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

11 Reviews
Melissa Beall
Grand Haven, MI
9 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good Experience"
April, 2018 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"Amazing Spiritual Journey"
April, 2018 NEW
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
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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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Indymomma2
Fishers, Indiana
"Nice end to our Easter Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2018 NEW
Everyone enjoyed walking through the story of Jesus' life from the 7 year old to the 79 year old. Free parking for the day was an added bonus.
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Anonymous
"Must See!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2018 NEW
This was a must do for my family. You are guided through a tour of Jesus' life and death. I was very impressed and met some wonderful people while in there.
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Nancy R
"Beautiful and peaceful"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2018
A beautiful and peaceful respite from the hustle of Gatlinburg. Lively music and very realistic wax figures, peaceful garden. Refreshing. The face sculpture was fascinating, but no photos could be taken of it.
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allinthefamilyx9
LaFayette, Georgia
"Wonderfully Put Together"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2018
I really enjoyed going through this wax museum. Took our church youth group during the weekend. Made the Bible more interesting to be able to visualize the stories.
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Iris896
Asheville, North Carolina
"I love wax museums"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2018
Classic wax museum of the life of our Jesus...Great wax figures.. 40 minute self guided tour...gift shop at the end of tour
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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.