Top 5 Museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg You Need to Visit

24 January 2020 / By Contributor
wonderworks in pigeon forge
Jan 24, 2020

If you’ve been wondering what you are going to do for entertainment when you stay with us, you should visit some of the museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Every museum has a different subject, so you won’t feel like you keep seeing the same thing over and over. Plus, these museums aren’t the stuffy ones you picture in your mind; they are full of all kinds of fun things to do! Here are the top 5 museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg you need to visit:

1. Titanic Museum

titanic museum in pigeon forgeDo you love history? Then you gotta visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. You may be thinking your kids or other family members won’t enjoy it, but trust us, they will! There are interactive activities, such as shoveling coal into a furnace, touching water the same temperature as the water the night the boat sank, and trying to walk on the deck at the different angles when it was sinking. In addition to all these cool exhibits, you’ll also be able to see what the grand staircase looked like. Walk around and see all kinds of artifacts, from dishes to costumes recreated for the movie. Everyone will enjoy visiting the Titanic Museum.

2. WonderWorks

WonderWorks is an interactive museum that is perfect for families. Kids of all ages will enjoy this attraction because they won’t even realize they’re learning they will be having so much fun! The exhibits are sectioned into Wonder Zones, including some about space, natural disasters, imagination, and more. You can lay on a bed of nails, play in the bubble lab, dance in front of a green screen, climb a rock wall, and so much more. WonderWorks also has an art gallery, laser tag arena, indoor ropes course, and a magic show! You don’t want to miss out on this museum in Pigeon Forge.

3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium

ripley's believe it or not in gatlinburgIf your family enjoys weird things and oddities, then you have to take them to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium! With over 500 exhibits and artifacts, you can easily spend a whole day in this museum. See shrunken heads, two-headed animals, the Lord’s Supper painting made of lint, and other neat things. You have to actually see the things in this attraction to believe them!

4. Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

Love playing games? Take your group to the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum. They have a ton of retro and vintage pinball games, as well as arcade games. You’ll find classics you used to play in arcades, and now you can share them with the rest of your family! You’ll also find modern games. Admission to the museum includes unlimited play, so have fun playing all the games!

5. Hollywood Star Cars

hollywood star cars museum in gatlinburgAny movie buff has to visit Hollywood Star Cars while they’re in Gatlinburg. You’ll enjoy seeing all the cars from famous movies you love. Some of the cars you might see include Batmobiles, the car from Ghostbusters, the Jurassic Park jeep, and many others. From kids to adults, everyone has a great time checking out the exhibits from their favorite movies. Sit in the cars and take a picture to remember your fun day!

There are so many museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg you’ll want to visit. We know you don’t want to only visit museums. Trying to decide what else you will do when you stay in one of our cabins? Look at these other Gatlinburg attractions you should try!