- Type: Museums
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Titanic buffs will want to see this, and the full-scale recreation of the Grand Staircase evokes romance.
It's too easy to say "you've seen the movie, now see the exhibit." But that is sort of the case; if you were captivated by the Oscar-winning epic, you will definitely want to take in this exhibit on the unsinkable luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage. While it's a can't-miss for buffs, it might still be of some interest for those with only marginal feelings about the massive 1912 disaster. It's a strangely somber subject for Vegas, but what can you do? It features displays explaining the ship's ill-fated maiden voyage; relics salvaged from the sunken liner; and even recreations of sample cabins from first, second, and third class, including atmospheric conditions, giving you a sense of how it felt to travel aboard what was an incredible vessel. There is even a large chunk of real ice standing in for the culprit berg. It's tastefully done, except for the proposed adjoining bar wherein patrons will be lifted into the establishments via lifeboat. Let's hope that one doesn't come to pass.
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