Top 4 Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Museums to Visit on Your Next VacationMay 10, 2018
If you’re looking for things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on your vacation, there are a good number of museums that will be calling your name. The types of museums on this list are good for all ages, so feel free to take the kids. Here’s a look at our top 4 Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg museums that will surely be a highlight of your trip!
1. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
You can take a short walk down the Parkway to look at some famous automobiles at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. You don’t have to be a car-lover to appreciate the cars on display here. All it takes is to be a fan of some of the biggest TV shows and movies of all time — with cars such as the Ecto-1 from “Ghostbusters,” and the flashy Batmobile. Take a tour to see one of the most Hollywood of all the Gatlinburg museums!
2. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is not on the main Parkway, but it’s just a short drive up the hill at light #3. Salt and pepper shakers are quite a collectible for some people, but you don’t have to have one to be fascinated by the display here. The owners didn’t set out to have a museum of salt and pepper shakers, but their excitement and love of the variety of shapes and designs they came in, led them to share their collection with thousands of visitors every year. It is one of the more creative Gatlinburg museums you’ll come across on vacation.
3. The Titanic Museum
If you love history, then you have to check out The Titanic Museum while you’re in town. Located in Pigeon Forge, you can’t miss the large replica of this historic ship. When you purchase tickets, you’ll receive a boarding pass with the name of an actual Titanic passenger on it. As you make your way through the self-guided tour, you will learn all about the plans for the ship, how it was built, the legacy it had through the movie, and so much more. There are interactive portions of the museum, including being able to sit in a replica of a life boat and trying to walk on the deck at the different angles before the ship sank. At the end of the museum, you will find out the fate of the passenger on your boarding pass.
4. Cooter’s Place
If you’re old enough to remember the popularity of “The Dukes of Hazzard” television show, then you’ll be tickled to know there’s a Cooter’s Place in Pigeon Forge. Actor Ben Jones played the part of “Cooter” on the famous show with the 1969 Dodge Charger named the General Lee garnering the spotlight. The museum has many actual souvenirs from the show, with merchandise and collectibles on display and for sale as well. If that’s not enough, you can get your picture taken with the General Lee, go putt-putting, and take a ride on their indoor go-kart track. This museum is a perfect way to introduce your youngster to one of the classics!
We think that these Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg museums are a great way to spend the day while your staying with us at Park Place on the River. Book one of our Gatlinburg condos today so you can see all the wonder and excitement you can be having in our beautiful mountain town!