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The Fairmont Hotel in Deadwood, the Scariest Spot in South Dakota

The Fairmont Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota may be the eeriest spot in the Mount Rushmore state.

South Dakota offers plenty of spooky spots to check out (if you dare). Just take a trip to Deadwood alone and you'll find all kinds of haunted places worth visiting, and there's a lot of history to be told in these settings as well. Tales of old gunslingers, fair maidens who still roam creeky hallways at night, and battlefields long without any soldiers, but still with stories to tell.

Haunted Locations and Scary Legends Around Sioux Falls

Halloween is steeped in scary traditions. Trick-or-Treating, frightening costumes, local actors in "haunted" houses, and the pitch-black darkness of area corn mazes.

However, if we set out to find the real haunted areas what would we find? Over the last 30 years that I have lived in Sioux Falls, a few locations still gain attention as being haunted.

And yes, a handful of thrill-seeking people will show up on our favorite eerie night for what could be a viral video moment or experience a misty phantom first-hand.
Let's take a little tour of the more famous hauntings around Sioux Falls. Turn on the lights and cue the Cowardly Lion: "I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks..."

TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO SOUTH DAKOTA'S WALL DRUG

The Fairmont Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota may be the eeriest spot in the Mount Rushmore state.

South Dakota offers plenty of spooky spots to check out (if you dare). Just take a trip to Deadwood alone and you'll find all kinds of haunted places worth visiting, and there's a lot of history to be told in these settings as well.

Tales of old gunslingers, fair maidens who still roam creeky hallways at night, and battlefields long without any soldiers, but still with stories to tell.

One place, however, seems to stand above the rest. If you search "haunted places in South Dakota", more often than not, you'll find the Fairmont Hotel as the eeriest spot in the Mount Rushmore state.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Fairmont was a Brothel and Saloon. Many ghost stories can be traced to the Fairmont Hotel, which has brought all kinds of attention.

Television shows like Ghost Adventurers, Ghost Lab, and Dead Files have all filmed episodes there.

Murders, suicides, and even accidental deaths all occurred at the Fairmont and legend has it, the ghosts still have tales to tell an audience. That is if you're brave enough to pay the $20 for a nightly tour. 

These days the Fairmont is an oyster bar and restaurant. You can even sing karaoke there after your tour.

But be warned, eyes from beyond this world may be watching.

 

 

 

 

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