We live in a world of mystery and intrigue. We’ve all heard about haunted houses, forts, and buildings that have a history with the paranormal. Not many people know about America’s most haunted city: Branson Missouri. Branson is home to “America’s Hometown Attraction” – Table Rock Lake – as well as one of the top hospitals in America (BJC Healthcare) but it is also home to some very spooky spots that you might want to avoid after dark if you’re not brave enough!
We’ve compiled a list of the most haunted places in Branson with reviews from some locals who have had first-hand experiences with these legendary destinations.
And now, the top 10 most haunted places in Branson:
1) Pea Soup Andersen’s
Pea Soup Andersen’s has been around since the late 1920s when they started as a grocery store. In the early 60s, they opened an ice cream parlor and restaurant that turned into a local favorite! They kept their prices reasonable and made sure to deliver quality food to every customer. Today, it is said that Pea Soup is pretty haunted due to some unexplainable sightings of a man dressed in old-fashioned clothing. And people say he usually hops into their car and drives off, never making it back to the store!
2) The Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre was built in 1926 and is located at 100 South Main Street in Branson. It is an elegant theatre that has been hosting countless performers over the years like Roy Rogers, Bob Hope, and even Elvis Presley. During the day you can tour the theatre and see old photos of the performers who have passed through the theatre’s halls. But at night, this place gets pretty spooky! People say there are unexplained voices of people saying “Get out” or “Go away.” And some say you can see a feeling of a very strong presence when you walk into the building after dark.
3) St. Andrew Lutheran Church
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church was built in 1876 and has been used as a church since the 1890s when they built their current building. Even today, people say you can see the ghost of a little girl who sits on an old rocking chair by the front doors of the church that has not moved in years! Some people say she will wave to you or even blow you a kiss if you “talk to her” while outside.
4) St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is built out of rustic limestone and is located at 500 South Main Street in Branson. They are known for the “ghostly ladies” that have been spotted on their balcony, enjoying the beautiful view of the church. The ladies are said to be suffering from mental illness and have been known to make their presence known by visiting others who pass by their doors.
5) Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City is an amusement park that has been in Branson since 1967. Attractions at the park include Thunderation, a wooden roller coaster, and the Time Traveller where you can travel back in time to blacksmith shops and old western towns. Employees of Silver Dollar say they hear unexplained noises at night that sometimes scare them. Also, it’s said that if you are there on Halloween after dark, you may see some ghouls roaming around! Locals say not to look too long or they might drag you into the woods!
These are some of the most haunted places in Branson, MO. If you want to look into any of these locales a little more, try visiting them during the day when they are a lot less spooky.
It is best to take the advice of the locals and avoid these places after dark.