Knoxville, Tenn. – The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has been named one of the “Top Five Attractions” in East Tennessee. The results of the poll, conducted by Knoxville’s WBIR (NBC) television, were released on Friday, June 25, 2010.
WBIR anchor Robin Wilhoit said, “We asked you which Tennessee attractions were your favorite and now your votes are in. It’s only been open ten weeks, but already Titanic Museum Attraction has cracked the ‘Top Five East Tennessee Attractions.’ The Titanic Museum Attraction is a gigantic replica of the luxury ocean liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean back in 1912. Since it opened in April, nearly 200,000 passengers have boarded the Titanic.”
Titanic Museum Attraction is a half-scale, permanent, three-deck recreation of the Titanic. The museum houses 20 galleries to display nearly 400 authentic, priceless Titanic artifacts that were either carried from the ship and into lifeboats by passengers and crew, or were found afloat soon after the sinking and quickly salvaged by rescue boats.
The Titanic Museum Attraction – which is conveniently located to all areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville – is now open every day from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. ET. Tickets are available online at www.TitanicPigeonForge.com or by calling 1-800-381-7670 and visitors are strongly urged to purchase tickets in advance.
Cedar Bay Entertainment, which owns and operates Titanic Museum Attraction, is a privately owned entertainment and development company headquartered in Branson, Missouri, the site of Cedar Bay’s first Titanic Museum Attraction. Since its April 2006 grand opening, it has welcomed more than 2,000,000 guests.