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 Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

12 Reviews
RAYMOND EVANS
FLEMINGSBURG, KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
June, 2018 NEW
Was our first time there and was really impressed. Would loved to been able to take pictures of scenes but I understand
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Tip: Timed segments. Go in with a group

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Melissa Beall
Grand Haven, MI
9 Reviews
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"Good Experience"
April, 2018
Visit was not what was expected, but still very nice. The "Gardens" is a small greenhouse type room - I expected it to be much bigger. The 'Tour' was scheduled, so after we waited a few moments we watched a small movie and then proceeded into the museum. This was timed, so after each scene, you move to the next and it takes about 45 mins to get through. Overall it was nice and put things in perspective.
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Tip: Timed scenes, so once you see it, you have to move on. No photos can be taken

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Paul Jackson
Carrollton, GA
1 Review
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"Amazing Spiritual Journey"
April, 2018
My wife and I visited Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens: during our Spring Break Vacation (We both teach school in Georgia). I am a pastor and my wife had visited many years ago. I had never visited and she wanted us to go together. It was an amazing trip all the way around, but the trip to the "Christ in the Smokies" with the pinnacle of our trip. It left me in the garden on my knees praising and glorifying God. I enjoy the journey with each scene depicting the life of Jesus from his birth to his ascension.The characters told the story themselves as if they were able to talk. The artifacts in the exhibits are amazing and tell the story in there unique way. We both left even more dedicated to the service of our Lord and Savior. This is an experience that will definitely impact your life and increase your faith.
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Tip: Go believing that God has a purpose for your life. Expect the supernatural.

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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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
June, 2016
This was wonderful. Good to know there are things to see about Christ.
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erinperry86
Hendersonville, Tennessee
"Wonderfully Interesting Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 09, 2018 NEW
We stopped by the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens as we walked by recently. We enjoyed the tour of the exhibit. A lot of thought and energy has gone into the main exhibit and the gardens. It's definitely something to add to your next trip to Gatlinburg!
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BAS198
Saint Louis, Missouri
"Interesting "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 09, 2018 NEW
Nice, but not something I would need to repeat. Best for small groups. Also need to move from room to room in semi darkness. Difficult for folks with walkers. Enjoyed the gift shop.
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GeorgiaTopdog
Georgia
"Two thumbs up!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 04, 2018 NEW
I was really impressed with the museum and it is vastly improved from when I visited it a few years ago. This is a must stop for anyone visiting Gatlinburg
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Ben S
Louisville, Kentucky
"Fabulous!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 03, 2018 NEW
I cannot begin to express how much you really should take you and your family to see this museum. It is stunning. It will move you! Amen.
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didboo
"A Must!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 01, 2018 NEW
I visited this attraction when it was Christus Gardens back in the early 90's. Now I wanted my little ones to experience it. My husband and son weren't onboard at first but after the tour started- they were so glad they decided to do it! The figures are lifelike and the whole display is so moving! My whole family wanted to go through again! We'll be back next trip!
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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.