Welcome to the Niles Scream Park

The place everyone's been screaming about

The Niles Scream Park is not just scary, it is considered by many to be one of the top haunted attractions in the country! Certainly one of the largest, the Niles Scream Park offers 44 acres of blood-curdling fear! Unlike other haunted houses, Niles rebuilds all five major attractions each year to provide you with completely new and unique shows. The professionally designed sets and ingenious scare-tactics led The Niles Scream Park to be recognized by Haunted Attraction Magazine as one of the “Top 31 Must-See Haunted Attractions” nationwide for the last four years running! This is no mere roadside attraction! Come visit one of the country's premier haunted houses!

We put the CARE in SCARE

While you're trembling, you'll be helping a good cause. In 2017, the Park donated more than $111,000.00 to local charities! The Niles Scream Park is a non-profit community project that uses approximately 150 to 200 volunteers per night to staff its various attractions. These volunteers represent over 55 Michiana area community and school organizations such as Boy and Girl Scout groups, church youth groups and booster groups for colleges and high schools. Since 1996, more than $1,800,000.00 have been donated to local and national non-profit organizations, as well as the Niles Scream Park funded college scholarships for students at Niles, Cassopolis, Brandywine, Dowagiac and Edwardsburg High Schools!! What a tribute to our volunteers!

Niles Scream Park Voted "2016 Top Haunt" in Nation-wide Poll

Coaster Nation 2016 Winner Badge

Thank you to all our fans and faithful followers for voting the Niles Scream Park the 2016 Top Haunt in Coaster Nation's country-wide poll for the second consecutive year. We do this for you and couldn't do it without you!

Attractions 2018

2018 Attractions

The Niles Haunted House

Niles Haunted House 2017 webThe Niles Haunted House is the largest and most popular of our attractions. It's the one that has been with us since the beginning! Before you even get to the massive house, you must make your way along a long winding path with shaky bridges over dark ponds, foggy paths through trees and a completely blacked out guard building.

Once you get into the house, there are over 100 different paths through the attraction and it’s impossible to see it all with less than seven trips. Each year the rooms, theme, sound effects and scares are changed to provide a fresh show every year!

Once you make it through the House, you still have to survive the “rear swamp” which also has many scares and monsters to frighten patrons.

Grimm's Funeral Services

BREAKING NEWS: Long time mortician and owner of Grimm's Funeral Home, Dr. Adam Grimm, was apprehended earlier this evening on suspicions of his involvement with the Stillwater Killings. Over the course of the past three months, nine victims attended funeral services at Stillwater Cemetery on the day they were murdered. Early reports indicate that screams were heard late at night coming from Grimm's Funeral Home. The long time community mortuary has been closed for further investigation into the Stillwater Killings.

The Doll Factory

Sybil Campos never had any children of her own, but always wanted to be a mother. To fulfill her lifetime dream, Sybil turned a childhood hobby of creating dolls into a career by growing one of the areas largest doll manufacturers and retail stores. Despite the large operation, Sybil ran the business herself never venturing outside of the factory. In fact, except for deliveries, no one was ever seen entering or exiting the complex. How could Sybil sustain a growing business on her own? Rumor around the town locals is that the dolls come to life!

 

The Field of Screams

Field of Screams webAlways a crowd favorite, the Field of Screams is ready to scare you senseless again this year. With mazes to disorient you and classic killers out to get you, you will not come out the same person...if you come out at all! Our advice? Make sure your last will and testament is up to date!

You'll start your trip through the Field by "running the gauntlet" through the new Torture area that's straight out of Medieval times. From there you'll have to make it through mazes and out of the cemetery only to find yourself in the Voodoo Bayou and Cannibal Jungle areas on the floating set.

Survive Zombie Alley and more mazes and you'll be almost at the end, where other patrons on the midway can shoot at you from the Xterminator game! (Hey, we never said it was fair.)

Finally, pass through the final tunnel and hope the dark will put the monsters off your tracks long enough for you to get out!

Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride

Hayride webIf the other attractions have you tired of running, you can get on board a trailer and ride the Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride. The trail is approximately a mile long and filled with more than 30 sets that are woven together into a narrative that changes each year. In the past the trail has featured an amazing lightning and thunder effect tunnel and a prop that “pees” on you in the wagon! A mix of humor and scares, the ride is certainly not a normal Fall hayride through quiet woods.

Hooded

Hooded

Introducing our most intense horror experience ever! Each patron is all alone, blindfolded...and oh yea, our actors can touch you! Adults 18 and older only. Waiver required. (Click here to read waiver.)


And don’t miss the happenings on the Midway!

Admission to the Midway is 100% free! There you will find an assortment of terrifying entertainment including:

Professional Entertainers

    • Music from DJ R3AM and radio remotes.

