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This was a very interesting and intriguing attraction. Our tour guide was excellent and answered... read more

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Jamie D
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Amazing tour

Perhaps one of the greatest experience to have in west virginia. Grand old buildings filled with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lawmen
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More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers historic and paranormal tours six days a week from April through October. Full Museum & Patient Art Gallery entry is included with your tour purchase. This Gothic National...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting and intriguing attraction. Our tour guide was excellent and answered all of our questions. The design of the building is amazing! I have no doubt that the afterlife still resides there. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps one of the greatest experience to have in west virginia. Grand old buildings filled with history and never ending stories. Guides are dressed in period correct clothing and educated on the history of the property. Ghost hunters Paradise! Property still being restored! Worth multiple...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lawmen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re into psychology, ghosts, criminal justice, etc., you should go here and experience this. With that being said, be prepared to be somewhat underwhelmed. The history is amazing, the enormity of the asylum is awesome too. Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. However,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

This review is way overdue. Well My daughter and I went for the overnight ghost hunt and had the BEST time! Our guide for the whole night was Rhiannon who was awesome! It was 10 of us and that was including the guide. Lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

We had a wonderful time at the lunatic asylum! A lot of history and interesting points. Our tour guide was very nice and she was very pleasant and thorough while taking us through the building. We are definitely looking forward to returning and completing all...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

It was great! We went on one of the daytime Paranormal tours, and our tour guide was amazing and friendly! We will return!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Evie G
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The historical tours are decent but you have to pay for each building and tour separately. The paranormal tours are a joke and way overpriced. We took all the tours and had a different tour guide for each tour. Each tour guide was different in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Trans-Allegheny L, General Manager at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

We do appreciate your coming to the Asylum and we are happy to be able to address some of your concerns. 1) We do offer several different tours. Originally, we started with a short and long tour of the general history, but soon found there...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were there right after Halloween. It was the last day of the haunted house. We took the 4 floor historic tour. I'd recommend it over the less expensive 1st floor tour because my favorite parts were floors 2-4. It was a good tour and...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Always a great time at Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Lots of evidence and everyone is always so polite.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

I have been there so many times, I go there every year during the flashlight tours. I did those this year, and they’re always great, but I also did something different. I took the 2 hour paranormal tour and Anna was our guide. She was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katie H
October 2, 2018|
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Response from blueXjello | Reviewed this property |
Overnight comes to $107 after taxes. And if you’re looking for a hotel, there are nearby hotels that offer discounts if you have overnight tickets to TALA
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Miles M
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Trans-Allegheny L | Property representative |
Yes we have two tours that are handicapped accessible. The 1st floor tour and the Criminally Insane tour.
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Loves2Travel38
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Trans-Allegheny L | Property representative |
Saturday's mid July through mid August we greet between 300 and 400 guests. I would recommend coming at least 30 minutes prior to the hour.
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kimlib97
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Weston, WV - Things to do/Bars (6 Replies)
I am visiting Weston in a few weeks for an overnight ghost hunt at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Are there any bars and restaurants around that area? thx.
June 03, 2011|
Response fromrjordangleason|
There are many things to do while you're here! Stop by the local CVB on your way into town, or come to the Asylum and we'll tell you everything there is to know about Lewis County tourism!! We also have a few great restaurants that have been here for a long time, and new ones!!
thirdtry
Borden, Indiana
Which haunted tour is better? (1 Reply)
Which haunted tour is better - The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum at Weston or the Moundsville Prison tour?
April 01, 2015|
Response fromWVParkfan|
I hope you get a good answer from someone who has done both. We have done the Historic tours at both, in the daylight, and they were both incredibly creepy. They were also amazing. This history is fantastic at either place. Whichever you pick, please post a detailed report back here!
Ellie_White_Love
Boston, Massachusetts
How guided is the photo tour at the Trans-Allegheny Asylum? (1 Reply)
I am an avid photographer of abandoned places and when someone told me about the photography tour at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia I was extremely excited. I am wondering if anyone has done the photography tour and can tell me exactly how guided it is? The website says it is semi guided, but I have been on so called semi guided photography tours before. We were expected to stay in our close group and so almost all the photos we took had people in them. Not...More
August 12, 2012|
Response frombeachlady3|
Read thru these reviews. Don;t know if they will help. tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g59638-d10…