Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens in Gatlinburg, TN

510 River RoadGatlinburg, TN 37738
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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

19 Reviews
Melissa Whitehair
CLARKSBURG, WV
3 Reviews
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"Absolutely Breathtaking"
January, 2019 NEW
I found a sense of peace here and the whole exibit from start to finish was absolutely beautiful. A must see. Garden was so beautiful and peaceful.
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Tip: Take your time and enjoy every part of it.

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Darlene Barr
LIvingston, IL
2 Reviews
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"A Very Moving Spiritual Experience"
January, 2019 NEW
I felt the spiritual presence of God here! This was done according to the Bible ....I highly recommend this to all !!
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Tip: Cannot take photos in the museum which saddened me, however I was able to take home visual memories from things I bought in the awesome gift shop!!

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Bonnie Sebastian
Hartford , KY
4 Reviews
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"Fall break"
October, 2018
A beautiful place,
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Tip: Great experience for your family

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Jessy R.
Liberty, SC
2 Reviews
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"Christ in the smokies"
September, 2018
It’s good to see one time, animated scenes last a few minutes a piece , good price. You are not allowed to take pictures except in the garden
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Tip: No pictures and must use restroom before the tour

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tamea rudolph
OGLESBY, TX
3 Reviews
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"Living with Jesus"
August, 2018
It was such an awesome place and showed the true teaching of the Bible and the life of Jesus. My grand daughters were very pleased with the whole museum.
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Tip: The music is wonderful and the scenes are very real life like.

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Renee Mccrady
Upton , KY
1 Review
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"Inspiring!"
August, 2018
This was a very spiritual experience for my husband and I. Everything was so life like, it felt like we were "in the moment". I loved it and will be taking more family with me. Highly recommended!!
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Tip: A lot of standing and have to keep quiet to hear all the readings.

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Stephanie Carey
Bowersville , GA
3 Reviews
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"Absolutely loved it!!"
June, 2018
It was beautiful!! I will recommend it!! Fun for all ages!! My group if 6, ages. 18 mo-40 yrs old, waz intrigued!! Held our kids attention!! Says alot!!!
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Tip: W those that seek, Christ this is for you!!!

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RAYMOND EVANS
FLEMINGSBURG, KY
3 Reviews
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"Vacation"
June, 2018
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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mckayj93
Nashville, Tennessee
"Christ centered attraction in the heart of the Smokies"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2019 NEW
This is an excellent attraction. The value in the ticket is great considering they are in coupon books all over town, and if you utilize the free parking with your ticket. This was my first visit since the previous setup, Christus Gardens. The attraction is similar, though a lot is redone. The wax figures are really well done, as well as the narration and the way each scene is set up. I could tell some special effects had seen better days, but everything flowed well for the most part. The best part is still the marble carving of Christ. Their is also more historical artifacts near the end than before. This attraction should be experienced at least once.
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JGL1973
Chapel Hill, Tennessee
"Wonderful!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2019 NEW
Hubby and I stopped in here on our trip to the mountains for Christmas. What a wonderful visit it was! Pictures are not allowed inside but I took a few outside to show how beautiful this is. I def recommend going on your visit to the Smokies :-)
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dawnpars0ns
Cookeville, Tennessee
"Wonderful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2019 NEW
This was sooo much better then before I can’t say enough about this place. The wax figures looked so real it seemed like they could reach out and touch you. They have remodeled since I have visited the last time several years ago and I loved it. They added more to the story and its so wonderful and uplifting. If you have time in your vacation to the Smokey’s this is a must visit place it will really full your spirit.
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Rachel S
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
"Great biblical story"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018
This place was very reasonable. Very well laid out. You go from room to room and each room has a different story. Then you end in the gardens that has a really neat carved out carving of Jesus’s head that follows you any direction you go. I would highly recommend this place to anyone
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rob93050
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
"Nice experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2018
You go from room to room and the rooms tell the story of Jesus. Each room reminded me of the diaramas we did in school It was very interesting and nice.
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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.