1. Braden Knutson

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    I have been fascinated by the story of the Titanic since I was a young boy. As an adult, I’ve marveled at how a catastrophe of that magnitude could ever occur, especially when it seemed so preventable. I was absolutely enthralled at the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside the Luxor at Las Vegas. Very few exhibitions can compare to how well-done this was. Immediately, we were pulled into the haunting setting of the Titanic. When we arrived, we each received a “boarding pass” of an actual passenger aboard the Titanic with a description of who he or she was. At first, the setting was a bit upbeat, even exciting as descriptions, photos, and artifacts demonstrated the buzz surrounding the creation and launch of this world-class ship. As we progressed, however, the tone became more somber as the doom of the “unsinkable ship” unfolded. One of my favorite areas was the pitch black Promenade Deck room where you stand on a life-size portion of the Titanic’s deck and look out over the edge at hundreds of “stars.” There was also a room with a massive block of ice that you could touch which represented the glacier into which the Titanic crashed. The centerpiece of the entire exhibition may be the full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase which is incredible! The tragedy of the event really struck me in that room, picturing this majestic and exquisite staircase, with all it represented, at the bottom of the ocean. There was also an entire room devoted to a massive, 26-by-20-foot fragment of the ship’s hull along with video and descriptions of how the piece was excavated (and how the first attempt failed!). I loved how every single artifact had a description next to it, even the tiniest things. As far as I’m concerned, the more information the better! The artifacts really added to the personal connection and reality of the tragedy. I also really liked the stories of passengers displayed on the walls throughout the exhibition. They would speak of how, by complete chance or luck (or fate!), certain passengers would end up on the Titanic.At the end of the exhibition, a wall displays all 2,223 passengers and crew members, which class they were in, and whether they lived or died. The man represented on my ticket had died along with all of his family members.I cannot recommend the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition highly enough. It was incredible.

  2. David Fehr

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    Great exhibit! I did not survive but my wife did. She says she would go back but it will have to be with a different guy.

  3. Robert Smart

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    Wow…..if you are at all interested in the story of the Titantic….this is a must see….it is pricey. ..but well worth the memories….plan to go back

  4. Michael Watson

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    It was very interesting to be able to see artifacts recovered from the depths of the Titanic. The museum was well laid out, described the details of the ship very well, and walked through the events of that terrible night. I would have liked to have seen more pieces from the Titanic ship itself, however – a significant portion of thr artifacts were just personal artifacts from the cruise guests. Don’t get me wrong, it was all good and interesting, but I would have liked to have become more involved with the Titanic experience rather than the guests. Overall a great exhibition, and well worth thr look.

  5. Greg Marrow

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    Titanic-The Artifact Exhibition” is an amazing, poignant exhibit and a must-see for anyone interested in her tragic and short history. There are hundreds of original artifacts on display that were recovered after spending most of the last century in the dark, frigid Atlantic waters 2.5 miles below the ocean surface. Many of these items are personal objects that were owned by the doomed passengers and tell a great story about their owners and their day. One such artifact was a perfume sample satchel, owned by a perfume designer who perished that fateful day 100 years ago, that you can still smell today. The exhibitors have also recreated a full-size replica of the Grand Staircase complete with tile, wood and chandelier. The central piece of the exhibit however, is called simply, “The Big Piece.” It’s a 26ft x 12ft section of the starboard hull, complete with several portholes, that broke off during the descent to the ocean floor. When you stand in front of this piece, the largest artifact recovered from the Titanic, you can imagine the faces of the passengers (some of whom paid up to $100,000 in today’s money) as they eagerly, and frightenedly, peered out those very same portholes 100 years ago.