The Titanic Museum Attraction was the very last attraction we visited during our time in Branson, Missouri. Not a stranger to the Titanic Museum Attraction, I have visited the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum 3 previous times. I knew while in town I had to experience the Branson location and see how the two locations differ and compare. Both locations are on a very busy highway and from the looks of it, extremely popular.
My family and I visited hoping to learn new information, educate ourselves and have fun! We were about the have an entire different experience from our last 3 visits and are ready for the challenge. Don’t worry, it’s a “good” different.
The 2 story museum is actually half scale to the original Titanic. Located inside the museum you will find over 20 exhibits and over 400 Titanic artifacts. The Branson location is one of two Titanic-themed museums owned by John Joslyn. John Joslyn headed a 1987 expedition to Titanic’s final resting place. He was also executive producer for the documentary Titanic: Secrets Revealed. I met his wife Mary Kellogg-Joslyn in 2012 at the Pigeon Forge Titanic location where we learned about Mr. Joselyn’s decade long dedication in the 1987 Titanic Expedition.
The first thing I notice was the large replica of the Titanic. The scale model of the ship gives guests and overall impression to how large the Titanic in fact was. It is in the front area where you learn about the different boarding classes and location of their cabin births and begin top learn about the personal stories that all endured aboard the RSS Titanic.
During my previous visits I did not have the pleasure of meeting Molly and Carter. Molly and Carter are the Titanic Mascots and represent the 10 dogs that were aboard the Titanic prior to her demise.Molly and Carter are available for a limited time this summer before they go into “semi-retirement”.
Those dogs have a good life, don’t they?!? Don’t forget to LIKE Molly & Carter on Facebook. You can keep up with their doggy dog world and see how their summer is going before their retirement.
New for 2014, Branson Titanic Museum Attraction pays tribute to the Musicians aboard the Titanic. 8 talented and heroic musicians helped drown-out the sadness of that dark night. Their stories are now shared and history will not forget those 8 brave men who sacrificed their survival and provided the last melodies for some of the ill-fated passengers.
One of my favorite galleries that currently displayed at both Titanic locations is the Titanic Children’s Gallery. Having two children of my own, this gallery is a favorite of mine. It is important to remember these helpless children and each of their story. Not only do I encourage my children to remember those that passed on too early in life, but to take the name of a few children that survived and do a web search to see what they did with their lives after the Titanic. It is important to teach my children that through perseverance, happiness can still occur.
Be sure to take a family picture in front of the large iceberg located at the front facade of the building. Pressed penny machine is also located at the front adjacent to the boarding line.
Side Note: No photography is allowed in the building so photographs use inside the building belong to the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Boarding starts at 9 a.m and open and is located in Branson, Missouri, 3235 76 Country Blvd & Hwy 165. You can purchase a family pack which includes 2 Adult, 4 Child for $62.84. Travelers can also purchases combo tickets for added savings to other Branson Attractions.
If you are thinking about visiting the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum, be sure to visit our website again. We are making another #BayouTravel road trip to Pigeon Forge next week and will have updated information on the Pigeon Forge location and other Pigeon Forge Attractions. Shhh: We may be visiting Pigeon Forge this winter as well!