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Address: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Phone Number: 502 933 2142
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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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Really Neat Property but the Owners are a bit Disorganzied

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Dublin, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My husband & I took our 10 year old daughters here for the 10pm tour. We've been wanting go here for 11 years. It was all I had hoped for. So rich in history & the creep factor was spot on. The staff was friendly & very informative. I wish they offered more tours in the day time so I... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've wanted to visit this place for years. It did not disappoint Marty was our tour guide. Very informative the architecture of this place is amazing we did the midnight to 4 AM tour. It was a little long could've probably seen everything in half the time, but had a wonderful time. Heard footsteps when no one was around saw... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I have seen Waverly on many paranormal shows and our trip didn't disappoint. I've gone on many ghost walks and history tours and this ranks with the best! I'd highly recommend!!!!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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63 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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