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.)
We're aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we're continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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!
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.