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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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A great visit and a testament to something big and historical. It's a crazy old building with spectacular history

I visited with a paranormal group. Aside from that, the building was amazing. It is massive and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ghost Hunting at its BEST!

If you are a ghost hunter, this place a 'bucket list', as it was for me!! We books our 2 hour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago

I visited with a paranormal group. Aside from that, the building was amazing. It is massive and easy to get lost in the dark. The tour guides are kind and knowledgeable, the building's history is rich, and yes, we had some activity. I recommend a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a ghost hunter, this place a 'bucket list', as it was for me!! We books our 2 hour tour two months in advance. Once you are on the property, you get signed in and gather in the information room with a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting Waverly. Unfortunately it was a horrible experience. Chelsea our tour guide was way over the top on trying to convince people that she was best friends with the spirits and really tried to be entertaining us with her jokes....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

This was the most boring tour I ever took. It was extremely hot and humid inside, which I could have dealt with better if I wasn't bored into a coma by the tour guide. Seriously, I had assumed they would speak about the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ayameofazuma
Reviewed August 7, 2019

There are several tours you can take through this historical site. We have done the 2 hour one several times. It has not failed to impress me yet. Scary. Not for the faint at heart.

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Chelsea is a knowledgeable, entertaining, enthusiastic guide who tailors the 6-hr overnight Jr Paranormal Investigation to kids under 15 VERY well without scaring the bejesus out of them & making the rest of the tour a hot mess of terrified kids. She made the tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

I love this place I wood go again . My family love it too. It was some much to learn about what happened in this place. And it real you feel and see the ghost of this place. And you will hear them to.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

We took the 2 hour tour from 10pm-midnight. The guide was knowledgeable and shared a lot of experiences with us. I would like to come back and do the extended ghost tour!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

Finished a midnight to 6 a.m. tour with my 14 year old little sister. Our guide Chelsey was our awesome scare bear. Super friendly and had great tips on how to get the most out of our experience without being disrespectful to her Boo-Buddies. $76...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed July 6, 2019

The guide was super nice and really took time with us going over all the places we might investigate. Our investigation went well and Waverly is definitely a place I would visit again. Just the history of Waverly is fascinating. We had an overnight investigation....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Rosie S
February 9, 2019|
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Response from luv2ride | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it was accessible - lots of stairs in an old building that predates accessibility laws. Also the tour I was on started at dusk and a lot of it ended up in the dark, so we were moving about by flashlight. The... More
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 V7458NDsharonp | 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