Whether you love historical sites, have a passion for the paranormal, or glide somewhere in between, these ‘haunted’ hotels across the Midwest would make a great ghostly getaway.
Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City, SD
Known as one of South Dakota’s most haunted hotels, Hotel Alex Johnson has been explored by ‘Ghost Hunters’ from the SyFy Channel. From the ‘Lady in White’ to a young girl on the eighth floor, and possibly Alex Johnson himself, the paranormal activity is documented. Enjoy a ‘Ghost Adventure Package’ that includes a night in a reported paranormal room and many other amenities. Try to get room 812 for the possibility of an experience with the ‘Lady in
The oldest continually operating inn in Ohio opened in 1803, with its long success attributed to its location between Cincinnati and US Route 40, previously known as the ‘National Road.’ The Golden Lamb Inn has hosted many historical figures, including 12 US Presidents going as far back as John Quincy Adams. The Golden Lamb still serves up wonderful food today, but now you can possibly taste a bit of fear if you hear the sound of little Sarah’s tricycle following you down the fourth floor hallway at night.
Historic Argo Hotel, Crofton, NE
Built in 1912, this building has been restored to its Victorian-era grandeur. During the hotel’s renovations in the 1990’s, it is said that the owner at the time found a baby’s skeleton in a burlap sack hidden within the hotel’s walls. This could explain the sounds of a baby’s cry in the hallways and it is believed that the spirit roaming the hotel is the mother always looking for her child. Today the bed & breakfast has numerous rooms to choose from as well as a Speakeasy that boasts a restored 100 year old bar, complete with bullet holes from gunfights of days gone by.
Hotel Savoy, Kansas City, MO
This exclusive bed and breakfast hotel offers luxurious accommodations and a downtown location. Built in 1888, Hotel Savoy is the oldest, continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. Ghostly residents are said to include a Mr. Fred Lightner, with the most activity in apartment 505 where the ghost of Betsy Ward resides. Patrons have reported voices, shadows, doors opening and closing, and seeing a figure of a little girl in Victorian clothing on the fourth floor.
Though these are just a few of the great ‘haunted’ locations in the Midwest, they are sure to give you a wonderful experience, whether it becomes hair raising or not.
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