Category Archives: Titanic Museum

Sinking ship draws a crowd

Since it opened in April, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge has attracted more than 135,000 visitors.

That’s pretty decent, considering that consumers supposedly have pulled back on spending in recent weeks. The Commerce Department reported Friday that retail spending in May posted the biggest decline in eight months.

Consumers may be hanging on to their cash, but the new Pigeon Forge attraction hasn’t suffered. That’s a good thing for the regional economy.

The museum “is a half-scale, permanent, three-deck recreation of the Titanic,” according to a press release.

Interesting phrasing by the release writer. I’m glad the owners built a “permanent” museum, instead of a temporary one.