I am always looking for fun things to do with my girls. Something that keeps them talking. The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge has been on my radar for some time. You see, in my 32 years, I have seen numerous attractions not all of them so fantastic or believable. I fancy myself an Attractions Connoisseur. I had heard so many amazing reviews from friends and visitors that I just had to check the Titanic out.
So President’s Day showed up on my calendar and I took the day off – a rare occurrence in my world. My girls were thrilled. I even invited my mom as well as I knew she would love it. The four of us boarded the ship ready for an adventure. We were met by a welcoming crew dressed in period costume and were each given a boarding pass with the name of a real passenger on it. (I was Edith – I had real hope for this 1st class passenger). In addition, the girls were given a scavenger hunt. We set off.
Everything I heard was true. The exhibits were phenomenal. My mom was moved by the original pictures, postcards, letters and other artifacts told the story of passengers, their journey and their tragedy. Each display was a tribute to that passenger who boarded the Titanic for that fateful voyage. The girls loved the interactive displays and activities. We raced around looking for answers to the scavenger hunt. However, the highlight was the giant iceberg and 28 degree water. They could not imagine being in that freezing water in the dead of night! The museum was immaculate. It was clean and fresh – Everything was just as it was on the day it opened.
Our visit was enjoyed by all from ages 4 to 64. We left with a greater understanding of what the Titanic stood for, the lives of its passengers and crew and most important its legacy. When you plan your visit to the Smoky Mountains, make sure the Titanic is top on your list. It a visit not to be missed.
Oh by the way, Edith perished.