Most Haunted Places in South Dakota

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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Mount Moriah Cemetery

    Deadwood, South Dakota
    Several popular Wild West characters have been buried here, including Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny and Seth Bullock. Folks say you can't set foot on these grounds without an eerie feeling that their ghostly eyes are upon...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Villa Theresa Guest House

    Hot Springs, South Dakota
    Not currently open, Villa Theresa Guest House has also been A Dakota Dream B&B and The Total House. Some reports say the place is for sale at $189,000. It is said to be haunted by many spirits, and several apparitions have been seen....
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    Mount Marty College

    Yankton, South Dakota
    Ghosts said to haunted this campus include construction workers who fiddle with the electricity, showers and water fountains; a nun; a music teacher; and numerous other apparitions. Students say Whitby Hall was so haunted that is was closed down, and it contains a ghost of a man in gray polyester...
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    Alpine Inn

    Hill City, South Dakota
    The second floor of this inn is said to be haunted. Witnesses have reported that the lights have gone out unexpectedly, and they have also heard disembodied footsteps and...
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    IOOF Cemetery

    Gregory, South Dakota
    Passersby have become concerned upon seeing a white-haired man wandering alone through the cemetery as if lost, or looking for something. When they stop to see if they can help him, he simply...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Adams House

    Deadwood, South Dakota
    The 1893 Queen Anne Victorian Adams Mansion was built by entrepreneur Harris Franklin. Former owner W.E. Adams, who died of a stroke here, is said to have never left. When his wife Mary heard his spirit, out of respect for his privacy, she closed up the house and moved out, leaving everything as it...
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    Black Hills Playhouse

    Custer, South Dakota
    This historic building was once Camp Lodge, Depression-era housing for unemployed men who were to work on the then-new national parks system. One of the workmen's daughters is said to haunt the playhouse's costume room. The ghost likes to lay out certain costumes in the night, which are found by...
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    South Dakota State University - Doner Auditorium

    Brookings, South Dakota
    The ghost who haunts Doner Auditorium is believed to be a former janitor who fell to his death in 1919 from an alcove that housed an organ. After that, the organ played randomly on its own until it was dismantled. The ghost still walks, though, tinkering with the electricity and playing pranks with...
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    Black Hills State University

    Spearfish, South Dakota
    Students say the all-male Wenonah Cook dorm it is haunted by the ghost of a woman. They say her screams can sometimes be heard, and along with them may come the smell of decaying...
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    Jackpot Bingo Hall - Bear Soldier Bingo

    McLaughlin, South Dakota
    A former employee reported hearing the ghostly sound of a baby crying and furniture moving on its own. Rumor has it that the hall was built on top of a former...
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    Shupic Park - City Park

    Eagle Butte, South Dakota
    A spooky local legend says that if you walk past the park late at night, you might hear the moaning and screams of a ghostly woman, one who was found frozen to death behind the nearby baseball field fence. Some folks claim to have seen her apparition walking in the...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Orpheum Theatre Center

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    At the 1913 Orpheum Theater, a deceased actor's ghost is said to linger. Nicknamed Larry, the unknown and angry ghost was first noticed by living actors around 1960. Larry was known to blow fuses and drop sandbags onto living actors. And in 1972, a technical director heard a loud noise behind him,...
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    Washington Pavilion

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Locals tell of a construction worker who died after falling into an elevator shaft. Witnesses have described the unexplained sound of ghostly footsteps and an eerie feeling of being...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    1880 Train

    Hill City, South Dakota
    The 1880 train was the first locomotive steam engine brought into the region by a bull team. Employees in the Highliner Eatery, located in an actual train car, say they have seen the apparition of a man in a brown...
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    Fort Sisseton State Park

    Eden, South Dakota
    Fort Sisseton State Park is said to be haunted. Witnesses here have described strange lights and a feeling of...
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    Libby's Steakhouse

    Springfield, South Dakota
    Some say the basement of Libby’s Steakhouse, formerly Hoch Drugstore, was haunted by the ghost of a girl, whose apparition was glimpsed once. Witnesses say bowls will fall over if the basement door is left open, and folks have noticed an uneasy feeling on the basement stairs. Rumor has it that...
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    Hotel Alex Johnson

    Rapid City, South Dakota
    Site of a "white lady" haunting, allegedly the ghost of a young woman who jumped or was thrown from the window of room 812. She is often seen wandering the halls in a white gown, and the room associated with her has numerous report of haunted activity, including the window opening of its own...
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    Sioux San Hospital

    Rapid City, South Dakota
    It began in 1898 as a boarding school for Native Americans, but was turned into a sanitarium in 1933. In 1939 it was converted to a hospital for Native Americans with TB; then in the 1960s, it closed and stayed empty for a time. Currently it is a hospital. Reports say locals are trying to prevent...
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    Sports Rock Pizza - Hooky Jacks

    Rapid City, South Dakota
    Reported to be the oldest building in town, the local hangout housed in an 1800s structure is said to be haunted by John “Hooky Jack” Leary, a former local policeman and night watchman who once lived in the building until he died in a 1928 car accident. His apparition has been seen looking out...
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    Northern State University

    Aberdeen, South Dakota
    Two buildings at the university are rumored to be haunted. The Jerde Hall dormitory is home to a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard in rooms and hallways. The Johnson Fine Arts Center has a ghost who whistles a tune from the empty men's restroom and occasionally jingles keys or tinkers...
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    The Bullock Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota
    Folks say original owner Seth Bullock, who passed away in 1919, still remains in his hotel. Apparitions and orbs have been seen and an eerie presence has been felt, although witnesses say the ghost is not harmful. Ghost tours are held here...
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    Mount Rushmore Brewing Company - Hill City Harley Davidson

    Hill City, South Dakota
    Formerly a restaurant and now a Harley-Davidson store, this building is no stranger to the spooky: It was once a funeral home and crematory. Reports say the crematory is still visible in the basement, and employees say objects move and strange noises are heard here. When the place housed pool...
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    Town of McLaughlin

    McLaughlin, South Dakota
    Yes, you read it right: The entire town of McLaughlin is haunted, locals say. Although many buildings in the town are said to be haunted, perhaps the most popular ghost story is that of the man who was in a car accident several decades ago. He lost his head, literally--it was found in a cow-pasture...
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    Isabel Post Office

    Isabel, South Dakota
    Stories have been told of ghostly reflections in the post office windows and of folks being locked inside the post office at night by prankish...
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    Keystone Cemetery

    Keystone, South Dakota
    Many workers who died during the construction of Mt. Rushmore are buried in this cemetery that overlooks the Mount itself. It is said that visitors who have taken video of this graveyard have caught images of ghostly figures and...
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    Little Oak Road

    McLaughlin, South Dakota
    Locals tell of a spooky figure of a 6-foot-tall man who dances and jumps in the roadway. It looks at passersby with red glowing eyes, then disappears. This and other ghosts that appear on this stretch are said to be a result of the road being built overtop a former...