This Haunted Trolley In Iowa Will Take You Somewhere Absolutely Terrifying
During most of the year, the Midwest Central Railroad Museum in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa is a lovely place to visit. You can take vintage train rides through the Hawkeye State landscape, and during the winter it becomes a Polar Express train. But for a few weekends every October, it becomes something very different – something terrifying. Welcome to Midwest Haunted Rails, a massive Halloween attraction in Iowa that features a ghost train, a haunted house, carnival rides, concessions – and the only haunted trolley in Iowa, taking visitors through a terrifying landscape of ghosts and goblins. Do you dare to get on board? The trolley is expecting you…
Have you visited Midwest Haunted Rails in Mt. Pleasant? Let us know your thoughts on this haunted trolley in Iowa and any of the event’s other attractions in the comments section. If you’re planning to brave this haunted trolley in October, make sure to visit the Haunted Rails website to learn all the details before you go.
If you’re looking for a gentler way to experience Halloween in Iowa, especially with little ones in tow, why not pay a visit to this celebration of everything pumpkin? To celebrate the season without the spooks, this covered bridges tour in Iowa is a dreamy way to see our state’s fall colors.
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What are the most haunted places in Iowa?
If you're like us, corn fields during the spooky season have a hint of eeriness to them...but while Iowa has plenty of corn fields to its credit, our state has far more hiding up its sleeve. Like, otherworldly specters for instance. We make no guarantees that you'll bump elbows with a ghost, but you can indulge in some unsettling spookiness at these haunted places in Iowa:
- Ashton Cemetery, Mingo
- Edinburgh Manor, Scotch Grove
- Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport
- Independence State Hospital
- Lovers Leap Bridge, Columbus Junction
- Mason House Inn, Bentonsport
- Mathias Ham House, Dubuque
- Villisca Axe Murder House
Do note that some of these creepy spots may be private property. For even more spooky thrills, take this road trip to some of the state's most haunted places.
What are the most haunted towns in Iowa?
Whether due to a horrific set of circumstances, an upheaval of mass graves, a curse, or just plain coincidence, some towns have a reputation for being a little extra spooky. Ames, Iowa is one of them! Many of the town's most historic buildings are rumored to have a few extra residents lurking around. Dubuque, Iowa is another supposedly haunted town, although you'll also find a plethora of paranormal opportunities in Des Moines as well.