Take A Haunted Road Trip To Visit Some Of The Spookiest Places In Nebraska
As Halloween draws closer, our minds keep drifting to the spooky, the scary, and the delightfully creepy. Nebraska has no shortage of hauntings and ghosts, both friendly and unfriendly. If you want to experience some of the state’s most notorious spots, take a weekend and road trip to the most haunted places in Nebraska. Bonus: pretty soon the fall foliage will be looking absolutely gorgeous, making your trip even better.
(This trip is a shortened version of our ultimate, three-part, full-state terrifying road trip – you can find the complete chilling journey here, here, and here.)
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Whew! That was a LONG trip, but worth it, right? Nebraska ghost stories are so much fun to explore over and over.
You may have noticed that none of the state’s many haunted cemeteries are on this trip. That is because several readers have expressed concerns about ghost hunting visitors causing damage to graves, and we would hate to be responsible for anything like that happening. Eagle-eyed readers will also notice that the Norfolk Regional Center, arguably the most haunted place in Nebraska, is missing. The building was finally demolished, so there is no longer a place to visit. We hope the spirits there found peace.
There are, of course, many, many more haunted sites that wouldn’t fit into just one road trip. See our ultimate terrifying road trip: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Safe (and spooky) travels, friends!
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Most Haunted Places In Nebraska
September 29, 2019
What is the most famous ghost story from Nebraska?
A place with a nickname like the Cornhusker State may not sound like a particularly haunted destination, but there are actually a number of scary places in Nebraska. If you’re hoping to hear real Nebraska ghost stories during your visit, you may be in luck – it seems every small town has its own secrets. The abandoned Portal schoolhouse is said to have a dark history, and locals around the Wheat Grower Hotel whisper about its ghostly residents. During your visit to this spectacular state, be sure to strike up conversations with the quirkiest locals you can find. They’ll surely be happy to share tales of local lore.
What is the most haunted town in Nebraska?
Nebraska has just under two million residents spread throughout its communities, and many of those landscapes have hosted human settlements for thousands of years. One of the most haunted places in the state is also the state’s most populous community – Omaha. Here, visitors will find an incredible history. Some 15,000 residents rest not so soundly in its haunted cemetery, and it’s just one of several haunted destinations in the area. If you’re necessarily hoping to spot real ghosts in Nebraska, swing by Brule. This spooky community includes one of the best haunted houses in the country, artificially creating thrills and chills in a historic landscape.
What is the creepiest abandoned place in Nebraska?
There are a number of abandoned places in Nebraska, but Spring Ranch Cemetery is one of the most storied remnants of a ghost town. If you’re in the Southeastern portion of the state, there’s a ghost town preserved in a state park that you’ll want to visit. Can’t get enough of the abandoned beauty of abandoned places? Nebraska is the perfect place to take a road trip tour of ghost towns.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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