Titanic Museum Attraction can be found in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. From the outside you may think this is just another kitschy attraction in a tourist town, because that is exactly what I thought when I saw it. Once you come aboard, you will soon realize it’s a living museum and tribute to the lives aboard the R.M.S Titanic, during its fateful maiden voyage.
Twenty years ago, we were mesmerized by the blockbuster film, Titanic from director James Cameron. Very few of us will ever have an encounter with the ship itself, as the wreckage sits on the bottom of the North Atlantic. However, sitting in the theater 20 years ago was a man named John Joslyn, and he has actually been on expeditions to research the elusive ship. Having been in the entertainment industry his entire career, Joslyn had the idea to bring the R.M.S Titanic to life so others could share in this story.
Titanic Museum Attraction
I had the pleasure of visiting the Branson museum, it was eye-opening and beautiful, stocked full of actual artifacts from the ship, bringing me chills numerous times. When you arrive at the museum you are given a boarding pass, and you will follow your passengers journey as you tour the museum. This is a self-guided tour, so you can spend as much time as you like exploring the R.M.S. Titanic.
What I loved about the museum is that it has many interactive elements, which is great when visiting with kids, because let’s face it they don’t want to look at artifacts from a sunken ship. Kids can shovel coal into the boiler, learn how to send an S.O.S distress signal, touch an iceberg and so much more. It will certainly keep them entertained as you explore deeper into the artifacts and beauty of the grand ship.
The heart of the ship is the Grand Staircase, constructed from the original Harland & Wolff plans with its oak carvings and cherub statue. Here, a magnificent glass dome reflects light off oak wall paneling and elaborate railings and iron scroll-work. This is a great spot for photos.