Branson is greatly famous for its live music shows and world-class theme parks. Aside from that, Branson also boasts of its variety of museums that people of all ages will definitely enjoy. This holiday season, as a great influx of tourists is to be expected, your visit to Branson should be planned out in advance to avoid inconvenience on your part. While you are planning for your itinerary in Branson, don’t forget of one of Branson’s most unique attractions – the Branson Titanic Museum.
The Titanic Museum in Branson is not very hard to spot. The museum itself is a replica of the Titanic that first set sail. It is like going for a boat ride, except that you won’t get that seasick feeling. If you have been watching the movie Titanic, too, then everything inside this museum will be very familiar to you.
As you enter the museum, you are given a boarding pass that will serve as your ticket. The pass contains some personal information about an actual passenger of the Titanic during its maiden voyage back then. As you go inside the museum, you will notice the replica of the Grand Staircase, which will make you feel that you are in a movie scene. You can also explore the hallways and passenger cabins in the Titanic ship.
Just like other museums, the Titanic museum also houses a number of galleries. Here you can see more than 400 personal artifacts from the passengers. Many of these are on display only here in the Branson Titanic Museum. The museum also has an exhibit that the guests can catch all year-round. For this year, the exhibit is the Tribute to Musicians, where the 8 noble musicians in the sinking of the Titanic are honored and remembered.
There are lots of other attractions in the museum itself. You can touch an actual iceberg, experience how it is to be in 28 degrees water, how to shovel coal in the boiler room to keep the engine going, send an SOS signal, be in a sloping deck that imitates the sinking of the ship, and sit in a real lifeboat, too. You can also listen to the stories of the survivors of the Titanic tragedy.
At the end of the tour, you can visit the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names are carved. These are the names of all the passengers and crew members who were aboard the Titanic on that uneventful night. You can check the name on your boarding pass to know that person’s fate.
Since it’s Christmas time, expect more surprises from the Titanic museum in Branson. For tickets to the Titanic museum, just call 1-800-381-7670.