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Kane County Fairgrounds - Randall Road Entrance
525 S. Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
The haunted house is located inside one of the buildings at the Kane County Fairgrounds.
Using gps, the Fairground is very easily found, well lighted and quite big, would be very difficult to miss.
The haunt however is a different story, you’ll want to enter off of Randall Road instead of Roosevelt.
Although there are signs for the attraction on Roosevelt, once inside you’ll have a difficult time locating the building. With no signs leading the way, and another building well lit and music playing, we had thought we found the attraction – only to realize, after paying that we found a rave instead.
Luckily we got our money back – and were directed to the correct location after.
Being in the fairground, there is plenty of parking available – almost directly to the back of the building where the event is being held. There are a few lighted ghosts to help guide you to the entrance once you park in the right location.
There were no actors in this particular area, only fun Halloween music playing in the background. Walls are very dark and there are a few flyers to look at on different sections for the theater’s upcoming events.
It is an outdoor waiting area, you’ll want to dress warm for this one.
Since people move through haunted attractions at different
rates, your time will vary. Note:
The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving
forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue
lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic
jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted.
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by
length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual
quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation.
to see how this event compares to others
visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
They did well in this category – keeping the groups small while spacing them out enough to keep the line outside moving well.
We did run into the group in front of us, but only because they were a little disorientated inside one of the very dark hallways – losing their way – until following us out of the room.
With a former Disney artist in charge of the artwork at this location, I was really looking forward to visiting this attraction. The artwork is terrific – some areas reminiscent of the Haunted Mansion – and although some areas are better than others, and the 3D effects a little blurry – it was worth checking out.
Hosted – and a main source of funding for the Steel Beam Theater, the entire walk through is a 3D experience. Minimal dark hallways, the scenes here are filled with fun props and theatrical actors making it a fun experience for families with kids.
Some of the most memorial scenes in this attraction included The Mummies tomb – beautiful drawings of mummies lined the wall, while a 3D Pharaoh waited on the other end for you to walk through.
The Butcher shop – a huge meat case took up the center of the room, with various body parts and prices showed what was fresh from the farmer today. A very large butcher went over the specials – Ground Chuck, ground Bill, Ground Lorie and Ground Amy.
The book scene was a very fun room. One actress in the room showing us her book – it was a best seller! The room itself was very nicely done up as a bedroom, complete with a well hidden workable wooden painted crooked door you had to open up to walk through.
There were some unique, like the cat room. Many Chinese porcelain cats lined a glass window waving their arms as you walked by, while various meows were loudly heard throughout the room.
The rat room was fun. Upon entering the room, several plastic, fringed, feathers tickled your legs and hands as you walked through the dark hallway. Once in, rats lined the entire room – the pipes, the walls – giving you a sense that some of these rats may have brushed up against you on your way in.
Containment was another fun area. Large 3D signs saying toxic lined the walls, while an actor came up close and “coughed” in your face. Other people who fell to the same illness lined these hallways, walking through or were locked behind cages waiting to be let out.
I enjoyed the hanging spider webs from the ceiling – brushing past your face as you walked through the dark corridors. There were several of them here – not just one or two in passing – really giving you a creepy feeling while working your way through.
The final room in the haunt was where death waited for you with his sickle. Upon leaving, you’re truly able to say that you’ve escaped death.
Once outside the event, the Theater has several costumes and props for sale. Brand new, in the package – costumes for $5, some accessories $1 - some of these items are a real steal.
Although this haunt is very fun, expected a little more intensity. There are a few fun actors inside that made the walk through a little more scary and enjoyable for us, but the attraction itself is mostly for smaller kids.
Would make a very fun way to spend an evening with the family.
There is some really great drawings and paintings lining the walls here – make sure to take a little time to check it out while walking through.
Happy travels ~
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