I entered as Lisa and left as Amy Stanley. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson is more than just glass cases of history. It’s an interactive experience and a part of our sponsored #BloggingBranson trip that I didn’t expect to love as much as I did. As soon as we arrived at the world’s largest museum attraction I was in awe. I’ll be honest, I haven’t done much research on the event outside of watching the movie, but I left wanting to learn all that I could about the people onboard the Titanic.
Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson
Part of the reason I felt that way is because you enter as a guest and leave as someone who was aboard Titanic. When you first get to the Titanic Museum Attraction you are given a boarding pass with the name and story of a passenger or crew member who was actually on the Titanic that night it sank. My passenger, Amy Stanley survived, as did my husband’s.
There are over 2,208 stories shared inside and they really try to bring the event to life. Over 400 real Titanic artifacts in 20 galleries help do that. Many of those artifacts have been retrieved from the Titanic by John Joslyn, CEO and President of Titanic Museum Attraction. He mounted and was a co-expedition leader of the 1987 titanic expedition which was the first to recover and restore artifacts from the ocean floor. He and his team of experts have successfully completed 32 dives to the Titanic’s final resting place.
The passion for sharing the stories of people aboard the Titanic doesn’t end with Joslyn, it’s inside all the employees. The tour guides are top notch and make the 90-minute walk-through interactive Titanic experience so much more memorable. Our guide had a vast amount of knowledge about Titanic, he was a fantastic storyteller, and even proposed to his wife, also an employee, on the grand staircase!
While you may not be proposing while visiting Titanic Museum Attraction, there is still plenty of other things to do. You can steer the ship, walk the full-scale Titanic grand staircase, touch the frozen surface of an iceberg, and feel the chill of the fateful “starry night”. They also offer a scavenger hunt for children to encourage them to explore the exhibits in a fun way.
One of my favorite galleries was the tribute to the most famous dress designer of 1912 and one of the world’s most famously elegant ladies, First Class Passenger Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon. She founded an international fashion empire, created the first fashion shows, launched the Edwardian craze for big hats, made scanty lingerie respectable, and banished the corset. For the first time in the US a rare collection of her luxurious tea gowns, evening wear, and lingerie is on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson as well as the location in Tennesse.
That’s right, there is also a Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN and it is also currently home to the World’s Largest Titanic LEGO Model. This exhibit has never been seen before in the US and pays tribute to the dreamers on Titanic. Built by Brynjar Karl Birgisson in 11+ months, the exhibit weighs in at 26 ft long X 4 ft wide X 5 ft tall and is constructed of 56,000 LEGO bricks! Impressive!
Titanic Museum and Attraction in Branson is open year round and an experience to add to your must-do list! Another must-do for Titanic fans is a stay in the Titanic Suite at Stone Castle Hotel! So many unique touches to this suite that will transport you to another time and place.