Fall is definitely approaching when the haunted events/sites start to emerge.
Dungeon of Doom, in the suburb of Zion, will take place Sept. 23-Oct. 31.
Popular attractions and new updates for the site's 26th season include "Buried Alive," which gives thrill-seekers the claustrophobic scare sensation of being buried six-feet deep without a coffin; "Condemned: Temple of Doom"; and "Mercy General Hospital," among others.
USA Today named Dungeon of Doom one of the Top Ten Haunted Houses in the nation, and it has earned a spot on Popular Mechanics Top 15 Haunted Houses in the U.S.
General admission tickets start at $30 with additional Fast Pass and VIP experiences available; visit https://www.dungeonofdoom.com/buy-tickets.
Also, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group announced the returns of 13th Floor Chicago and The Old Joliet Haunted Prison.
Officially open to the public through Nov. 5, 13th Floor Chicago is already back at 5050 River Rd., Schiller Park, with two brand-new haunts: "Outcast Carnival" and "All Hallows Eve." Guests can also partake in various mini escape games, indulge in various on-site local food trucks, and imbibe cocktails and beer from Hala Kahiki & Short Fuse for patrons 21 and older.
General-admission tickets are on sale now, beginning at $19.99. (Note: The event may be too intense for children under 12.) For more information, visit 13thfloorchicago.com .
Officially open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24, and open select nights through Nov. 5, The Old Joliet Haunted Prison, originally built in 1896, is the only haunted house in the Chicagoland area actually located inside a real abandoned prison.
The two main attractions here include "The Abominations" and "Tormented."
Guests can also partake in various mini interactive and immersive escape games, indulge in various on-site local food trucks, and enjoy spooky libations (21+) and concessions at The Commissary before or after experiencing the haunted house.
General-admission tickets are on sale now, beginning at $19.99. (Note: The event may be too intense for children under 12.) For more information visit hauntedprison.com .
The prison is at 401 Woodruff Rd., in Joliet.