It’s October; the month many people around the country visit frighteningly haunted places. Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts are busy celebrating what has so far been an extraordinarily colorful fall and enjoying the sights, sounds, and flavors of the season with our guests. If you’re still looking for ways to enjoy this short but busy season, take a look at our most recent blogs.
But if you’re ready to move on from fall colors and enjoy some of the other aspects of fall, we’re here to help! October is the perfect time to visit a Minnesota Bed and Breakfast. Why not push those boundaries a little and enjoy a haunted adventure? It is the season of screams and scares, after all. As you make your plans, be sure to use our convenient search tool to find your perfect Minnesota lodging.
10 of the Most Haunted Places in Minnesota
Most states have plenty of legends, myths, and lore, many of which involve haunted places and mysterious happenings. Seasonally spooky corn mazes and haunted houses across Minnesota are standing by ready to help frighten you this October, but if you’re craving authentic ghost stories, you can find those in Minnesota, too. We’d love to share this haunted history with you this fall! It gives us a bit of a fright to do so, but with Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d share 10 of our favorite haunted places in Minnesota. Make sure you add these frighteningly haunted places to your list!
- The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul has long been considered one of the most haunted places in Minnesota, with a variety of unexplained things happening over the years and plenty of paranormal activity. Consensus attributes most of this activity to a former stagehand known as Ben
- Downtown Pipestone is filled with mysterious sounds of footsteps, flickering lights, disembodied children’s voices, and sudden drops in temperature. It’s so haunted that Pipestone Paranormal Weekend takes place in mid-October.
- St. James Hotel in Red Wing is known for its resident ghost, former hotel owner Clara Lillyblad. She reportedly lingers on the third floor where she lived and makes sure cutlery and napkins are correctly placed for diners.
- Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, located deep the city’s sandstone bluffs, is a haunted and creepy place to visit this October.
- There are rumored to be plenty of haunted spirits in the two-lane basement bowling alley at the renovated late-1800s Chase on the Lake hotel in Walker Minnesota. Ghosts are said to be soldiers who died in 1898’s Battle of Sugar Point, and maybe even a stable boy and aggressive characters from its lumberjack and Prohibition years.
- The Washington Street Bridge in Minneapolis, something of a hotspot for suicides is said to be haunted. People crossing the bridge at night can hear phantom footsteps and feel and eerie presence watching from the shadows.
- The Warden’s House in Stillwater is haunted by Warden Henry Wolfer’s daughter. She can sometimes be seen looking out of the windows.
- The Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing is another well-known haunted place in Minnesota. There’s a spirit there who loves to open and close the windows and doors of a bus, as well as other unexplained voices and shadows.
- Grey Cloud Island, where you’ll find the highest concentration of Native American burial mounds of anywhere in the United States, is a place steeped in haunted history. A variety of ghosts and spirits have been found here, some of which seem to take great offense to ghost hunters in the area!
- First Avenue in Minneapolis, a former music venue, has a tragic history that now leaves it marked as a haunted destination. A young woman who hung herself in the bathroom occasionally makes an appearance to unlucky guests, as does another spirit nicknamed “slippy.”
Looking for more great scary places in Minnesota? Check out this guide produced by Only In Your State.
The Best Minnesota Lodging!
Wherever you end up in our great state, remember that when it comes to lodging, you won’t find an experience than those enjoyed at our Bed and Breakfast properties. Our Inns offer an incredible range of amenities, styles, and experiences, and attentive service that’s second to none. Whether you seek recreation, relaxation or hibernation, or in this case a little bit of haunting, a Minnesota B&B awaits your pleasure. Join us this October and explore the darker side of Minnesota. Book a room at one of our member properties today!