Haunted Places in Avon, South Dakota



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    Libby's Steakhouse

    Springfield, South Dakota

    13.3 miles from Avon, SD

    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 ...


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    Mount Marty College

    Yankton, South Dakota

    34.2 miles from Avon, SD

    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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    Argo Hotel

    Crofton, Nebraska

    34.2 miles from Avon, SD

    According to local legend, the ghost of a young girl who died in the basement can be seen here. Folks also say a baby's skeleton was found within the lounge walls during remodeling, and a ghostly mother is said to wail looking for her baby. Pictures also are said to ...


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    Dakota Theatre

    Yankton, South Dakota

    35 miles from Avon, SD

    This historic theatre opened in 1902,changed owners and names on several occasions. Theatre patrons and cast have reported sighting a spectral face floating through the seating area after closing hours, as well as feeling cold spots, hearing screams and a bloodstains which appears during certain productions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Daneville Inn

    Viborg, South Dakota

    50.7 miles from Avon, SD

    There are reports at this historic building of people seeing a strange glowing apparition floating through the main bar area when the building has closed down for the night. Strange noises and disembodied footsteps have also been heard when there is no one around. It is unclear whether the inn ...


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    IOOF Cemetery

    Gregory, South Dakota

    71.8 miles from Avon, SD

    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 vanishes.


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    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska

    74.8 miles from Avon, SD

    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the dorms.


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    Pettigrew House Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    76.5 miles from Avon, SD

    This historic mansion was built in 1889, and those on guided tours of the building may get more than they bargained for. The building is rumoured to be haunted by the wife of a former attorney who owned the building. Staff claim to have seen her inspecting the building, and ...


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    715 South Phillips Avenue

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    76.6 miles from Avon, SD

    This historic apartment block is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a barefooted man, who has been seen wandering through the corridors. Other paranormal activity reported includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots, ghostly voices and bizarre knocking noises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Washington Pavilion

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    76.6 miles from Avon, SD

    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 watched.


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    Akron Gold and Silver

    Akron, Iowa

    76.8 miles from Avon, SD

    Some say not all the guests are going home at closing time at Akron Gold and Silver, a fine antiques and estate collectable shop in downtown Akron Iowa. A neighboring business owner heard a male voice after hours calling their dog by it's name "Sandy" after hours when the building ...


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    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    76.9 miles from Avon, SD


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    Old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    76.9 miles from Avon, SD

    This historic courthouse is now the county museum, and is believed to be haunted by many different spirits. Staff and visitors claim to have heard someone falling down the stairs, and have heard disembodied footsteps walking between various rooms. Various visitors have also seen an elderly man sweeping one of ...


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    Orpheum Theatre Center

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    76.9 miles from Avon, SD

    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 ...


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    Gitchie Manitou State Preserve

    Larchwood, Iowa

    81.5 miles from Avon, SD

    The 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders involved an attack on a group of five teenagers at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County, Iowa. Four of the teenagers were killed and a fifth was raped. We have been there several times and have got many voices and apparitions. I was ...


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    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska

    94.7 miles from Avon, SD

    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears ...


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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    100.6 miles from Avon, SD

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    105.9 miles from Avon, SD

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...


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    South Dakota State University - Doner Auditorium

    Brookings, South Dakota

    111.2 miles from Avon, SD

    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 ...


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    The Hotel Cafe and Saloon

    Scribner, Nebraska

    116.7 miles from Avon, SD

    The 1901 Hotel Cafe and Saloon, now operating as a restaurant, is believed to be haunted by victims of murders or suicides thought to have occurred in the building. On the second and third floors, witnesses have seen shadow figures, heard unexplained voices and felt cold spots.


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