A hiker stumbled upon the find of a lifetime in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Jordan Liles was hiking in the area when he made his way up an unnamed gravel path. What he found waiting about a mile away was astonishing, a completely abandoned town that was untouched for 100 years.
The Huffington Post reports that the town has been left relatively forgotten in the mountains, but Liles says the main attraction in the town was known as the Wonderland Club.
Liles discusses the find on his website.
“About a mile up an unnamed gravel road inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the back way into an abandoned neighborhood and hotel, some of which was originally constructed more than 100 years ago. In the fully edited film below, Tennessee Wonderland, I explore the houses and the remains of what was once referred to as the Wonderland Club. I’ve applied color correction, balanced audio levels, cut everything down to the essentials without sacrificing interesting moments and most importantly, I made sure to place importance on including a proper ending.”
What do you think of Liles unique find? It seems that it is easy to forget exactly how much land in the United States is rarely traversed. Other abondoned areas that have been explored by Liles include the abandoned resort in Cayman Brac and an abandoned chairlift in Gatlinburg.
Here are just a few of the photos captured by Liles in his Tennessee Wonderland exploration journey. You can see the rest on Jordan Liles blog.