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Iowa's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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  •   Stagecoach Inn Museum Manchester, IA
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    This location was once an inn and a museum and is now a private residence that allows no trespassing, unless permission is granted. The home is rumored to be haunted by the Baker family, who once owned and ran the museum. They are buried in a graveyard nearby. Read More

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  •   Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
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    This building once operated at the town's library until 1985 and according to local stories, it is haunted by a regular patron named Hazel. She had visited the library in the 1960s and was seen wandering through the rooms by both employees and visitors. It was realized soon after that she had died in a fire that same morning. Read More

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    The ghost of a man who drowned in a nearby river has supposedly been seen roaming the grounds, while lights have also been seen in the building at night. Read More

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    This jail features a "lazy Susan" design which makes the jail block round and the cells form individual wedges like slices in a pie. There is only one door that leads into the cells and it would be rotated by a hand crank to let prisoners in and out. This location is unique, being that it is the only three story wheel jail ever built. The wheel mechanism no longer operates but the... Read More

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  •   Porter House Museum Decorah, IA
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    The hauntings at Porter House Museum are pretty vague and hard to come by. Most say that the spirits that linger here are playful. Read More

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  •   Union Pacific Railroad Museum Council Bluffs, IA
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    This location was once the town library but has been renovated and restored and is now a museum. Witnesses have reported books flying off the shelves in the basement and shadowy figures. Items have also been known to vanish, only to appear later. Read More

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  •   Masonic Temple Davenport, IA
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    This former masonic temple is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity. The strange occurrences here include voices having a conversation, noises with no source such as footsteps, names being called when no one is around, objects moving on their own, including furniture. There have also been reports of people being touched by an unseen presence or they have felt like they were... Read More

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  •   Akron Area Museum Akron, IA
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    This museum was once the home of the Ross Family and some believe it is haunted by the Materiach, Mrs. Lucille Ross. Members of the museum have reported feeling cold spots, hearing strange noises and feeling a presence around the main stairway and formal dining room. One volunteer reported feeling a hand push him from behind as he was about to from the third to second floor. The museum... Read More

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