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Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

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Address: Winery Square, 461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: +1 865-430-5515
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The collection consists of more than 20,000 Salt and Pepper Shakers from...

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!

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So Many Shakers!

This is almost exhaustive in its capacity. There are so many items to view and review, it's nearly impossible to absorb the full extent of the collection in one viewing. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
scottdste
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is almost exhaustive in its capacity. There are so many items to view and review, it's nearly impossible to absorb the full extent of the collection in one viewing. We were nonetheless inspired to make a purchase, and it evokes the memory of the museum very clearly.

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Telz, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only 3 bux to enter this is a great few minutes of attraction a must see and do if you are in Gatlinburg

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Tarpon Springs, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently this was a private collection (and only a third of her collection at that). There are literally millions of pieces here and it's a great rainy day activity. I enjoyed looking at the variety of salt and pepper shakers. At the end of the museum tour there are shakers for sale (and you get a $3 discount on any... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your into miniatures or all things quirky this is the place for you. My kids and I loved it. Husband was a good sport. He even enjoyed reading some of the articles at the museum about its history. The curator was very friendly and proud of his mothers fabulous collection. The best $3 I've ever spent! To top it... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we would pop in here for a lark. The entry cost is minimal ( I think $2) and worth it. The gentleman who greeted us was extremely nice and had lots of history to share. This is a little hidden gem with so much to see. Who would have thought? One of those places you can add to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially, we thought strange, bizarre, "why?" but, in the end, it's a history lesson at best. Boasting 20,000 pairs of shakers from the 1500s to modern day, the interesting facts include the reasoning behind the number of holes per shaker as well as a local culture's view of S&P in terms of health and size of grain. The Museum is... More 

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Thank Shannon T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is a fun attraction to explore while in Gatlinburg. This place is filled with over 20,000 salt and pepper shaker sets. It's insane how many they actually have in this building. The entrance fee is only $3 and that fee goes toward a salt and pepper shaker purchase in the gift shop, if you... More 

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hastings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever seen the world's biggest ball of yarn or the world's largest fruit bowl this is the stop for you! Kinda creepy, kind of weird but really cool to. Totally worth the $3 just to say you've been here!

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Thank halver5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will never find another museum like this. It was just the kind of unusual stop I love to make on family trips. It was a quick walk-through, bur really interesting. Plus, at $3 a pop for adults (kids free), with that $3 going toward a purchase at the gift shop, it was a cheap activity.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Gatlinburg for the last 10 years I decided to stop in here. There's a $3 entrance fee, but I feel it's worth it. It was cool to actually see some old shakers that my grandparents had. It is a massive collection and I really enjoyed it.

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