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Alcatraz East Crime Museum ~ Pigeon Forge, TN

Alcatraz East Crime Museum ~ Pigeon Forge, TN

Welcome to the Big House! Alcatraz East, a new crime museum, opened in East Tennessee in the fall of 2016. The museum, which will give visitors the behind-the-scenes story to our nation’s crime history, is located at the entrance to The Island at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The museum offers historic objects and activities for the entire family. “This is the place for the public to learn about crime history, law enforcement, and all things related,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer for Alcatraz East. Alcatraz East blends together a mixture of design features that represent both Tennessee and… Read more »

World’s Largest Titanic Museum

World’s Largest Titanic Museum

The story and history of the Titanic’s maiden voyage is known to just about everyone.  RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.  Pigeon Forge is home to the largest museum to this ship with authentic artifacts.  But there is so much more to… Read more »

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains have everything you need for a dream vacation including world class theme parks and breathtaking views. The activities are endless in the area.  It can be hard fitting it all into one trip. To assist you having an amazing first trip,  these 6 must do venues in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are a must. 1. Dollywood  Your experience in the Smoky Mountains won’t be complete without visiting the Dollywood theme park. Dollywood has something for everyone — thrilling rides, family-friendly coasters, shows, shopping, and delicious restaurants! If you visit the Smoky Mountains during the summer, make sure to… Read more »