Haunted Minnesota: Better than Halloween

Man and woman welcoming the guest to the haunted houseHalloween has always been a tradition that both kids and adults can enjoy. Dressing up and going out to join the trick-or-treating fun is just part of the Halloween experience, but hauntingexperience.com assures you that Minnesota has more scares to add to the fun.

Minnesota and Halloween

We know Halloween by many names, including All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Day. It’s an occasion that many have observed since its estimated origin during the ancient festival of Samhain.

Minnesota is home to the “Halloween Capital of the World,” Anoka, which hosted one of the first Halloween parades during a week-long celebration in 1920.

Haunted Hot Spots

Minnesota has many natural views and even has the nickname of “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” But the state also has many famous haunted destinations. The First Ave music venue in Minneapolis, people say, was where a blonde woman committed suicide by hanging herself in the ladies’ room. Visitors have claimed to see a vision of her body still hanging from a noose in the fifth stall of the bathroom.

Grey Cloud Island in Washington County, Minnesota is another popular haunted hots pot. The island has the most Native American burial grounds in the United States, and at present has a small population. Several ghost stories have made it off the island, though, including that of a ghost biker and a wailing woman.

Haunted Attractions

Visiting haunted hot spots may not guarantee you a good horror experience, though. You could wait all night with no ghost to greet you. Luckily, the state is also home to top haunted attractions that can give you the best scare. Whether you want to take a trip on a hayride through a haunted forest and tractor trails or challenge the walk through one of the scariest haunted houses you will ever visit, your journey to Cottage Grove, Minnesota will inevitably chill you.