Taking the whole family to a museum is a great vacation activity, especially on a rainy day. Pigeon Forge is home to a number of superb museums that are dedicated to history, music, cars, and other fun topics. To help you make the most of your getaway, Amazing Views Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best museums in Pigeon Forge TN.
1. Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum is filled with lifelike wax statues of all your favorite movie stars. Guests can pose for a selfie with Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, Marilyn, Monroe, John Wayne, and other celebrities from the past and present. The statues are so good, your photos might even fool your friends!
2. Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum is another one of the best museums in Pigeon Forge TN. This popular attraction is filled with interactive exhibits related to crime and crime fighting, including a safe cracking game, a simulated shooting range, and a CSI lab. Alcatraz East is also home to artifacts from some of the most famous moments in American crime history, like O.J. Simpson’s Ford Bronco, John Dillinger’s death mask, and Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car.
3. Titanic Museum Attraction
The Titanic Museum Attraction is a can’t miss stop for anyone who loves history (or James Cameron’s Titanic movie). As you make your way through this unique museum, you will see over 400 artifacts from the actual RMS Titanic and full size recreations of rooms from the ship. The centerpiece of the museum is the ship’s Grand Staircase, which was lovingly recreated by studying the Titanic’s original blueprints.
4. Chasing Rainbows Museum (at Dollywood)
No visit to Dollywood is complete without a stop at Chasing Rainbows. This museum is all about the life and career of Dolly Parton. Guests will have the chance to see some of Dolly’s favorite dresses, her numerous Grammy awards, handwritten lyrics, and countless photos of Dolly from over the years.
5. Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame (at Dollywood)
Dollywood is also home to the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame. Gospel fans will love learning about the pioneers of this popular musical genre. Highlights of the museum include a replica of the Blackwood Brothers’ first tour bus, a singing animatronic quartet sponsored by Bill Gaither, and bronze plaques of all the artists inducted into the Hall of Fame.
6. Elvis & Hollywood Legends Museum
For even more musical history, vacationers in Pigeon Forge can head over to the Elvis & Hollywood Legends Museum. Dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, this museum has more of Elvis’s personal items than anywhere but Graceland. Visitors will see Elvis’s cars, costumes, jewelry, and props from classic movies featuring Presley.
7. Speedwerkz Exotic Car Museum
Whether you’re a big fan of sports cars or you can’t tell a Porsche from a Lamborghini, you’ll love Speedwerkz Exotic Car Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum showcases privately owned exotic cars, many of which are extremely rare or even one of a kind. Guests will get a personalized tour of all the vehicles from an exotic car expert.
When you stay with Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive from all of these incredible museums in Pigeon Forge TN. Our cabins come with your choice of luxurious amenities, including mountain views, hot tubs, swimming pools, theater rooms, arcade games, and even more great features. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 12 bedroom lodges, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your vacation. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge!