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Mount Carroll, Illinois

Raven's Grin Inn

Former hotel turned into haunted playground. 

Jim Warfield has turned this former inn into a whimsical house of tricks and scares. Building all of the contraptions in his home himself. Jim hosts tours of the house which include a creepy wine cellar and various tricks and gags he has built into the home. Keep your eye out for a slide from the attic through the house to the lower floors.

Know Before You Go

It's hidden behind the main square in town. It takes about 1.5-2 hours. It's not what you think it is, and that makes it magical. Wear sensible shoes.