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The Haunting at Horse Creek

 
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  (41 reviews)
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Very Scary
Appropriate For
Ages ten years and above.
Organization Type
Charity / NOT For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Haunted Hay Rides, Haunted Trails, Hay Rides (Kid Friendly), Other Events
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Snacks & Refreshments, Outdoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Hidden away in the northeast corner of Jefferson County lurks what many haunt enthusiasts consider the most unique and genuinely frightening haunted event in Southern Illinois. Upon arrival visitors enjoy a light-hearted hayride into the surrounding dark woods, but once the wagon stops, and they disembark the mood changes. Dancing flames draw them close to hear an original ghost story inspired by area lore. When the storyteller has finished, participants are divided into groups, provided a single light, and sent on an unguided walk. Beneath the trees, the sounds of the night toy with the imagination, beasts lurk at the edge of sight, and dark figures creep ever closer. Ahead the trail promises deliverance but is that all that awaits? Experience the terror anew this October. Email Haunt Owner
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  • Unique story line

    A unique story line that had us all enthralled with its presentation. There were beasts and ghosts lurking in the dark corners as we crossed the trail. Hay ride was enjoyable. It was the best and had fun and jump scares. The artists were skilled and they knew how to evoke fear. Some were funny also. The hayride has great exhibits and was creatively designed. It was like entering a different world filled with scary figures and other hellish looking monsters. On the whole a very neatly executed trail and hayride. Don’t mind returning back for the next Halloween season.

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    Posted April 2019

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  • Email Verified Awesome place

    It is the story telling that makes the Haunting at Horse Creek experience interesting. The scary elements of the tale start to pick your brain when you’re stranded in the haunted trail. The props, light effects and the creepy looking characters soon starts to overwhelm your resolve. More often than not, you can’t anticipate the scares. My GF screamed out loud multiple times. It was lots of scary fun out there. The actors were professional and their costumes and makeup were top-notch. I will come again for sure, probably with my friends.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • A treat for haunt lovers

    The Haunting at Horse Creek is a treat for haunt fans. I and my friends visited the place and had an absolute blast. Its haunted trail and hayride had some of the best scares I’d ever seen. The hayride is light-hearted. But the mood changes once the wagon stops in the dark woods. The story sets the tone for what lies ahead. Each group has only one flashlight and we are left to tread the unguided walk. Scary figures could emerge from all sides anytime and scare you out of your wits. There was lots of screaming going on all around. Ticket prices were reasonable too. I will come again.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Horrible

    We waited over 2 hours just to get on the hayride. Then get out there to get split up from my group! Waisted my money & will not be back! Very disappointed....

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Scary good time

    We have been visiting this place and surprisingly get bigger and better. I was never disappointed. The event has two main attractions, the hayride and haunted trail. Both were equally good. The haunt trail was terror infested. We had a scary good time and were glad it was over. It was the actors and the make up that excelled. The cast followed a storyline and did hold on till the end without a break. The costume department worked hard on the outfits and they were all quite unique. We had fun, laughter and of course fear, that was ultimate. Coming back again.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Right mix of scares, props and fun

    I can vouch that this was one of the best haunts I’d visited of late. It had the right mix of scares, props and fun. The dark woods and haunted trail were well designed. The story at the beginning was the best part and it sows the seeds of fear in your mind. Once you’re on your own in the dark, the story starts to play havoc in your mind. You can’t say when some creepy character jumps on your way. To be honest, I screamed my lungs out when it happened. Overall, it was an exciting and scary 45 minutes in the dark. I am planning to bring my wife along next time.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Eclectic mix of fun and fear

    Hayrides and trails has always been our favorite due to its eclectic mix of fun and fear. I really love the way actors plan out the scenes. The trail had enough jump scares to get your heart pounding. It was really funny running around in dimly lit surroundings not knowing what to expect next. Kids do get more scared. We were in small teams and split into different directions. This made us feel isolated and the fear in us grew. A great entertainment option you can plan to spend with family and friends.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • So creepyyy

    It was by accident that I and couple of my friends ended up at the Haunting at Horse Creek. But it was worth the ride and the money spent on tickets. The initial hayride is fun with little or no scares. But the haunted trail had some nice nerve wracking scares and props. You can’t anticipate when those creepy looking characters have a go at you. The fact that your group got only one flashlight won’t help your matters either. Actor makeup looked realistic. The staff was friendly too. Recommend this place to everyone.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Good

    It’s good just some of the scares could be better love the story and how it plays off

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    Posted September 2018

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  • Email Verified Not worthy

    Not a worthy attraction. They try to scare us with some night toy!! The prices are cheap...still we expect something to scream or jump.

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    Posted November 2017

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  • Email Verified Had a fabulous night

    I had a fabulous evening here, and quite honestly, it’s one of the best hayride I’ve ever experienced. Great actors pumped with energy to scare us. $10 admission fee was very cheap.

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    Posted November 2017

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  • Not enough scary

    Took my son for his first haunted attraction and we all are very disappointed with the overall experience. The hayride was good but not enough scary. The trail was just a walk through decorated trees. We expected a lot of jump scares in every turns…may be they are short in staff. All we got feared was it was too dark.

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    Posted November 2017

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  • Email Verified Incredible haunt

    Incredible experience. Great place to visit during Halloween. We had a great time with kids. Kids really enjoyed the hayride. Waiting for next year.

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    Posted November 2017

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  • Email Verified Average scares

    Got bored waiting in the lines. The whole damn thing was really not worth it. The only thing you may like is their cheap pricing; may be because they are providing average scares only.

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    Posted November 2017

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  • Good Time

    Had a great time!!!

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    Posted October 2017

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Email Verified Excellent

    A must go place for hayride lovers. Excellent ambience loaded with tons of scaring sound and stuffs. Amazing actors and well-behaved staffs. Awesome experience at such a meagre admission fee of just 410. Keep it up Horse Creek!!

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Awesome!

    It just gets better and better every year! Good fun, lots of scares, and lots of laughter! Loved the story, set the mood for it. And weeded out the weak ones to ride back up to the fire pit.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Great value, great scares, and great fun!

    The neatest haunt I have been to. A great environment and value. Affordable enough to take the whole family but it may be too much for preteen kids.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Great fun for all!

    They have added some new features this year which have made it even better! Never know what's going to happen!

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Totally Scary

    They set up the scares so well and you're never safe! Don't turn the corner thinking you're finally out of it because you never know what's there. It scared me enough to give me a panic attack!

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    Posted October 2017

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