Whether you are a casual car fan or an automobile enthusiast, you will love exploring some of the nation’s top car museums that are located right here in the Smoky Mountains! From classic hot rods to famous automobiles from television and film, you can find it all in the Smokies! Here are 3 awesome car museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains that you need to visit:
1. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Take a tour of some of the most legendary cars in movie and TV history at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! This incredible museum features popular cars from such blockbuster movies as Back to the Future, Days of Thunder and the Fast and the Furious. You will also have the opportunity to see the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, the Beverly Hillbillies Jalopy and the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television show! The cars are displayed in recreated settings complete with sound, lights and action for an unforgettable experience, making this attraction one of the most popular car museums in Gatlinburg TN!
2. Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge TN features a fascinating Getaway Car Gallery from some of the most notorious crimes in American history! One of the highlights is the actual Bronco from the famous O.J. Simpson highway chase that was shown on live television on June 17, 1994. Visitors to the Alcatraz East Crime Museum can also view Ted Bundy’s 1968 Volkswagen Beetle which contained important DNA evidence that led to Bundy’s conviction.
3. Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum
Experience one of the largest and most incredible collection of American Made Cars in the USA at Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum! This impressive car museum in Sevierville TN features hot rods from the 50s, 60s and early 70s, as well as 90 cars that are worth more than $8 million! Floyd Garrett is nationally known as an expert on muscle cars, and he has more than 40 years of hands-on experience in the world of cars. His collected started in 1975 with a black 1970 Chevelle and has grown into the massive collection that you can visit today! After checking out the museum, be sure to browse the gift shop where you can purchase T-shirts, memorabilia, posters and more!
Where to Stay
Stay close to these car museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains with a vacation at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg and has everything you need for a wonderful getaway to the Smokies! Our rooms feature private balconies with panoramic mountain views, as well as amenities such as a microwave and refrigerator in every room. While staying with us, enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast on each morning of your stay and take advantage of our enclosed heated swimming pool!
Check out all of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms today to stay near these awesome car museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you soon at the Black Bear Inn & Suites!