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Alcatraz East Crime Museum

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Super awesome place

You could easily spend all day in here. There is so much to see and read. We spent about three... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
supermommyinc
Excellent!

Travelled as a family of 3 adults. This museum is new since out last vacation to the area. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could easily spend all day in here. There is so much to see and read. We spent about three hours but could have made it much longer. My only complaint (not really a complaint, but observation) is they tried to make me spit out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled as a family of 3 adults. This museum is new since out last vacation to the area. It was fairly expensive for the 3 of us, although we did pay extra for 'the heist'. We visited on a weekday in August just after 10:00....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this museum - it starts with the early days and follows the evolution of crime throughout the years. It isn’t focused on Alcatraz, do don’t go in expecting to be visiting the island. I heard a woman comment the whole way...More

1  Thank dwilkin1725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this very interesting, but in fairness it would be boring for children and many of the people I was with did not rate it highly.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a crime history enthusiest, you will enjoy Alcatraz in Pigeon Forge. A bit pricey, but several discount packages are available that make it worth the visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good time, they offered a veterans discount, which was nice, and there was so much to see here.

Thank megon d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time and loved the interactive parts. Yes there was a lot of reading but it is a museum so you are there to learn. Loved the old stuff and learning about these people. It is very expensive! We had fun though!

Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely write reviews but felt this place deserves one! Starting out they offer for an additional $10 a scavenger hunt, extra audio info and a laser game towards the end. My husband and I are 30 years old on our wedding anniversary and opted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, this is expensive for two people. We paid $60+. If you are a group of 2 or 3 people DO NOT buy two audio tours - waste of money, trust me!! First of all, it was so loud in the building (very...More

1  Thank weezydeezy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to check this out only because it was pouring rain outside. The history of the museum is very interesting but get ready to read. So much reading in fact you just get bored.

Thank Leonard P
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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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