If you are looking for some spooky destinations to visit in Arkansas, you might be interested in these haunted places that have been reported by locals and visitors alike; from historic mansions to eerie hotels, these locations are sure to give you chills and thrills. Here are some of the most haunted places in Arkansas:

- Peel Mansion, Bentonville: This elegant house was built in 1875 by Samuel Peel, a former United States Congressman. It is now a museum that displays artifacts from the 19th century. However, it is also said to be haunted by Samuel and his daughter Minnie Belle, who died of tuberculosis at a young age. Minnie is often seen as a white figure wandering around the mansion, and sometimes plays the piano in the music room. Samuel's ghost has been spotted in various parts of the house, and some visitors have felt his presence or heard his footsteps.

- Fort Smith Courthouse, Fort Smith: This old courthouse witnessed many executions in the late 1800s, when it was presided over by the infamous "hanging judge" Isaac C. Parker. The hangings took place outside of the courthouse, where a reconstruction of the gallows stands today. It is said that the ghosts of the condemned men still roam this area, and some have heard their voices or seen their shadows. The courthouse is now a museum that tells the history of law and order in the frontier.

- Arkansas Tech University, Russellville: This university campus has several buildings that are rumored to be haunted by former students and staff. One of them is Caraway Hall, a dormitory that is built on top of a Cherokee burial site, according to one legend. Another legend says that a student committed suicide in this building, and her spirit haunts the attic. Another haunted building is Witherspoon Hall, where a ghost of a student plays the piano in the practice room. Finally, Tucker Coliseum is said to be haunted by a star basketball player who died in a car accident, and his ghost leaves basketballs scattered on the court.

- Bauxite Historical Association Museum, Bauxite: This museum showcases the history of bauxite mining in Arkansas, which was once a major industry in the state. The museum building was constructed in 1927, and is said to be one of the more haunted places in Arkansas. Visitors have heard disembodied footsteps in various locations, and one staff member claimed that she felt a ghost jump on her back while she was leaving work.

- Highway 365, Woodson: This highway is the site of one of the most famous ghost stories in Arkansas, that of the haunted hitchhiker. According to the legend, a young woman appears on stormy nights and asks for a ride from drivers who stop for her. She gives an address to take her to, but when they arrive there, she disappears from the car. When the drivers ask about her at the house, they are told that she was their daughter who died in a car crash years ago.

- Haunted Arkansas Ghost Tours are back!!  These tours focus on the history, tales, myths, and urban legends of the Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock. You can book your walking ghost tour Or the 21 and over Boos & Brews tour for a Spooktacular good time!  

  • Haunted Argenta Tours are family friendly tours are informative, entertaining and can be quite thrilling. While they can’t guarantee anything, you never know; you may come face to face with a ghost!
  • Boos & Brews is 21+ and reveals a more lascivious side of Argenta history with stops in a couple of bars with a haunted history, for some spirits of your own and a unique form of entertainment. We will be going into two of the haunted locations and doing some seance work in the style of Victorian seance mediums. Maybe something or someone will join us?  From: North Little Rock Tourism (link below)

These are just some of the most haunted places in Arkansas that you can visit if you dare. Be prepared to encounter some paranormal activity and maybe even see a ghost or two!

Next week's blog post we will look at some more of Arkansas' Haunted History and Haunted House locations!!! 

Author: JL Owens

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