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Louisville, Kentucky: Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Ghost Tours

Big and abandoned for decades. Tours are booked months in advance. "One of the most haunted places in the world." Especially admired for its body disposal "Death Chute." Landlord (who gets a cut of the tour money) plans to turn the place into condos, eventually.

8501 Standing Oak Drive, Louisville, KY
The property is gated except for scheduled tour takers. If you're booked for a tour, drive south out of Louisville on US-60/Dixie Hwy for about nine miles. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Paralee Lane. Cross the train tracks and bear left; you'll quickly come to the gate.
Tours must be booked in advance. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Closed. Roads blocked off. Can't even do a drive-by.

[R Stewart, 05/20/2022]

As we've noted, tours must be booked in advance. The property is otherwise gated.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Ghost Tours

Tried to visit September 1, 2018. Couldn't get past the short-tempered guard at the gate. Wouldn't even let us take exterior pictures. If you're not in a tour, you won't get within 1/2 a mile of the place.

[Bob T, 09/04/2018]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Ghost Tours

If you can get him, Mike is a fabulous guide. Did the 8 hour tour and had an amazing hunt!

[Roxy, 05/19/2013]

Room 247.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Ghost Tours

I went for an evening/night guided tour in October 2009. It was worth going. Very spooky building. Note -- take a flashlight. The building is not lit and it can be dark in the stairwells.

[Heather, 02/06/2010]

Big and abandoned for decades, but now popular on tours, which are booked months in advance. It is claimed to be "One of the most haunted places in the world." May 2013: Photo added.

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