Opened by Dr. and Mrs. Bert Carbo in 1976 the Carbo Police Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN is a great collection honoring the policemen through out American history. This museum has continued growing by continuing to grow its collection of authentic police memorabilia in Pigeon Forge. This Pigeon Forge museum has over 5000 items for you to look through including badges, uniforms, weapons, and an exhibit of drugs and weapons confiscated from criminals. This is really neat for kids who want to be a police officer when they grow up or grown ups who have an interest in looking at this amazing artifacts.
The Carbo’s have been collecting memorabilia since 1955 from all over the United States and placed it in Pigeon Forge, TN. The have the largest exhibit of the “Walking Tall” Sheriff Buford Pusser. Pusser was shot eight times and had been stabbed with a knife seven times. He is the “Walking Tall” Sheriff that the movie “Walking Tall” was made about. We are very proud to have this kind of exhibit in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Carbo Police Museum in Pigeon Forge also features a 1974 Corvette that Pusser died in. The story is that he was driving it when a gas explosion killed him and charred most of the car. They have a large “Pusserabilia” display for all to see including a taped interview with him in this Pigeon Forge attraction. This is very neat having both the car and the other memorabilia on display including the video tape!
The displays change frequently and with more items coming in it’s a different show every time. This is good because this allows visitors want to come over and over. This museum honors the memory of all the police officers who have died during duty not just ones from Pigeon Forge, but from all over the United States of America. Being apart of a service that puts your life on the line everyday is really a sacrifice for not only the person and their family as well. It is the Carbo’s desire that this will encourage and honor retired and current officers, and of course the ones that have paid the ultimate price the ones that have passed away and their spouses. Next time you’re in Pigeon Forge stop by there and take a look around. It will be a unique and memorable experience that you had in Pigeon Forge, TN.
It is located on the Parkway between traffic lights 6 and 7 in downtown Pigeon Parkway. The phone number for this Pigeon Forge attraction is (865) 453-1358. If you have any further questions please email them at CarbosPoliceMuzm@bellsouth.net.
You may also enjoy the Pigeon Pigeon Helicopter Museum.