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Knoxville, Tennessee Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Knoxville and the surrounding area. East Tennessee nexus offers visitors a cityscape with the Sunsphere, plus a centaur skeleton, tributes to Rachmaninoff and Mom, and memorials to noteworthy catastrophes. Nearby: Airplane Gas Station and tours of the X-10 nuclear reactor!

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  • The Museums at Biblical Times

    The Museums at Biblical Times

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Three attractions under one roof: Shroud of Turin Museum, Southern Gospel Hall of Fame, and Christ in the Smokies wax museum.

  • Museum of Appalachia

    Museum of Appalachia

    Clinton, Tennessee

    A rural living museum that surprises with devil burls, angel swirls, Apocalypse signage. 250,000 items.

  • Cooter's Place

    Cooter's Place

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Created by Dukes of Hazzard actor Ben Jones (Cooter). Features a General Lee car from the TV series, Dukes toys, and a signed pair of Daisy Dukes' shorts.

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  • Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Outside: a replica of one half of the doomed ocean liner. Inside: costumed actors, crashing, freezing, drowning, crush depth family fun.

  • Alcatraz East

    Alcatraz East

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    America's most comprehensive museum of crime. Bonnie and Clyde's movie Death Car, OJ's low-speed chase Bronco, Tennessee's electric chair, serial killer relics.

  • Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Greenback, Tennessee

    An incomplete castle hand-built by one man, and later blessed by the Lord. Themed rooms include a throne room and dungeon.

  • Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg - A Mecca

    Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg - A Mecca

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Sister tourist-towns sparkle like junk jewels on a necklace choking Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Millennium Manor

    Millennium Manor

    Alcoa, Tennessee

    Built to survive "Armageddon and a thousand years beyond." William and Emma Fair Nicholson erected their indestructible home in 1938-45.

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