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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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Address: 71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
Phone Number: +1 304-269-5070
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11:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum...

More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers historic and paranormal tours six days a week. Full Museum & Patient Art Gallery entry with your tour purchase. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history's dark side.

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TALA ROCKS

I love TALA! I can't visit this beautiful building enough. I have done several overnight ghost hunts and plan do to many more. The owners are doing wonderful things to the... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love TALA! I can't visit this beautiful building enough. I have done several overnight ghost hunts and plan do to many more. The owners are doing wonderful things to the building. It is a beautiful piece of architecture to see. I do have to say Rebecca and her staff are just awesome!!!!!

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Grantsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had an amazing night. Building is such a great piece of architecture. Would definitely go back again and again

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Parkville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had my doubts when my sister wanted to do this. But I loved it. DIdn;t get the paranormal experience I was hoping for, but Im going to come back . Our guide Jess was AWESOME..... The history, architecture, grounds, just amazing. but I'd like to do the tour when its not so freezing cold. I will be back for... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was easy to find and get set up. Our guide was super informative and fun. Our entire experience was just great!

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the urging of some friends, we took the 90 min. Four Floor tour. If you are into empty rooms with chipping paint, this tour is for you. Our tour guide was nice enough but the entire tour was simplly facts about the facility - interesting but not really much fun. Why not throw in a juicy story along the... More 

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Elizabeth, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Courteous, knowledgeable, fun tour guide and staff! We had a blast learning while ghost hunting. We aren't professional ghost hunters, but we had an AWESOME time and experience.

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Havelock, NC, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the very last day of the season, and we're so happy that we did. The tour guide was amazing. He answered all questions and was very friendly.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour, I am a very intrigued in the paranormal and history. Tour Guides were awesome Learned alot from Ghost shows and facility

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Traverse City, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super interesting tour. Very eye opening on how they treated even the minor disorders years ago. Be sure to visit the smaller rooms on the first floor and read, read, read. Lots of information there that was fascinating and not discussed during the tour. Our tour guide was adorable and I wish I remembered her name. Comfy shoes and jacket... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my daughter to TALA for her 17th birthday. We are not ghost hunters but love old creepy places and to get a good scare. Very creepy place, interesting history.

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