There’s a partially-built out resort community in Branson, Missouri, sitting abandoned for years, with well over a billion dollars left behind to decay since the Great Recession. It’s called Indian Ridge and it was supposed to “have one of the country’s largest water parks, golf courses, hotels conference centers and shopping.”
Developers went to prison over fraudulent financing for the project and it was never completed. A visitor to the ghost resort has gone viral on TikTok showing her visit.
“Have you ever seen a subdivision full of abandoned mansions?” she asks in the video, which had raked in more than 2.1 million “likes” on Thursday.
…Developers wanted the resort to boast a marina, a 390-room hotel, a museum and the world’s second-largest indoor water park, local station KYTV-TV reported in 2017.
Of course this is hardly the only abandoned resort project, even leaving aside all of the properties that closed during the pandemic (though some of those are now re-opening). The Fontainebleau Las Vegas at 2777 South Las Vegas Boulevard was announced 16 years ago. Construction began in 2007. It’s just changed hands again with plans to finish it.
The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang was estimated to cost 2% of North Korea’s GDP to construct. It’s 105 stories tall and incomplete. Construction halted in 1992, perhaps for lack of funds. It has 3000 rooms in a country and city with little tourism. Though it can be seen from every part of Pyongyang, it was been removed from the city’s maps. Then the project was resurrected, even announcing it would become a Kempinski, with plans later dropped.