Friday, October 15, 2010

Things to do in Chicago

I know I've been MIA this year. Hopefully, next year, things won't be as crazy in my life and I can get to what really matters, all things haunt related!!

In the meantime, here are some fun must see's in Chicago . . .

Scary Attractions
If haunted houses are your thing, there are some good ones located right in our own back yard. In Chicago, there are two within minutes of our offices:

The Fear at Navy Pier - Put on by Zombie Army, the geniuses behind Statesville Prison

Chronicles of the Cursed – located just west of the river on Grand

There are a two more that I’ve been to in the suburbs and highly recommend

Dream Reapers – Melrose Park

Statesville Prison – Joliet

Ghost Tours
Do you want to know who haunts Excalibur and Harpo Studios? Or find out who Resurrection Mary used to be? Maybe you want to hear about the ghosts that linger on the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. If so, I recommend one of these tours. I’ve done both the Chicago Hauntings and Richard Crowe tours. They are both full off spooky good Chicago info. However, if it’s more of a fun atmosphere you’re looking for, I’d go with Chicago Hauntings.

Chicago Hauntings

Richard Crowe Ghost Tours

I haven’t tried the Segway Tour, but, c’mon! Who doesn’t love a good Segway tour?

Segway Tour

Halloween Parade
Every year the Lakeview neighborhood throws a big costume parade. This year, Halloween is on Sunday so it will be on the actual day, October 31st!

It’ll take off at 6:00 PM on Halsted at Belmont and head north to Addison.

Pumpkin Carving
A lot of bars and pubs sponsor pumpkin carvings the week before Halloween. Then, they use them as decorations for the actual big event. Here are a few in the Lakeview area:

Wednesday, October 27th
McGee’s - 950 West Webster

Thursday, October 28th
Sheffield's - 3258 N. Sheffield Avenue
Vaughn’s - 2917 N. Sheffield

Fright Fest – Six Flags in Gurnee
This is a good time for the whole family. The actors stalk you in a creepy, starring way and the whole park is re-dressed for Halloween. Check out their website

If I can think of more, I'll post them. Or, if you have events that will interest this haunt thirsty crowd, let me know and I'll post it.

Now, get out there and scare some kids!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Wow! Very comprehensive list!