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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Huge Dissapointment

I really hate writing not so good reviews but we were so excited about Waverly Hills and trip... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Anna A
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Everything I Hoped It Would Be!

I attended my first 2-hour public paranormal tour of the building in March 2016. A friend joined me... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2016
Shelbyville, Indiana
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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The massive five story hospital was built in 1926 and sits atop Waverly Hill today. It housed 400 patients and was one of the largest facilities of its kind. Waverly served the community through decades of the worse TB outbreak in the country. After closing in 1961, due to the introduction of life saving antibiotics, the hospital reopened in 1962 as "Woodhaven Geriatric Center" which operated the facility until 1982 when it was closed by the state. Ravaged by years of neglect, the present owners have breathed new life into the building by conducting tours though the facility in effort to restore it to a useful asset for the community once again. Waverly has earned her place as one of the most haunted places in the country and has been host to many films and TV shows. During tour season (March – August) Waverly offers several options of visiting. *2hr. Introductory Paranormal Tour which includes a 20 film then a walk through the building.*2hr. Historical walk through tour held one Sunday each month*Public or Private overnight sessions for ghost hunting enthusiasts. For all tour or overnight reservations or inquiries contact the office open daily 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday.
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  • Average8%
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4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I really hate writing not so good reviews but we were so excited about Waverly Hills and trip advisor had such great reviews....1st of all the place from the outside is absolutely stunning (even at night!) but once you get on the inside there is...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I attended my first 2-hour public paranormal tour of the building in March 2016. A friend joined me on the tour and at first she was a bit afraid. I, on the other hand, was ecstatic to be there. Ever since I first saw the...More

1  Thank atrolinder
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Had a blast. So very historical, Interesting and a little spooky. My tour guide Dee was fabulous. She knew the hystory of the building and it's past like the back of her hand. She also told stories of the residents past and present. Highly recommend...More

2  Thank Janice S
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Was unable to get past the security gate as I visited Louisville in February, but driving up to the gate and getting out, the creep factor was off the charts! I don't even need to go any further to know this place is too much...More

1  Thank capegirlonthego
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Took a group of kids here during National FFA Convention week and they loved it but me and a few others were too chicken to go in. It was creepy just driving up the hill to the place. They do a great job with the...More

Thank afstroud
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had an amazing time! The staff was super great and answered any and all questions we had. I definitely recommend this paranormal venue to anyone who's a paranormal enthusiast!

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I didn't see any ghosts, but I'm not a true believer. This place is cool because it has history and it looks creepy. I can't say the price of the tours justify the actual tours, it's just a big, old building. They were using money...More

1  Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 18 November 2015

My family and I had a great time doing the evening tour. Our tour guide was informative and friendly! We were able to take lots of pictures and ask questions. Our 11 year old son had a blast! We can't wait to go back to...More

1  Thank Deana79
Reviewed 15 October 2015

If your looking for a haunted house attraction to visit, this is by far the best in the country. I've been to is several times. Also they have historical tours as well.

2  Thank TrishBunnell1979
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I attended a professional tour/ghost hunt at Waverly Hills and was not disappointed. From the history to the poignant stories of patients to the extremely creepy death chute, this location has enough to tempt any historian, paranormal enthusiast, or curios local. The guides were friendly...More

5  Thank writergirlbeth
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30 March 2017|
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Response from kelly n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just received notice that a question was posted. We only went for the haunted house for Halloween. We didn't do any of ghost hunting. However, I do have 2 pics with a strange mist or fog shaped like a face. I caught... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from Billy B | Reviewed this property |
They give you opportunity to take flash pics in some areas and use small flashlight at certain times. Your guide has a flash light and will make sure your safe.
Kristi H
15 March 2017|
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Response from Billy B | Reviewed this property |
l am pretty sure they have tours on Friday and Saturday nights. Go to website and it will give you dates and times. I went on 17th and did see one for 24th.