The Raven's Grin is
building that was built in 1870. Not only does it have an eerie appearance,
but it is the only haunted attraction that I have ever been to that has a real haunted history.
As part of the tour, you are informed of some of the
haunted history of the building. There have been reports of
real supernatural activity, dating back to the 1920ís, extending to current day. The most
reported apparition is "The Lady in White",
who is most often seen in the wine cellar, the most haunted room
of the Raven's Grin.
This isnít your typical haunted attraction. There are no chainsaws, Freddy, Jason or other things that are commonly seen in other haunted attractions. In fact, itís difficult to even put
the Raven's Grin in a category with any other event, because there is nothing like it
The Raven's Grin could be described as a spooky fun house.
your long journey through the Raven's Grin, you will encounter crawlspaces, slides, twisting passageways and tunnels, as well as unique artwork and props that have been dreamed up by the delightfully twisted mind of the owner, Jim
Warfield. There are so many unique displays and props that it is
hard to take it all in, in just one trip through. The
combination of humor and scares in this attraction ensures you
will have a very entertaining and memorable experience.
The main highlight of the tour, for many of the Ravenís Grin's patrons, is the slide in the ďBad Dreams BedroomĒ. This
slide is so intense that it is actually an optional part of the tour.
If you are brave enough to give it a try, you are in for a
swift, steep drop that shoots you
into the wine cellar, 24 feet beneath the surface of the earth. The wine cellar, carved out of solid rock, is where
most of the supernatural activity in the house is witnessed.
This attraction gives you a lot of "Bang For Your Buck".
With over 1 hour of entertainment for only $10, the Raven's Grin
is the best value of any haunted attraction in the state.
The Ravenís Grin has achieved legendary status in the Chicagoland area
and beyond... and for good reason. It is definitely a must see event! It is so unconventional and unique that
no review can do it justice. It's something that you have to see for yourself.
It has been, and will continue to be, one of my favorite
Note: The best time to visit the Raven's Grin is in the off-season, when you can avoid the huge October crowds and get a more lengthy, in depth tour. If you visit on non-October dates, you also have the benefit of Jim Warfield, the creative force behind the Raven's Grin, guiding the entire
tour. Because The Raven's Grin is open year-round, you can drop in nearly any
day of the year for a tour!
here to find out more about this event.