Tennessee April 02, 2017
This Roadside Attraction In Tennessee Is The Most Unique Thing You’ve Ever Seen
Have you ever seen a steamship on the side of the road? In a landlocked state? Well, if you find yourself driving through Pigeon Forge you just might. It’s home to Tennessee’s own Titanic Museum, where you can wander through the galleries and learn all about the ship and its past. It’s a neat thing to study, and the weirdest thing to see from the car. Care to visit?
The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee opened on April 8, 2010, and is built at a half-scale to the real ship. Currently, it is the largest (permanent!) homage to the doomed RMS ship in the entire world. The museum cost $25 million to construct, and its illusion of a ship at sea is both stunning and a bit eerie.
The artifacts that are on display in the museum are real, and they are valued at close to $4 million dollars. You can stick your hand in 28 degree water - the temperature at the sinking - and touch a growing iceberg. Try to steer the ship on your own, and learn all about the history of the beautiful ship. Both before and after its waterlogged end, of course.
Here you can see when the ship was under construction a short time before opening. There are 400 pre-discovery artifacts on display through their twenty galleries, and the two-story museum has more than enough history to keep your family interested. You will have the chance to go on a two hour, self-guided tour that exhumes the entirety of the history and sinking.
Open 9am to 9pm, seven days a week, you can visit the Titanic Museum at 2134 Parkway whenever the mood strikes. You'll want to buy your tickets ahead of time and choose the actual start time to your tour. Tickets vary between $22 for adults to $11 for kids, but make sure to check for deals!
What an interesting place…and how strange to see it from the road. If you’re still looking for fun places to explore, here are
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