It’s official, Quad Cities. The wait is over. It’s Haunted House and Hayrack Ride time!

Check out these bone-chilling experiences, happening in the area:


Factory of Fear                5027 4th Ave. Moline           

The longest running Haunted Attraction in the Quad Cities, Factory of Fear, will celebrate their opening night this Friday Sep 28. Factory of Fear was rated number 1 in the Quad Cities on in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Hours:   Friday-Saturday                             7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Sunday and Halloween                 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

This attraction is recommended for those 12 and older. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $20. You can also receive $1 off admission with a canned good and $3 off admission with an unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots (toy must be equal or greater in value than discount).


Shock House                   QCCA Expo Center 2621 4th Ave. Rock Island    

With new layout, more scares, more actors, black out nights, and 2 Virtual Reality battle stations (where you and a friend can step into a zombie apocalypse and fight your way through hordes of zombies together), Shock House is kicking off the 2018 season this Friday Sep 28. You will be stalked, startled and disoriented as you travel through the passageways of Shock House.

Dates Open:      Sep 28-29, Oct 5-6, Oct 11-13, Oct 18-20 and Oct 25-27

Hours:                 Friday and Saturday                      7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Thursdays (Black Out Nights)      6-10 p.m.

General admission is $15 and a V.I.P. Fast pass is $20. VR Experiences are $7 each or $10 for both. Total Black Out Night’s (Oct 11, 18 and 25) are FREE with a valid Military I.D.


Terror at Skellington Manor       420 18th St. Rock Island

Celebrating 25 years of terror, Terror at Skellington Manor opens their frightening doors this Friday Sep 28. This haunted attraction was voted one of 2016’s and 2015’s top 10 Haunted Houses in Illinois by Terror at Skellington Manor is a walk-through haunted house with highly detailed scenes, jaw dropping special effects over 60 live character actors and documented paranormal activity. Your haunt experience starts as soon as you walk in this historic former Masonic Temple.

Hours:  Fridays and Saturdays                  7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Sundays                                          7 – 10 p.m.

General admission tickets are $15 (all ages) and a VIP Fast Pass is $20. The haunt is not recommended for small children (Parents use your own discretion). Bring your kids to Scare-D-Cat Day on the last Saturday in October from 1-4 p.m. This is a great time to see the Haunted Mansion in the light without all the special effects or scary actors.


QC Haunted Forest        3501 207th St. North Port Byron

The ghastly haunted hayrack ride through QC Haunted Forest is set to begin on Saturday Oct 6. You, the Innocent, on a hay rack will be taken to the Gates of the Haunted Forest. You, the Innocent, on a hay rack will be taken to the Gates of the Haunted Forest. The hay rack will drop you off at the entrance of the Haunted Forest. On foot suddenly and irrevocably you will find yourself walking in the middle of acres of unrelenting darkness, you will meet the ghastly lair of the Unhappily Undead. These horrifying creatures, with their hideous wails, instruments of torture and repugnant manifestations will pursue you with a terrible vengeance. Chain saws threatening life and limb will leave you screaming and begging for someone, anyone to help you out of this frightful experience. If you make is out of the woods you will finish you’re journey on the hay rack back to the parking lot.

Hours:  Fridays and Saturdays                  7 – 11 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Walking is involved through the Haunted Forest. The hayrack will pick you up in the parking lot, drop you off at the entrance of the Forest, once you walk through the haunted forest you will get back on the hay rack for the Hay rack ride and then brought back to the parking lot. This is suitable for all ages!!



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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.