History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get one ticket to Titanic The Experience (up to a $23.60 value).
Celebrating the ship's 100th anniversary, Titanic The Experience's live actors, full-scale models, and 20,000-square-foot interactive museum faithfully recreate the poignant story of one of the world's most famous ships. The facility houses full-scale re-creations of the Titanic's grand staircase, first-class suites, the boiler room, and an outdoor promenade deck. Guests are immersed in the mystery and lore of the tragic tale as actors donning period-era costumes portray notable figures from the ship’s voyage and lead guests on an hour-long tour. As stories are recounted by characters such as Molly Brown and Captain Smith, visitors can take in the grandeur and elegance of the ship first hand. Historical perspective is complimented in the underwater room, replete with an 8-foot replica of the ship in its current state on the ocean floor, as well as more than 200 artifacts from the ship's history, including an apology letter from the glacier.
Though Titanic The Experience sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Titanic The Experience
When they enter Titanic The Experience, visitors receive a replica boarding pass. From there, they relive the ship's history from a passenger's perspective, from life onboard during its 1912 maiden voyage through to the crash. The exhibit closes with updates on modern efforts to recover its wreckage, which the museum is thoroughly part of—it's myriad artifacts were found by a team that performed seven deep-sea expeditions.
- Size: More than 5,500 authentic artifacts, including one of the passengers' perfume bottles, and china etched with the White Star Line's logo.
- Eye-catcher: The 17-ton section of the ship's hull.
- Don't miss: A glimpse at the paper documents that, against all odds, survived the shipwreck. Their story? They're from leather suitcases and briefcases; the era's tanning process made leather repel ocean microorganisms.
- Pro tip: The exhibit's artifacts are conserved, not restored. They team prevents them from decaying further, but wants to show the damage done by the shipwreck, the ocean, and the passage of time.