With its gore-splattered actors, team of filmmakers and set designers, and a lead makeup artist and creature designer who has appeared on SYFY's Face Off, it's not surprising that The Realm of Terror Haunted House is consistently rated among the top haunts in Illinois. As Haunted Illinois's Minion put it when he reviewed the 2011 haunt, if "you want to be smacked upside the face [with] the most retched vision you can conjure up, then multiply it by 10," this is the place for you.
This year, those brave enough to visit take a tour of Quixotic Labs, a research facility located hundreds of feet below the surface. During their descent, guests learn the horrifying truth—the demented professionals who run the lab have been performing horrifying experiments, and they're looking for new victims.
Brave souls flee from gory room to gory room, encountering more than 50 dedicated horror actors who refuse to break character and often get close enough that visitors can feel hot breath on the back of their necks. Many of the rooms are designed to disorient. Because of the intensity, The Realm of Terror is designed for mature audiences.
While waiting in line to enter the haunted house, guests can sip beverages from an onsite bar, which is stocked with soft drinks and alcohol for visitors of drinking age.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Mundelein's Mavericks.
If you're ready for a show, Mavericks often books live musical groups or a DJ.
Go beyond dinner and enjoy dancing to the restaurant's live DJ as well.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
The restaurant's popularity is at an all-time high during the week.
At Mavericks, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
At Mavericks, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Club 94 serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Wheeling's Wheeling district.
Club 94 is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
A great spot for twirling to some tunes, the restaurant also features a live DJ and dance floor.
The restaurant fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
Club 94 can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Club 94 has to offer.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Club 94 has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, 262 Ultra Lounge in Kenosha is the place to be.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on 262 Ultra Lounge's gorgeous patio.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed.
Parking can always be a hassle. That's why we've done half the work for you. Parking available onsite for our guests.
Prices are downright affordable at 262 Ultra Lounge, with most items well under the $15 mark.
Sports fans will love Rocky Vander's Cafe, the perfect place to root for your team over a beer or two.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Rocky Vander's Cafe, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Rocky Vander's Cafe's free wifi hotspot.
Rocky Vander's Cafe provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the bar, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Rocky Vander's Cafe also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
At Rocky Vander's Cafe, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Rocky Vander's Cafe s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
For great drinks and a good time, catch the next game at Rocky Vander's Cafe.