Christus Gardens is very inspirational. The museum is divided into scenes, and you go as a group from one scene to the other. The scenes show the life of Jesus, from birth to death. They are each rather long, and you can spend over an hour in this place. I almost teared up during his crucifixion scene, and I smiled during the resurrection scene. The characters are not animatronic; it is like a religious wax museum that tells a story. Instead, there are speakers with a voice that tells about each scene, and most scenes end with a full song so you can reflect on what you just saw. When you exit the museum portion, you enter a beautiful garden full of plants and fountains. When you leave the garden, you enter back into the main hall which holds the museum entrance, theater, and gift shop. The two men who run the place were very nice, and were surprised to see two teens (me and my friend) come in! I recommend this attraction to anyone who would like some time to get away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg, relax, and possibly have their life changed by this unique attraction. P.S. - Christus Gardens is now called Christ in the Smokies.
I wouldn't say it is the best, but for the price it is cool. There are some cool things, like Elvis' Houndog Boat and the worlds longest motorcycle. My favorites were the auctual size model of worlds tallest man and women, and the worlds smallest person. They also have a bulletin board at the end where they post new records and news.
World of Illusions is a unique experience. It is short, but there are many illusions that are hard to understand how they work! You can even make your friend disappear! There are many more hands-on exhibits here than there are at Ripley's. It is cheap to get in and, in my opinion, better than Ripley's.
Where else can you find the General Lee, the Batmobile, Christine, Herbie, the Flintstone-mobile, and many more famous cars all under one roof!? This museum was a lot of fun for our entire family... and we even got to have our picture taken in the Flintstone-mobile. Way cool!
An interesting museum if you are interesting in facts more than seeing the real thing. There are plenty of hands on exhibits in the museum. The museum is home to one of the longest motorcycles I have ever seen! Worth the money.
If you want to see a famous car, it is here! Star Cars has every famous car from Dragula to the Beverly Hillbillies Car! For a car museum, it is quite small and expensive, but it is worth the money to see these famous cars!
I think the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum could use a little sprucing up, but overall it is an interesting place with lots of cool and unusual displays.
Great family fun! What a great deal and meaningful information to learn. We were a homeschool family and took so much knowledge from this experience.