Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. Drive into town from the north and you're greeted by a giant museum shaped like the Titanic; continue south and you'll reach Roadside towns such as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Force, and Maggie Valley. You'll be exhausted before you exhaust your options for fun.

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  • Bush's Beans Museum

    Bush's Beans Museum

    Chestnut Hill, Tennessee

    Watch a video of bean-canning in action, learn all about Duke the talking dog, and discover your weight in beans. On-site cafe offers a bean-focused menu.

  • Killed at the Speedway

    Killed at the Speedway

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Dozens of drivers and spectators have been killed at the Indianapolis Speedway. A.J. Pete Kreis slumbers eternally beneath a stunning mortal exit tombstone.

  • Vaccinating Big Baby

    Vaccinating Big Baby

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Bronze statue of a bald, bespectacled men in a business suit holding an unnaturally large baby, while sitting on the Earth.

  • Giant Alex

    Giant Alex "Roots" Haley

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    13-foot-high bronze statue of the author of "Roots," posed as if he's pausing from reading a book to stare at you.

  • 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, when they were in their sixties.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 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, plus a hands-on CSI lab, serial killer relics, and much more.

  • Pose with Indians - and Bill the Buffalo

    Pose with Indians - and Bill the Buffalo

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    Wouldn't it be great if you could dress up, stand beside the road, and have people pay you to stop to take your picture? The Indians of Cherokee have been doing it for decades.

  • Wheels Through Time

    Wheels Through Time

    Maggie Valley, North Carolina

    Puttering parade of motorcycle history as seen through the unusual collection of Dale Walksler.

  • 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.

In and Around Pigeon Forge

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February 24, 2020

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