Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Carbo's Smokey Mountain Police Museum (Gone)

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On US 441 North, between traffic lights 6 and 7.

Carbo's Police Museum.

Carbo's Smokey Mountain Police Museum

This small museum boasts the world's largest collection of stuff from the life of Buford Pusser, the ax handle-swinging sheriff of the "Walking Tall" movies.

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Carbo's Police Museum

We always stopped by Carbo's Police Museum when visiting Pigeon Forge. I had donated several items including one of my badges. It was a kick to see them displayed alongside other police items that had belonged to Buford Pusser and other famous officers. Really sorry to have seen a t-shirt shop in the old Carbo's building last month when we got to Pigeon Forge. It just doesn't seem right to think that all the donated items are now sitting in a storage unit somewhere gathering dust.

[Scott Enlow, 08/28/2009]

Buford Pusser mannequin.

Carbo's Police Museum

My wife and I went on our Honeymoon on the weekend of Nov 15, 2008. Sadly, the museum was closed and had a "For Sale" sign on the outside. I wonder who will get that CREEPY statue of Buford?

[Kevin Carey, 01/11/2009]

We hope at least part of the collection turns up elsewhere for continuing public scrutiny.

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