    • Check the events page to see what entertainers will be on site the night you visit!

Ghoulish Games

    • The Last Ride: Step into a coffin, lay down and take the last ride you--and every person--will ever take. This "buried alive" simulator is an experience to die for! (And it comes with the death certificate to prove it.)

    • Spooky Splat Paintball Gallery: Shoot paintballs at targets! Our most popular game gives you the chance to hit some moving targets.

    • X-terminator: Shoot our specially designed corn cannons at unsuspecting patrons. Beat your friends through the Field of Screams maze and rub in your victory by taking a shot at them!

Things to Do

    • Koko making friends on the midwayReturning in 2018, the area's premier escape room company returns with new 5 minue puzzles that put you and your friends in the middle of a horror scenario.  Work together to overcome your greatest fears before time runs out!  Three rooms available.  Minimum of four tickets per session.  You must make a time reservation at the Park. 

    • Monsters of the Midway: We unleash some of our most horrifying monsters to roam the Midway. It is fun to watch others get scared--just make sure it’s not you!

    • Photo Opportunity: Go home with proof that you endured one of the scariest haunted houses in the country! Take a picture with your family and friends in a themed set to remember your visit forever.  New in 2018, 3D pictures that really bring the fear to life!

    • Scream Park Theater: Grab some concession food, sit down on a hay bale and enjoy a Halloween-themed movie on the big outdoor screen!

Concessions

    • Concession Treats: We have several vendors on site that provide a variety of tasty foods and treats like hot dogs, burgers, fries, pizza, elephant ears, ice cream treats, hot chocolate and more.

    • Gift Shop: New and improved for 2018!  You'll love the broader selection of Niles Scream Park apparel and Halloween items for sale! Nothing better than a souvenir to keep the Nightmare alive!

NILES SCREAM PARK TO HOST THE WEDDING OF SAMANTHA McCLANAHAN AND JAMES BRADBURY

Niles, Michigan (October 26, 2016) — On Monday, October 31, 2016, the Niles Scream Park will host the wedding ceremony of Samantha McClanahan and James Bradbury of South Bend. The ceremony is open to the public.

When asked why they wanted to get married at the Scream Park, Samantha said that it was because Halloween is James’ favorite holiday and their children voted for it too. And why pick the date of October 31? “I wanted to make it easy for him to remember the day” she answered!

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Til Death Do Us Part

A wedding to remember!

Death the groom with Sophia the bride

It indeed was a wedding to remember when Death married his undead bride, Sophia, on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

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Sponsors

Thanks to these great companies who support our project with donations and services, we can continue year after year.

Please support our sponsors! Thank you.

Level 1 Sponsors

Adams Outdoor AdvertisingSerato Video DJ R3AM LOGO Final copy 2426 PhotographyHerrman GoetzJ&D ProductionsJones Soda CoKFC LogoKrispyKremeLowesMacAllister RentalsMartins transMichiana recycling disposalPizza Hut 2015Precision Auto BodySpanish RadioStephenson Land SurveyingStick CreativeSystem CleanWSMK

 

Level 2 Sponsors

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Directions

Directions

The Niles  Scream Park is conveniently located in Niles just off exit 5 of the U.S. 31 bypass. See the map below or get directions to our house from yours.

Just follow the SCREAMS!

Links

Lurid Links

Need a costume? Visit our sponsors for the best in ghoulish get-ups, dastardly disguises, phantasmal props, and more!

Costume SuperCenter

Halloween Costumes

WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com


Music used at our attractions provided by:

Citrine Metaphor

Midnight Syndicate banner

Nox Arcana

Sounds provided by Poison Props.


Looking for information about haunted attractions? Check out these listings:

HauntedHouseChicago.com - Chicago's #1 Source for Haunted Attractions in Chicagoland!

Visit HauntedIllinois.com, your online source for everything Halloween in Illinois

HauntWorld

Michigan Haunted Houses

Find a Haunted House at HauntedHouse.com

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We are members of the following organizations:

Haunted Attraction Association

WMTA


Friends

Out Smart Escape Rooms

Chuck Williams

Frequently Asked Questions (with links)

Frequently Asked Questions

Quick links:

What is a Scream Park?

Where are you located?

When are you open?

Can I get something to eat?

Who benefits from this project?

Why are you making me take my lighter (..knife, ...lighter, ..etc.) back to the car?

Is it scary?

Is it worth driving from Kalamazoo, Chicago or Indy?

Is it gory?

Is it appropriate for young children?

I went through five times last year and never found the sewer rats (or the volcano ... or the jack-in-the-box ... or the elevator...). How did I miss it?

