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These Unbelievable Ruins In Tennessee Will Transport You To The Past

If you find an interest in the lost and forgotten, then you can’t miss out on taking a trip to the Elkmont Cabins tucked deep in the Great Smoky Mountains. Originally a logging town and now unoccupied since 1992, over two decades of time has managed to trip the once bustling family camping area to a ghost town of what once was. It’s a popular spot for tourists to go and wander, to take a look at the grounds and catch a couple of pictures with the cabins. The Wonderland Hotel tends to lend itself as the eeriest piece of the past, which went defunct when its operating license wasn’t renewed due to solid deterioration. Built at the turn of the 20th century, this is once place you can’t let fade into the smoky mountain green.

We feel a little strange talking about this snapshot into the past of East Tennessee, but it sure makes us want to take a drive! Some cabins have been revitalized in recent efforts to make the area a better tourist destination, and to preserve the absolute beauty of this tiny Tennessee town.

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Meghan O'Brien
Meghan is a Tennessee transplant wildly in love with Music City. She’s quite the fan of snobby coffee, late night diner dates and the unnecessary hair flip.