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Your favorite crime museum in Pigeon Forge is unveiling a new exhibit this July! The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation exhibit will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at TBI’s work and cases in their community. We’ve got all the details on the new TBI exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit
Alcatraz East Crime Museum teamed up with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to shine a light on the important work their agents, forensic examiners and specialists do to keep the state of Tennessee safe. TBI has existed in various forms since the 1950s, but many don’t realize the hard work they do daily. Their Criminal Investigation Division has more than 1,000 open cases at any given time. It conducts its own independent investigations, including drug violations, domestic terrorism, fugitive recovery and child victimization. The Alcatraz exhibit showcases the history of the Bureau’s most famous cases and also brings attention to a local cold case and current missing child cases.
The exhibit will open on July 13, 2020 and run through July of 2021.
Other Popular Exhibits at Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum is home to a variety of fascinating exhibits, some temporary and some permanent. The Second Amendment: Conceal Carry Exhibit is open through October of 2020 and explores the Second Amendment “right of people to keep and bear arms.” Visitors will learn about the laws that shaped this amendment and get to see rare firearms on display. One of the most popular exhibits in the museum is the Getaway Cars exhibit. You’ll have the chance to see some of the most famous getaway cars, like the White Ford Bronco from the O.J. Simpson chase, and Ted Bundy’s Volkswagen Beetle.
About the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge is designed to allow visitors to explore American history from a different perspective. The 5 permanent galleries in the museum showcase criminal profiles, the penal system, victims’ stories, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and our justice system. You’ll be able to see more than 100 interactives throughout the 2-story museum. Learn more about the individual galleries below:
A Notorious History of American Crime
Learn about the evolution of crime and criminals, from pirates to today’s white-collar criminals. This gallery also highlights events like 9/11 and includes the famous getaway cars exhibit.
Punishment: The Consequence of Crime
See the consequences of crime, including a police lineup, a jail cell, mug shots and a lie detector test. You’ll actually get to step inside the jail cell and feel what it was like to be behind bars.
Crime Scene Investigation
In this gallery you’ll learn how to solve crime through forensic science, including ballistics, DNA and blood analysis, fingerprinting and facial reconstruction.
Learn about law enforcement agencies and departments dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods and country safe, including local police officers, famous lawmen and the FBI.
Counterfeit Crimes & Pop Culture
This exhibit takes you into the world of counterfeit crimes. Learn about the illegal traffic and sale of counterfeit goods, including medication and electronics. You’ll also learn about crimes related to entertainment and sports stars.
Visit the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge
Don’t miss out on the chance to see the brand new Tennessee Bureau of Investigation exhibit and to explore all the galleries at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge!
Before you visit, learn about other fun things to do in the area!