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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Spooky good time.

Our tour guide was Chelsea, and she was amazing! Did the 6 hour tour, and I would recommend doing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bobbi P
Hauntingly good time

We visited Waverly Hills for Halloween. The bottom part was a Haunted House. The upper levels did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madhatter203
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Walland, Tennessee
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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

Our tour guide was Chelsea, and she was amazing! Did the 6 hour tour, and I would recommend doing that. You get to wonder around all over the place! You do get to use a flashlight on the 1st floor and the body chute. You...More

Thank Bobbi P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Waverly Hills for Halloween. The bottom part was a Haunted House. The upper levels did not have characters dressed up just dark hallways and rooms. Very creepy.

Thank Madhatter203
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on paranormal tour Friday night my wife and I paid $50 each to yelled at talked down to criticized for 2 hours and at the end of the tour had no picture s (not aloud to use a flash) could not see the building...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been wanting to do this for a long time. I can’t say that I have ever seen a ghost, but I’m open for believing. We chose the 2 hour 8:30 tour which didn’t start until 9:00 and lasted a little over 2 hours....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings on this one. I went on the two hour evening tour. On one hand it was cool to see the creepy old building and get a little bit of the history. But, this place has so much more potential. On the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

-The 2 hour tour is about 1-1.5 hours of actual tour - You don't have to walk up that hill, they'll come get you and you'll drive up. - The employees ruin the whole experience. - Make sure you don't get our tour guide, super...More

1  Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did 2 separate days of tours. We had a 2 hr evening tour 1 day then the next day we did the 6 hr overnight. I felt very calm, relaxed & peaceful on both...we walked in the moonlight with fresh air all around us....More

Thank ErinK82
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 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

8  Thank Hollie M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 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 April 21, 2018 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

4  Thank Cealig A
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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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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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