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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
502 933 2142
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Ranked #32 of 72 attractions in Louisville
Type: Mysterious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Martin, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time on the Waverly tour... The first was in 2006 and was great. I had no idea how bitter and controlling the staff would be now. My guests and I were treated as though we had done something wrong the whole trip. You can't use your flashlight, even though the rules say you can... So it... More

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Bellmore, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect from this tour, but what I got was a little disappointing. The address of the Google Maps has for the sanatorium is incorrect so I had to spend a few more minutes driving to get to the correct address. When I got there I parked and was sent to a hold holding room with... More

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Bellmore, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect from this tour, but what I got was a little disappointing. The address of the Google Maps has for the sanatorium is incorrect so I had to spend a few more minutes driving to get to the correct address. When I got there I parked and was sent to a hold holding room with... More

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Ash Flat, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My friends and I have visited many haunted attractions over the years and were looking forward to our overnight ghost hunt at Waverly Hills for a very long time. The building is creepy and very interesting. One of my friends had previously visited and taken the two hour tour years prior. We arrived after 11 and checked in. We were... More

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Columbia City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I visited with my husband and this is one creepy place! I can not wait to go back! I really wish we could have done the overnight package. The tour was great with Dale, who seemed to be quite knowledgeable and stated he had been doing it since 2001. Some advice: If you need to go to the bathroom do... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing! I have wanted to take the ghost tour for years, and I am glad we did. We enjoyed our tour from midnight until 4am. My only complaint is that it did not last long enough. We heard a disembodied voice, and witnessed a few darting lights. During an EVP session our recorder stopped by itself;... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stopped by with the family to take the tour and had a blast. This is one creepy place. The tour was fantastic. Great history tour. I only wish we could have done the overnight package. PS: If you need to go to the bathroom do it before you leave for the tour.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We have went to the haunted house the past few years and this was the worst. Actors stated on 2 occasion that it was the last night and they weren't doing nothing. Watching slide show was lame and the whole attitude was very poor of the staff. We will not return

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We visited the Sanatorium Saturdaynight, arrived at 7:45pm and followed the long line of cars up the driveway until parked. The parking attendants were friendly and fun. We walked to the ticket station, looking at the long line (NOT MOVING!) so decided to take the mini tour instead of the haunted house. Its line was short but still (NOT MOVING!)... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

First, the security guard said that we could use flashlights but the guide said ONLY IN THE STAIRWELL. I understand the spiritual factor of Waverly Hills Sanatorium but how can you enjoy all of its mystery in the dark? The tour group was TOO big and TOO loud, the tour was TOO fast, there was no time to look around... More

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