Museums in Gatlinburg

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Gatlinburg
There is an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Dramatic recreations come to life at the all new and expanded edition of Guinness World of Records.
Gatlinburg
A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Featuring the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action!
Pigeon Forge
Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Count the spikes on a Stegosaurus tail. Stand next to one of the most common predators, the Allosaurus. Learn to spell “Parasaurolophus,” the largest duck-billed dinosaur.
Maggie Valley
A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
Oak Ridge
Enjoy attractive exhibits on Oak Ridge, Appalachia and countries around the world. The motto of the museum is "please touch". Learn new ideas, develop useful skills. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids...
Harrogate
Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country.
Hendersonville
Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.
Gray
Filled with interactive exhibits, Discovery Carts, a dig pit and touch-screen computer games, there is something for people of all ages to enjoy while learning about the prehistoric past of this region.
Johnson City
Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and logic games.
Piney Flats
Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.
Greenville
With 80,000 square feet, they have 3 floors of interactive exhibits focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.
Greenville
Up to 40 model trains traversing the large city scene and mountains the reach over 12 feet tall across 3 levels of scenery.
Dawsonville
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (GRHOF) officially re-opened August 2007. The museum, recognized by the state legislature as the official home of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, recognizes prominent members of Georgia’s racing heritage.
Ty Cobb Museum
(101 Miles)
Royston
Ty Cobb was one of the GREATEST baseball players ever to live. This became official in 1936 when he received 222 of 226 votes naming him the game's number one immortal and first inductee into the Hall of Fame. The museum offers art and memorabilia, f...
Chattanooga
The Creative Discovery Museum is recognized as one of the premier hands-on children's museums in the region. Gather the young and young-at-heart and make plans now to visit us at Creative Discovery Museum. Whether it's for a couple of hours or a whol...
Athens
The Georgia Museum of Art, the state's official art museum, has long offered its audiences a world-class art experience. Located on the campus of UGA, it has free admission, exhibitions that change quarterly and fun activities for kids like backpack ...
Cartersville
Tellus will occupy more than 120,000 square feet and feature galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences. Tellus will also house the only fully digital planetarium in North Georgia regularly ope...
The Museum
(130 Miles)
Greenwood
The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the classroom. A tour of the exhibits can stimulate creative wr...
Gastonia
Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.
Rome
As a vital center for local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome, Georgia.
Atlanta
From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and renow...
Atlanta
A multi media attraction charting the history of the drink from every angle, including 4D theatre production and Pop Culture Gallery.
The APEX Museum
(144 Miles)
Atlanta
Visit the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first Black owned businesses. Listen to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn all about the powerful Black Families that helped to make Atlanta great.
Rock Hill
The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and other audio and video systems we can simulate a tour...
Huntersville
Provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. With live animal exhibits, interactive galleries and so much more!
Lexington
A fun, interactive, colorful and energetic experience for kids to create and learn.
Lexington
The museum is located at the Kentucky Horse Park, already a magnet for horse lovers. This working horse farm, located just north of Lexington in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, offers tours of farm operations, a daily Parade of Breeds, horse and carriag...
Lexington
The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be highlighting the special bond between children and Saddlebreds in its 2008 exhibition entitled For the Love of a Horse: Children and Saddlebre...
Augusta
The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and ...
Bowling Green
Okay Corvette enthusiasts, it\'s time to rev up your engines and pack up the \'Vette for a road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky ... Home of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). True \'Vette lovers won\'t want to miss all that the NCM has to offer!
Columbia
Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.
Columbia
Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills building, which opened in 1894 as the world's first ...
Bowling Green
Has nearly 50 unique hands-on science exhibits for all ages including standing inside a kaleidoscope and using an air blast cannon!
SciWorks
(184 Miles)
Winston Salem
With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.
Winston Salem
Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with differing fairy tales including the Forest Babies Nurse...
Winston Salem
Includes a museum on traditional and settler art, a large range of traditional activities with many being interactive, and a restored historic town populated with vintage characters at work. Plenty of activities designed for children.
Nashville
Come home to the music your love at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This scrapbook of country musics roots comes to life with legendary instruments, unique lyric sheets, memorabilia of classic and contemporary artists and so much more.
Bowling Green
Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and more.
Bowling Green
In addition to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting Kentucky artifacts, the museum provides educational opportunities for elementary, secondary, and college students and the general public. The Kentucky Museum contributes to the tourism and cultura...
Huntsville
Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum.
Huntsville
The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The Museum's own 2,522-piece permanent collection also forms...
Huntsville
Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.
Anniston
Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
Anniston
Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.
Hungtington
A huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for perusal. Fascinating but unbroken: serious enthusiasts only!
Ashland
History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and information that puts the past in perspective and m...
Macon
A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different civilizations, and even explore the wonders of outer s...
Columbia
Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, and exhibits change regularly.
Hinton
Historic railroad museum int he fromer cox's department store with many artifacts of years gone by on the railroads.
Maysville
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Our purpose is to tell the story of the struggle for freedom in the United States through exhibits and programs that f...

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