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Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Great crime museum

If you like gangsters and crime, you will like this place. You have to read a lot but you can rent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheila F
via mobile
Surprised by this amazing attraction!

I stopped into Alcatraz as my husband is retired law enforcement and was interested in seeing what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa C
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like gangsters and crime, you will like this place. You have to read a lot but you can rent a audio player.Interactive props, you can stand in a lineup. CSI exhibits. I will definitely be back.

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped into Alcatraz as my husband is retired law enforcement and was interested in seeing what they had on exhibit. We were both pleasantly surprised. The exhibits spanned a huge period of time and were diverse in their representation of crime (and punishment) along...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lot of fun. Interactive technology. Need time to stop and read. Has stairs or elevator for access. We bought the scavenger hunt (cost extra) and that was fun reading and finding the facts.

Thank Gage113
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting info, reproductions, and items. Well crafted atmosphere. Super crowded. A bit pricy.

Thank seajewell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is not for young children, they wouldn't understand. Teenagers and adults would be able to understand and put into perspective as to what it is. This is not all about Alcatraz and a lot about crime in America through time. History buffs will...More

Thank Malkavian99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has many exhibits that you can browse at you own time, anything to do with law enforcement to serial killers, and mass murders, its here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my wife and I were planning a vacation to the Smokey Mountains, we saw this place online and were intrigued. My wife immediately wanted to go and I thought it would be cool to. We went back and forth on going because of the...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love anything CSI like I do then this place is for you!! My kids are 14 and 17 and we all love it. So much to see and learn! It took us almost 3 hours to see everything from beginning to end. Great...More

Thank WyldOrchid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a museum but it has pretty cool information in their exhibits. It is basically the history of crime. It's a dream for forensics majors or something along those lines or people who just want to learn and see things that are hardly around...More

Thank Olivia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a lot of fun. There is a lot on display here. It is certainly worth the money. There are a lot of interactive displays which made things even more fun. My favorite thing was seeing the OJ chase Bronco on display.

Thank wckdtrix
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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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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