Top Ten Halloween Attractions near Kalamazoo, MI

Frankie Stevens

Jack-o'-lantern carved from pumpkins and lit with tea lights
Carving pumpkins has been a tradition around the world for over 700 years. This jack-o’-lantern is an example of the tradition. Photo Credit / William Warby.

Psycho Ward and Nightmares:
This horrifying haunted house will make you scream as your childhood nightmares come to life. They will toy with your psyche and leave you petrified.
“The scariest thing was that a man was standing there with a chainsaw, and he chased us out,” said senior Jazmyn Jackson.
The owners run this show from October 9th to October 31st from 7:30-11:00 p.m. every weekend. It is located at 7656 Ravine Rd, in Kalamazoo. Face your fears, and try to make it out alive.
Block Of Terror:
This annual festival celebrates Halloween with parties, contests, and costumes. For an entire month, a block of the Entertainment District ,behind Wild Bull, is dedicated to events celebrating the season. They have live music, dining and drinks, and decorations. Celebrate Halloween with your community in downtown Kalamazoo.
Gull Meadows Farms:
A great activity for all ages, Gull Meadows offers many fun things including corn mazes, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, wagon rides and petting farms. They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the fall season. It has become a tradition for many families. Stop by at 8544 Gull Rd, Richland.
“I would go as a kid, and the best part is the corn maze, cause I always got lost,” said junior Veronica Verity.
Gene the Pumpkin Man:
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from mid-September to November 1st, Gene the Pumpkin Man is known for his orange barns, tractors, cars and, of course, pumpkins. The infamous pumpkin patch is located off of M43 Highway West in Kalamazoo Michigan.
“It has been a tradition, we’ve gone to get our pumpkins from him for the last 10 years now,” said teacher Jay Peterson.
Stop by and search for your perfect jack-o’-lantern before it closes for the season.
Phobia House:
The Phobia House will make you face your fears and lead you through hell. They are open from October 2nd through November 1st.
“The scariest thing for me was the clowns, they were very good at scaring you. The best part was when you thought it was over, but it wasn’t,” said sophomore Ava Stoops.
They are located at 84 North Douglas, Plainwell, Michigan.
ZooBoo, Binder Park Zoo:
A great event for young children, dress up in your costume and experience the Binder Park Zoo at night. The ZooBoo is the Park’s largest fundraiser and raises money to help care for the animals. It is open Wednesday through Friday 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 8 p.m. throughout October at 7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek. . Bring your candy bag and Trick or Treat through the zoo.  
The Haunted Hallow:
Get your scare on in Augusta, Michigan every Friday and Saturday evening in October. You will walk over a half mile of wooded trails in the ever changing maze of horror and live your nightmares.
Chamber of Horror:
”It is genuinely terrifying because sometimes they incorporate little children, and I don’t know of anything scarier than a small zombie child,” said English teacher Paige O’Shea.
Stop by and experience the Vicksburg haunted house this Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m. for scares or trick or treat event.
Niles Scream Park:
Niles Michigan hosts one of the most famous Haunted Parks in Michigan. They run their notoriously known scream park on the weekends from September 11th to November 1st. Niles Scream Park offers 44 haunted acres for you to explore.
“My favorite thing is going in the elevators because you go in it and there is a head on the other side,” said junior Brianna Crussemeyer.
It is a non-profit organization, so while you are trembling you are raising money for charities.  
Haunted Hall:
Experience three horrors at Muskegon County Fairgrounds including The Helms Hotel, The Cellar of Torture, and The Woods. The Haunted Hall is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.. Bring some friends and try to make it out together.