HW Star Cars
April 14, 2021

If you are a fan of movies, you will be thrilled to know that you can get a taste of Hollywood right here in the Smokies! There are several exciting attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge where you can view famous movie vehicles, meet your favorite celebrities and even ride the movies! Here are 4 fun movie themed attractions in the Smoky Mountains that you need to visit:

1. Hollywood Wax Museum

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The Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge offers the unique opportunity to get up close to your favorite stars, ranging from classic film stars to the hottest A-list celebrities of today! The lifelike qualities of the wax figures are stunning due to a detailed process used by the museum’s artists. You are welcome to pose with the celebrities for some amazing photos, and the museum has even added some cool props and costumes to add to the fun! While rubbing elbows with the stars, you will also get to know more information about their lives such as their pet peeves, charity work, side businesses and more!

2. Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Another one of the movie themed attractions in the Smoky Mountains that you need to visit is Gatlinburg’s Hollywood Star Cars Museum! This is no dusty old museum with boring displays, but an incredible journey through some of the most famous tv shows and movies of the last 50 years! The Hollywood Star Cars Museum features authentic vehicles from television and film history, including the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, Days of Thunder Mellow Yellow race car, Back to the Future DeLorean time machine, the Munsters Drag-u-la and the Batmobile from the original 1966 tv show! As if that doesn’t sound cool enough, the cars are displayed in recreated settings complete with lights, camera and action!

3. 7D Dark Ride Adventure

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The 7D Dark Ride Adventure at The Island in Pigeon Forge immerses you into the action on screen with seven dimensions including wind, sound and movement! This attraction is a combination of a movie and a shooting game, so get your laser gun ready to blast everything from zombies to a robot-creating mad scientist! You can ride this interactive adventure once or go for the combo ticket that includes several rides on this breathtaking attraction!

4. Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater

When it comes to the top movie themed attractions in the Smoky Mountains, don’t miss Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater in downtown Gatlinburg! This attraction allows you to “ride the movies” in a state-of-the-art theater with digital effects and motion seats! Once you strap on your seatbelt, hold on tight because it could be a bumpy ride! Ripley’s 5D Movie Theater features 2 films, so choose one or try both to see which is your favorite!

Where to Stay

Movie fans will want to take their Smoky Mountain vacation to the next level by staying in one of our cabins with a theater room! These unique cabins offer the perfect opportunity to watch your favorite blockbuster on the big screen, so pop some popcorn in the kitchen and settle in for the best movie night ever! These cabins feature tons of other fantastic amenities too, including private decks with scenic views, soothing hot tubs, game rooms and much more!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay close to these movie themed attractions in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to sharing our luxurious cabins with you!