Alcatraz East Crime Museum, Pigeon Forge

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Explore American history from a different perspective. Five unique galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and our justice system. The museum is 25,000 square feet spread over 2 floors and includes over 100 interactives. Alcatraz East opened December 16, 2016!

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  • Had to wait in line outside to get in, because of Covid restrictions, which I completely understand. But we watched about 15-20 people come out and they didn't let anyone else in for awhile. Decently....  more »
  • There were some on hands things you can do, it has plenty of to read, its a self-tour. I noticed even teenagers got antsy in the museum. For adults I thought it was an awesome museum, very...  more »
  • We bought general admission tickets, which allow you to see the whole museum. The museum is very detailed and interactive, but it is very large with few options to directly skip exhibits. On the bright side, almost every room had something interactive to do which kept me entertained. It's a very cool museum and definitely worth the time and money. We spent about to hours going through the whole thing.
  • We had an absolutely great time here. We spent 4 hours and I easily could've spent the whole day. Very, very interesting exhibits and artifacts. Well laid out. Very clean restrooms and polite staff. Lots of stuff that will chill your bones, like standing 5 feet away from Ted Bundy's Volkswagen. Highly recommend giving this place a visit.

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