Kansas July 12, 2019
This 120 Year-Old Railroad Hotel Is One Of The Most Haunted Places In Kansas… And You Can Spend The Night
Haunted places in Kansas are equal parts tall tales and actual sightings, but we’ve heard enough to believe there might be something spooky going on at this spot. One old building doesn’t a haunted attraction make, but there have been multiple accounts of just how creepy this spot can be. Have you ever stayed overnight or dined at this historic Kansas haunt?
Welcome to the historic and haunted Midland Railroad Hotel, a place where you can sleep soundly or see a specter if you're lucky.
The building was originally built in 1899 as the Power Hotel and was a popular stop along the Union Pacific that ran from Denver to KC.
Since then, it has gone through fires, the Great Depression, plenty of renovations, and even the set of a film called
Paper Moon. Now owned by the Wilson Foundation, it has been back in business since 2003 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Even if you don't believe in ghosts or have time to stay the night, they also serve delicious meals in the attached restaurant, which any visitor should visit whenever they get the chance. Where else can you have dinner, sleep, and get a little scared in one place?
However, this cheerful and historic spot comes with some hard to deny sightings of paranormal activity. It's said that there is an orphaned girl haunting the third floor who knocks on doors, runs through the hallways, and jumps on your bed, leaving little footprints. Another third floor room is where a Sherriff was said to have been lynched, and sometimes the door is unable to be unlocked, even by the master key.
Ghostly figures have been seen at the top of the stairs and things in the kitchen have flown impossible distances. The staircase sightings as well as other happenings through the hotel have led some to believe that the fire that took lives back in 1902 helped establish the paranormal presence here.
Whether you're here for the history or for the hauntings, the business appreciates any visitors, and the front lobby is open 24 hours.
Address: 414 26th Street, Wilson, KS 67490
Have you ever stayed at this haunted hotel before? We love railroad history and themed attractions, and we think this
hiking trail that includes a section of old railroad is perfect to add to any bucket list.