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Address: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Phone Number: 502 933 2142
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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We visited Waverly Hills for a Sunday daytime tour and enjoyed the history of the place. The tour was informative and interesting and I would be interested in returning for an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Wood River, Illinois
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Orlando
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102 reviews 102 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

First time we were here we had an AWESOME tour guide. He loved his job, was thorough in telling us all the stories, but not in a "Are you Afraid of the Dark" hooky type of way. Legitimate stories that were entertaining and we felt we got our monies worth. Second time, we were toured like being at any other... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great visit. Broken up into groups to basically free roam sections of the sanatorium from midnight to 4am (you are rotated throughout the sanitorium by guides). Experienced a little more than I was honestly expecting, and can't wait to go back. There is definitely something otherworldly going on in that place. Just a tip, you really need to get away... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really liked our tour of the sanatorium. This place has a great history and lots of ghost stories. There are lots of stairs and no electricity. It has been made safe for tours but is still an old abandoned building. I really enjoyed the guided tour to see all the old rooms and learn about the past at Waverly.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was so disappointed because I really wanted to see this historic place. But they will not let you on the property unless you are going on their tour and they only have tours at certain times... I was really bummed....I think they need to be open to the public during the daytime for tours. Why have hours listed on... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Having visited many haunted locations, this one did not disappoint me. The building is fantastic, and much bigger than I even imagined. The (tour) was run just as it should be. We were treated kindly by each member of the staff and the owner. I was really impressed by that. We are already making plans to return for a full... More 

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Laurinburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

When a group of four friends and I decided to book an overnight investigation, I did a lot of searching online to find more information and reviews about it. While I found a few, none of them were as specific and helpful as I would have liked, so I decided to write the review I was looking for. We drove... More 

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Sunman, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friends and I went to Waverly Hills Sanatorium on April 25, and did an 8 hour overnight public tour. I will say the building was as expected. Cold, concrete, broken out windows, no utilities (ok a few). The night was long and cold and dark. What's wrong with those characteristics while hunting ghosts? The guides split the group and... More 

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Wood River, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited Waverly Hills for a Sunday daytime tour and enjoyed the history of the place. The tour was informative and interesting and I would be interested in returning for an evening tour or overnight investigation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were there on a Saturday for a 2 hour tour. We drove 4 hours and im teliing you it was worth the drive! I am not into being scared so this was not a trip I was looking forward to. But I'm so glad I went! This is not a tour that tries to scare you or even try... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The property is very neat and we very much enjoyed our 8 p.m. tour. The property has a lot of history and is definitely a bit spooky. Our whole group talked about coming back to do an overnight, so I definitely think it is something we will plan down the road. My only complaint would be that the owners are... More 

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