In commemoration of what is perhaps the most famous ship sinking of all time, the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest tributes to the doomed vessel. With authentic replicas and hundreds of Titanic artifacts on display, the museum showcases the history of the "unsinkable" ship and the era during which it was built, sailed, and sunk. The museum itself is even a partial reconstruction of the ship, built half to scale and anchored in water to create the look of the Titanic at sea. A total of 20 various galleries are open for exploration.
Upon boarding, visitors are given the chance to experience what it felt like to be a passenger on the ships ill-fated maiden voyage. As a luxury liner, the details of every part of the ship were well thought out and constructed (as can be seen in a replica of the famous grand staircase). Visitors are given a ticket with the name of an actual Titanic passenger and will get to find out if they survived or lost their life after the ship encountered the iceberg. The museum does an excellent job of bringing Titanic and the story of its passengers to life.
The Titanic Museum is located at the center of Branson at Country Blvd & Highway 165. A 90-minute self-guided tour is available upon entry and costs $28.50 for adults and $13 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum hours can vary greatly by month, but the attraction is generally open daily from 9am to 9pm. Visitors should note that the site is wheelchair accessible, and that cameras are not allowed.