Everyone loves the King of Rock & Roll! In Pigeon Forge, TN, there is no shortage of Elvis memorabilia and places to get into your Elvis groove. One of those places is the Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge. Combining both a museum and a theater this venue is all things Elvis and the fact that it is located right on the Parkway makes it a quick stop on the way through town.
The museum at the Elvis Museum is one of the most wonderful small venue museum that you will ever find. Mike Moon started collecting Elvis memorabilia in 1971 when he had a chance to meet the King at a party in Las Vegas. The belt that he got from Elvis, himself, that evening is still in the collection and it started a passion for all things Elvis that has continued to this day. Though Mon has since passed away, his family still carries on the tradition of this museum that has been in the heart of Pigeon Forge since 1979. Here are just a few of the highlights that you might see at the museum:
- 1973 Lincoln Continental Limo – the last personal limo that Elvis owned
- TCB Ring
- TCB Necklace
- Gold Nugget Watch
- Karate Gui
- Jewelled Lamp
- Artifacts from Elvis last tour
- much, much more…
Along with the museum, there is a theater at the heart of the Elvis Museum, This theater is home to some of the best Elvis tribute artists that are found in the area. In fact there are three Elvis tribute artists working out of this theater:
- Will Reynolds – At 17 years old, Reynolds is known as Teen Elvis. Reynolds takes on all of Elvis’ various career phases throughout his show from young Elvis to the Vegas years. He has only been performing for a few years but he is at a level that does not match his years.
- Matt Cordell – An Elvis tribute artist for more than 20 years, Cordell entertains at the TCB Theater on Mondays. Over his two decades of entertaining, Cordell has won several prestigious awards: Elvis Presley Enterprise’s Ultimate Elvis Contest in 2010 and he placed fourth in the Ultimate Elvis Finals in Memphis.
- Robert Keefer – A fan and a tribute artist, Keefer has been performing for years and has also worked backstage at the Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge. He believes that being able to get closer to the King by handling and caring for the various memorabilia in the museum. He focuses on Elvis 70s career in Vegas and his collection of jumpsuits bring that era of Elvis bigger then life lifestyle to the stage.
For that Elvis fan that is traveling with you on your vacation to the Smokies there is no other stop that will mean as much to them as the Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge. The incredibly well maintained museum and the theater with the three different take son Elvis by the tribute artists are something you are not going to find anywhere else in the Smokies. Stop by their location on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and spend sometime with Elvis – The King of Rock & Roll.
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