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!

Good To Know

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

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

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

9 Reviews
Theresa Higens
Oak Lawn, IL
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christ museum"
August, 2016
We enjoyed our visit here. Its always good to hear the story of our Lord and the hope we have in him ! I would recommend a visit to this museum.
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brian buttrum
noblesville, IN
3 Reviews
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"Interesting"
August, 2016
Very interesting visit. Impressed to find out that it had been there for 50 years. Well worth seeing the museum.
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Sharon Kilgore
Carrollton, GA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good"
July, 2016
The message of Christ is great!! The story and the verses were all great. You should go see this once.
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Tip: Make sure to see the statue on Jesus that moves with you in the Garden.

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Pete Vardakas Jr
Parma, OH
2 Reviews
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"Oasis amidst the Smokies"
July, 2016
Our Family absolutely loved this display and museum. We were so blessed to have had the opportunity to view the exhibits and take some time to remember the real reason for why we are here. God. I recommend that everyone visiting Gatlinburg stop and see Christ in the Smokies.
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Tip: Visit early in the day before or off peak season.

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Lorene Williams
Townville, SC
8 Reviews
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"Vacation"
June, 2016
This was wonderful. Good to know there are things to see about Christ.
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Lesley Adkins
Nitro, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"wonderful"
May, 2016
very nice to see in this time and day we all need a little more information about jesus in our lives
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Tip: walk slow and bring a camera for the garden

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Barbara Truax
Greencastle, PA
2 Reviews
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"Hidden treasure"
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.
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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
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"Visiting Christ in the Smokies"
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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Don K
Millstadt, Illinois
"Very good museum and gardens"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2017 NEW
Very interesting museum Go here early in the day and you can leave your car and visit downtown Gatlinburg
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313brandiem
Asheville, North Carolina
"must see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2017 NEW
this is a wonderful place to go as a family or as a group it's a nice walk through of how Christ came into the world and how he did thing it's absolute amazing.
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Donna T
Toledo, Ohio
"Not to be missed !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2017
We've been to different biblical museums but this has a unique take. Regardless of your beliefs, this will move you and make you think. It is simple yet so well done.
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James9228
Longs, South Carolina
"Loved it. "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017
Honestly, I expected it to be some sort of venue where they turn Jesus into a novelty and sell Him out. Quite the contrary. I was impressed. A little over-priced, in my opinion. And the gift shop was more like a condensed version of Lifeway than anything. But it was enjoyable overall.
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Charmain D
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
"Christ in the Smokies"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 25, 2017
Had a great time at this museum. The visuals are great! The presentation of all the life like figures are pretty neat. The tour is a walk through with one exhibit being presented at a time. When the message for that theme ends you walk to the next exhibit as the narrator starts to talk. The final exhibit is that of Jesus being taken up in the clouds. The exhibit of the last supper was my favorite. The life size figures are so colorful and true to life. There is a place for you to sit during each presentation. After the presentations end you are escorted into the gardens where you will see the most amazing Face of Christ sculpture. As you walk past it the face seems to move in your direction!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens

Is parking available for museum and garden guests?
Yes. Those who purchase a ticket for admission enjoy free parking all day.

Where is the Christ in the Smokies Museum located?
The museum is located at 510 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.