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HauntedIllinois.com's
Transworld 2006: "Haunted Attractions"

 Raven's Grin Inn (Mount Carroll, IL)

The Raven's Grin HouseOnce again, Haunters had the opportunity to attend this one of a kind event during the Transworld Convention.  Just looking at this eerie structure, it is easy to see that the Raven's Grin isn't like any other haunted attraction.  Once inside, you won't be chased with a chain saw and you won't find gory scenes or famous Hollywood movie monsters.  What you will find is a totally unique experience. 

So, what is the Raven's Grin?  No description can really do it justice, but simply stated, many people have described it as a spooky fun house.  Patrons can look forward to a unique monologue, with combined elements of fright and comedy.  The Raven's Grin is also different from other attractions due to the fact that the building is actually haunted.  As part of the tour, you are told true stories of supernatural activity that many people have experienced inside the house, starting in the 1920's and extending through present day.  On a typical tour you weave your way through twisting tunnels, shoot down slides and crawl through tight passageways.  You will also be mesmerized by the original artwork, spawned from the delightfully twisted and creative mind of the owner, Jim Warfield.  

Of course, one of the most memorable things inside the house is the slide in the "Bad Dreams Bedroom".  This wild and crazy slide shoots you down 24 feet below the surface of the earth, into the most haunted room of the Raven's Grin, the wine cellar.  

Tours last anywhere from one to two hours, which is quite a value, as the admission price is only $10.  Considering that the Raven's Grin has gained national acclaim by being featured in various books and national magazines, as well as appearing on popular television shows like "Wild Chicago", "HGTV Extreme Homes" and Comedy Central's "Travel Sick", this event is a must-see.

You don't even have to wait until Halloween to see this unique attraction, as they are open 301 days a year!!! 

Buttress One of the Raven's Grin Tunnels Dr. Death

 


To find out more about the Raven's Grin Inn, visit the official website at:

http://www.hauntedravensgrin.com

 

 

 

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