The exciting Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is as far from a typical museum as you can get. This unforgettable Pigeon Forge attraction should be on your list of must-do outings during your vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Located inside an eye-popping large-scale replica of the doomed ocean liner, the Titanic Museum delivers a powerful interactive experience to all who enter.
Billed as “the world’s largest museum attraction,” this Parkway icon is so popular that tickets often sell out on a daily basis. Purchasing online in advance is the way to go, to assure you and your friends or family will get to experience this Pigeon Forge attraction.
Most everyone is familiar with the story of the RMS Titanic, a luxurious passenger liner that met her demise during her maiden voyage from England to New York City, after a North Atlantic iceberg scraped a 300-foot hole in her right side. Even though the event took place in 1912, the world has remained fascinated with ship’s story, as well as that of the countless wealthy gentry and even more working-class staff who catered to them.
In the spine-tingling museum experience, ticket holders become Titanic “passengers” the moment they buy their ticket. At “boarding time,” each visitor is given an identity for the duration of his or her tour – the name and description of a real passenger on the Titanic. As you make your way through the museum, the guides you meet inside – all of whom are dressed in period reproduction clothing and acting in character – will give you clues about your character. The drama builds as you make your way through, edging closer to the fate you are wondering more about with each passing minute.
Hundreds of details of the voyage, from elegant on-board appointments and decor to exactly what happened in the pilothouse just before impact, are revealed during the museum tour. You can move at a leisurely pace, reading hand-written letters and photo captions to put all the pieces into place . . . or you can zip through as quickly as you like.
The museum’s website offers biographies of several of the ship’s victims. Families who want to maximize the learning experience for their kids will find great suggestions under the website’s education tab.
So there you go. A giant ship in the Smoky Mountains is at your service. Go ahead and take a tour of this Pigeon Forge museum attraction during your next vacation, and you’ll be surprised at how much more there is to the story than what James Cameron had to say.