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2017 Shadows Realm Haunted House Review

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Shadows Realm Haunted House
Hawthorne Center
2015 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401

Visited: 10/07/17


Reviewed By: Debra Parish
Visibility/Location: Curb side parking was available down the street from event, as well as parking lot located around backside of building. Didn't notice any signage along the way, however GPS found location easily. Large white banner hanging at parking lot.
Wait Entertainment: Waiting room was super creepy, absolutely loved the decor. There were large scratches on the ceiling; as if something had been trying to escape, an autopsy table with a decomposing body, surgical tools hanging on the walls, and blood absolutely everywhere! They had some kick butt music playing too, which really set the tone for the evening to begin. You knew the moment you stepped into this room, that you were in for a real treat.
Admission Price: $10
Parking: None

19.5 Minutes *
* = 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: 6.825
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing 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. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of
Scare Factor: High
Crowd Control: Crowd control was handled well, patrons were spaced several minutes apart, allowing individual movement without merging of other groups. Flow was smooth, moving at ones own pace.


This was my first visit to this venue and I have to say, beginning to end, I absolutely loved it! From the very first room, the amount of time and effort that had to have gone into the creation of this event definitely shows. Highlights for me were the room interactions, breathing walls, spinning floors, having to solve the puzzles to move forward, and I really enjoyed the use of mazes, strobe lights, and special effects. This house really plays with your mind. From the outside, it looks a bit on the small side, but man do they really make use of that space! Taking nearly 20 minutes to complete, Shadows Realm provides an adventure of not only a haunted house, but some sort of 3D netherworld funhouse as well. Lots of jump scares! I was jumping in empty corners just cuz my brain thought I may need to do so. This house really does play with your senses! Trust nothing or no-one! Two thumbs up guys, job well done!

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