Voting for "Best of the Best"

Best of the Best 2019The time is here for voting for the 2019 "Best of the Best" that will be published in the Niles papers, Off the Water and the Leader.

Click here for voting ballots or go to and click on the "Best of the Best" tab on the top right.

You can vote for us on the "Best Lifestyles and Services" ballot - please enter "Niles Scream Park" in the category "Best Seasonal Activity". (It's at the bottom of the list.)

Voting is currently open and continues through Friday, June 28. Please note that only one version of each of the three ballots can be submitted per person and you must cast a vote in at least 10 categories per ballot to qualify.

We would really appreciate it if you would vote for us! Thank you!


Pizza Party 2018 reduced

NILES, Mich. (November 27, 2018) – The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always changing 44 acre site on Mayflower Road between Niles and Buchanan.

This year, the 45th consecutive year for running the project, the Scream Park raised over $132,000 for more than 80 area children’s organizations, civic groups and other charities. Proceeds benefitted local school and service organizations including groups such as the Boy Scouts, the Make a Wish Foundation, Pets Connect, the Niles Drama Club, the Lakeshore High School Stage Crew and the Relay For Life (American Cancer Society). The funds raised also will be used for four college scholarships for local high school seniors.

In addition to the cash donations, the Niles Scream Park supported many local causes, auctions and benefits with ticket donations totaling more than $2,800.

The project included six haunted attractions and provided volunteer opportunities both in construction and operation of the Scream Park. Plans are underway for even more frightening additions in the coming year. Over 22,000 hours were volunteered by over 565 different people before and during its 22 nights of operation to prepare and operate the seasonal attraction.

The year also marked a visit from interior visitor number 2,000,000. Yessica Renteria of Plymouth, Indiana, was the special milestone visitor. She received a gift pack when she visited the Scream Park on Sunday, October 14, 2018 with her friends George Barragan of Plymouth, IN, Brenda Huizar of Michigan City, IN and Alejandro Huizar of Lafayette, IN.

The Scream Park broke several attendance records this year. On Saturday, September 29th it set an all time record for a September night , welcoming 6,406 interior attraction visitors. On Friday, October 26th, the Park broke an all-time attendance record for a Friday night, welcoming 8,353 interior attraction visitors. The all-time attendance record for a single night was broken on Saturday, October 13th, when the Park welcomed 14,823 interior attraction visitors! The Scream Park concluded the season with the best season on record, welcoming 116, 954 interior attraction visitors to the Park!!

Highlights of the season included a visit from Tony Moran, the actor best known for his starring role as the original psychotic killer, Michael Myers, in the classic 1978 John Carpenter film, Halloween, defining this role for the long-running film series.

The Scream Park is recognized nationally in the haunted attraction industry. It was voted #1 Haunted Attraction in the nation by voters on the Coaster Nation annual Halloween poll.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Haunted House Indy review team named the attraction a “Must See Haunt in 2018”. The Park also was chosen as #1 Halloween Activity in the South Bend Tribune’s Readers Choice Awards for the fifth consecutive year and named the Best of the Best by Leader Publications.


2000000 visitorNiles, Michigan (October 17, 2018) – The Board of Directors for the Niles Scream Park is pleased to announce that they welcomed interior visitor number 2,000,000 on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The lucky individual is Yessica Renteria of Plymouth, Indiana. As a result of her good fortune, she received a special “ghost pack” of goodies from the Niles Scream Park.

Yessica was accompanied by her friends George Barragan of Plymouth, IN, Brenda Huizar of Michigan City, IN and Alejandro Huizar of Lafayette, IN. This was Renteria’s second visit to the Niles Scream Park and she said she just had to bring her friends along for the fun.

2018 is becoming the year for breaking records. Setting an all-time attendance record on Saturday night, the Park welcomed 14,823 interior attraction visitors. Park Manager Pete Karlowicz remarked, “We are thrilled that we have so many dedicated fans!”

Providing chilling entertainment for the last 45 years, the Niles Scream Park is pleased to celebrate interior visitor number 2,000,000.

Open weekends through October plus Wednesday, October 31st and Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd, the Scream Park is located on Mayflower Road in Niles, Michigan. The Park easily is accessed by taking Exit 5 (Niles-Buchanan Road) from the US 31 Expressway.

For more information call 269-687-FEAR or check out the website at

Pictured in the photo (L-R) are: Dr. Fear, Yessica Renteria, George Barragan, Brenda Huizar, Alejandro Huizar, Koko and the Ghost.

Best Halloween Activity

Readers Choice 2018The Niles Scream Park is honored to be named the 2018 "Best Halloween Activity" by the South Bend Tribune readers in the annual Readers' Choice Awards. This is the sixth year in a row the Scream Park has been chosen number one by the South Bend Tribune readers.

Thank you! We couldn't do this without our fans!


We love our volunteers. One of the best things about them is that they are all working for a charity or non-profit group. They work hard all season, and at the end of the season, the money brought in by the Park is divided up by the number of hours worked. Here is a record of donations for the last ten years. (Click on the link to see a detailed list for recent years.)

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