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Explore Tennessee's Abandoned Places

From hotels to schools to prison and more, learn the stories trapped within their worn walls and find out what the future holds for them.

Elizabeth Sims, Leslie Ackerson

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Some are the crumbling remains of former boomtowns. Others are the weathered reminders of beloved or infamous community hubs.

Big or small, each place holds a place in Tennessee's history and in the memories of the people who knew them in their heyday.

From hotels to schools to prison and more, explore the historic places in the Volunteer State that have been left behind, learn the stories trapped within their worn walls and find out what the future holds for them.

Reporter’s note: Though many of these buildings are unused and empty, they sit on private property that is still actively used in some cases. Do NOT attempt to unlawfully enter any of these places without permission. Many of them are structurally unsound and pose potential health hazards, like asbestos and lead paint. 10News contacted all owners and obtained permission prior to visiting.