Hotel Wapello

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The old-fashioned hotel, furnished with original antiques, used to be a schoolhouse and a law office. In 1906 the place became the Commercial Hotel, which became the premier place to stay in town after their main rival burnt to the ground. Now a bed and breakfast inn, the place is rumoured to be haunted. Guests claim to have disembodied footsteps on the staircase, and faint laughter has been heard emanating from empty rooms.

Submitted by Callum Swift

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Geographic Information

227 North Main Street
Wapello, Iowa
United States

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41.1806407, -91.18633840000001
Louisa County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Wapello, IA (0.1 mi.)
Grandview, IA (6.6 mi.)
Morning Sun, IA (6.9 mi.)
Oakville, IA (9.3 mi.)
New Boston, IL (9.9 mi.)
Letts, IA (10.5 mi.)
Fredonia, IA (10.7 mi.)
Columbus City, IA (11.2 mi.)
Columbus Junction, IA (11.4 mi.)
Mediapolis, IA (12.0 mi.)


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