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World's Largest Tree House is in Crossville

3:40 PM, Oct 27, 2011   |    comments
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"You can imagine that I'm 60 years old and I invite people to come see my tree house, they look at me like a calf at a new gate, like, you're still playing in the trees, huh," Burgess said.

Horace Burgess spent eleven years building a tree house on Beehive Lane in Crossville, using approximately 250,000 nails.

"You know people ask me all the time if I had help. I say sure I had help, but I'm the only one who knew where the next piece went, so I had to nail it."

The place is an adventure for both kids and adults alike. The tree house has been in countless blogs, travel websites and magazines. It's free to the public but donations are always welcome.

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.

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