Old Jail Bed and Breakfast

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The southern building is reportedly Minnesota’s oldest jail building, and the northern building housed a funeral home in the 1800s. Now an inn, as one would imagine there is plenty of ghostly activity here. Later during the Prohibition era, when the former funeral home was a haberdashery, there was a back room that opened into a tunnel leading to a bootleggers’ spot. The tunnel is still in existence. Haunts reported on the premises include a boy who shows up on floors 2 and 3, and a woman’s apparition on floor 3.

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349 W Government St
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
United States

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45.40051637530202, -92.65634670848158
Chisago County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Taylors Falls, MN (0.2 mi.)
Saint Croix Falls, WI (1.0 mi.)
Dresser, WI (3.3 mi.)
Shafer, MN (4.5 mi.)
Osceola, WI (6.0 mi.)
Centuria, WI (6.1 mi.)
Center City, MN (7.8 mi.)
Lindstrom, MN (9.3 mi.)
Balsam Lake, WI (10.4 mi.)
Milltown, WI (11.2 mi.)


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  1. Do you have a male manaquin that is positioned to look like he is standing looking out the window facing the motel? Dressed in Civil War era garb? Just wondering, we were driving past one night and I thought that must be a cool museum piece…if not, im a tad bit creeped out

  2. In my school (Isanti Middle School) there is a story about these students. So apparently they were staying after and all of a sudden the lights turned of. The unplugged T.V turned on and showed a weird picture of this man. One of the students took a picture. Ever since there have been LOCKED LOCKERS opening on their own and phantom lights in the school at random points of the day. One time I had to stay till 6 pm and there was one other person who I could see. Suddenly the lockers were opening and closing. I ran outside freaked out and then I saw a strange man walking up the ramp. Luckily my dad showed up then. I haven’t seen him since then. My experience was in the spring of 2018. I am still freaked out to this day.

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