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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Awesome location for haunted house

Waverly Hills has always been a perfect setting for their annual haunted house tours. I want to... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Dawsonville, Georgia
Mini Tour & Haunted House

Bought the VIP tickets. Beware before you go, it may take some time to get to the parking lot from... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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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...more
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4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

My daughter has been wanting to visit this place. We decided to go during Halloween to the Haunted House. Get in line early because everyone else thought it was a great idea too!! lol It was so much fun. We made a reservation online and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank burnsfamilytravel
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We were there for the haunted house and Sanitarium tour the same night. It was a funny night and the VIP pass is definitely the way to go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ron B
Reviewed December 31, 2018

As paranormal locations go, this is a favorite. I have been here a few times and I highly recommend you stick with Tony as your guide. He has been here many years and obviously loves his job. He knows all the ins and outs, and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank GypsyMoonpi
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Waverly Hills has always been a perfect setting for their annual haunted house tours. I want to return for a visit to the actual building without all the effects, but the haunted house is always very well done. As others have pointed out the ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KenD939
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Bought the VIP tickets. Beware before you go, it may take some time to get to the parking lot from the main street. Got in line of cars and 2 hours later parked. Go early if you can. Tour was interesting, even in the dark....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank roadtrippersx2Chicao
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Purchased the VIP tickets from the Gift Shop! Once u buy them, they will take u right in! Don’t walk back outside into VIP line, just ask them if you could start there! 40 minute tour was cool, just wish guides gave more history about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Weekend20854
Reviewed October 16, 2018

spent the night in waverly. loved this place. so far, my favorite place. the windows were all gone, so the eery breeze was blowing all through the upper floors. there was alot of activity upstairs. thinking of all of the deaths and stories was saddening...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank scallanamy72
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a great zoo, that grows and improves yearly. Every family with kids should go often. I enjoy pictures of so many friends there with their children, whether summer, fall, Halloween or anytime. It’s possibke to spend a couple hours or all day at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Judy R
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I was so excited to visit here while in Louisville. My husband and I are huge paranormal fans so the VIP tour was very cool for us. The place is very eerie. The haunted house, not so much. Can't wait to come back for an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristina L
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We bought the VIP tickets to by pass the line, however so many people bought the VIP tickets we still had to wait in line. The tickets should either have a time on them or limit the number of VIP tickets sold. We also we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rosie S
February 9, 2019|
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Response from burnsfamilytravel | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe it is. We went up many steps. I believe you could access the giftshop and bottom floor only.
October 24, 2018|
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Response from luv2ride | Reviewed this property |
Check their website - it was very helpful when booking. Unfortunately the overnight paranormal tours were sold out for our travel dates. The guides were very good, BTW.
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Sharon P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember what they said about vide, but there are only certain areas you can take flash photos. You are allowed to take photos with flash in only designated areas. They will tell you beforehand. But you can take as... More
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Lexington, Kentucky
Seeking old motel/manor near Waverly Hills Sanatorium (8 Replies)
I live in lexington and I am in Louisville at least once a month so maybe I should know the answer to this already but My friends and I are going on a Waverly Hills Tour in October and we are looking for a motel nearby to spend the night. We are not looking for a nice hotel or even a nice motel, we are trying to make it as scary as possible and are looking for a creepy looking motel, lol. I know this may be an unusual request lol. We would stay at a B&B or a manor type of place in the area if...More
July 23, 2007|
Response fromsabogg01|
Nevermind, we have decided on the Samuel Culbertson Mansion Historic Inn.
Cudahy, Wisconsin
Waverly Hills Sanatorium - 2 Hour Tour (2 Replies)
Has any one been on the 2 hour tour? According to their website all the full day & half day tours are sold out. Just wondering if the 2 hour tour is worth it or should I wait and try again next year?
May 24, 2010|
Response fromhoudini|
The 2 hour is ok if you are going to be here anyway. I wouldn't make a special trip for it.