With so many museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, your family will never be bored! You’re sure to find a topic that will interest everyone in your group since there’s a wide variety. Find out more about these top 5 museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg you have to see:
1. Titanic Museum
Are you fascinated by old ships and history? Then you’ll love the Titanic Museum! When you purchase your tickets, you will receive a boarding pass with an actual Titanic passenger on it. You’ll be able to see real artifacts from the ship, learn about how it was made, and what life on the ship was like. There are interactive exhibits, like touching an iceberg and feeling 28-degree-Fahrenheit water. Learn how to send an SOS message and shovel coal in the boiler room. At the end of the tour, you’ll find out the fate of the person on your boarding pass. Grab a few souvenirs in the gift shop to remember your time at the Titanic Museum.
Little kids to older adults will love WonderWorks. WonderWorks is full of interactive exhibits that will get your kids interested in art, science, math, physical abilities, and more. Work your way through the Wonder Zones, from natural disasters to light and sound discovery. Lay on a bed of nails, feel what an earthquake is like, and see what astronauts feel while they are in space. In addition to the Wonder Zones, WonderWorks has a glow-in-the-dark ropes course everyone will love climbing on. Play each other in a game of laser tag in the arena. You can even watch The Wonders of Magic show! Everyone will love spending a day at WonderWorks.
3. The Hollywood Wax Museum
Walk around with the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum. You’ll see your favorite celebrities come to life as wax figures. See Lucille Ball, Anne Hathaway, Jackie Chan, Michael Jackson, and, of course, Dolly Parton! Strike a pose with your favorite actor or artist, and have a fun day taking pictures! There’s even props you can use to enhance the pictures you take. You don’t want to miss out on the Hollywood Wax Museum!
4. Star Cars Museum
Are you a huge movie and car buff? Then the Star Cars Museum is the perfect place for you! They have over 40 authentic cars from movies and TV shows, including the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard. You’ll also find the Delorean from the Back to the Future movies, the car from Ghostbusters, and cars from the Fast and the Furious movies. It’s a ton of fun walking around and looking at the cars you’ve seen in the movies or in TV shows!
5. Salt and Pepper Shakers Museum
The Salt and Pepper Shakers Museum is probably the most unique attraction on our list. There’s no other museum like it in the world. They have over 20,000 different sets of shakers. The owners of the museum started their collection by accident; they didn’t have a pepper mill. Once they bought one, the collection grew from there. The museum has shakers from the 1500s to the present day in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. This is one of the most unique attractions in East Tennessee!
Take your family to all of these museums while you’re in town! Everyone will have a blast learning about different things and seeing various collections. Check out our rooms and book one today to start your vacation!