Rounding up area attractions for tricks and treats this season.
1. Spook Hollow, located at 641 LaSalle Blvd. in Marquette Heights, is the oldest outdoor haunted attraction in Illinois and is presented by the Marquette Heights Men’s Club of Central Illinois. Also included with admission are two additional attractions — M.C. Manor and M.C. Nightmare. General admission is $25, and R.I.P. Speed Passes are $40. Spook Hollow is open from 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 9-24.
2. The Witches Walk at the Fon du Lac Farm Park, 305 Neumann Drive in East Peoria, transforms the Fon du Lac Park District’s living history facility into a spooky, seasonal attraction geared toward younger crowds. Billed as having “just the right amount of fright for the little ones,” the Witches Walk is open from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 22-24. Tickets are $3, and children under 1 year old are admitted for free.
3. One of the most well-known Halloween attractions in the state, the Haunted Infirmary at Bartonville Insane Asylum, 4500 Enterprise Drive in Bartonville, is held at the site of the former Peoria State Hospital, a closed psychiatric hospital rumored to be haunted by former residents. The Haunted Infirmary is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday in October. Tickets are $15 and are available through midnight at the event.
4. Entering its seventh year, Spider Hill, located at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, offers numerous attractions including “Massacre Mansion” and “Trail of Terror.” Also returning this year is “Zombie Invasion Paintball Battle Adventure,” giving guests the opportunity to fire at attacking zombies, monsters and targets from a moving “war wagon.” Tickets for the mansion and trail are $10, and the zombie shootout is $15. Tickets are on sale from 6-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through October, and attractions open at 7 p.m.