Museums here in Pigeon Forge aren’t stuffy or dull. These five interactive museums let adults and kids experience hands-on fun.
1. TITANIC MUSEUM ATTRACTION
Step aboard the ill-fated ocean liner and become one of its passengers. Every visitor takes on the role of a real passenger or crew member while walking through the elegant replica. See more than 400 unique artifacts from Titanic. Sweep up the majestic Grand Staircase like a first-class passenger, then visit the lower decks and see how poorer passengers fared. Touch a real iceberg, balance on a sloping deck, huddle in a lifeboat, and feel freezing water as you understand the ship’s last moments.
2. HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM
Pose with pop stars, Hollywood royalty, and famous faces, and take all the photos you want! Meet the amazingly lifelike figures of today’s biggest names and yesterdays’ classic superstars. There’s more than wax at the Hollywood Wax Museum, too. Grab a laser blaster and enter the Castle of Chaos, a racing, flying 5D adventure. In Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, navigate the tricky drawbridge, musical staircase, and magical mirrors. For scary thrills, evade zombies in the Outbreak challenge.
3. ALCATRAZ EAST
With more than 100 interactive exhibits, Alcatraz East Crime Museum gives you a new perspective on notorious criminals and dedicated crimefighters. Learn the history of crime, see how crime scene investigators work and experience the cold bars of a cell. Explore how law enforcement keeps us safe. Find out how con artists, wildlife traffickers, and counterfeiters affect you today. Kids can crack a safe, escape from jail, deactivate a bomb, steal a jewel, and much more.
4. BEYOND THE LENS
Interactive games create opportunities for fantastic selfies at Beyond the Lens! Jump on FlyRide, where the full-motion seats make you feel you’re soaring over 22 famous landmarks. Go on a moonwalk, rock with Elvis, lounge on millions in cash, and take crazy pictures in the Selfie Spectacular. Try bumper cars with seats that flip you upside down and spin you 360 degrees. There’s more--an escape room, virtual reality games, and a search for Bigfoot!
Look for the upside-down building in Pigeon Forge and you'll find WonderWorks. Inside is a world of challenges. Lie on a bed of nails, create a bubble as big as you are, or become a human lightning rod. Experience earthquakes and hurricanes. Climb into a space capsule, test a spacesuit, and take a wild ride in a spinning simulator like astronauts use. WonderWorks features laser tag and a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, too.