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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Paranormal Guided Tour Guide Ruined the Experience

The building is architecturally beautiful. We went on a 9:30PM guided tour. We didn’t observe any... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hollie M
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What a great experience!!

Our tour guide was Chelsea and she was wonderful! You have to experience this at least once if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cara D
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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 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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4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building is architecturally beautiful. We went on a 9:30PM guided tour. We didn’t observe any paranormal activity but my cell phone pictures after exposure levels were increased showed interesting things. With that being said...our tour guide was absolutely the worst. His name is Dale...More

1  Thank Hollie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Chelsea and she was wonderful! You have to experience this at least once if you like ghost hunting, you won't regret it. We plan on going again!

Thank Cara D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father in law and I came to Louisville just to visit the sanatorium. We did the tour that lasted from 11pm-6am. You break into groups and have a guide with you who takes you to the different areas and talks to you about the...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I rented Waverly Hills Sanatorium for an all night investigation for my ghost hunting team. I had heard how haunted it was for years so it was on my Bucket List to investigate. My team spent 8 hours performing EVP sessions and videoing all the...More

3  Thank burbell
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Went with my wife for the 7:30 tour. Building is enormous and looms over you as you drive up (wait at the gate. They will let you drive up after checking your ticket). Was a little worried in the laundry too which houses the gift...More

2  Thank Dracodad
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We did a two hour trip on Saturday night. It was raining which only added to the experience! We had an amazing tour guide. I did this for my daughter and she had a great time and wants to come back for an overnight. I’m...More

1  Thank PamnTim H
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old building. The staff is nice and the place is active. It’s a must see for the adventurous.

Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Our tour guide was very informative and made the experience enjoyable. The building itself is gorgeous. I am glad the owners are trying to restore it. I can't say that I saw anything paranormal myself, but my son did capture some interesting things in his...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

You don't have to believe in ghosts to enjoy this place. They have different events throughout the year. Ghost and Historical Tours March - August. Halloween season is a blast but, make sure you have no other plans. It's very busy during that time. But...More

Thank imashoemaker
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Guides were very informative, heard a lot of interesting stories. Well organized. Just was disappointed that I couldn’t take more flash photos. Very glad I visited though it was very interesting and worthwhile. If I ever went again would do an overnight and do some...More

Thank Sharon P
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No one pays you. You can pay to stay overnight if you like.
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The ONLY thing these people will provide is a hard time .. nothing is free here .. not even a smile.
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Response from Dracodad | Reviewed this property |
We went on a 2 hour tour. We were allowed to bring a small flashlight but initially told that no flash photography on use of flashlights allowed outside of the stairwells. However, our guide had a relaxed attitude and... More
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