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Recalling the Wonderland Hotel in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Demolition by Neglect?


Once a popular stopping spot in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Wonderland Hotel no longer exists. This video explains some of the hotel's history.

Editor's note: This video was produced in 2007, before the National Park Service came up with a proposal for saving some of the remaining buildings at Elkmont.


It's too bad "Demolition by Neglect" isn't a prohibited activity for National Landmark owners.

I worked there in the late '80's and it will remain a part of me forever.  It hurt my heart to see it falling down when last I was there. We are losing the special and unique to the generic.

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