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3 Exciting Smoky Mountain Attractions Car Enthusiasts Will Love

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The Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most popular car shows in the country, including the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, Ponies in the Smokies, and the Spring Corvette Expo. While car enthusiasts look forward to these seasonal events each year, there are also several permanent attractions in the Smokies that are perfect for gearheads! Whether or not you are visiting the area during a car show, be sure to check out these 3 exciting Smoky Mountain attractions car enthusiasts will love:

1. Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum

old carsIf you are a serious car enthusiast, the first destination on your list has to be Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum! This incredible museum features more than 90 muscle cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as 5,000 museum treasures! This is a unique opportunity to explore one of the largest and most incredible collections of American-made cars in the nation. You also don’t want to miss the large gift shop to purchase some memorabilia to bring back home! Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 320 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville.

2. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

For those folks who love cars and the movies, one of the best Smoky Mountain attractions is the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! While taking a tour through this amazing museum, you will enjoy a trip through memory lane with some of the most famous movies and television shows of the last 50 years! Some of the vehicles you will see on display include the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman TV show! To add to the excitement, the Hollywood Stars Museum displays the cars in recreated settings complete with lights, sound and action! The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is located at 914 Parkway in Gatlinburg.

3. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

alcatraz east museum in pigeon forgeOne of the most fascinating Smoky Mountain attractions is the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, which explores American crime history with 5 unique galleries and more than 100 interactive exhibits. This museum is interesting to car enthusiasts because it is home to the actual White Ford Bronco that carried a frantic O.J. Simpson during the famous televised car chase! The Alcatraz East Crime Museum is also home to the VW Bug owned by Ted Bundy, the most notorious serial killer in history. The tan 1968 Volkswagen Beetle provided some of the key evidence in Bundy’s murders and an investigation of the car led to charges that were filed against him. The museum is located at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Check out all of the cabins in the Smokies today to enjoy a fabulous vacation near these exciting Smoky Mountain attractions for car enthusiasts! We look forward to seeing you soon!