Titanic Explorer To Host Dive And Dine Wilderness Wildlife Week Event In Pigeon Forge

Monday, October 21, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

John Joslyn, co-leader of the first live television show that took viewers to the Titanic wreck site in 1987, will relive his team’s 33 Titanic dives during a Dive & Dine Wilderness Wildlife Week event at 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2014 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge.

As a pioneering expert on all things Titanic, Joslyn will take adventurous guests back to Titanic’s beginning, from her launch and maiden voyage, to the iceberg, her loss and her discovery. 

This year’s new Dive & Dine excursion will include an escorted tour of the Titanic Museum Attraction and a first-class dinner. Tickets are $45.

Also new in 2014, a tribute gallery dedicated to one of the Titanic’s most colorful passengers, Margaret “Unsinkable Molly” Brown will open. Her great-granddaughter, Helen Benziger, will visit the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge Valentine’s weekend.

For more information, visit www.titanicattraction.com or call 800 381-7670.


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