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Spend The Night At This Terrifying Ax Murder House In Iowa… If You Dare

For all of Iowa’s beauty and friendliness, there is a darker side. The Villisca Ax Murder House tells a haunting story of one of the most brutal crimes in Iowa history, and it will definitely keep you up at night. In 1912, the bodies of two adults and six children were discovered in a peaceful looking home in small town Villisca, Iowa. They had all been brutally murdered in their beds with an ax. The victims were the Moore family and two overnight guests who happened to be staying at their home at the time.

Much speculation and opinion about who was behind the crimes tore through the town, and differing opinions caused alliances and distrust to crop up between the townspeople. While local law enforcement came out in full force to figure out who was behind the murders and there were plenty of suspects, tragically, the mystery has remained unsolved.

The price for an overnight visit can be a little pricey, but if you have a large group, that can help offset the cost. It’s a minimum of $428.00 per night for one to six guests, with an additional charge of $74.90 for each additional guest. Daylight tours run from March 26th through October 31st, daily, from 1pm-3:30pm on Tuesdays through Sundays. They’re closed on Mondays. Cost is $10.00 per person 12 and over. Children 7-11 and seniors over 65 pay $5.00.

Call Martha at 712-621-1530 to book an overnight tour.

Address: 508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA

You can take a virtual tour of the home here.

Have you spent the night at this terrifying house? Curious about other Iowa hauntings? These 10 Hauntings In Iowa Will Send Chills Down Your Spine.