The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge was absolutely amazing. The museum is very easy to find and is right on the Parkway strip. It is pretty hard to miss a 22,000 square foot ship! Parking is free and the experience starts right away from the moment you step out of your car. Flying from the light poles are flags representing the many countries that the Titanic passengers were from. And there is beautiful Irish music playing.
As you walked up to the museum entrance you were greeted by two very friendly employees costumed as a maid and captain. As you entered the museum you will receive tickets, boarding passes and audio tour devices. The boarding passes are really neat. It show departure dates and times, the name, age and country of residence of an actual passenger, the passengers class and brief information about their lives and voyage on-board the Titanic. In the first exhibit there was an employee all dressed up of course that explained how and where the Titanic was built, the route it traveled and where it hit the iceberg. There was a really large map on the wall which had the route marked out.
|Titanic Ship and Iceberg from outside exterior|
|The replica of the Titanic ship|
After walking through several awesome exhibits, one of which even had a replica 3rd class cabin and a flooding staircase ended up at the beautiful full scale 1 million dollar Grand Staircase. On the starry night deck we got a first hand feel of just how cold the night air was the night the Titanic sank. We got to touch an iceberg, brrrr. And dip our hands in 29 degree salt water. Feeling the coldness of the air and the water really made us all empathize with the passengers that were on board the Titanic as she was sinking. Can you imagine plunging into icy cold water, in the dark?
It was great experience. Lots of new info about titanic. Felt like i was at the titanic. Sad part is no photography is allowed in the museum and cellphones must be turned off before entering. Be sure to take time to walk around the outside of the Titanic you can take lots of pictures outside.
|Titanic Pigeon Forge Worlds Largest Museum Attraction|
Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge2134 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Open all week from 9am - 10pm
Tel #(800) 381-7670
Ticket Price: Adult $25 , Child (age 5-12) $12