17 Spooky Places Within Driving Distance Of Louisville

Halloween is the perfect time to visit a haunted attraction, but what about places that are — at least allegedly — haunted by actual spirits? Check out this list of places within driving distance of Louisville where you might just see a ghost or two. —Gracie Moore

10/31/2023
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The Seelbach Hotel
500 S. 4th St. 
Rumored to be haunted by Patricia Wilson, or "The Lady in Blue," the Seelbach Hotel is a historic hotel with a rich and spooky history.  Photo via  The Seelbach Hotel/Facebook

The Seelbach Hotel

500 S. 4th St.
Rumored to be haunted by Patricia Wilson, or "The Lady in Blue," the Seelbach Hotel is a historic hotel with a rich and spooky history.
Photo via The Seelbach Hotel/Facebook
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium 
4400 Paralee Dr. 
The former sanatorium has quite a haunted history. A medical center where it is believed more than 6,000 people died, Waverly Hills is rumored to be haunted by spirits, orbs, and other paranormal activity. Photo via  The Waverly Hills Sanatorium/Facebook

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr.
The former sanatorium has quite a haunted history. A medical center where it is believed more than 6,000 people died, Waverly Hills is rumored to be haunted by spirits, orbs, and other paranormal activity.
Photo via The Waverly Hills Sanatorium/Facebook
Pope Lick Park Trestles 
4002 S. Pope Lick Rd. 
Many claim to have seen the Pope Lick Monster at the train trestle in Pope Lick Park.  The monster, half-man and half-goat, is a Louisville legend. Photo via  The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Pope Lick Park Trestles

4002 S. Pope Lick Rd.
Many claim to have seen the Pope Lick Monster at the train trestle in Pope Lick Park. The monster, half-man and half-goat, is a Louisville legend.
Photo via The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Louisville Palace 
625 S. 4th St. 
Legend says that the Louisville Palace is haunted by a few different ghosts, including two employees and a faceless woman going up the stairs. Photo via  Louisville Palace/Facebook

Louisville Palace

625 S. 4th St.
Legend says that the Louisville Palace is haunted by a few different ghosts, including two employees and a faceless woman going up the stairs.
Photo via Louisville Palace/Facebook
Buffalo Trace Distillery 
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort
Talk about places filled with spirits! Employees and tourists of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort claim to have witnessed paranormal activity and heard sounds throughout the building. The TV shows “Paranormal Lockdown” and “Ghost Hunters” have both paid Buffalo Trace a visit. Photo via  Buffalo Trace Distillery/Facebook

Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort
Talk about places filled with spirits! Employees and tourists of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort claim to have witnessed paranormal activity and heard sounds throughout the building. The TV shows “Paranormal Lockdown” and “Ghost Hunters” have both paid Buffalo Trace a visit.
Photo via Buffalo Trace Distillery/Facebook
The Old Talbott Tavern 
107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown
The Old Talbott Tavern is rumored to be home to the ghosts of Jesse James and “The Lady in White.” People say to have seen objects and furniture move as well as seeing orbs floating around rooms. Photo via  The Old Talbott Tavern/Facebook

The Old Talbott Tavern

107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown
The Old Talbott Tavern is rumored to be home to the ghosts of Jesse James and “The Lady in White.” People say to have seen objects and furniture move as well as seeing orbs floating around rooms.
Photo via The Old Talbott Tavern/Facebook
The Brown Hotel 
335 W. Broadway 
The Brown Hotel is rumored to have the ghost of the man who built the hotel, James Graham Brown, floating around. Photo via  The Brown Hotel/Facebook

The Brown Hotel

335 W. Broadway
The Brown Hotel is rumored to have the ghost of the man who built the hotel, James Graham Brown, floating around.
Photo via The Brown Hotel/Facebook
The First Church of Christ Scientist 
1305 S. 3rd St. 
A ghost known as “The Lady of the Stairs” has supposedly appeared on this church's steps.Photo by Vivian Grant Farrell

The First Church of Christ Scientist

1305 S. 3rd St.
A ghost known as “The Lady of the Stairs” has supposedly appeared on this church's steps.
Photo by Vivian Grant Farrell
The Belle of Louisville 
402 W. River Rd. 
A ghost was once seen in the boiler room of the Belle of Louisville, believed to be a former captain, Ben Winters, after he died on board. Photo via  Belle of Louisville Riverboats/Facebook

The Belle of Louisville

402 W. River Rd.
A ghost was once seen in the boiler room of the Belle of Louisville, believed to be a former captain, Ben Winters, after he died on board.
Photo via Belle of Louisville Riverboats/Facebook
 Cave Hill Cemetery 
701 Baxter Ave. 
Cave Hill Cemetery is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of former Civil War soldiers. Some claim to have seen apparitions floating above headstones. Photo via  Cave Hill Cemetery/Facebook

Cave Hill Cemetery

701 Baxter Ave.
Cave Hill Cemetery is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of former Civil War soldiers. Some claim to have seen apparitions floating above headstones.
Photo via Cave Hill Cemetery/Facebook
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