The Old Joliet Haunted Prison

November, 2022



Blackout is a 2-day event where monsters and mayhem lurk in total darkness. Upon arriving, each group (not each person) is given one glow stick. Venturing into the depths of darkness, a horde of monsters roam freely. You may catch a glimpse of them under the glow of black lights, but don’t let them see you first, as they may steal your glow stick leaving you in the dark.

Unique Haunt Experience

Pitch Black haunted house

You and your friends will enter with one glowstick per group. You will have to find your way out of this giant horrifying experience in total darkness.

The Shriekeasy

Horror Themed Pop Up Bar

What is Halloween without sweet treats? Enjoy horror themed cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and plenty of snacks!

Photo ops

Halloween Themed Photo Ops

Get your photo taken in our Halloween themed photo op. Watch out, creatures may be lurking just around the corner.

The Bootique

Exclusive Blackout & Horror Merch

Commemorate surviving Blackout with exclusive merch. 

What Our customers are saying

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5 Star Google Reviews

Checkout what our customers and media outlets are saying about The Old Joliet Haunted Prison.

I had a great time here! It’s unlike any place I’ve been to before, walking throughout the prison and passing by the old cells was really something.

Brooke Irene

Google Review

This haunted house rocks. It was scare after scare and exceptionally set up. Very much worth the wait. They also have a gift shop, bar and food concessions. Do your self a favor and make this your next stop for Halloween.

TakenPrincess 33

Google Review

One of the most unique haunted experiences in a real prison. Creepy waiting in line as your behind prison walls but not inside it yet with the guard tower flashing search lights down at you.

Mike Scanlon

Google Review


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Class Axe Throwing

Add to your axeperience

Become intimate with a 1.5lb piece of whirling wood and metal as you learn, practice and then finally square off toe to toe at Class Axe Throwing!


Mini Escape Rooms

interactive experiences

Mini Escape Rooms are a fully interactive and immersive experience unlike anything you have ever done before! Race the clock: Your group enters a room and has only 5 minutes to use clues and riddles hidden throughout the room that provide the tools necessary to meet the objective. As the clock ticks down and the pressure mounts…can you stay calm, can you escape?



Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is the world’s largest Halloween themed entertainment company. Featuring over 15 haunted house locations and dozens of other unique themed entertainment venues. We bring a premier haunted house experience to markets all across the country.

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