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.

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!

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Address: 301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002, USA
Address: Greenwood Cemetery, 606 S Church St, Decatur, IL 62522, USA
Address: Old Joliet Prison, 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