The Hollywood Star Cars Museum, which is located in downtown Gatlinburg next to the Convention Center, originally opened in 1996 and has been a tourist favorite ever since. The amazing collection has over 40 famous vehicles including General Lee, Mike Tyson’s Lamborghini Diablo, and the original Batmobile. If you are a movie buff or car enthusiast, you will think you have died and gone to heaven! The amazing two-story museum takes approximately one hour to tour and includes the following four-wheeled movie personalities:
- The Original ELEANOR 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500 from Gone in 60 Seconds
- General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard
- Batman Returns Batmobile
- Herbie “The Love Bug” 1967 Volkswagen Beetle
- Dolly Parton’s 1997 Cadillac D’Elegance
- Sir Paul McCartney’s 2006 Cadillac CTS
- Back to the Future Delorean
Even if you have visited the museum in the past, the collection is always changing and it may be worthy of a second visit. The tour includes interesting information about how the cars were made, used, and survived. The museum allows each visitor to take unlimited photos of the vehicles. For an additional fee, you can even have your picture made in many of the famous cars!
George Barris, who has created many movie and TV cars including some of the ones featured at Star Cars, has a brief movie chronicling his career and accomplishments. In addition, he even makes regular appearances at the museum!
Insider Tip: During your visit to Star Cars, you can have your photo made in the majority of the famous cars. Although there is an additional fee of $8.95, this makes an excellent souvenir!
Directions: The Hollywood Cars Museum is located on the main Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg near Traffic Light #8 next to the Gatlinburg Convention Center.