Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a small town located in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, located just north of the Great Smokey National Park. It is one of the more unlikely locales in which to find a half scale recreation of the Titanic opening in early April as a “Museum/Attraction.” Then again Pigeon Forge is not your typical mountain hamlet either. It has a population of somewhere over 5,000 but is visited by 11 million tourists each year. It’s largest draw may be “Dollywood” a theme park owned in part by country music singer Dolly Parton, well know for her big hair, breasts, and voice. The town is also a center for car shows and various music and entertainment venues.
Titanic museum to open: Regis Philbin to host grand opening for $25 million attraction
Unlike traveling exhibits, Titanic in the Smokies is a permanent three-story, $25 million museum attraction shaped like Titanic herself. The signature building has been built half-scale to the original Titanic and towers 100 feet above the Parkway. The structure is anchored in water to create the illusion of the Titanic at sea.