Haunted Places in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin



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    Dungeon of Horrors

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    The Dungeon of Horrors, which originally operated as a haunted house attraction, closed down recently due to the fact that the owner was unable to employ any staff due to reports of real paranormal activity. The apparition of a bespectacled man used to follow employees and visitors around the building, ...


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    Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    According to local legend, a girl called Molly once lived above the saloon, and her ghost now haunts the establishment. Witnesses say they have heard voices near the stage, have seen apparitions of figures in period clothing in the saloon mirrors, and have felt cold spots and seen kegs move ...


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    Al Ringling Mansion

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    10.9 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI


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    Old Baraboo Inn

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    11.3 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    This renovated, historic pub and grille, and former brewery and brothel, is believed to have many active spirits in the building according to paranormal investigators. Audio recordings of voices and sounds and video of orbs, light flashes, and anomalies have all been captured. Cowboys, a prostitute named Mary, several children, ...


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    Taliesin

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    36.8 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The house (an estate once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright) is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a white gown. Windows open and close by themselves, and late at night, the lights in the building will flash on and off when no one is around.


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    Sanitarium Hill

    Madison, Wisconsin

    39.3 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Sanitarium Hill is an area with an abandoned mansion atop a--you guessed it--hill. It was once the Lakeview Sanitarium (1930-1966), a tuberculosis treatment center, with woods behind it (now known as Lakeview Woods). In a nearby cemetery, folks have reported mists, cold spots, and more; along the trails through the ...


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    Wisconsin State Historical Society

    Madison, Wisconsin

    42.5 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Supposedly, the place is haunted by two ghosts. One is a man who fell asleep at his desk and didn't wake up. The other is a man who committed suicide by falling off the third floor landing onto a marble floor (you can still see the blood in ...


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    Dartford Cemetery

    Green Lake, Wisconsin

    43.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Dartford Cemetery has been rumored to be haunted for years because of its strange shadowy figures, orbs, unexplained sounds and apparitions of Native Americans and Civil War soldiers. Members of a family that was buried here also are said to show up from time to time. Visitors have described uneasy ...


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    Capone's Bar Next Door - The Wonder Bar

    Madison, Wisconsin

    44.3 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    It was called The Wonder Bar in the 1920s, and the Bar Next Door has now been renamed to that original name. The establishment is said to be haunted. Built originally by Roger "The Terrible" Touhy. The Touhy brothers' place was a hangout for gangsters, and Eddy Touhy (Roger's brother) ...


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    Alpha Omega Distributors

    Madison, Wisconsin

    45.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    A former employee killed in a car accident is said to be here, usually as a shadow in the corner of employees' eyes. One person has even claimed to have a had a conversation with him. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Berlin Tannery

    Berlin, Wisconsin

    47.2 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The tannery hosts paranormal tours throughout the year by appointment. The activity levels in this 75,000 square foot building are staggering, which has been proven by most of the state's leading paranormal groups. Every October, the factory hosts Hallowed Chambers on Friday and Saturday nights which gives the perfect opportunity to ...


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    Beaver Dam Community Theater

    Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    48.2 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Beaver Dam Community Theater is reported to have a ghost of a disgruntled actress. So the story goes, after failing to get a part she wanted, the actress called Lacy hanged herself in the loft. Footsteps, crying and electrical anomalies have been reported around the area.


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    Hotel Mead

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    52.7 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Folks in the know will tell you that the Shanghai Room, in the 1950s, was a bar in which a female bartender was stabbed to death. Witnesses say the lights flicker, the doors close on their own, the air is extremely cold, and the smell of blood is detectable from ...


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    Elizabeth Daly House

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    53 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    This home on the National Register is occupied by "Cookie" the ghost that has been present for several home owners. Smells of cooking have been present, lights turned off and on, objects moved, and animals will not eat in Cookie's kitchen. She is a prankster, but a good ghost to ...


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    Forest Hill Cemetery

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    53.5 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Weirdness at this cemetery includes phantom babies crying in the infant section, apparitions, voices that call the names of cemetery visitors, and a monument that causes mechanical objects to fail.


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    Elsing's Second Hand Shop

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

    56.5 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    This 1891 building was formerly a private residence, a restaurant and a hotel, and is rumoured to have some hauntings dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The current owners have reported hearing the sound of glass breaking on the second floor, but upon investigation, nothing is ...


