Movies and cars just go together. Batman couldn't fight crime without the Bat mobile, the dukes of Hazard couldn't outrun the Sheriff without the General Lee, and the Fast and the Furious surely isn't about a footrace. Luckily, vacationers in the Smokies can see some of the most famous cars from film, television, and celebrities in the Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. From cool cars to mean machines, you'll find it all at this iconic local destination!
This family attraction has something for everyone and boasts an astounding collection ranging over 50 years of film history. Located in the heart of Downtown Gatlinburg, Hollywood Star Cars Museum must-see for car enthusiasts, film lovers, or celebrity fans. With informative displays, you might even learn something at this one-of-a-kind museum in the Smoky Mountains.
Highlights of Hollywood Star Cars
With over 40 vehicles from famous movies and shows, this is your chance to see some of the sweetest rides that ever graced the silver screen including:
- The Ghostbuster's Ecto-1
- The Munsters' Drag-u-la
- The Original Batman Car Circa 1966
- James Bond Cars
- The Mellow Yellow Stock Car Featured in Days of Thunder
- The Andy Griffith Patrol Car
- The Motorcycle From the Terminator
- The Hummer Featured in the Avengers
- The "Love Bug" Beetle Herbie
- The Jalopy featured in The Beverly Hill Billies
- And More!
For an even bigger blast from the past, visitors can enjoy the nostalgia of seeing cars owned by celebrities like Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bob Hope, and Sevierville's own Dolly Parton. Inside, displays paired with each vehicle share the fascinating tale of how these cars achieved stardom and continued to survive to the present day. A special exhibit is dedicated to George Barris, the creator of many of the cars on display including the iconic Batmobile. George is known to take several visits to the museum each year to visit some of the sweet rides that he had a hand in envisioning.
Kids under 6 get in free, making this an excellent attraction for families with children.
Bring a camera – You can take as many pictures of these cars as you would like. A great addition to your vacation photo album!
For certain vehicles, you can pay extra to have your picture taken in a Star Car.
Purchase Tickets Online – Tickets for the Hollywood Star Cars Museum are cheaper online than at the box office.
Hours – This Gatlinburg car museum is open from 9 AM to 10 PM daily.
Final Thoughts on Hollywood Star Cars
This museum in Gatlinburg is a great addition to any Smoky Mountain vacation. Here, you can experience a history lesson and a pop-culture bonanza in one attraction that the whole family will love. Since there is so much to see in the area, indoor museums like this one are a entertaining respite from the heat or rain. Better yet, you can book a Gatlinburg cabin close to downtown attractions like the Star Cars Museum that make it easy to have an incredible stay in the Smokies!
Written by Hayden Brown