Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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  • 382lyndaa
    Mokena, Illinois41 contributions
    Hidden gem in Gatlinburg
    This museum is a hidden gem. The cost of admission is only $3 and worth every penny. The man working the cash register is the son of the person who started the collection. There are currently more than 20,000 shakers and he said his sister continues to add more shakers to the collection. There were so many salt and pepper shakers to view that it was a little overwhelming. I toured the museum twice just to take it all in. Everything is very well organized by theme. It took me about an hour to go through the museum twice. At the end there is a section of salt and peeper shakers that are for sale. He will subtract your $3 cost of admission from the purchase of a set of shakers. I bought a set of Hershey Kisses shakers and they cost me $25. This museum is a little further down the street from the main strip of Gatlinburg, but there is free parking and a trolley stop right outside. Highly recommend a visit.
    Written September 22, 2022
  • Kaitlyn
    Acushnet, Massachusetts16 contributions
    Worth the visit!
    I was thoroughly impressed by the sheer amount of shakers that they were able to put into this museum! It was fun to look around and see the different types, many were quite funny! If you can imagine it, they probably had a shaker for it. Admission was cheap too and the cost of your admission can be later used as a discount if you buy something from the gift store. The woman running the desk was super nice too! I would definitely recommend checking this place out!
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2022
  • 936annk
    26 contributions
    An amazing experience! A must see!
    My sister and I were blown away by the vision of the 20,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers! All the artists' creativity was incredible. The Museum's collection is now run by the daughter of the collector. The $3 entrance fee can be used as a credit to buy your own pair of salt and pepper shackers sold in their guft store. The collection brought back some old memories of our family's own S&P shakers throughout the years!
    Written August 21, 2022
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Christy C
New Richmond, OH322 contributions
Mar 2022
For $3 you can't loose. Be forewarned they still require a mask but did have them available once you got inside. When you first walk in there are no photo stickers everywhere and I got a little worried but this is the gift shop, once you are out of the first room and into the museum you can take lots of photos. 20.000 salt and pepper shakers can be overwhelming so I am sure we missed some. We had so much fun. I did not know they don't have a bathroom but luckily this was not an issue for me (it could have been a big bummer). I did found a set to purchase in the gift shop and they apply your admission to the purchase cost. We will definitely be going back!!!
Written April 3, 2022
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Nadine B
Midwest120 contributions
Oct 2020
My mom used to collect S&P shakers so we stopped at this museum since it was only $3 pp. They have 20,000 shakers and it was crazy to see that many in one space. We took a quick walk through and it was fun spotting the silliest and cutest shakers. Even our teenage daughter got a kick out the museum.

As for safety, masks are mandatory. There are different rooms and there were only a few visitors so it was easy to social distance.
Written October 19, 2020
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2rollon
California502 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Wow what a collection. We were blown away by the numbers of Salt and Pepper Shaker on display. There’s something for everyone. Cost for museum is $3. If you purchase a set at the end they take that $3 off the total cost. Sweet deal and I’ll say $3 is a bargain to see all of the Salt & Pepper Shakers. I’d highly recommend stopping in and have a look.
Written July 26, 2022
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Bippy129
Gray, GA91 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Got to the door and were greeted by a large sign stating masks are required for entry. They would provide you with one if you didn’t have one. We could see a clear plastic sheeting hanging between the patrons and the employee(s). We turned around and left. Thought this would be a great way to spend a bit of our time in Gatlinburg, but never made it past the front door.
Written May 21, 2022
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Ohio Ron
Sidney, OH7 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a must see attraction in Gatlinburg. With over 20,000 S&P Shakers, you really can't see it all in one visit. Admission is only $3 and if you make a purchase in the Gift Shop, you get a $3 credit. This is one of the Best Roadside Attractions in the Country!
Written February 24, 2020
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Anna P
Atlanta, GA26 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
This was a fun place! Admission was only $3 and we spent about 45 minutes inside. It was really interesting seeing all the salt and pepper shakers from all over the world and from different decades. It was definitely a nice little place to stop and visit.
Written May 24, 2021
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Buninthesun
Miami, FL3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Last time I was in Gatlinburg, I spotted this museum on my way out of town. This time, I drove an hour off my vacation route just to visit! Since I visited during Cov-19, I’m glad it was a bit off the main strip to avoid the amassed crowds. And at just $3, can’t beat the price (plus the cost goes toward a gift shop purchase). The museum collection was excellent! Collectors who upkeep museums are so few and far between. Much less common is the next-gen to upkeep it. Kudos!!! The family owned and operated Salt n Pepper museum was a real treat. A nice change from the non-local neon attractions on the strip. A pretty good BBQ pit next door too if you’re hungry afterwards. Thanks, S&P museum!! I will definitely return to see you in the future...
Written July 10, 2020
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Carlos L
Doral, FL383 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Visited while on our road trip , the museum has over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers with many different types. Definitely had to buy a couple of them . Worth the visit, the tour is short , but fascinating to see the work and craftsmanship on each one.
Written January 30, 2022
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Frugalmama57
Warren, IN992 contributions
Mar 2022
We chuckled the entire tour - the salt and shaker sets are just amazing. Many are funny. 20,000 and we looked at all of them! We liked how the sections were categorized with labels. We took 23 photos just to share with people when we got home. Did appreciate being able to take pictures. Also appreciated that the admission cost could be used toward a souvenir set that was displayed for sale, though we did not find any that we wanted. Definitely would recommend for just a smile opportunity. The only down side was the man who took the fee didn't make one feel welcome and the signage requiring mask-wearing was a bit overkill.
Written March 22, 2022
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George G
Boca Raton, FL60 contributions
Sep 2019
What a nice way to see a collection like none ever to be duplicated, 30,000 diffferent styled salt and pepper shakers! I was surprised how artistic they can be and wanted most of them for my home! Extremely resonable entry fee, probably the lowes in Gatlinburg and a fun time, especially if it is hot outside or rainy. The gift shop will satisfy your needs for a set or two, great gifts as well! Try it, worth an hour of your time. They allowed our 75 lb service dog and all of us had fun!
Written February 6, 2020
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Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM