The 5 Best Gatlinburg Museums to Visit on Vacation

Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg, TN is home to a number of fun museums that your whole family will love! Perfect for a rainy day, these museums provide hours of indoor fun to enjoy. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Stony Brook Cabins has put together a guide to five of the best Gatlinburg museums.

1. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum showcases some of the most famous cars in TV and movie history! Visitors to the museum will have the chance to see the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies, two different Batmobiles, cars from the Fast and the Furious franchise, and many other iconic vehicles. For an extra fee, you can even get your picture taken in one of the cars at the museum!

2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not OdditoriumRipley's Odditorium in Gatlinburg.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is dedicated to everything weird and wonderful. True to the spirit of Robert Ripley, this museum is filled with unusual artifacts from around the world, such as shrunken heads, an Ostrich skeleton, and cannibal skulls. Visitors can explore 16 different themed galleries that are filled with interactive exhibits that you’ll still be talking about long after you leave the museum.

3. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is another one of the best Gatlinburg museums. Considered a hidden gem in the Smokies, this unique museum is home to over 20,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers from across the globe. The shakers at this museum come in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes, with sets designed to look like animals, cars, houses, U.S. Presidents, aliens, cowboys, and just about anything else you can think of. Admission is only $3.00, and that money goes toward the purchase of any set of salt and pepper shakers in the gift shop.

4. Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens

Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens retells the life of Jesus Christ using lifelike wax figures, dramatic lighting, special effects, and music. Visitors will love seeing stories from the Bible come to life before their very eyes. In addition to the indoor displays, the museum is also home to a beautiful garden that is filled with Christian imagery.

The Guinness World Records Museum in Gatlinburg.5. Guinness World Records Museum

If you’re a fan of the Guinness World Records book, you will love this museum! Guests at the Guinness World Records Museum will learn about some of the most incredible feats and stunts in history as they explore hundreds of interactive exhibits. You’ll even have the chance to break a world record of your own!

When you stay with Stony Brook Cabins, you will be just a short drive away from all of these wonderful Gatlinburg museums. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic escape to 6 bedroom lodges for a large family get together, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your next escape. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals!



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