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Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens in Gatlinburg, TN

510 River RoadGatlinburg, TN 37738  
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Overview

Located in the center of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens is one of the nation's foremost inspirational attractions. Enjoy the experience of walking through a Biblical world of 2000 years ago! The Museum features incredibly lifelike scenes telling the Story of Christ by utilizing life size figures, dramatic lighting, music and special effects! Fun for the whole family!

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • See your favorite Bible stories come alive in 3D Dioramas
  • Located on River Road in the center of Gatlinburg
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Good To Know

from Joan, our Gatlinburg Market Manager
  • Parking is free with paid admission.
  • Come early in the day to visit the museum, leave your car in the parking lot, and enjoy the day walking around downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Check out their gift shop for one-of-a-kind keepsakes
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Description

from Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
In the center of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens (located on the former Christus Gardens property) you will have the remarkable experience of walking through a Biblical world of 2000 years ago, seeing life-size, life-like representations of important scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.

Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens is one of the nation's foremost inspirational attractions. We feature incredibly lifelike scenes telling the Story of Christ, utilizing life size figures, dramatic lighting, music and special effects.

Included in your tour is a remarkable sculpture of Christ, ancient coins and precious gems.

The entire grounds are on level ground and entirely stroller and handicapped accessible. We also have wheelchairs available for you to use while on the tour.

Up close and personal - visitors will feel as if they are part of the scene, not just viewing them. This is the first phase of a major enhancement of the dioramas.

COMPLIMENTARY PARKING FOR ALL MUSEUM VISITORS
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YOU ARE THERE as Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb only to discover her Lord is RISEN!
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Barbara Truax Greencastle, PA
2 Reviews
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"Hidden treasure"
Reviewed October, 2015
Three of us traveled to Pigeon Forge area, Went on line prior and found Christ in the Smokies and purchased the tickets to surprise the other two. We loved it. The characters were so realistic, made you feel like you were a part of the scene. Beautiful portrayal of each event. This little hidden treasure is worth the visit, we now tell everyone we know to stop by. Most that has travel there for years did not even realize it was there.
Tip: You can purchase tickets on line and save. Great parking after you visit,you can walk to all the other attraction and park free.

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Jerry Crawford Carmi, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Visiting Christ in the Smokies"
Reviewed July, 2015
I visited Christus Gardens in the early 70's with my children and wanted to relive the experience. It was better now than then. With each scene, My wife and I were taken back into time. It was breathtaking. The people in the scenes looked as real as if we were talking with them. It certainly made me glad to call myself Christian after my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My plans are to go back next year for another visit. If you are going to Gatlinburg, stop in. One of the best attractions in town.

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Vicky McArtor DeWitt, MI
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"Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens"
Reviewed July, 2015
A little disappointed in the "gardens". Not well kept.ok experience for one time but would not revisit.

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skpperry

Montverde, Florida, Usa

"Well worth the visit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

It's an older looking 1-story building, but don't let the looks fool you. Once inside and the tour started, it was very life like and inspiring. Highly recommended for everyone!

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Gayle K

Holland, Michigan

"Very nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2016 NEW

This was an interesting exhibit. There were many still life scenes of the life of Christ, from birth to ascension. There were also very interesting things in the museum part. We did not see much in the way of gardens. The ones we saw were small but well done.

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greenthumbs95

Romeo, Michigan

"Inspiring"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2016 NEW

A very inspiring place to be, The museum is very life like. The gardens are peaceful and relaxing. Would highly recommend.

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LaurieDelk

Nashville, Tennessee

"I have been to Gatlinburg several times, never knew about this - WORTH IT!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2016 NEW

Tells the story of Jesus in different scenes, took about 40 min to do the tour - totally unlike anything I expected, but I so loved it! Relaxing break from the crowds from the strip too! :) Anyone who loves Jesus - will love this.

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Sandra H

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"excellent place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2016 NEW

a lot of history, I wouldn't recommend for families with small children because they wouldn't understand and a lot of dark areas.

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