Iowa January 17, 2019
The Oldest Hotel In Iowa Is Also One Of The Most Haunted Places You’ll Ever Sleep
Iowa is home to plenty of historic buildings, and with old buildings comes paranormal activity! If you love the idea of sleeping with the spirits around, visit the historic Hotel Julien in Dubuque. Not only is it Iowa’s oldest hotel, but it’s one of the most haunted buildings in the Midwest.
Since 1839, a hotel has stood on the corner of Second and Main in Dubuque. The historic Hotel Julien has an impressive history that spans more than 170 years.
The original Hotel Julien survived a fire and was rebuilt, hosting famous guests such as Abraham Lincoln, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Mark Twain. Al Capone loved the hotel, and frequently stayed here on his trips to the Midwest.
Today, the elegant hotel is one of the finest in the country. This historic building is a favorite of travelers and Iowans looking for a vacation in beautiful Dubuque.
There's just one catch... the Hotel Julien is one of the most haunted buildings in Iowa.
Guests and staff have reported sightings of a figure floating through the halls, dressed in vintage clothing. The man is usually spotted on the upper floors of the hotel.
Al Capone stayed here frequently, and many guests believe he is the ghost that refuses to leave. Dubuque was one city the mafia man used as a hideout during Prohibition.
Don't let the stories of spirits dissuade you from staying here — but while you enjoy your visit, keep an eye out for something extraordinary.
The Hotel Julien is located at 200 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001. You’ll want to
make a reservation online, here.
While you’re in Dubuque, be sure to take a ride on the
The World’s Shortest And Steepest Scenic Railway – the 4th Street Elevator!