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3 Fun Smoky Mountain Attractions Where You Can Experience a Taste of Hollywood

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in downtown Gatlinburg.
August 28, 2019

If you are a film or television fan planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains, you are in for a special treat! The Smokies are home to several unique attractions where you can relive some Hollywood history, view authentic movie props, and even mingle with the stars! Here are 3 fun Smoky Mountain attractions where you can experience a taste of Hollywood:

1. Hollywood Wax Museum

hollywood wax museum

Come play with the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, which you can’t miss along the Parkway. All you have to do is look for the massive King Kong figure climbing up the side of the museum! Once you step inside, you have the opportunity to pose with realistic wax representations of all your favorite celebrities! The Hollywood Wax Museum has even provided costumes and props so you can take some incredible photos! As you explore the museum, you will also find fascinating information about the celebrities including their charity work, side business, pet peeves, and much more!

2. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Another one of the Smoky Mountain attractions where you can experience a taste of Hollywood is the Hollywood Star Cars Museum ! This awesome museum in Gatlinburg features authentic vehicles from some of your favorite movies and tv programs, including the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, The Munsters Drag-u-la, and the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine! The most treasured vehicle in the collection is the Batmobile from the original 1966 Batman television show! When you visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Gift Shop, you are able to purchase a souvenir photo of yourself in one of the famous cars or a die-cast Hollywood collectible!

3. Cooter’s Place

cooter's place in gatlinburg tennessee

If you are one of the many fans of the hit television program The Dukes of Hazzard, you won’t want to miss Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg! Ben “Cooter” Jones is your host at this tribute to the Dukes of Hazzard, which includes pictures, props, costumes, and memorabilia from the beloved show. Admission to the museum is free, so you can browse around without spending a dime. There are several activities at Cooter’s Place you can enjoy for a nominal fee, such as Indoor Duke’s Themed Go-Karts and the Hazzard Country Club 18-hole Mini-Golf Course. You can also purchase a photo package to have your picture taken while sitting in the General Lee!

Where to Stay

Stay close to these amazing Smoky Mountain attractions with a vacation rental at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals! Our affordable cabins are located in spectacular locations among the Smoky Mountains but are just minutes away from all of the attractions, restaurants, and shopping opportunities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. While staying with us, enjoy tremendous mountain views, comfortable bedrooms, scenic views, private decks with hot tubs, and more!

Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg today to plan your vacation near these Smoky Mountain attractions where you can experience a taste of Hollywood! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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