The popular attraction built by Horace Burgess of Crossville as a ministry became an Internet sensation as the Minister’s Treehouse.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported a gate to the parking lot was padlocked by state officials on Aug. 30.
Burgess said he received a certified letter last week ordering him to close the treehouse to the public as a matter of safety. State officials did not return a call to the newspaper when a reporter sought comment.
Burgess said about 1,000 people per week visited his 100-foot-tall treehouse.
Information from: WTVC-TV