Jordan Liles discovered when he explored the park last year, and lucky for us, he brought along his camera to document the entire adventure. He must felt like discovering some old culture, It’s not something prehistoric but still stumbling into some old forgotten ruins brings out the excitement.
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.