Crossville, Tennessee: The Minister's Tree House (Closed)
- Beehive Lane, Crossville, TN
- 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.
- Temporarily closed by the state.
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...
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...
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 (Closed)
This is the most amazing place I have ever been. I talked to several people at the "outlet center" just down the road, and they all said the same thing: "No one cares." No one cares, no one will report you going in, no one cares if you take pictures, and everyone is trying to save it. It is still trespassing to go in, of course, but the liability is yours, and yours alone.
The structure is very sound, and there is an amazing swing that hangs all the way from the top. There is a room full of huge wood carved statues, which are simply incredible.[Lore, 06/21/2014]
Officially this is still a closed attraction on private property, and there are posted "No Trespassing" signs.
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.