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    The Walker House

    Mineral Point, Wisconsin

    57 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The magnificent stone hotel and restaurant dates back to the 1800s. It is said that the hauntings here may stem from a man during that century who was hanged from a tree outside by an angry mob after he stole a horse from his neighbor. Witnesses to the hauntings have ...


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    Eagle Road Cemetery

    Juneau, Wisconsin

    57.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Eagle Road Cemetery, aka Evangelical Church Cemetery or Tabor Cemetery, is a hot spot for activity. Witnesses have seen apparitions and felt cold spots and gusts here, and some have seen the Virgin Mary or experienced stigmata (bleeding from the hands and arms) after leaving.


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    Boscobel Hotel

    Boscobel, Wisconsin

    58 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    This hotel's claim to fame is that it was the spot where the Gideon's Bible originated. The ghost of Adam Bobel, the hotel's original builder, has been seen here by employees and guests alike.


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    Cottage House Restaurant

    Plover, Wisconsin

    58.2 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The restaurant was originally called the Sherman House Restaurant, but closed down due to paranormal activity. Glass windows had a habit of shattering, glasses and plates would fly off bars and counters and explode in front of customers. Doors opened and closed by themselves and lights in the offices and ...


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    Boy Scout Lane

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    58.9 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Local legend tells of a group of boy scouts that were murdered along this road. While there is no evidence of this actually happening, people still report seeing disembodied faces as well as hearing voices when they travel along this road. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Aztalan State Park

    Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    60 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Aztalan State Park was created in 1952 on the site of a Mississippian settlement from the 10th to 13th centuries. Around the site's earthen mounds, many strange things are said to have been seen and heard by witnesses. The mounds are believed to be haunted by the spirits of the ...


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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Waupaca, Wisconsin

    60.8 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The eatery dates back to 1932, and some folks, both staff members and customers, have reported seeing the apparitions of what appear to be members of a family inside the premises. The ghosts are said to be friendly and quiet.


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    Amherst Inn

    Amherst, Wisconsin

    61.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    This 1877 bed and breakfast inn's claim to fame is that while it operated as a hotel, John Dillinger visited and had lunch there. He left the waitress a five dollar tip (a lot of money in that day) and has since been immortalized in the establishment's colourful history. ...


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    DiSciascio's - Legacy Grill

    Coon Valley, Wisconsin

    62.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    DiSciascio's was an Italian restaurant in operation for 26 years until 2013, when it was replaced by Legacy Grill. The spirits here were first noticed long ago when the building housed a bar. Witnesses have described a ghost lady, who has been nicknamed Mary by restaurant staff, and objects have ...


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    Weary Road

    Evansville, Wisconsin

    65.7 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The most realistic story about Weary Road of Evansville Wisconsin involves teenagers "car surfing", not slowing down for a curve in time and being killed when they were ejected off the vehicle into a steep ditch or the creepy treeline. Another involves more teens playing chicken on one of the ...


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    Octagon House

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    66.8 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The historic 12-room home, actually shaped like an octagon, is believed to be haunted. Operating now as a museum, it is said to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose aparition has been seen throughout the house. Witnesses also report items that are moved or disappear, doors ...


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    Retlaw Theater

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    67 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Retlaw is Walter spelled backwards. The theater was owned and operated by Walter Schroeder, and he still lingers here in spirit. Witnesses have heard footsteps, clapping, creaking of theater seats, doors that open on their own, and figures that show up in the basement.


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    Retlaw Plaza Hotel

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    67 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Locals tell about the murder of a former property owner on the site, and say his apparition, among others', have been spotted here. The ghost likes to turn on the water and lights, scream and make noises.


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    Grand Opera House

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    67.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Built in 1883, the Victorian Grand Opera House is still in operation and has a few haunts in residence. One is believed to be Percy Keene, a longtime employee here (from 1895 to 1967). He has shown up as a smiling ghost wearing shiny round glasses. Mysterious footsteps have been ...


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    New Moon Cafe

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    67.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Staff members have claimed to see the apparition of a young man dressed as a bellboy in the downstairs of the building. Many customers have seen the ghost of a elderly woman in the main lobby. A woman by the name of Mrs Paige did in fact die in the ...


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    Galloway House and Village

    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    67.3 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The 1880 Galloway House, a 30-room mansion that is part of a historic park, is said to be haunted by unseen presences who clatter in the kitchen, giggle in the upstairs playroom, and converse with each other throughout the house.


