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Arts & Museums
Catch the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum, stand next to them and even enter the sets of the movies and TV shows with them. Rub shoulders with the likes of Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie. You can also get some pictures clicked with them, that will make you a star back home. However, make sure you book your tickets well in advance, as it is a popular tourist spot and tends to get crowded. If you are on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, you simply cannot miss a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Experience the magic of Hollywood
The largest private collection of Elvis memorabilia in the world is located at this museum that features some of the King's cars, jewelry, clothing, and guns. Self guided tours are available.
Open from May through October, this museum contains many famous cars such as Hank William Jr.'s Silver Dollar Car, Elvis' Mercedes CPE, and James Bond's 007 Car. The museum also features a historic gas pump globe display.
Located in the old Sevierville Post Office that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum contains a large number of Sevier County artifacts and memorabilia from its earliest settlers to World War II. Lectures and classes are available; they also provide transcription and indexing services for historic documents.
An ever-changing aircraft collection of resident warbirds are on display at this museum where you can see warbird flybys or impromptu flight demonstrations. Other exhibits on display include uniforms, a comprehensive historical timeline, aviation memorabilia, aerodynamics, and powerplants.
An extensive collection of over 90 American muscle cars can be found at this 35,000 square foot museum with cars on display including Elvis' first limo, a 1967 Shelby GT 500, and a 1970 Hemi Challenger from the movie "The Vanishing Point."
Step into the past at this memorial to the life of Christ. February marks the beginnings of spring for the flowering dogwood and these gardens are filled with blossoms and fragrance as you wander among the many attractions at this location. It offers a wax museum filled with more than 100 life-sized figures in scenes from Christ's life. It also offers an heirloom bible collection, paintings outlining the parables, a collection of ancient coins and much more. Since 1960 this location has amazed its many visitors.
Cooter's Place is the brainchild of Ben Jones who played the character of Cooter in the famed series 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. The Gatlinburg store houses the Dukes of Hazzard museum containing the series' memorabilia and a store which stocks t-shirts, books and more. Cooters is open from 10 am. Families at large can have a fun time at the indoor race track at Cooters. The space also plays host to a variety of private parties and functions. Check the website or call for additional information.
One more from the Ripley's Believe It or Not! factory is all ready to freak you out. This museum displays artifacts unlike any other you would have seen or heard before. The place is filled with more than 500 odd knick knacks from the world over, that are both weird and amazing. Do not be very shocked or surprised if you see a small eye socket or a random hand dangling around. With more than 50 years of experience in scaring people, Ripley's has made sure that, it would leave you completely boggled and out of sorts after a visit. So, this vacation, try something with a difference by stepping into the Ripley's warehouse. To know more about the place, check the website. The place also offers group tours, but advanced bookings are necessary.
Hundreds of exhibits from the best selling Guinness Book of World Records are on display at this museum, as well as many items from Elvis, Princess Diana, and Houdini. Other features of the museum include 12 spectacular shows, interactive computers, and famous memorabilia that include the Batmobile and items from the Beatles.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts provides a plethora of events and activities to do while in Gatlinburg. They provide workshops and classes from everything ranging from painting and ceramics to woodworking and metal-work. Whether you're a beginner or advanced artist, Arrowmont has something for any skill level in its weekend or one to two week classes. Arrowmont also has five galleries located on property to inspire the masses. Registration for classes is a must, even if you're only planning on taking a weekend class or workshop. Housing is available on campus.