Thursday, October 13, 2016


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Attractions Alcatraz East Pigeon Forge TN
Summer 2016
Alcatraz East, the Intriguing and Engaging crime museum is slated to be open soon in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and will be located on the Parkway at the entrance to The Island. Guests to Alcatraz East will encounter a unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving and the U.S. justice system. This will be an entertaining and educational experience for all ages and said to be so much fun that it's a crime!

New Attraction in the Smokies
Summer 2016
Alcatraz East will be the most arresting crime museum in the United States. Through interactive exhibits and original artifacts, Alcatraz East will be an entertaining and educational experience for all ages. “This is going to be the place for the public to learn about crime history, law enforcement, and all things related,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer for Alcatraz East. The museum will feature a CSI lab, a simulated shooting range, safe cracking, digital fingerprinting and DUI interactive safety training. Artifacts in the collection - many of which came from the Crime Museum previously located in Washington, D.C. - include John Dillinger's death mask, Al Capone's rosary, the Bronco from the OJ chase, an FBI polygraph machine, Al Pacino's sub-machine gun from the movie Scarface and a Bonnie & Clyde collection.
Al Capone, John Dillinger & Bonnie & Clyde in the Smokies
The Guard Turret

The museum is designed on the outside as a 19th century prison but inside there will be 20 different exhibits spread over two floors and 24,000 square feet of exhibit space. The exhibits are categorized into five themes for guests to explore:  The History of American Crime; Consequences of Crime; Crime Scene Investigation; Crime fighting and Pop Culture.

Susan E. Frese, Corporate Sales & Marketing Director, says, "Alcatraz East is so excited to be opening in Pigeon Forge. The city is a premier destination for tourism, and our massive collection of artifacts couldn’t have found a better home. The museum was designed for both learning and entertainment. It really is fun for the whole family. You will be amazed how not only you will love the museum, but just how engaged your children will be! It is sure to be the family favorite!"
Arresting crime museum near Gatlinburg
October 2016

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