There’s An Unexpectedly Beautiful Park Hiding Right Next To This Kentucky Sanatorium

If you live in Kentucky and you love a good ghost story, then surely you’ve heard of the infamous Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville. This former hospital opened in 1910 and its dilapidated state and creepy history make it one of the most haunted places in the country – or so they say. You can spend the night, go on a tour, and see how many ghostly spirits you encounter in this terrifying destination. But you may not know that right next to the Sanatorium is a beautiful park that is the perfect spot to reconnect with nature. Waverly Park is unexpected and you never know what you may experience during your visit.

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Waverly Park is so lovely that many visitors overlook its location in favor of the beautiful lake and trails. Have you spent time in this park? Have you had any unexpected experiences? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Waverly Park is located at 4800 Waverly Park Rd. Louisville, KY 40214. For a map of the park, visit here.

And for more information on Waverly Sanatorium, check out our previous article here.