Taken both? Let us know which one you preferred, or tell us your favorite ghastly experience. Locations we overlooked? Shoutout your favorite spots to get spooked. We want to hear your stories and see your photos, so get in touch!

Address: 301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002, USA
Address: 606 S Church St, Decatur, IL 62522, USA
Address: 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432, USA
Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036, USA
Address: 301 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703, USA