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Alcatraz East Crime Museum

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Great bang for your buck

This place is amazing. We took our time and spent 3 hours here. So much to see ! I would go anytime... read more

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Mindy S
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Rainy Night

Last night in town was pouring rain, so went here. Turned out to be a great place if you like to... read more

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Kathy S
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About
Alcatraz East is a crime museum featuring an in depth look at American Crime History which includes artifacts from Alcatraz, but this is not a Museum dedicated solely to Alcatraz.Explore American History from a different perspective. Five unique...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3214
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is amazing. We took our time and spent 3 hours here. So much to see ! I would go anytime but especially if you get a rain day on vacation.

Thank Mindy S
Reviewed today

Last night in town was pouring rain, so went here. Turned out to be a great place if you like to learn about crime. Thought we might spend an hour, we were there for 3 hours! So much to see.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed all of the exhibits. The information is well researched and the museum beautifully curated. My only negative experience happened on arrival. We had a Groupon that was erroneously showing redeemed. The manager, Jennifer, threw up her hands and said there was nothing...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have wanted to do this the last two times we have been in Pigeon Forge. This time I made sure we had time to go and wish I had done it sooner. It is a very imformative museum with lots of history. We were...More

1  Thank hf1981
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Parking here was a bit of a challenge but overall we had a great time. We had purchased 4 VIP tickets from Groupon for this place prior to going and it was a great deal that was handled quickly at the register/check in by the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed all the displays about law enforcement history and the incarceration of criminals over the years. My being interested in subject made it more interesting.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place with lots of different exhibits and interesting information. They say you can do the tour in a couple hours and you can if you just skim through. I think they tell you that so you have to come back.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 4 days ago

All in one place. Not a bad place to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day in Pigeon Forge. The national spy museum it isn't but it's got some interesting displays. In case you're thinking this is an homage to Alcatraz, it really...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this unless it’s cold and snowing. It’s not that great. It’s a time killer. Lots of crime items. Just wasn’t that great or interactive.

Thank adventurerstogether
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being trained in public defense I was totally into this. Son and Hubby had a good time but by the end they were a little board.

Thank vixie3679
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jwilliams5677
5 June 2018|
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loves2travel51992
3 May 2018|
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Response from Susannah K | Reviewed this property |
It's not graphic or gory in the sense that it'll traumatize them. There are a few real crime photos in certain sections but because of the way the museum is laid out,it'd be easy to bypass those images. There is a laser... More
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lostcajun
25 February 2018|
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I think a young child would be very bored. It's mostly history of crime. There is a section on serial killers that is more current. But most everything else is historical in nature. And like many others have said there are... More
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