Did you know that 2012 is the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic? That means that you should really make an effort to visit the Titanic Museum in Branson, MO this year! They have many special extras going on this year, including "100 Days of True Titanic Stories" with Jaynee the 1st Class Maid.
Anyways, our family was able to visit the Titanic Museum while on vacation a couple weeks ago. This was actually the second time for a couple of us, but since it was 10 years ago I toured the museum, it was nice to see some new displays, and of course, see many things I had forgotten.
If you've ever driven on the strip, then I'm sure you have seen the huge Titanic ship. It really is eye catching, between the massive size, and the attractive look of the ship, iceberg and running water.
As we prepared to "board" we were met by a maid who handed us an audio piece to hang around our neck. This was so we could listen to information about various displays during our tour. Once inside and checked in, we started off to explore the Titanic. No photography is allowed, so obviously I can't show you what you will find when you visit. However, let me say that it is one of the most interesting museums we've been to! One unique aspect of the Titanic Museum is that you are given a boarding pass at entry, and during the tour you will find information about "yourself" (the person whose boarding pass you received). At the end of your journey, you will also discover if "you" survived or drowned.
|The Grand Staircase (true to size, too!)|
|Titanic also has many interactive areas|
One thing that stood out to me as we explored the world that was the Titanic in 1812, was the heroism and courage of so many of the passengers and crew alike. One that I am familiar with, but always enjoy learning more, was John Harper. A Baptist pastor who was on his way to Chicago with his daughter, he unfortunately did not survive. However, his last hours were spent in swimming around the dark, cold waters and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others who shared the same fate. His daughter survived, and many other survivors told of Harper's courage and selfless care for others, in comforting and sharing the gospel.
After our tour it was time to hit the gift shop, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here as well. M even bought one of the Jaynee the Maid dolls, and was able to meet the creator of the dolls, Jaynee. Maid Jaynee was kind enough to sign M's doll, and they even got their picture taken together!
On our way out we stopped for a (partial) family picture. The Titanic was too big to completely fit in our picture, but we did our best!
I highly recommend the Titanic Museum to any family or individual who plans to visit Branson. It is a highly informative and enjoyable experience!
Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review; I did receive complimentary admission to the museum. I was not required to write favorable about the museum. All thoughts and opinions are mine.