Discover the history of American crime at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge — if you dare! This expansive museum features artifacts from notorious crimes, criminals, and prisons such as Alcatraz. Featuring five hands-on galleries, guests can learn about everything from crime scene investigation to crime in pop culture. From mugshots to forensic science, this crime museum has it all.
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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 interactive exhibits. Located at the entrance to the Island in Pigeon Forge, Alcatraz East has 20 exhibit areas highlighting 5 themes: History of American Crime, Consequences of Crime, CSI, Crime Fighting, Counterfeit & Pop Culture.
Alcatraz East Crime Museum is located at the entrance to The Island at Pigeon Forge. Additional parking is located behind the building and at The Island at Pigeon Forge. Plan to spend at least two to three hours, or more if your a crime buff. The museum features over 500 authentic artifacts. Lockers are available to rent on a first come, first serve basis. Alcatraz East Crime Museum is open 365 days a year.
- Jail Cell Escape
- Prohibition Shooting Gallery
- Modern Police Shooting Range
- Heist Laser Maze (additional cost)
- Numerous Photo Ops
- Our Top Detective Challenge! (additional cost)
- John Dillinger’s Car
- Al Capone’s Rosary
- Al Pacino’s machine gun from Scarface