Offering a unique Easter experience
By Alex Shelton
Celebrate spring this Easter season at Gatlinburg’s premier inspirational attraction. Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens offers visitors the chance to walk through a series of 12 realistic scenes featuring more than 100 life-sized biblical figures. The story of Jesus comes to breathtaking life, utilizing state-of-the-art sound, lights and special effects along with moving narration and music.
Christ in the Smokies Museum is unveiling a new exhibit this season. “Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock” depicts Christ standing before a rocky stone building and archway, staff in hand, having just ventured down a rocky path. “The Top Ten Signs of the Second Coming” features end-of-time prophecies given by the Savior and prophets, which are explained along with an overview of the Book of Revelations.
Other Easter related museum pieces include a crown of thorn bush, colorful banners and a cross display centered around the Legend of the Dogwood poem.
The Patio Prayer Garden, featuring the famous “Face of Christ” sculpture is always a favorite with guests along with a collection of rare biblical coins and precious gems. Not to be forgotten when telling the Easter story, the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension portrayals are among the most dramatic presented during the 45-minute tour at this remarkable attraction.
Make plans to visit Gatlinburg for a truly unique Easter experience. Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens is located at 510 River Road and is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours during the summer.