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If the first thing you think of when the word “museum” comes to mind is a cold building with boring exhibits collecting dust, then you’re in for a surprise! The museums in Pigeon Forge are some of the most exciting attractions for miles around with interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, and so much more! Visit one of the 4 following museums and see for yourself how fun it can be to learn about the past.
1. Titanic Museum
This fabulous, 2-story attraction is built half-scale to the original ship! As you enter the Titanic Museum, you’ll receive a boarding pass of an actual passenger or crew member. As you move along, you’ll have the chance to view more than 400 artifacts, valued a whopping $4.5 million! You can touch an iceberg and see what 28-degree water feels like. You’ll be taken back in time as you try to keep your balance on the sloping decks of the ship’s stern, and sit in an actual size lifeboat! These interactive exhibits and many others are waiting for you! Before you leave, be sure to discover your passenger’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room.
2. Alcatraz East Crime Museum
From wild west outlaws to white-collar criminals, you can explore American history from a new perspective when you step foot inside Alcatraz East Crime Museum! The 5 galleries here dive into criminal profiles, victim’s stories, forensic law, our justice system, and other interesting topics. This museum also hosts temporary exhibits related to crime and law enforcement topics. Their newest temporary exhibit, The Second Amendment, the progression of firearms through nearly 2 dozen artifacts!
3. Hollywood Wax Museum
Amazing pictures and unforgettable memories are the names of the game inside the Hollywood Wax Museum! This 2-story building features replicas of film, television, and music celebrities. It is also open year round and conveniently located right off the Pigeon Forge Parkway. Inside, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the featured celebrities as you move past their realistic replicas. You can even pose with all of your favorites as if you were walking on the red carpet!
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind, and it’s upside down! Once you’re inside, you can pass through the inversion tunnel to realign yourself and then choose to enter one of the 6 Wonder Zones! The Natural Disasters Zone is a popular choice, where you can take a set in the Earthquake Cafe and relive the quake of 89! You can even enter the Hurricane Hole to experience category 1 hurricane force winds. In addition to these exciting interactive exhibits, there is also a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, laser-tag arena, 4D Motion Ride, and a magic show!
Visit these museums and all the other exciting attractions in Pigeon Forge when you visit! Check out our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms to find the perfect place to stay while you’re in town. We look forward to seeing you and your family at The Inn on the River!