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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, Kentucky 40272 USA

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“One of the Scariest Places on Earth!”

Waverly Hills Sanatorium is an example of early 20th century early Tudor Gothic Revival style architecture. It is listed on the National Historic Register and became known as one of the "most haunted places on earth." The Waverly Hills Historical Society, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, was formed to save the building and promote the education of its history, architectural significance, and impact on the local community. The WHHS now runs tours, organizes a Haunted House and a Christmas Laser Light show to raise funds to accomplish their goal. Tour Season - March thru August

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Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 314 Reviews
  • 355 Helpful
March 14, 2014

Fun fact: Waverly Hills Sanatorium is now working hard to recreate itself into a luxury hotel. The plans are supposed to go into effect in about a year, so if you want to see it in its current creepy state, you better hurry!

9 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Rachel

  • 19 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
March 19, 2016
Rated 5.0

Did the 6 hour paranormal tour. I was pretty excited, but my niece had enough after 2 hours. We ended up leaving 1 hour early with some others. We got almost an hour for each floor, the first two has some remodeling and haunted house paint up so it wasn't as creepy as the other floors. I had a good time and wished I could have stayed the whole time. Some of the other guest brought some paranormal equipment, and that was pretty cool too. Fun times.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
camilleroars

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
June 18, 2013

There's no way to see the building without entering the property through the main gate, in which yes you must have a scheduled tour. This place will send chills down your spine!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

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August 25, 2014
Rated 4.0

If you're a big history dork and a lover of all things paranormal Waverly Hills is pretty much on the list of top 10 iconic places. Unfortunately they've got some serious security who aren't fans of people trespassing, even during the day. There are however loads of ghost hunting tours all over the country who do overnight investigations of the Hills. Haunted Hamilton hosts one of the best overnight ghost hunts/tours you can take!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
A. Crews

  • 55 Reviews
  • 85 Helpful
February 26, 2014

They are serious about the security. I stopped outside the gate to take some pictures and was told over the PA system more than once not to go past the gate.. they are serious and not very friendly. It still was pretty cool though, I'd like to go back and do a tour sometime.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pivanchenko

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
November 29, 2014

Waverly Hills should remain as a museum. Additionally it would be nice if we could carry out archeological sites on the grounds of the compound. After all the main building was not the only one. There was also a whole African American wing.
http://ermaktravel.org/North%20America/usa/Midwest/Waverly/waverly.htm

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
june12

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
October 30, 2014

Want to let everyone know that this is gonna be a wasted trip for anyone to go visit! there was about 10 that went on Oct 25 2014 We went in the mini tour at about 12:30 am. there was 23 in the tour, the floors we got to go on was the 2nd 3rd and 5th floor, all the floors are being remolded, the smell of dry wall was in the air, there was nothing scarey about any on this tour, there was no feeling of any kind of anything that would scare you, the guide told the crowd about what went on, and what took place at the Sanatorium years ago!! it was a 30 minute tour for 20.00 I wish I had went to Mcdonalds and eat my 20.00 bucks up! if any one got any thrills and chills out of this, everyone was silent, and there was nothing, but tore out walls, dust, drywall, forklifts,broken out windows!! that is how they are remodeling this place with all the fools money that go there!!! I say yes when this place first went out it would have been a place to go see, but it is private owned and the new owners are going to get it remodeled the easy way!! "WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY"

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

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August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

Haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky has already begun to take reservations for tours this year. Originally built to care for patients suffering from tuberculosis, the sanatorium is considered one of the world’s most haunted places. The new owners recently applied for a permit to turn the abandoned hospital into a haunted hotel, considering it’s world-renowned status as one of the most haunted buildings in the world.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
watkins1960

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  • 0 Helpful
October 05, 2018

Waverly Hills is not open in Oct during the day. Long drive for miss info on this site 😐 call phone number on there actual site for hrs before you make the drive.

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peperoni1

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September 05, 2018

Place is closed

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr
Louisville, Kentucky
40272 USA

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