The state of Missouri is rich in so much history, but sometimes that history holds a haunted past. Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, for example, was once known as the bloodiest 47 acres in the United States. And not to be macabre, but there are more stories like that around. About two hours southwest of Jefferson City, lies one of the state’s most haunted small towns. Come along as we explore the many things to do in Potosi, Missouri.

After learning about this town’s dark history, it’s no wonder many believe it to be haunted! If you’re brave enough to visit, be sure to visit the City of Potosi website to learn more about all of the things to see and do.

Have you ever been to Potosi, MO? If so, what did you think? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

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Where can we find other haunted places in Missouri?

  • The Shady Oak Theater in Clayton is said to be where a great deal of paranormal activity takes place, including film on the shelf unwinding by itself.
  • Creve Coeur Park in Creve Coeur is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Native American princess who took her life there many, many years ago.
  • The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, built in 1912, is known to have ghost sightings in the basement.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other haunted places in Missouri.

Where can we find small towns in Missouri?

  • Steelville in Crawford County is popular with summertime visitors, in part because they are lots of camping and floating resorts in the area.
  • Richmond in Ray County has a quaint downtown area with several historic structures.
  • Chillicothe in Livingston County is best known for being the birthplace of sliced bread.

Read on to learn more about some of the wonderful small towns in Missouri.

Where can we find historical sites in Missouri?

  • The Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis, opened in 1852 by Adolphus Busch, consists of 189 structures on 142 acres.
  • Graham Cave in Montgomery County is a Native American archeological site located inside of the 356-acre Graham Cave State Park.
  • The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City pays homage to those who served in World War I.

Read on to learn more about the many fascinating historical sites in Missouri.