Everyone knows about the Titanic. I vividly remember seeing the movie 13 years ago and just wanting to learn more.
One of the best places to learn more about the Titanic is the Titanic Attraction in Branson, Missouri.
When traveling down the main strip in Branson, you won’t be able to miss the giant replica of the Titanic Ship!
Heath, Hayden and I boarded the Titanic with our boarding passes. Each boarding pass had the name of a real passenger that was aboard the Titanic. We would then be able to find their names as we toured the ship.
When you enter the Titanic Museum, you will learn all about the construction of the Titanic. I recommend purchasing tickets for audio equipment. Similar to a telephone and on a string you can wear around your neck, you are able to press a button to learn more about the displays you are looking at.
Adults will love looking at all of the artifacts that are actually from the ship. I’m a huge history buff, so I loved seeing all of the actual artifacts and learning more about the passengers.
They also have replicas of a third-class cabin and a first-class cabin. It’s amazing to see the difference.
Can you believe that 4 people at the very bottom of the ship would sleep in this little room?
You can also walk the Grand Staircase. In your head, you might just be signing “My Heart Will Go On”…
The Titanic Museum is fun for children too!
In honor of the dogs that were on the ship, they have Cocker Spaniels that are the mascots of the ship.
Kids love them!
There are also fun and interactive things for children to do!
Children can shovel coal into the furnace to learn how the Titanic was powered, climb three different decks that are slanted according to when the ship was sinking and also stick their fingers into ice-cold water to see how long you could last in the freezing cold waters.
There are several fun things happening with the Titanic Museum this year!
Beginning Aug. 1, 2011, couples will have the opportunity to have their wedding on the spectacular $1 million Grand Staircase of the Titanic. Future brides can enter to win their own “Royal Wedding” in April 2012. Titanic Museum Attractions will pay homage to the 12 honeymooning couples on board the RMS Titanic with its “Royal Wedding” contest. Online voting will select a winning couple to be married on the Grand Staircase.
In April of 2012, it will mark 100 years since the Titanic went down. In July, guests who visits the museum can personally become involved in its special tribute to the passengers and crew by depositing a single rose petal into a container in the Memorial Gallery.
On April 15, 2012 – exactly 100 years after the RMS Titanicwas lost – each of the rose petals will be carefully laid onto the surface of the Atlantic Ocean directly where the Titanic sank.
To pay tribute to the birthplace of the RMS Titanic in Ireland, Titanic Museum Attractions will give away a total of six 11-day trips for two to Belfast, Ireland (where Titanic was built) at its Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Branson, Mo. locations. The “Back to Titanic 100th Year ‘Tour Ireland’ Sweepstakes” begins June 13, 2011. All details are available online at www.TitanicAttraction.com and contestants can enter daily online. Winners will be announced Feb. 14, 2012.
Make sure to visit the official page of the Titanic Attraction for more information on all of the events taking place!
I highly recommend making a stop at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Missouri. We toured the museum in a little over an hour with Hayden. If you’re going with older children or especially by yourself, you can definitely spend 2 hours or more absorbing it all!
Disclosure: My family and I traveled to Branson as part of a tour for family travel bloggers, organized and sponsored by the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau.