Crossville, Tennessee: The Minister's Tree House - Temporarily Closed

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
Beehive Lane, Crossville, TN
Directions:
I-40 exit 320. Turn north onto Hwy 298, then make an immediate right at the stoplight onto Cook Rd. Drive almost a mile. As the road takes a sharp right, instead make a sharp left onto Beehive Lane. Drive about a half-mile. The pavement will end, but keep driving. You'll see the tree house ahead and to the right. Remember that when you visit, you will be trespassing, and that the treehouse is not a funhouse. There are no safety precautions. You visit at your own risk.
Hours:
Temporarily closed by the state.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
Save to My Sights
Minister's Tree House. The Minister's Tree House - Temporarily Closed
A giant tree house -- maybe the largest in the world -- built by a preacher who says that God showed him how He wanted it to look. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Crossville, Tennessee - The State vs. The Minister's Tree House: Earthly Codes
Minister's Tree House: The good news is that the Minister's Tree House will reopen. The bad news is that the Minister doesn't yet know when that will be. [04/08/2013] Complete Story...
Crossville, Tennessee - Tree House Rock: Face of the Creator
Minister's Tree House: "If you don't believe in the devil," said Horace Burgess, you can look at that rock right there and tell that he's much alive. [09/15/2010] Complete Story...

Visitor Tips and News About The Minister's Tree House - Temporarily Closed

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Closed by the State Fire Marshall. World's Largest (aka Minister's) Treehouse

Yup. Closed. Padlocked. Plethora of NO TRESPASSING signs. Shut down by the fire marshall. No one to be found with whom to negotiate a visit.

[Jason, 10/28/2012]

Luckily for Human Civilization, the treehouse isn't going anywhere (it's just too big). We hope that the minister and fire marshall can resolve their differences, and that the treehouse can reopen to the public sooner rather than later.

The Minister's Tree House - Temporarily Closed

Too bad this has closed. My sister and I visited recently and it was really kind of whimsical. I wish they hadn't shut it down -- wanted to take my mom there.

[Carol Lane, 09/05/2012]

There's a grassroots effort to persuade the fire marshall to spare the Minister's Tree House. You can sign the petition started by Natosha Carson.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

April 15, 2014

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Tennessee Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bible Mini-Golf, Lexington, Kentucky (Apr 14-20, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Crossville, Tennessee

Nightly rates found:

Find Hotels Near:

Book Online Now