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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
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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical...

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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I attended a professional tour/ghost hunt at Waverly Hills and was not disappointed. From the history to the poignant stories of patients to the extremely creepy death chute, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I didn't see any ghosts, but I'm not a true believer. This place is cool because it has history and it looks creepy. I can't say the price of the tours justify the actual tours, it's just a big, old building. They were using money to renovate it, I am not sure they can ever garner enough to totally renovate... More 

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1 Thank Nancy T
Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My family and I had a great time doing the evening tour. Our tour guide was informative and friendly! We were able to take lots of pictures and ask questions. Our 11 year old son had a blast! We can't wait to go back to do the overnight tour! This tour is well worth the money!

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1 Thank Deana79
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If your looking for a haunted house attraction to visit, this is by far the best in the country. I've been to is several times. Also they have historical tours as well.

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2 Thank Trish B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I attended a professional tour/ghost hunt at Waverly Hills and was not disappointed. From the history to the poignant stories of patients to the extremely creepy death chute, this location has enough to tempt any historian, paranormal enthusiast, or curios local. The guides were friendly and helpful and the gift shop was a brief reprieve from the gloom. I would... More 

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5 Thank writergirlbeth
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Full of spirits. This place has lots of paranormal activity. You feel it when you pull up. Just dread comes over your spirit. Have fun.

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6 Thank William B
Frankfort, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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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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4 Thank Haley S
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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5 Thank Courtney F
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 via mobile

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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