As of 2015, some highly popular features of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee include audio tours, exhibits of artifacts from Titanic survivors, the Grand Staircase replica, Father Browne Gallery, Captain's Bridge and informed costumed crew members, notes SmokyMountain.com. The Titanic Museum is a replica of the RMS Titanic and contains more than 400 artifacts, plus a variety of interactive exhibits. It is designed to give visitors an opportunity to experience what life was like on the ship.
Each visitor at the museum receives a boarding pass, which contains the name of a real-life passenger. Visitors can find out more information about their specific passengers in the museum's Memorial Room. Visitors can walk the Grand Staircase, shovel coal, learn to send an SOS distress signal and stand on the ship's sloping decks.
One popular exhibit is the Flooded Stairway Simulator, which allows guests to see what it would have been like to see water rushing past the base of the ship's stairways. Guests can steer the ship, feel what 28 degrees Fahrenheit water feels like and touch an iceberg at the Captain’s Bridge. In the Father Browne Gallery, visitors can view photographs taken by one of the passengers that disembarked the ship in Ireland.
Other popular features include the Tot-Titanic area for children and the stories from actual passengers, notes TitanicPigeonForge.com.