The National Enquirer’s brand new interactive museum — National Enquirer Live! — in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, won’t disappoint fans of their lurid and inflammatory headlines and wildly trendy topics.
Visitors to the 20,000 square foot attraction will be presented with “the stories behind the stories” to show what goes on behind the scenes. Visitors will be immersed in a total sensory experience as they explore exhibits ranging from The O.J. Simpson crime scene to Princess Diana’s closet.
“It’s one of the most highly interactive museum attractions that’s ever opened. The thrust of it all is to tell the stories behind the stories that the National Enquirer covers.”
According to spokesman Rick Laney, “It’s one of the most highly interactive museum attractions that’s ever opened.”
Many of the 15 different galleries are designed to be “extremely interactive,” which gives you a physical feel for how their stories were created. In Princess Diana’s “Royal’s Closet” display, you can wander through “a massive closet in an upscale home” brimming with copies of actual outfits worn by members of the royal family. Interactive screens automatically triggered by your presence will tell folks all they want to know about “the significance of the garments, or where they were worn.”
The whole family can wander through exhibits featuring Bigfoot, the moon landing, along with moon landing conspiracies, even space aliens.
One of the main features is the porch where Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered but the children won’t be bothered by a gory scene, only tasteful chalk marks. They are highlighting the backstory of how the Enquirer managed to snap a photo of O.J. Simpson’s Bruno Magli shoes, which became civil trial evidence.
The crime exhibit also houses items from the Scott Peterson’s case and the JFK assassination. All of it is interactive and you’ll be able to see actual pictures from the reporters covering these cases.
Princes Diana’s exhibit is also a screen that depicts a computer graphic 3-D view of Paris as it was on Aug 31, 1997, the night she was killed. Guests are invited to share their own theories of what happened that evening.
One of the biggest attractions is an animatronic Michael Jackson in his iconic hyperbaric oxygen chamber and a display of him standing on The Adlon Hotel in Berlin’s balcony holding his baby.