Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge
Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge - Address, Phone Number
Address: 2134 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge
Under the command of Edward Smith, the ship's passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in America. These passengers were aboard the Titanic. The name Titanic was derived from Greek mythology and meant gigantic. The passenger facilities aboard Titanic aimed to meet the highest standards of luxury. Yet its maiden voyage proved to be fatal. It was a legend even before she sailed and once she collided into the iceberg south of Newfoundland, the great ship slowly slid beneath the waters two hours and forty minutes after the collision and was gone.
The two-story museum, opened in 2006, is shaped like the Titanic itself, but built half-scale to the original. It is anchored in water to create the illusion of the Titanic at sea. The museum holds 400 pre-discovery artefacts in 20 galleries. Embark on an adventure in the museum. It is self-guided, so that you can feel the doom and fear of sinking in water which is icy and nerve chilling. You are given a boarding ticket, with the name of an actual passenger and the class on which he travelled.
During the 90 minute tour, guests learn the individual stories of several passengers. At the end of the tour, in the Titanic Memorial Room, the guest will find out whether the ticketed passenger survived or perished. This interactive museum contains 400 articles. While you can walk up the Grand Staircase, steer the ship, you can even feel the coldness of 28 degree water. You are allowed to touch a tangible living, growing iceberg and hear actual survivor stories. Within the Discovery Room you can look at the photos of John Joslyn's dive to the Titanic's resting place.
Children five years and older are fascinated by the museums attractions. It is a living classroom filled with hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on Titanic, a passenger who children can relate to. They even created a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, and the on-board Scavenger Hunt adds to the excitement.
Titanic Museum Attraction Information
- Learn to send an SOS signal.
- Fireworks on Thanksgiving at the Titanic.
- Groups Discounts are available, minimum number should be 15.
- Bus Parking.
- Marketing Aids Provided.
- Be prepared for a long queue during weekends, so buy tickets in advanced.
Restaurants Near Titanic Museum Attraction
- Krystal Restaurant: American
- O'Charley's: American
- Hard Rock Café: American, Burgers, Steak house
- The Apple Valley Creamery: Bakery Ice Cream
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Not sure why this has so many 5 stars. We are lovers of the titanic and love the history but this was incredibly boring. You get an audio thing to listen to throughout the walk through but it was so boring to listen to that we didn't bother with it. The couple rooms that had a guide to talk to and answer questions was good but there really isn't a reason they couldn't have someone in every room so we wouldn't have those boring audios. They had a few neat artifacts and staff was pretty nice. They give you a card about a person on the titanic and you find out at the end of you survive. That was the only thing that kept my child interested. Overall wasn't worth the money because we paid full price so I wouldn't ever recommend it to anyone unless you got free tickets or something. We were just so incredibly disappointed. I would have scored it higher if we could have taken pictures because my kid would have looked adorable steering the ship. But no place is getting a good rating from me if they won't let me take pictures of my kid.
The Titanic Museum is a wonderful experience. This is a self paced museum, and each paid person receives a transponder that gives information about each exhibit. I would not recommend this museum for children younger than about 7. There is limited hands-on exhibits that the younger children enjoy. Also, pictures are not allowed at all. There are people stationed everywhere to ensure you don't take pictures. That is the reason that I placed 4 stars. If this was to change, it would easily be worth 5.
This is a really awesome experience. Recommend spending several hours in there. It is a great history lesson and the way they do it is unique. It is fun even if you haven't seen the movie which I had not and my friend had. We both had a blast.
Excellent experience and knowledgeable staff but the girl that checked us in was rude when I️ didn’t hear her when she told me where the bathrooms were( I️ am slightly hard of hearing).... She huffed and said, “ I️ SAID IT IS...” and then told me, But the rest of her coworkers were fabulous, friendly and very knowledgeable. The exhibits were superb! Very moving with lots of recovered artifacts and hands on exhibits to help you feel like you were there... like slopped decks to try standing on at different points of the sinking, an authentic life raft to get in and hear recordings of different survivors including the Unsinkable Molly Brown, and a bucket of cold water that was the temperature of the water that night to plunge your hAnd in to see how long you could survive...Photos were not allowed so only have this one to share...
I rarely get to go to museums, but when I do, they are always really fascinating. This is the best one ever!!!!! I loved it. The only bad thing was the number of lives that were lost. But great museum.