Haunted Destination: Villisca Ax Murder House

Villisca, Iowa
Related To:

Villisca, Iowa

Who brutally murdered 8 people while they were asleep in their beds on June 10, 1912 in Villisca, IA? We’ll probably never know. By now, the murderer has taken their gruesome secret to the grave. What we know is this: Shortly after midnight, an intruder entered the house of Josiah and Sarah Moore, and then bludgeoned them --along with their 4 children and 2 of their children’s friends -- to death with an axe. No one was ever convicted of the crime, and many are convinced that the house is now haunted. Want to see for yourself? Just take a tour.

Next Up

11 Twin Peaks Locations You Can Visit in Real Life

Where to find a damn fine cup of coffee and more.

5 Family Adventures in Hawaii

Put the phones down and make memories to last a lifetime with these thrilling activities on the island of Hawaii.

11 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco

Christine Williams and Jules Hatfield from Don't Forget to Move, tell us how to do San Francisco right, on  a shoestring budget.

How the 1906 Earthquake Changed San Francisco

Disaster leveled "the Paris of the West" a century ago — and its aftermath echoes through the city today.

Who Knows NYC Best?

Man v. Food’s Casey Webb matches wits (and appetites) with Food Network’s Vivian Chan to find out who has the real 411 on their home city in Man v. NYC. Ready to judge their throwdown?

3 Must-Do Outdoor Activities in the Great Smoky Mountains

There's nothing like a challenging hike with a rewarding view.

6 Fun Day Trips from Washington, D.C.

There’s a lot to do in our nation's capital but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Here are six fun day trips.

7 Things You Can't Miss on Kauai

As one of the oldest islands in Hawaii's chain, this lush destination has much to offer.

4 Must-Try Portland Brunch Spots

Dishing up a lot more than just bacon and eggs.

On TV

What's New in Interests

Shop Our Favorite Travel Gear

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.