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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Spooky, fun place to visit

If you love a good, scary time this is the place to visit. You can stand outside and see ghosts up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberley C
Louisville, Kentucky
Ghosts made it fun for me this time!

I did the 6 hour public hunt. A couple of months ago, I hunted the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. This... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lexington, Kentucky
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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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4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love a good, scary time this is the place to visit. You can stand outside and see ghosts up in the windows of this very old building that was once a hospital for TB patients. I recommend it during October when they have...More

Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did the 6 hour public hunt. A couple of months ago, I hunted the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. This time, I wanted to focus on the 2nd and 1st floors and the Death Chute. What I experienced was nothing short of amazing! I...More

Thank Acaxochitl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So we tried to go here last year but the times of the tours on TripAdvisor were incorrect. So we planned our vacation to be in Louisville on a weekend. We booked several weeks in advance as not to miss out. We did the 7:30pm...More

Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I and our 2 adult sons did the 8:00pm tour. Unfortunately I forget the name of our guide but he was extremely knowledgeable and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour. This place is old and creepy and if you're into the paranormal...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a massive building. Creepy, sad, mysterious..... you name it. Had a great investigation with amazing experiences. We can't wait to go back. Hopefully we will get a tour so we can know exactly what part of the building we are in.

Thank StanzyMozart
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The youngest children can be is 10. We took our 10 year old and she loves scary movies and events like Halloween horror nights. This was too intense for her. I ended up carrying her the whole second half. My 17 year old son had...More

Thank Jessiev76
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must. We did the overnight investigation and experienced lots of things that are unexplainable. Used a night vision camera and saw (and heard) even more after we got home and played it back. Too many things to describe in a review. If...More

Thank Preacher2760
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in to creepy and kooky or have a love of the supernatural then you will get a kick out of this place. Sadly we came for the history tour and expected to get inundated with facts about the building itself, the time...More

Thank DiAndMick33511
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been waiting a good 15 years to visit Waverly and I finally got the chance to do a paranormal tour. It was worth the wait. The meeting place is a little tough to find as it is behind a golf course. Once we...More

Thank donjuan909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bit of trouble finding the sanatorium. Turn at the golf course and it's back behind. We had an 8:00 tour, got there at 7:30, they were checking folks in and we had time to go to the gift shop. If you want...More

Thank Lisa H
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Did they provide any ghost hunting equipment on the overnight 6-hour tour? That's what we'll be doing and I'm unclear if there's any help from them with equipment provided, etc.
30 March 2017|
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Response from Acaxochitl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, They tell you to bring a flashlight, and I take all my own equipment but thinking back, I don't think they offer any ghost hunting equipment for you to borrow. It would be hard for them to keep up with it becoz every... More
I was planning on visiting Waverly Hills this summer, but I have read some reviews that say flashlights or flashes from cameras are not allowed. If this is true, how are visitors supposed to find their way or get any pictures in the dark?
20 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
I will be in town for my Birthday March 22-24 and I was really hoping I would get to visit this amazing place but it doesn't look like any tours are available during those days, is this correct? Is there a time during the day where I could come and at least visit the gift shop and take a couple photos. Coming here has been a dream of mine!
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.