Dinosaur Walk Museum is another "probably never would have gone if it wasn't for this thread" attraction that turned out to be mildly awesome.
It's located near traffic light #1 in Pigeon Forge.
It looks small and potentially underwhelming from the outside.
Regular price is $9.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids 4-18(!)
The table on the left has crayons and coloring pages of dinosaurs.
The first big display is this giant crocodile versus a T-Rex.
Raptor dude says, "Dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago...if you're a godless atheist."
"Hello, I am a terrifying sea creature."
"Don't mind me. I'm just enjoying some wall for lunch (even though I'm a herbivore)."
If you wanna look more human, surround yourself with dinosaurs.
Speaking of humans, here are some skulls.
Admit it: You've always wanted to walk under an Apatosaurus. (Or, if you want to make dinosaur enthusiasts mad, a "Brontosaurus.")
Smisty searches for fossils.
Another Tyrannosaurus and a swimming cow-asaurus.
"You know...this place would make a great mini golf course."
A short film about archeologists plays near the exit.
"I am a--! Dude, what the hell am I??"
The gift shop entrance/exit.
Does it help if you know that this book was making a dinosaur noise as I took the photo?
Okay, yes, the Dinosaur Walk Museum is small. And yes, the dinos are just figures (as opposed to animatronics or something). But all the figures and displays are very well-maintained, and the place has a lot of nice little touches.
^^ Hmmm? I didn't know there was one in Nashville. I just assumed no place but Gatlinburg could possibly have one!
Speaking of Gatlinburg....
As a child, I visited the Movieland Wax Museum, down the street from Knott's Berry Farm, once, and was bored out of my mind. And that was my entire wax museum experience, until: Hollywood Wax Museum.
Near traffic light #8 in Gatlinburg.
I honestly don't remember the prices. Somewhere in the $15 range, I think (though, as almost always, much cheaper for us, as locals).
The museum itself is entirely upstairs, above (unrelated) shops.
I'm a little confused here. Am I a star, too?
Where this wax museum kicks ass over my previous wax museum experience is that these guys actually encourage you to get right up to the wax figures and take wacky photos (though they do ask you not to actually touch the figures, of course).
I get Angelina Jolie, Misty gets some old perv. Seems fair, right?
Jackie Chan attacks!
"Spock, why did you let that guy operate the transporter?? Look what he did to my face!"
See, they should have had the skeletal Black Pearl pirates. That would have been really cool.
"Take me, Matt Damon!"
"My penshil has never sheen shuch a dishgusting dishplay of faggotry!"
A very good likeness of the dude who played Keanu Reeves' girlfriend in The Matrix, don't you think?
I actually had to borrow Misty's sunglasses in order to look this goofy. (Not that she looks goofy in them. She looks great. Honey...? Oh, crap.)
"I shall shoot my tiny lower self in the knee."
"Zorro hates fat women."
"No problem. We will sculpt you a better one." (As demonstrated in this not-creepy-at-all photo.)
I had to pass, as I expected a baby to be in there.
Um...you guys know that Hellboy is a good guy, right?
The horror of Charlie's Angels! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
James Bond apparently had a rough night.
Look, it's Johnny Knoxville.
"Wouldn't you rather have me?" asks super creepy-hot Brittany.
Actually, I'd rather have the one in the middle. Less waxy.
Seriously? Were the hobbits' feet like that in the movies??
"I do not like being next to the restroom."
The yellow brick exit path (and a really scary-looking Dorothy.)
Okay, so the museum is a one-way walk along the top level of this shopping plaza (on the right), that dumps you out up here.
And as you walk back down, you're invited back into the gift shop. Weird.
Now, this would normally be the end of the report--but this time, I have something special in mind to wrap things up with. Yes, it's time to play....
Who The Hell Is That Supposed To Be?
Who the hell is this supposed to be?
David Caruso says, "I don't know who that chick is!"
Norman Bates doesn't think you'll ever guess right. But I do. In fact, the first person to guess all four of the above people correctly will win a special prize!
I don't know what that prize is yet, but there is at least a small chance that it will be awesome!
Please note: HatetoFly is disqualified.
Okay, now somebody guess before I look stupid(er).
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