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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Address: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Phone Number: 502 933 2142
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Ranked #32 of 160 things to do in Louisville
Type: Mysterious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The massive...
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Type: Mysterious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went around Halloween and chose the "haunted house" tour with the light show and staged setting with "scary" actors. It was a very impressive set-up, but somewhat disappointed that it's separate admission into the traditional sanitarium tour, which we skipped and hope to do this year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After seeing it on every ghost show to drive there and have to go through a golf coarse to get to park was kind of a shock. It's not located liked you expect. It was a crowded tour but still worth it just to be there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'd like to thank Charlie, Tina, Dale and Whitney for the awesome tour. It was one of the best things my wife and I have experienced. Truly a place everyone should see at least once. Look forward to seeing you again. The Juliot's

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took the midnight to 4 am haunted tour and loved it! Did get several pictures with what looks like orbs in them. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the whole experience was great. Didnt see any thing like spirits or such even though we did want to. Even if you dont believe in such things the atmosphere... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Want something to do with kids while they're out of school for Christmas vacation? Go to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium Lazer Light Show. It goes on till the rest of the week. Great holiday entertainment for only $10 a carload. Choreographed to modern and traditional Christmas music. The kids in the car next to us were really enjoying it. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I went in March. It was still a bit chilly and wore jackets to stay warm since it is open air and rarely a functioning door or window is in the upper floors to block the wind on top of the hill. We arrived at the gate and were a few cars behind in line. A security... More 

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Cuba, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took a friend there as a birthday present and we did the overnight tour. We both had an awesome time and were amazed at just how big the place really is. The staff were all really cool and helped with any questions we had at any time throughout the night. We got to go around on each floor and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I first went on Halloween night, after calling MULTIPLE times and checking the website, nowhere could we find information about the mini tour, only to arrive at 10:10 at the ticket desk (due to long parking line) and to be denied tickets because they stop selling then at 10:00, which that information is found NOWHERE. So we come back the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The history was fascinating, but the paranormal experiences were really scary! The 4th floor was the best part. I volunteered to take "the walk" down the corridor by myself. That really convinced me the place was haunted. Everyone saw shadow figures around me. People from my tour group were calling out to me to make sure I was still all... More 

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Lexington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

FYI for those seeking to visit the Waverly Haunted House in Oct. 2014 - be prepared for a VERY long wait. We attempted to visit on Saturday, Oct. 25. When we arrived, cars were backed up to turn into the location on each side of the road as far as we could see. We waited in a line of cars... More 

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