Alcatraz East Crime Museum Opens New Temporary Exhibit: Nicole Brown Simpson

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
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Starting May 17, the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge opened a new temporary exhibit! The exhibit is a memorial for Nicole Brown Simpson, former wife of O.J. Simpson. We’ve got all the details on what to expect at the temporary exhibit and the Alcatraz East Crime Museum.

Passion for Life: Nicole Brown Simpson Exhibit

Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon ForgeOn May 19, 2019, Nicole Brown Simpson would have celebrated her 60th birthday. In her memory, the Alcatraz East Crime Museum decided to open a temporary exhibit that will be open for three months. The museum wanted to turn the focus back on Nicole’s story and “celebrate the special person she was to so many,” according to their press release. Below is a list of artifacts that belonged to Nicole that visitors can find in the exhibit:

  • A place setting of her china
  • Favorite pieces of clothing and Chanel jewelry
  • A handwritten poem that was read at her funeral by her sister
  • Photos from the Brown family dating back to her childhood
  • Original song and music video, “I Remember Nicole,” by two-time Emmy Award winner Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge is also home to O.J. Simpson’s White Ford Bronco from the famous televised car chase.

Watch the video from Inside Edition below to see some of the items Nicole’s sister, Tanya Brown, is providing for the exhibit.

More Inside the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

The Pigeon Forge crime museum is home to more than 100 interactives that allow visitors to explore American history from a different perspective. It has a variety of temporary exhibits throughout the year, like the Passion for Life: Nicole Brown Simpson Exhibit, and has 5 permanent galleries. The galleries are as follows:

A Notorious History of American Crime: This gallery shows how crime and criminals have evolved, from pirates to today’s white-collar criminals. It also includes famous events such as 9/11 and their popular getaway cars exhibit, which is where you can find O.J. Simpson’s Bronco.

hands behind bars in jail cellPunishment: The Consequence of Crime: In this gallery, visitors can experience what it’s like to be locked in a jail cell. It also includes a police lineup, mug shots, a lie detector test, and more.

Crime Scene Investigation: The Crime Scene Investigation Galley teaches visitors how to solve crime using forensic science. It includes ballistics, DNA and blood analysis, fingerprinting, and facial reconstruction.

Crime Fighting: This gallery displays the different law enforcement agencies and departments that are dedicated to keeping everyone safe, from local police officers to famous lawmen like Eliot Ness.

Counterfeit Crimes & Pop Culture: In this gallery, you’ll learn all about counterfeit crimes, including medication and electronics that can affect health and safety. It also features famous crimes that involve entertainment figures and sports stars.

More Pigeon Forge Attractions

When you’re in town visiting the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, take time to explore other popular area attractions. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge, see a show at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater, or hop on thrilling rides at Dollywood! Take a look at all the best Pigeon Forge attractions, then plan your vacation.


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