$45 for a VIP admission package for one ($85 value)
- VIP admission to the Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead haunted houses
- Zombie Paintball ride
VIP admission grants access to Statesville Haunted Prison through a special line with little to no wait.
Statesville Haunted Prison
"In your face, loud, and memorable." In 2013, that's how HauntedIllinois.com summarized Statesville Haunted Prison. When it comes to scaring people, Statesville has upped the ante every year since it opened in 1996, recently increasing the area inside its walls by 20%. It has earned a reputation as one of the top haunted attractions in Chicagoland, racking up rave reviews and awards including "Best Haunted House in Chicagoland" and "Top 13 Official Haunted House Chicago" for 12 of the past 15 years by HauntedHouseChicago.com, "Must See Top 25 Haunted Attractions in America" by Haunted Attraction Magazine, a feature on the Travel Channel’s “Halloween Craziest” in 2013, and being the featured Chicagoland Haunted Attraction on the 2015 Legendary Haunt Tour.
Resting in the shadow of the Stateville Maximum Security Prison, Statesville combines cutting-edge effects with extremely detailed setups to create chaos. Inside, visitors creep through a collection of more than 40 horrifying rooms that takes nearly an hour to fully explore, including new areas such as The Prison Entrance, Cell Block B, The Meat Grinder, Dog Kennels, The Outdoor Yard, and a bus load of convicts and creatures. Along with live snakes and spiders, more than 150 characters aggressively berate them every step of the way, conjuring scenes from horror movies or family-vacation slideshows. After escaping the prison, visitors must still make their way through the City of the Dead, a mass grave filled with past inmates who've now risen from the dead. Over the years, Statesville has extended the scares to other onsite attractions, too, including a sniper zombie paintball ride that takes place in a real five-ton Army Troop Carrier Truck.