Those Arkansans who have traveled in and around the state have undoubtedly heard about the ghostly presences either seen or felt around the Quapaw Quarter in Little Rock or have heard about the “mumbling man” of Jacksonville High School. There are some creepy places to visit in Arkansas. You may not have known that some of the state’s smaller towns – and even the capital city Little Rock boasts more than a few ghost stories! Here are some of the most haunted places in Arkansas.
15. Rich Mountain: Visitors mention seeing the light of a ghostly young girl who is said to have died taking care of her family.
Mena, AR is home to Rich Mountain and a few other quirky spots that have stories of their own.
14. Dover Lights: The ghosts of Spanish Conquistadors are said to search for their lost gold in this valley of the Ozark foothills.
Hiking areas with a storied past in Arkansas have also been known as hotspots for ghost sightings.
13. Station Cafe: Items are moved in the main dining room and kitchen, sometimes violently.
Tourists often visit out-of-the-way Arkansas locales because of the word of mouth stories they hear from residents about haunted locations.
12. Quapaw Quarter/MacArthur Park: This historic park is said to have ghosts in its basement and standing on the staircase in the park museum's atrium.
Even the most ancient of Arkansas structures can make a modern city look like something from yesteryear.
11. Fredonia: Loud voices and sounds are said to be heard, and visitors say a general feeling of unease is palpable in this small town.
Some sections of Arkansas are almost completely abandoned with dusty antiques and houses gone untouched for almost a century.
10. The Old Malco: At night, screams can be heard coming from the basement and light fixtures have been known to fall on their own.
Hot Springs, much like Fort Smith, has a lot of Arkansas's older structures and rich history.
9. Baroid Mines: Visitors report hearing someone whispering a name & feeling physically pushed by paranormal presences.
Northwest Arkansas is full of nature's wonder yet features some of the creepiest caverns and caves you'll ever see!
8. Judge Parker Court House: Judge Issac Parker, who hanged around 80 people is said to haunt the courthouse.
The city of Fort Smith has a colorful and violent history that is seen in all of the "spirited" older structures in town.
7. The Clayton House: The caretaker of this house ( has mentioned repeated instances of seeing Judge Clayton's ghost on the property.
Either derelict or restored, Arkansas's oldest standing houses will always have a sense of the supernatural around, according to local residents.
6. Pea Ridge National Military Park: Some guests to the site have reported a feeling of being followed by something unseen.
A few Civil War battlegrounds found in Arkansas are now designated military parks - many of which are believed to be haunted.
5. The Crescent Hotel: This lovely location has a history of eerie instances and even offers a nightly “ghost tour”!
Eureka Springs, located in the northwestern part of Arkansas, is a unique destination for lovers and lovers of the supernatural.
4. Mount Holly Cemetery - A visit here means walking among senators, war heroes, and governors...and locals say you can actually see their ghosts.
Mount Holly is Little Rock's oldest cemetery and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
3. Jacksonville High School: Odd noises that have been described as a man mumbling to himself have been heard in the school’s auditorium.
There are many school buildings across the state that have yet to be renovated or demolished, and locals remain superstitious of these places.
2. The Old State House: Guests have claimed to see ghostly figures of former state politicians.
Many old houses have been preserved by the state of Arkansas because of their importance to culture and historical value.
1. The “Tilly Willy” Bridge: The bridge is gone, but Fayetteville locals say the spot still remains a paranormal oddity.
Fayetteville is a gorgeous city in Arkansas, but there are definitely a few out of the way places where a photographer can get a great creepy shot.
If you’re into visiting the creepier stops of the country, Arkansas has enough to keep you occupied for quite a long visit. It’s often easy to forget that there’s a much more mysterious side mingling amongst the lush beauty and vast pastoral scenes that come to mind when thinking of the Natural State!