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Why Every CSI Buff Should Put Alcatraz East Crime Museum on their Fall To-Do List

CSI fans get a hands-on experience at the popular crime museum… Millions of people are self-described CSI buffs. They love the intrigue, story, and mystery that goes along with trying to solve a crime. This fall, many of those CSI buffs should put making a stop at Alcatraz East Crime Museum on their to-do list. […]

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Crime Museum to Host 9/11 Forensic Expert Offers Discounted Admission

As we approach the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be hosting a special guest speaker who will share his story of working at Ground Zero in New York. Arthur Bohanan, a forensic expert, will be speaking at the museum on Saturday September 8, 2018. His presentation is included […]

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Crime Museum: Surveillance Van and Overlooked Gems at Alcatraz East

Pigeon Forge, TN. There’s a new artifact on display at Alcatraz East, but since its focus is on undercover work it might be hard to spot. The crime museum in Pigeon Forge is giving visitors a look inside the workings of law enforcement surveillance, with a van formerly used by the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Tips for Parents to Help their Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Some people call it summer brain drain, others call it the summer learning loss. No matter what you call it, experts tend to agree that most kids tend to lose some of what they have learned over summer break. In fact, the Brookings Institution reports that a child loses around a month’s worth of school […]

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Alcatraz East Awards Graffiti Artists

It’s not often that graffiti artists get recognized and awarded for their artistic talents. But on June 2, 2018 that’s exactly what Alcatraz East Crime Museum did, holding a graffiti art contest giving the winners the opportunity to have their work on display at the museum for thousands of visitors to see. This first graffiti […]

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It Happened Here! Alcatraz East Crime Museum Highlights Tennessee

Knoxville, T.N. “Alcatraz East is already known for highlighting the work of local leaders in forensic science, and as the home of the state’s electric chair Old Smokey, but we wanted to delve deeper into other Tennessee stories that related to our collection. These Tennessee crime stories many visitors will recognize as being of national […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Invites Graffiti Artists to Compete

Alcatraz East Crime Museum’s is hosting their 1stAnnual Graffiti Art Contest It’s considered to be a crime and it has been said that graffiti is everyone’s problem. It’s an eyesore that typically brings property values down and costs a lot to clean up. In fact, it’s estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency that the national […]

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5 Infamous Killers’ Artifacts at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

We live in a society where there is a strong fascination of crime, this is apparent by its prevalence in pop-culture. The subject of crime and serial killers is often the topic of books, TV shows and movies. In fact, Zac Efron will be transforming himself into Ted Bundy in Hollywood’s upcoming movie “Extremely Wicked, […]

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