When I was in Las Vegas for a media tour I got to visit “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” inside the Luxor Hotel. It was fascinating.
Most of us have seen the movie Titanic more than once, but learning about real passengers and seeing real artifacts was very moving.
When you first walk in you are handed a boarding card with the name of a real passenger. At the end of the exhibit there is a wall of of names by class and who made it off the boat alive or was lost and you can check to see if your person made it.
They had a replica of the amazing staircase and you could stand on it and have your picture taken.
In the exhibition was also a replica of what a stateroom looked like. A far cry from what cruise ship rooms look like these days.
There are over 250 artifacts in the exhibition that were recovered from the wreck site. Plates, cups and even an unopened bottle of champagne from 1900. There is a huge piece of the Titanic’s hull that weighs so much it had to have special rigging built in for hang it from.
If you are in Las Vegas I definitely recommend checking out Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
For more information check out Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor website.
The exhibit is open daily. There is no photography allowed inside the exhibit.
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I received free admission into the exhibit while on a media tour in Las Vegas with Entertainment New Media Network Travel Division, but I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are always my own.