Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Christus Gardens (Gone)
- From US 441, take stoplight #5 (River Rd) and drive west a couple of blocks. On the right, at the corner of Maple Lane.
- Closed after Jan. 13, 2008
An enduring Gatlinburg religious attraction, voluntarily expelled in January 2008 to make way for development. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Christus Gardens: We admit that legal mumbo-jumbo is not our favorite reading genre. But an article in The National Law Journal seems to suggest that the now-closed Christus Gardens may have been at least partly pushed into the afterlife by a souvenir in its gift shop. [08/23/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Christus Gardens (Gone)
Christus Gardens, late of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is now located in and a part of "The Holy Land Experience" in Orlando, Florida. The attraction is owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network. which bought all the Christus Gardens mannequins and props.[Stan Beaver, 11/11/2014]
This is how the departed attraction, Christus Gardens, looked in 1964.[Bill Cotter, 02/01/2012]
The attraction that was once in Gatlinburg is finding a new home in Orlando at the Holy Land Experience theme park. The marble face of Jesus is already on display outside the main gate of the park and the new attraction containing the wax figures from Gatlinburg is due to open before the end of the year inside the park.[Larry Haley, 09/24/2010]
Note that the Christ in the Smokies Museum in Gatlinburg is staying in Gatlinburg. But the exhibits from the old Christus Gardens are being moved to The New Holy Land Experience in Orlando. Makes sense, since Trinity Broadcast Network (which owns the Holy Land Experience) bought the old Christus Gardens exhibits.