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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 #17 of 70 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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Bradford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a cool place to spend an hour or two. The first time I went in was about 7 years ago while I had laundry in the dryer right up the street by the car wash. The displays are amazing!

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Visited several years ago, enjoyed the visit, and decided to return once again. $3 admission for adults and children free plus if you buy anything in the gift shop you receive $3 dollars off. It's a unique place to visit, won't break the bank, friendly staff, and not just for collectors!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very cute place. $3 admission and a nice place to check out. If you like little odds and ends or are a collector yourself, do yourself the favor and go!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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