Top 4 Gatlinburg Museums to Visit on Your Next Vacation

If you’re looking for things to do in Gatlinburg 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 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!

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg Tn2. 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. Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens

If you’re looking for some inspiration beyond the Smoky Mountains, then Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens will make your spirits soar. None of the Gatlinburg museums compare to anything else in town, with its impression that you’re walking in a Biblical world. The museum contains many life-sized scenes from the life of Jesus as depicted in the Bible, and you will be amazed at the lighted displays that will hold your interest throughout the beautiful grounds.

4. Cooter’s Place

Cooter's Place in Gatlinburg TnIf 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 on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. 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 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!