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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Beautiful building

I rented Waverly Hills Sanatorium for an all night investigation for my ghost hunting team. I had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
burbell
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Eaton, OH USA
It's fun for what it is.

Went with my wife for the 7:30 tour. Building is enormous and looms over you as you drive up (wait... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dracodad
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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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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
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+1 502-933-2142
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I rented Waverly Hills Sanatorium for an all night investigation for my ghost hunting team. I had heard how haunted it was for years so it was on my Bucket List to investigate. My team spent 8 hours performing EVP sessions and videoing all the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my wife for the 7:30 tour. Building is enormous and looms over you as you drive up (wait at the gate. They will let you drive up after checking your ticket). Was a little worried in the laundry too which houses the gift...More

1  Thank Dracodad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a two hour trip on Saturday night. It was raining which only added to the experience! We had an amazing tour guide. I did this for my daughter and she had a great time and wants to come back for an overnight. I’m...More

1  Thank pamntim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old building. The staff is nice and the place is active. It’s a must see for the adventurous.

Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very informative and made the experience enjoyable. The building itself is gorgeous. I am glad the owners are trying to restore it. I can't say that I saw anything paranormal myself, but my son did capture some interesting things in his...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to believe in ghosts to enjoy this place. They have different events throughout the year. Ghost and Historical Tours March - August. Halloween season is a blast but, make sure you have no other plans. It's very busy during that time. But...More

Thank imashoemaker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guides were very informative, heard a lot of interesting stories. Well organized. Just was disappointed that I couldn’t take more flash photos. Very glad I visited though it was very interesting and worthwhile. If I ever went again would do an overnight and do some...More

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it was a cool experience they have bathrooms and a gift shop and accept debit cards which was nice. the tour guide was informative and I do believe in ghosts but I feel like our guide was full of bologna little saying "my hair just...More

Thank Cassidy921
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the haunted house and it was awesome, the pre entrance light show was great, but would love to do a tour and the overnight stay!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

I think the title says it all. We had a great late night tour with an enthusiastic tour guide who told us lots about the sanitorium - from the history to the legend. An active walk up and down and all around. A little creepy....More

2  Thank T4263GQannas
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Response from Dracodad | Reviewed this property |
No one pays you. You can pay to stay overnight if you like.
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taz999
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Response from FugiMan | Reviewed this property |
The ONLY thing these people will provide is a hard time .. nothing is free here .. not even a smile.
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20 March 2017|
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Response from Dracodad | Reviewed this property |
We went on a 2 hour tour. We were allowed to bring a small flashlight but initially told that no flash photography on use of flashlights allowed outside of the stairwells. However, our guide had a relaxed attitude and... More
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