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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Reopens after COVID-19 Closure

Alcatraz, CA. Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be reopening, following the COVID-19 closure, on May 15, 2020. The museum, located at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is taking new safety measures to help keep visitors safe and healthy. To help “police” these new safety rules, the museum is introducing their mascot, “Doc” (law enforcement […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Teams up with Natalee Holloway Resource Center to Offer Travel Safety Tips

  It was 15 years ago on May 30, 2005 that Beth Holloway’s nightmare began. Her daughter, Natalee Holloway, went missing in Aruba while on a high school senior trip. While the details of her daughter’s disappearance remain a mystery, Beth has turned her grief into a mission of helping others, not only does she […]

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Alcatraz East Offers New Community Programs

Alcatraz East Crime Museum has several programs coming up in February, including the new online Crime Museum Book Club, Local Appreciation Days, and applications are now open for the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest. Alcatraz East is launching an online book club February 1. The Crime Museum Book Club will convene in a Facebook group and […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Offers Special Programs for Scouting Troops

As the new year gets underway, many scouting troops will begin to make their plans for the coming year. Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, is offering a variety of special events and activities designed specifically for scouts. Special events will be offered all year long, with activities ranging from a chance to […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Display Prison Artwork

Each year, tourists visiting San Francisco make the journey across the water to the must-see Alcatraz Island. Since it’s closing in 1963, the former federal penitentiary continues to intrigue people of all ages, and likewise, there is a huge fascination with the artwork of prison artists. This summer, the two subjects are being brought together […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Summer Exhibits and Graffiti Contest Winners

This summer Alcatraz East Crime Museum continues to roll out new things for visitors. There will be two special displays, both aimed at providing visitors with information about headline-grabbing cases from both history and current events. The special summer displays focus on the 25th anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder, as well as the sexual assault […]

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New Temporary Exhibit Memorializes Nicole Brown Simpson, Highlights Domestic Violence

Murdered 25 years ago this June, Nicole Brown Simpson would have celebrated her 60th birthday on May 19, 2019. In her memory, Alcatraz East Crime Museum is turning the focus on domestic violence, offering a temporary exhibit dedicated to who Nicole was as a daughter, sister, and mother, and the devastating impact of domestic violence. The […]

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Ted Bundy Display Planned for 30-Year Execution Anniversary

Alcatraz East Crime Museum will have a Ted Bundy display for the 30th anniversary of the serial killer’s execution January 24, 2019 will be the 30th anniversary of the execution of one of the most well-known serial killers and rapists of the 20th century, Ted Bundy. There are several events taking place over the anniversary, including new items […]

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