We're on the cusp of the Halloween season, and what would Halloween be without a trip to an area haunted house?

There are about 10 haunted houses, trails, and barns all within about an hour from Rockford.

1. Trail of Screams, 4500 Rotary Road Rockford, IL 61109

2. Hoppers Haunted House, 11576 IL-2, Rockford IL 61102

3. Twisted Crypt Productions, 5420 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108

4. Karnival of Karnage, 8791 IL-76, Belvidere, IL 61008

5. Fear Fest, 6512 Manchester Road, South Beloit, IL 61080

6. Evil Intentions Haunted House, 900 Grace Street Elgin, IL 60120

7. Haunt 31, 340 South Annadale Drive, Lake in the HIlls, IL 60156

8. Forest of Freaks, 5946 South US Hwy 51 Janesville, WI 53546

9. Jonamac Orchard Haunted Corn Maze, 19412 Shabbona Road Malta, IL 60150

10. Terror Theatre, 2960 Prairie Avenue Beloit, WI 53511

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