How long does it take to go through the attractions?

Why won't you let me into an attraction because of my shoes?

I'm afraid of the dark and I am claustrophobic. Will there be dark and tight places?

I started to hyperventilate and didn't make it all the way through. Do I get my money back?

Do you accept credit cards?

Are you open if it rains or snows?

Are the actors allowed to touch you?

Are there strobe lights?

Is there any reason I should not come to the Scream Park?

I'm in a wheelchair--is there anything for me at the Scream Park?

Do you have security?

Can I be thrown out of the attractions for any reason?

Can I take photos?

If I can't take my camera into the Park, can I take my cell phone?

Do you offer group rates?

I have a question that was not answered in this list of FAQs. Who do I contact?

What is a Scream Park?

It is 44 acres of fun. In addition to our traditional Niles Haunted House that will scare the yell out of you, we have expanded our attractions again this year. We have the Niles Haunted House, Grimm's Funeral Services, The Doll Factory, the Field of Screams, the Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride, Hooded, 5-minute Escape Rooms and a midway with several attractions such as the Spooky Splatt Paintball Shooting Gallery and the (you gotta see it to believe it) X-Terminator.

Where are you located?

The Niles Scream Park is at 855 Mayflower Road, Niles, Michigan, just east of U.S. 31 Exit #5 (the Niles-Buchanan exit). Be sure to check the map for directions.

When are you open?

Please see our dates and hours page for full details. Please note that the hayride and the Field of Screams open when it is dark since they are outside attractions. Sometimes this is later than the official opening time for the Park.

Can I get something to eat?

Yes. We have several different food vendors and a dry place to sit, talk, watch the activities and eat.

Who benefits from this project?

The attraction is staffed by volunteers from more than 65 area non-profit groups. The groups receive a donation based on the number of hours they provide.

Why are you making me take my lighter (..knife, ...lighter, ..etc.) back to the car?

We use metal detectors at our entrance. For obvious reasons, we do not want weapons of any kind on the premises (that includes off-duty police officers). Too many jerks like to use their lighters in dark places, so they are banned too. Over the years, we have built quite a stock pile of things that people lost in the house. We will not be responsible for expensive electrical equipment and we do not want to shut down operations to look for them when you drop them out of your pocket. Therefore, leave all cameras, knives, guns, lighters, alcohol, chemicals and profanity in your cars. Thanks.

Is it scary?

In a word, YES! This attraction is geared to scare high school through young adults. If we can scare Notre Dame football players, we can scare you.

Is it worth driving from Kalamazoo, Chicago or Indy?

We think so. That's why we have so many fun things happening. If you do everything, it should take a couple of hours - a Frightful Nightful!

Is it gory?

We do not feel the need to splatter everything with blood and guts. That being said, the attractions do have some intense scenes, but we try to get your adrenaline flowing without excessive use of gore.

Is it appropriate for young children?

This is where parental guidance is required. Although we do have many small children go through the Haunted House and are delighted, we cannot recommend it. If your child is afraid of the dark, then definitely not. The hayride and the midway attractions are not recommended for children under the age of 6.

We do offer a "No Scare Zone" on the Midway to serve as a safe haven for anyone who needs to escape the scary.   This area is free of charge and perfect for chaperones, young children and of course "scaredy cats."

It is not permitted at any time to carry a child through any of our attractions.  Inside the attractions you will experience uneven floors, complete darkness and many scares that may startle you.  For these reasons it is not safe to carry a child.  If your child is unable to walk on their own, they are not allowed inside the attractions.  If they are too scared to continue through one of  the attractions, stop an actor and ask to be escorted out of the attraction.  

I went through five times last year and never found the sewer rats (or the volcano ... or the jack-in-the-box ... or the elevator...). How did I miss it?

There are a couple of reasons for this. First, we have multiple routes through our house. There are more than 100 possible paths to take (although it is possible to see everything in just seven trips). Second, many people are looking for something they saw or heard about in a previous year. Almost all of the displays and routes change every year.

How long does it take to go through the attractions?

In general, the Niles Haunted House takes 20-30 minutes. The shows Grimm's Funeral Services and The Doll Factory are about 15 minutes each. The Field of Screams can take 30-45 minutes (depending how long it takes you to figure out the mazes!) and the Hayride is about 20 minutes.

These times are for the attractions themselves and do not take into account lines or how busy the Park may be.

Why won't you let me into an attraction because of my shoes?

It is very important that you have proper footwear to go through our attractions to keep you safe! No open toe shoes (including sandals and flip flops) are permitted in the Field of Screams. High heels or narrow stilettos are not recommended in any of the attractions. Please wear appropriate shoes that you can walk in all night over uneven ground, decking, slat bridges, etc.

