From mountain coasters and ziplines to miniature golf courses and thrill rides, there is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy in Pigeon Forge! However, did you know that the town is also home to several fascinating museums where you can explore everything from crime artifacts to celebrity figures? These museums make a perfect rainy day alternative when the weather prevents you from being outside! Check out these top 3 museums in Pigeon Forge to explore during a rainy day in the Smokies:
Titanic Pigeon Forge
Titanic Pigeon Forge is the world’s largest Titanic museum attraction and is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew of the famous luxury liner. Enjoy a self guided tour through the museum where you can examine over 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. The museum also features many interactive exhibits, including the opportunity to reach into 28 degree waters, touch a real iceberg and walk the ship’s iconic Grand Staircase! When entering Titanic Pigeon Forge, each guest receives a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Once reaching the Titanic Memorial Room with 2,208 names on the historic wall, you will discover the fate of your passenger or crew.
Alcatraz East Crime Museum
For an in-depth look into American crime history, step into the Alcatraz East Crime Museum at the Island in Pigeon Forge! This interesting museum features five galleries in the areas of the History of Crime, Crime Scene Investigation, the Consequence of Crime, Crime Fighting and Pop Culture. There are artifacts from many different eras and topics, including from the well known penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. Highlights of the museum include the white Ford Bronco that carried O.J. Simpson during the most famous chase in television history, Ted Bundy’s VW Beetle, John Dillinger’s death mask and Al Capone’s rosary. Altogether, there are 28 topic areas with interactive exhibits and more than 500 authentic artifacts for the entire family to enjoy!
Hollywood Wax Museum
Come play with the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum, one of the most fun museums in Pigeon Forge! If you have ever wanted to stand side by side with celebrity figures such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne, now is your chance! The Hollywood Wax Museum is the country’s only wax museum that is dedicated entirely to celebrities where the famous stars of the past and present are faithfully recreated. There are two stories that contain tons of replicas of the most famous people in show business, providing the best photo opportunities in town!
Where to Stay
If you want to stay near these exciting museums and all of the other fun attractions in Pigeon Forge, check out Amazing Views Cabin Rentals! We have cabins ranging from one bedroom for a romantic getaway to cabins with multiple bedrooms for group vacations. All of our cabins feature scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and comfortable accommodations, as well as many excellent amenities!
Take a look at our cabins in Pigeon Forge today to star near all the great museums in Pigeon Forge. We hope to see you soon at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals!