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Touring the Titanic in Las Vegas

I’ve been to Las Vegas so many times on vacation it’s not even funny. But, when it comes down to seeing anything in the town, I’m really rather a novice to be quite honest. I can tell you exactly how to get to the bathroom in so many casinos, but I’ve never really done any of the touristy things beyond play some cards, eat some buffets, and see a couple of shows. So on this last trip to Vegas, I wanted to make sure to do something that I hadn’t done before.
 

 

I spoke with my friend Brian about seeing the Titanic exhibit in the Luxor, but as the trip went on we kept putting it off in favor of hanging out and watching some of the games or just wandering around and enjoying ourselves. We didn’t play as many games as we had in the past, which was refreshing, but we weren’t really doing anything different either but a bit more wandering and eating.

 

 
Our last chance came, appropriately enough, on our last day there after checking out. Brian’s flight wasn’t until the evening and I didn’t have a set time to leave to get to my next destination, I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t too late so I’d be driving in the dark. So, with a few hours to kill, we made our way over to see the story of the Titanic.

 

 
The line wasn’t too bad as it was for all the attractions and shows in the Luxor, but I was happy that we had a coupon as it was rather expensive. I frowned at this a bit, but it turned out to be more than worth it. The exhibit was an excellent telling of the whole story, from the building of the ship to what happened after sinking. I was in awe of all of the artifacts and displays they had, including the largest chunk of the hull ever recovered, appropriately named “the big piece.”
 

 

Unfortunately photos weren’t allowed inside, so these shots I took are all from the posters outside, but that’s probably for the best too as I’m sure I’d still be there snapping away.

 
An extra that I did quite enjoy was a “Boarding Pass” we were given upon entering. On the back of the ticket was a short story about one of the passengers. At the end, there was a list of all the names of the people on the ship separated into sections of who survived and who went down with the ship. So after starting out reading about one specific person, thus personalizing what happened, we were then able to find out their fate. As my person was a man in a second class cabin I knew before I even made it to the end what happened to him, but it was still an excellent way to bring the whole thing home past what they already did with the individual stories.
 

 

I really quite enjoyed my time in the Titanic exhibit and now have to make it a point to hit up some more attractions the next time I’m in Las Vegas; which, with knowing me, won’t be that far off. So any suggestions anyone has on things they’ve done and enjoyed, send ’em my way!

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One Comment on “Touring the Titanic in Las Vegas”

  1. D.J. - The World of Deej April 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    There was a similar exhibit in Orlando not long ago. I never saw it myself, but I wondered if I should check it out. Sounds like it was definitely worth it!

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