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January 24 marked 30 years since the execution of the infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy. To go along with the anniversary, the Alcatraz East Crime Museum unveiled new items in their Ted Bundy exhibit. Some of the items were made public for the first time. We’ve got all the details on the new Ted Bundy display and the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge.
About the Ted Bundy Exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The new Ted Bundy exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum opened in conjunction with the 30-year anniversary of Bundy’s execution. The exhibit is set up in front of Bundy’s infamous 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, which has been on display in the museum. The Volkswagen Beetle is associated with numerous murders in Washington State and Utah before his arrest in Florida. The car later yielded important forensic evidence linking several of his murders. New items included in the exhibit are letters that archive personal correspondence between Bundy, his wife, and his defense attorney during the Kimberly Leach trial, as well as feature photos, cards, and a radio given to Bundy by his mother. The display will only be open for a limited time and is designed to shed light on the private side of Ted Bundy.
Watch the video from WATE below to get a sneak peek at the Ted Bundy exhibit:
About the Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge lets visitors explore American history from a different perspective in 5 unique galleries that burrow deep into criminal profiles, the penal system, victims’ stories, and more. Throughout the museum’s 25,000 square feet, there are more than 100 interactives. Learn more about the galleries in the museum below:
A Notorious History of American Crime
This gallery shows visitors the evolution of crime and criminals, from the gunslingers of the Old West, to events such as 9/11. It also includes their infamous getaway cars exhibit, which has the Bronco from the O.J. Simpson chase.
Punishment: The Consequence of Crime
This gallery in the museum presents the severe consequences of crime. It features a police lineup, mug shots, and a lie detector test. It even lets visitors experience the cold iron bars and claustrophobia of a jail cell.
Crime Scene Investigation
In this gallery, you can learn how to solve a crime through the use of forensic science! Explore things like ballistics, DNA and analysis, fingerprinting, and facial reconstruction.
The Crime Fighting gallery showcases the law enforcement agencies and departments that are dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods and country safe, from local police officers, to famous lawmen, to federal agencies like the FBI.
Counterfeit Crimes & Pop Culture
The final gallery lets you enter the world of counterfeit crimes. Not only can you explore the illegal traffic and sale of counterfeit goods, but you can learn about crimes that are related to entertainment figures and sports stars.
Visit the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge
After learning about what’s inside the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, we bet you can’t wait to start planning your trip to see it! Click here to learn more about the Alcatraz East Crime Museum and what to expect when you visit.