There are so many reasons to visit Branson, Missouri, but for my son, there was just one attraction he needed to know about to agree on a 12+ hour car trip with his mama. In January, my sister told us about the World’s largest Titanic Museum found in Branson, Missouri. Right then my son and I knew what we had to do.
We made it to Branson on a Thursday and didn’t have the Titanic Museum on the itinerary until our last day, Sunday. I had to continually tell him that we saved the best for last. We even went by on our way to another attraction to get pictures of him with the Titanic ahead of time.
The outside of the museum is a very lifelike replica of the RMS Titanic (smaller of course). They even have the ship crashing into an iceberg with running water rushing up the bow. As you head to the entrance of the Titanic Museum, a crew member welcomes you to the RMS Titanic. They provide you with a boarding pass granting you permission to come aboard. On the back of the boarding pass, you are given the name of an actual passenger that was part of the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. It shares with you all about that passenger, such as age, type of passenger and place of residence. At the very end of the museum, there is a Memorial Wall where you search for your passengers name to see if you survived or perished on the ship. That was a very fun part of the experience.
I have to tell you guys that I cried several times as we walked through experiencing things like how it felt to walk up the ship as it began to sink. There are three different platforms that allow you to see how the different degrees made it almost impossible to hang on. There is also a room dedicated specifically to the musicians aboard the ship. As most of you know, they all perished because they stayed aboard playing to help keep passengers calm. A true sacrifice like this is hard to imagine.
One of both my son and I’s favorite parts of the museum was being able to walk out through a door and feel like you entered the outside of the Titanic on the actual night. You see stars and experience the cool, crisp air. It was almost an eerie feeling. If you want to know what the water felt like on that fateful night, you have the ability to stick your fingers into water that is the exact temperature of the water the night the Titanic sank. I couldn’t keep my fingers in for longer than about 6 seconds. It was insanely cold!
If you enjoy reading about the Titanic or have any interest in learning more about the Titanic, you can’t miss the Titanic Museum in Branson. It is worth going to Branson just to experience it. It is an amazing tribute to the “unsinkable ship”.
Thank you so much to the crew of the Titanic Museum for making this a truly unforgettable day for my son and I. It couldn’t have been more perfect.
This review is part of a series for #ExploreBranson. I received hotel accommodations, shows and attractions for sharing my experiences with you.