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You’ll Want To Visit This Spooky Yet Fascinating Place In Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains

If you’re ever driving through the Kentucky town of Elliottville and come across a house intricately decorated with babydolls in various stages of decay, don’t be alarmed. While the site may look like something out of a horror movie, it is actually the Home For Wayward Babydolls, and you shouldn’t be afraid. This place is the residence of Cecil and Bet Ison, and the Home For Wayward Babydolls gives discarded and abused dolls a chance to have a new life.

It’s important to remember that Cecil and Bet Ison do live here, so please be respectful and do not trespass or show up unannounced. If you want to visit the Home For Wayward Babydolls, visit their Facebook page and send them a message. You can also find out more information about their history, the Home, and what they do there by reading through their FAQs. If you do arrange a visit, you might be asked to paint or gourd or something along those lines. Just think of it as adding your own piece of art to the Home For Wayward Babydolls.

Has anyone ever visited or passed by the Home For Wayward Babydolls before?

Rachel Shulhafer
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived elsewhere twice, but keep coming back. I'm a video editor and freelance writer who enjoys watching people wearing University of Louisville uniforms excel at sports, scaling the faces of large rocks, and hanging out with my border collie/laborador/cattle dog mutt thingy that I have.