I'm afraid of the dark and I am claustrophobic. Will there be dark and tight places?

Yes. Some areas will be pitch black. If dark or tight places bother you, the Niles Scream Park is not the place for you — unless you want to test the limits of your adrenal gland. The Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride may be just right for you.

I started to hyperventilate and didn't make it all the way through. Do I get my money back?

Let me get this straight. 1) You paid us money to scare you. 2) You got scared. 3) You got more scared. 4) You got so scared that we had to remove you via our hidden doors and secret passages. I think you owe US money.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept VISA and MasterCard. There is a $1.00 service fee on each transaction that involves a credit card because the posted prices are for cash payment.

Are you open if it rains or snows?

Yes because the only thing that will shut us down is a tornado or another catastrophic event. The midway and all attraction paths are carpeted so if it rains, it still will be easy to get around. If it is raining really hard, the Hayride and/or Field of Screams may be closed, but your ticket will be honored on another evening that we are open this season.

Are the actors allowed to touch you?

It used to be “No." At no point are visitors to come in contact with actors or actors allowed to come in contact with the visitors. But our Hooded attraction that opened in 2017 breaks that rule.  The attraction requires you to sign a waiver and our actors will touch you. 

There still is no touching in all of the other attractions – the Niles Haunted House, Grimm's Funeral Services, The Doll Factory, the Field of Screams and the Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride – and anywhere else in our Park, including the midway. If you have any concerns, please immediately contact one of our security volunteers (they’ll be wearing an orange hat).

Although actors may touch you in the Hooded attraction, it is NEVER permissible in any of our attractions for you to touch an actor.  Doing so is grounds for immediate ejection from the property without a refund.  If an actor is hurt they have the right to press and file legal charges against the assailant.

Are there strobe lights?

Yes. All attractions at the Scream Park have strobe lights. Consequently, it is not recommended for anyone with epilepsy, seizure disorders, or those having a tendency to be dizzy or to experience fainting spells.

We also do not recommend it for those who have heart conditions, pregnant woman or any other physical condition that could be affected by a strobe light or being scared.

Is there any reason I should not come to the Scream Park?

Unfortunately not everyone can enjoy the Scream Park. If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, have epilepsy, are prone to fainting, have asthma or other breathing problems, the Scream Park is probably not the place for you. If you have any questions about whether you can participate in the attractions because of a health issues, we recommend you consult your doctor.

I'm in a wheelchair--is there anything for me at the Scream Park?

The Scream Park is accessible to anyone in a wheelchair. All outdoor areas (except the parking lot) are carpeted so getting around is relatively easy. All of our attractions have a designated handicap route that is mostly accessible by wheelchair and we will have a volunteer guide to help you through.  Keep in mind there are several areas where you will need to take an alternate route to accommodate your wheelchair so you may miss small portions of the show as a result.  Also, the enviroment of a haunted house is not ideal for navigating a wheelchair.  Your chair may scrape against a wall or require maneuvering to get through safely.  The Scream Park is not liable for any damage to your personal wheelchair and will provide an alternate wheelchair if you are concerned your chair will be damaged. 

If you have trouble walking, walk with a cane or have knee/hip/ankle issues, please be aware that there are areas where the ground is uneven, the floors move and passages are very narrow. It may be difficult for you to navigate these areas. For your safety, the use of crutches is not allowed in any of the attractions. We will accommodate you in a wheelchair.

Do you have security?

Yes.

Can I be thrown out of the attractions for any reason?

Yes. Any disorderly conduct will not be tolerated and immediate ejection will result. No refunds will be given.

Can I take photos?

No. No cameras, cell phone cameras, or video equipment are allowed while touring the attractions. However, we will offer to take your group's picture when you enter the Park which will be available free online. We also have a Photo Booth where souvenir pictures can be purchased.

If I can't take my camera into the Park, can I take my cell phone?

Cell phones are permitted. You can use them on the midway. They must be turned off while touring the attractions. If you use your phone while in any attraction (for calls, pictures or anything else), you will be escorted out of the Park and your money will not be refunded.

Do you offer group rates?

We are happy to accommodate groups at the Park and have lots of room on the midway and bus parking. If you have a group of 20 or more paying together, ask the cashier for $1 off any combination ticket or $0.50 off individual attraction tickets. If you have a larger group (30 to 50 or more), please call the office at 269-445-3871 to make arrangements ahead of your visit. We appreciate it if you give us at least a week's notice for large groups.

I have a question that was not answered in this list of FAQs. Who do I contact?

You can send a message to the office via our contact page or you can call the office during business hours (Monday-Friday / 9am-5pm) at 269-445-3871. The office is not open weekends.