Indy Scream Park has long been one of the top haunted houses in the Midwest, and with good reason. They’re always looking for the perfect way to update favorites while finding new ways to terrify their visitors.
Located just outside of Indianapolis, Indy Scream Park is surrounded by creepy cornfields and dark woods. A short drive off the interstate takes you on a quick winding trip through the countryside, kind of like driving through the opening credits of a horror movie.
Best of all, Indy Scream Park limits the number of people they allow through every night, preventing the overcrowding close to Halloween that can ruin the effects.
Our Favorite Parts
The first view of Indy Scream Park rising out of the corn like a twisted version of a carnival never fails to disappoint. Their central hub, the Monster Midway, builds on this perfectly. Beer tents, food stalls, gift shops, and twisted carnival games surround raging bonfires where monsters roam.
They have two attractions outside: Backwoods and Zombieland. Remember those dark woods? Well, Backwoods takes you directly into the heart of those woods down a half-mile winding path populated by the isolated and insane Tate family. A long-standing favorite, Backwoods gets upgrades every year to add new atrocities committed by the Tates.
Zombieland is a post-apocalyptic zombie world with incredible realism, great special effects, and talented zombie actors—crucial for any zombie attraction. They’re updating it for 2017 (see below), and it’s only going to get better.
Indy Scream Park also boasts three indoor attractions. Brickmore Asylum takes you on a terrifying journey through an insane asylum where the patients are in charge. Rich sets (with plenty of blood caking the walls), chilling acting, and pulse-pounding features (like an enormous Tesla coil) create a hellish world of insanity.
Mad clown attractions are common at haunted houses. After all, clowns are horrifyingly creepy. Indy Scream Park’s Rage 3D takes it to the next level. The mind-bending sets and interactive scares combine to completely disorient you and make you doubt your own senses.
What We’re Excited About for 2017
The biggest and best haunted houses routinely switch out their attractions, and Indy Scream Park is no exception. Last year, they had a two terrifying interactive attractions. Visitors could choose to wear a glowing necklace, and then actors were free to grab the marked victims, pull them away from the group, lock them in cells, and more. For 2017, they’re introducing two all-new interactive attractions designed to appeal to the true haunted house thrill seeker.
Zombieland: Unchained builds on the already terrifying Zombieland: Apocalypse. Only this time, the zombies are loose. And if you’re wearing a necklace, they’ll come for you. Pandemic, another favorite Indy Scream Park attraction, is built around grotesque mutations in a government facility. It’s getting a 2017 makeover as Pandemic: Mutation. This time, it’s fully interactive.
Know Before You Go
- Indy Scream Park uses the increasingly popular variable ticket pricing. There are only a limited amount of tickets each night, and the sooner you get yours, the lower the price. Once you arrive, your ticket is good for unlimited entrance to the haunts—a nice change from the “pay per visit” model most places use. The limited amount of tickets also helps cut down on the crowds.
- Remember that you’re outside in the country in the fall, so dress appropriately. Bonfires and warm drinks on the Monster Midway can help you warm up if you get too cold.
- Even though you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’re not completely isolated. There are ATMs available, and Indy Scream Park accepts credit cards.