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    Pizza Villa - West Salem

    West Salem, Wisconsin

    68 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Doors shaking, lights flickering, cabinets open and close, dark shadows, spoons rattles, and boxes falling. (Submitted by Keelyn O)


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    Swing Inn

    Ferryville, Wisconsin

    69.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    On nights when business is slow, the apparition of a prostitute nicknamed Blue Moon may show up. She can be heard walking up and down the stairs.


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    Ludlow Mansion - Idle Hour Farm

    Monroe, Wisconsin

    70.4 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Once part of the Underground Railroad, the historic house is believed to be haunted by former owner Lady Ludlow. Witnesses have seen her apparition in the back hallway and experienced mysteriously floating objects, cold spots and flickering lights.


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    Flynn Steakhouse

    Brodhead, Wisconsin

    72.4 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Flynn Steakhouse, reported to no longer be in operation, was housed in a building from 1868, and had a haunted, unused hotel upstairs. Misty white formations were known to appear, long believed to be the ghost of Mary, a child who passed away here in the 1860s. Among the strange ...


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    Big River Inn

    Genoa, Wisconsin

    72.9 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    This 1879 inn has a haunted restaurant. The ghost is said to be a former employee named Kenny who makes himself known by hiding things in the kitchen and turning on the TV.


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    La Belle Cemetery

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    73.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Legend here surrounds a large statue of a young girl and a cross. It is said that her apparition appears from the statue and drowns itself in Lac La Belle, or that her statue's hands drip blood.


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    73.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Some folks say a ghostly white woman and flickering white lights haunt Oak Hill Cemetery. Others say not so--the white lady is actually a lifelike, spookily illuminated statue, and the white lights are markers to brighten the walkways. So, is Oak Hill Cemetery haunted, or not? You be the judge!


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    Old Holmbo Residence

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    74.7 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Former owner Nicolai Holmbo hung himself in the front room of the house in 1904, and locals reported sighting his apparition staring down into the street late at night. Screams and moans came out of the building, and strange flashing lights moved around the house, despite the fact that it ...


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    Bodega Brew Pub

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    75 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The pub has changed ownership many times due to the haunting by former owner Paul Malin. Since his death, reports of activity in the building have included slamming doors, objects moving inexplicably and even the apparition of the deceased former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warehouse Concert Venue

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    75 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    We have owned the building for 25 years, operating on the 2nd and 3rd floors as a non-alcohol concert venue. Building was built in 1888, and has in the past had various businesses such as clothing stores, tailor shops, harness shop, general store, with the 2nd floor being ...


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    Del's Bar

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    75.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    According to patrons, the bartenders at the bar are willing to dispense ghost stories, including tales of how a male maintenance employee was once told to leave the women's room by an unexplained voice. Giggling voices can also be heard in the bar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    75.2 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    There are several spots rumored to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to go up at the University of Wisconsin. One is the Center of the Arts, where apparitions have been spotted, unexplained hammering comes from the metal lab at night and chairs move across the room. ...


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    Kirk Denmark Theatre - Rock County Theater

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    76.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Empty and dark theaters can be spooky because of their large, echoing spaces, but this one may be more so because it's said to have a ghost. A deceased employee, some say a theater instructor or a director, causes lights to go on and off and doors to open and ...


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    Nashotah House Theological Seminary

    Nashotah, Wisconsin

    77.4 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    The ghost at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary is said to have been here since the mid 1700s. So the story goes, the spirit belongs to an acolyte whose wife had an affair with the dean. In order to keep up the adulterous relationship, the woman hanged her husband, and ...


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    Appleton Curling Club

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    78.6 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Witnesses at Appleton Curling Club have heard disembodied footsteps and seen chairs and glasses fall over on their own in the pub. The place is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a former customer.


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    Secura Insurance Co.

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    79.3 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    An eerie legend surrounds the Secura Insurance Co. building. It seems that well over a century ago on this land, a little girl fell into a pond and drowned. Ghostly cries and the screams of her parents are said to come from the area on some nights.


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    Max Meier's Hartland Inn

    Hartland, Wisconsin

    80.1 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Once a hotel and restaurant, the upstairs rooms are no longer in use. The restaurant is still open, however. At the early 1900s building, staff members have seen the apparition of a little girl in a Victorian sailor outfit in the basement and heard loud screams, which also came from ...


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    Hearthstone Historic House Museum

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    80.2 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI

    According to reports, when the staff come in to open the museum for the day, they always say good morning to former owner Mr. Priest. The ghost of A.W. Priest is believed to reside here; witnesses have heard unexplained sneezing and felt as if they were being watched.


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