Disclosure: I received free tickets to the Titanic Museum in exchange for our review. However, all opinions are 100% my own and honest, as always.
7 Reasons to Visit The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
My family and I just recently got back from a nice little vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Boy oh boy, was it nice to get away for a bit. The weather was complete PERFECTION while we were there too. One of our stops was at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. This was such a neat attraction and I’m super glad we went.
If you’re a fan of the movie and all of the history that IS the Titanic, then you MUST go when you get a chance. You’ll feel many emotions, all rolled up into this one experience. Here are 7 reasons to visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
1. The Crew Dressed to the Nines
Upon arriving at the Titanic Museum, we were greeted by the crew-members who were dressed to the nines. The gentleman that greeted us, gave us the rundown of what to expect once entering the Titanic. He gave us our passenger boarding passes with a brief history of the passenger. We were also each given a speaker device to listen to as we ventured through the ship. You could stop at any spot along the way, press the button, place the speaker device to your ear, and hear all of the history in that location.
As we entered the ship, we were then greeted at the ticket podium by the maids. They donned their beautiful maid uniforms and the head pieces to match.
2. The History
If you’re a fan of the Titanic, then you’ll love all of the history inside this attraction. There’s just so much to see, read, learn, feel and experience. This is where the speaker device really comes in handy. With each stop, you can hear more and more history – even about your passenger, from the passenger card you were given upon entering.
3. Millions of Dollars in Original Titanic Artifacts
On display throughout the entire ship, you’ll find millions of dollars of original artifacts from the Titanic. Old dishes, jewelry, books, clothing, silverware, cameras, and on and on. There are also artifacts that come and go from one Titanic Museum to another. For instance an old bible that was salvaged, and a violin! It’s a great idea to visit TitanicPigeonForge.com when you’re planning to visit to see what beautiful artifact may be on display.
4. The Grand Staircase
Oh, what a beauty! You have no idea until you’re standing right there, at the foot of the Grand Staircase. It takes your breath away! Greeting you there, is another maid and she spends just a couple of minutes telling you about the Grand Staircase.
You’ll never believe what the flooring is made from!! I wouldn’t have guessed it in a million years!
5. Super Kid-Friendly
The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is very kid-friendly too. As you walk throughout the ship, there were neat little trivia questions on the wall with answers below that you rolled, to find the correct answer. The kiddo really enjoyed reading these and looking for the correct answer. Also, towards the end of the tour are some pretty cool hands-on experiences for the kids, and adults alike.
6. Feel the Iceberg and the Cold Water
These are the hands-on experiences I just mentioned. Towards the end of the tour, you happen upon the giant iceberg that you can touch and feel. Brrr. So cold. Just past the iceberg, they have a section of water that you can dip your hands into….and it’s COLD! Bitter cold. The water is the actual temperature of the water in the ocean that night. When you dip your hand in, it’s not so bad — or so you think. Try dipping your elbow in. Brrrr!!!
7. Find Out Your Fate
At the beginning of the tour, you’re each given a passenger card with the history of the person. At the end of the tour, you’ll come to the Memorial Room where you can find your fate on the wall. All of us survived, except for my husband…poor guy!
On your next trip to the Smokies – make sure to stop by the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge with your family. It’ll surely be an experience you’ll never forget!
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Have you ever been to the Titanic Museum? What was your favorite part of the experience?