Old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum

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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 the courtrooms, who vanishes when approached, as well as curtains moving by themselves, strange voices and icy presences.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

200 West Sixth Street
Sioux Falls, SD
United States

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43.55157029999999, -96.72866590000001
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Nearest Towns:
Sioux Falls, SD (1.4 mi.)
Pine Lakes Addition, SD (4.7 mi.)
Meadow View Addition, SD (4.8 mi.)
Renner Corner, SD (6.5 mi.)
Shindler, SD (6.6 mi.)
Brandon, SD (8.4 mi.)
Harrisburg, SD (8.5 mi.)
Crooks, SD (8.8 mi.)
Tea, SD (9.0 mi.)
Hartford, SD (11.8 mi.)


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  1. We have been visiting the courthouse several times. The first time, when my daughter was about 8. She always gets an unsettled, anxious feeling. She is 20 now, wanted to see it,. Still feels uneasy there, we had to leave early. She claims to have seen a ghost in the Pipestone museum several years ago

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