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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Amazing night of history, folklore, architecture and fun

I think the title says it all. We had a great late night tour with an enthusiastic tour guide who... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
T4263GQannas
Spooky

You feel the creepiness of this place as soon as you drive up. Out of the way setting in the woods... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
joyh279
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Louisville, 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
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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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Reviewed 18 November 2017

You feel the creepiness of this place as soon as you drive up. Out of the way setting in the woods. So much fun to visit during the Halloween season. Private tours also available. Named one of America's scariest places.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I went on the last night of the haunted tour of Waverly Hills. Had a great time and glad I went. Go early traffic backs up.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I stopped by to get some photos knowing they had an overnight cosplay scheduled for tonight. I was at the gate walking up the drive when I heard someone yelling at me through speakers that I was trespassing and that the police would be called...More

9  Thank virginia g
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Many thanks to Tina Mattingly and the Waverly Hills staff for being such gracious hosts. We are experienced paranormal investigators and were amazed at how many different experiences we had throughout the property. We knew that it was a 'no-brainer' in regards to paranormal activity,...More

1  Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The owners and staff are wonderful people. They are so kind and caring, very informative and helpful. I love this place and will definetly be booking another overnight investigation as soon as they start taking reservations for the new year. Thank you for everything! The...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Was very excited to finally make it to Waverly but when we arrived it had both entrances blocked. My wife called the number and was told the tour's were over for the year. We were able to see a little bit of the building from...More

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited Waverly twice. Once for the Halloween haunted house and another time for the ghost tour. I did not see any ghosts and I was more than willing. That said the place is super creepy and the history is facinating. I really enjoyed...More

Thank wildcat2000
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The sanitorium was used for TB patients years ago. To us, the most interesting part was the historical significance of the hospital, as well as the interesting stories. However, we experienced nothing out of the ordinary while we were there. It's certainly a creepy old...More

Thank Sean E
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I agree with Jill O about the guy smoking at the gate guy was creepy also. We got to the place early wasn't sure what to do nothing written on tickets or posted at gate. So gate was on locked so thought it would be...More

2  Thank speedracer030
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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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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.
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