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Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

Winery Square, 461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-5515
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Ranked #19 of 69 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The collection consists of more than 20,000 Salt and Pepper Shakers from all over the world. A labor of love of collecting for more than 30 years. See... more » Owner description: The collection consists of more than 20,000 Salt and Pepper Shakers from all over the world. A labor of love of collecting for more than 30 years. See the amazing variety of animals, vegetables, people and other colorful shapes, and the creativity of all the artists that created them. Great fun for all ages! « less
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Fort Myers, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Salt and Pepper shaker museum is surprising in its depth. Typically the owner of a collection such as this would be in desperate need of a psych evaluation, or featured on the hit show Hoarders, but they turned this passion into the Number One destination for 70+ crowd. I was contemplating what I was wrong in my life that... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The cost of $3 is reasonable and this would be a good place to visit on a rainy day. It was fun to see all the different types of shakers that have been made. I would not recommend this for families with small children as I don't believe the children would be interested in such a collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Despite the exterior of the building is like a mountain hut it holds an unmissable treasure. The museum is plenty of amazing pieces of art, Bohemian glass, Tivoli silver, ancient wooden shakers and colorful porcelains.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a perfect little museum for a rainy day (like several on our trip). One woman managed to collect over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from around the world and she is still at it. This is a great, cheap way to pass the time. It is also incredibly interesting to see how creative people are when coming up... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Some have commented that you don't have to pay just to look at gift shop.That was not the case yesterday when we went. Museum is fantastic . We saw it a couple of years ago. We asked if we could just look at the gift shop since we had previously seen the Museum. Clerk on duty said " We are... More

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you like Salt and Pepper Shakers, then I suspect you will like this place. The person who collects & owns all these is actually from Belgium. There are literally thousands to look at & can be a little overwhelming trying to take in all the unique designs.

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Northwestern, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Free parking, easy location, $3 per adults kids 12 & under free. And you can use your $3 admission toward a s/p shaker set in the gift shop. What's not to like? You can take as long as you'd like in the displays. If you're not having a good time (which I can't see) you can zip thru. For $3... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

For some reason my husband and I thought it would be fun to visit this place. It's a small place, but good grief are all these little shakers poured in! I would dare some one to name a genre that they don't have a set of shakers for. It really was quite unique and fun! Not expensive and just a... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Highly disappointed! Reminded more of a flea market than a named attraction. I was there about 2 weeks ago. Dusty and cluttered. Needs some cleaning and reorganization. Some air conditioning or at least some fans to circulate the air would have helped. Not for those prone to claustrophobia or dust.

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Pigeon Forge
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Cute little museum with every salt and pepper shaker imagine able! They even have a manatee set for display and had one in the gift shop! So cool! Had a great experience!

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