'Titanic' exhibit drew 154,065 to river museum

“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” drew 154,065 people to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium during its 20-week run, which ended Oct. 11.

“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” helped draw 154,065 people to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium during its 20-week run, which ended Oct. 11, according to a museum press release.

More than 102,000 of those people visited the Titanic exhibit, which required an additional fee. The exhibit featured items recovered from the ocean floor.

At 5,000 square-feet, “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” was the largest exhibit ever hosted at the river museum.

Museum officials said the facility has drawn 206,607 visitors as of Oct. 11, and is pace to attract 230,000 people. That would be the highest annual attendance since 2004, when the river museum drew 250,001 people during its first full calendar year of operation.

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