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Ride on the Haunted El

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Oct 21, 2005 6:02PM


As if the El isn't scary enough, don't miss your chance to ride on the haunted El this weekend and next. The haunted tour features costumed characters in the train who tell ghost stories about Chicago's history and mystery. There will also be big huge puppets performing stories based on one of Chicagoist's favorite children's book "Where the Wild Things Are." If that's not enough, the outside of the train will be wrapped to look like a haunted mansion.

The trips are free but you do need to get a ticket from the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center at 77 East Randolph before boarding. Get there early, bc the tickets are first come, first serve and only offered on the current day the Haunted L is in operation. Distribution starts at 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 10am on Saturdays.

The haunted tour begins at Randolph/Wabash and runs 25 minutes. Thursday and Friday trips (Oct 20, 21, 27, 28) start at 7pm, 7:50pm, and 8:15pm. If that's too late for the kiddies, try a Saturday trip (Oct 22, 29) at 11:40am, 12:05pm, 12:30pm, 12:55pm and 1:20pm.

photos via Tony Coppoletta