Jayhawk Tower

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The Jayhawk Tower was originally the “Hotel Jayhawk,” built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity experienced within the building.

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Geographic Information

700 SW Jackson St
Topeka, KS 66603
United States

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39.050391, -95.67504509999998
Shawnee County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Topeka, KS (0.2 mi.)
Grantville, KS (6.5 mi.)
Silver Lake, KS (10.5 mi.)
Meriden, KS (11.1 mi.)
Wakarusa, KS (11.4 mi.)
Auburn, KS (12.5 mi.)
Hoyt, KS (13.7 mi.)
Willard, KS (14.6 mi.)
Lecompton, KS (15.0 mi.)
Perry, KS (15.2 mi.)


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  1. We got an EVP there and it said my name, “Not Vicky”! Like someone was going to do something to me. One of our investigators was also over come and had to leave early… Love this place!

    • How dose a paranormal team get i, touch with the person who owns it I am owner of 2bros paranormal in salina is we would like too do it if u can email me the hotels contact info that would be great my email is barkley245@gmail.com thanks

  2. In 1968 my wedding reception was held in the Jayhawk Hotel. When the wedding cake arrived an unknown female voice said, “Oh no, don’t marry them.” No one saw any person who could have said that. My in-laws had a room in the Hotel and stayed there for 3 nights. The wedding reception was about over and my new husband and I went to the in-laws hotel room to change clothes before we left for the “Honeymoon”. We entered the hotel room and were met with a cold rush of wind, followed by a male voice saying, “Not good.” While we changed and left the room it was very scary. Later as we were exiting the lobby by the stairway, I was tapped from behind on my shoulder and as I looked to see who tapped me, a voice said, “Don’t go.” Again, never saw anyone who could have said that to me.

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