The Villisca Ax Murder House was Named the Scariest Place in Iowa
In honor of Halloween being just a few short weeks away, the website Thrillist just published a list titled, 'The Best Place to Scare the Crap Out of Yourself in Every State.' The winner for our state will come as no surprise to most Iowans... it's the Villisca Ax Murder House.
The Villisca Ax Murder House is located in the small town of Villisca, Iowa in Montgomery County. Here's why Thrillist chose it over all the other haunted spots in Iowa:
"For a truly one-of-a-kind night away, book in at the Villisca Ax Murder House, the aptly named home where eight people were ax-murdered in their sleep, back in 1912. The case is still unsolved, but the main suspect was a traveling minister who had taught at a nearby church that night and left town early next morning. Tours and overnight stays are offered in the very rooms that were the scene of a bloody massacre -- you’ll probably get the best sleep of your life, right?"
They're not kidding about the overnight stays! According to the official website, overnight stays are available year-round, with booking for 2020 beginning Oct 21st at 8 a.m. It's $428 for groups up to 6 people, and then $75 for each additional person after that. You can get more details on the overnight stays and the daytime tours HERE.
Would you ever visit the Villisca Ax Murder House? Let us know in the comments!