These Creepy Day Trips Through The Spookiest Places in Illinois Are Perfect For Fall
By Benjamin Clancy|Published October 15, 2020
Benjamin Clancy is the Illinois and Indiana writer at Only In Your State, a doctoral candidate at UNC Chapel Hill in Communication, and an artistic type who has attended the Vermont Studio Center residency in poetry writing and makes something like music as "little other." They grew up in Austin, Texas and currently live in Chicago, IL with their partner, two dogs, and a cat. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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