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Address: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Phone Number: 502 933 2142
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Description: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of...
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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Great tour!

I'm not sure what our tour guide's name was but he was EXCELLENT! He was very knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting facts and history of the place. I would recommend the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Lamar, Indiana
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

In April 2015 I was scheduled to do a night tour and full night hunt. I had misplaced my ticket a month or so prior and emailed Waverly twice and never got a response. I then called and was told I didn't need the ticket just my ID to check in. Unexpectedly, my 75 year old father got deathly ill... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This experience was nothing but AMAZING! I took a girls getaway for the weekend and we decided to do this. This place is so creepy and strange but so cool. Everything about it from the history of the building to my pictures I took was amazing. We did a 2 hour (8:00 PM- 10:00 PM) which is only 25.00 and... More 

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Lamar, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I'm not sure what our tour guide's name was but he was EXCELLENT! He was very knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting facts and history of the place. I would recommend the tour in a heartbeat for anyone who loves history and ghosts!

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went to Waverly as part of a family weekend in L'ville and it was the highlight. I never thought that my wife would become a amateur ghost hunter but after this trip she is ready for her next spirit adventure. This is a creepy place no doubt but definitely not fake and the bats flying round during our tour were... More 

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Kendallville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was our first visit and I can honestly say the best tour of a haunted place we have been to. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and answered all questions. This place is huge and you get quite the workout! The history behind this place is sad yet so very interesting.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nothing happened on our visit. Even if it DID, there are too many people in the building to say that you didn't photograph a fluke of the light, or record something coming from out the window a floor above you. There is no sense of foreboding, no radical temperature cahges - no ghosts. That said, the hsitory of the place... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The tour itself was really cool!!! The building is very eerie and creepy! Our tour guide was very informative and knew her stuff! The 4th Floor was the best. They save that til last. I would definitely recommend this tour if you're into the paranormal. Directions to get there are not clear. A sign would've helped. You turn at the... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Actually felt presence of spirits in the Sanatorium. Witnessed shadow figures on 4th floor. My husband felt the evil spirit that resides there. I was pushed on the steps in the body tunnel.

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Enon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

No one at Waverly Sanatorium was particularly friendly. The purpose of the staff was to make money, and it was obvious. Our guide was bad! She started the evening with a really rude response to a perfectly reasonable question that I asked. We were herded like cattle through the halls and down the body chute. I still have no idea... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My daughter and I visited Waverly Hills and did the two hour tour. While I did not personally witness any paranormal activity, I was not disappointed. The staff and tour guides were excellent and knew the building well. I loved hearing stories from their personal experiences. The building itself is beautiful with some lovely views. We are already making plans... More 

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