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Alcatraz East Crime Museum

2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3214
+1 865-453-3278
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This was a fun experience for my husband and I. I would highly recommend making a pit stop here if... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dyana D
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Nineveh
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Wow! A must do ! Very interesting !!!!

This is an absolute must do if you like the crime shows, are interested in history or just love to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wanderlust312015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and the Judiciary Branch of government. The museum is 25,000 square feet spread over 2 floors and includes over 100 interactives.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3214
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+1 865-453-3278
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a fun experience for my husband and I. I would highly recommend making a pit stop here if you are near The Island.I dont think you will be disappointed. Gift shop here was fun also.

Thank Dyana D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute must do if you like the crime shows, are interested in history or just love to see things you haven’t seen before. The museum starts off in a “through the ages “ style of describing crimes, famous criminals , lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to stop and visit the Alcatraz East on a recent weekend away. It was filled with all kinds of interesting artifacts and displays. There is a lot of reading on the self guided tour, but audio devices are available when you purchase your...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a rainy day in the museum. My wife is a huge fan so I thought I would go along. We bought the total experience with the crime challenge and the mystery challenge. I have to say it was a lot of fun. My 15...More

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Has lots of crime history from cowboy days to prolific serial killers personal items.teaches a little about crime scene investigation.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to check this museum out today and it was very interesting. It was WAY bigger than we thought it was going to be. Took about 4.5 hours for us to go through it and we didn’t even stop and read everything. I would...More

Thank Danstine99
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Definitely didn't expect this attraction to be as interesting and fun as it was. I'm a history person, and my husband is a crime show person. This was a perfect mix of both and was such an awesome experience. I highly recommend to everyone!

Thank dallaschancey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is crazy for crime investigation shows, so we put Alcatraz East on our agenda for our Tennessee vacation. The museum did not disappoint! We spent about 3 hours in the museum, but could have spent twice that amount. Very educational, often times sad,...More

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are huge crime show fans and this place was perfect for us. It was very interesting and extremely informational. They have done an excellent job setting the place up. It was extremely crowded when we went but we were still able to see all...More

Thank MegsW19
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in here for us. Free and easy parking. We had been to a an FBI museum in Washington DC a few years ago.. This one was just as interesting and informative as it. Wish we had had more time to spend in there.

Thank Nancy K
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jwilliams5677
4 June 2018|
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loves2travel51992
2 May 2018|
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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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