Discovery Park of America is located in the scenic Reelfoot Lake Region of Tennessee. Whether you are on route to from Memphis to St. Louis, or if you find yourself near Paducah, Discovery Park of America is an iconic and a must-see attraction on your list. Groups are always in awe when they pull up to the front entrance of Discovery Park, and 99% of guests say, “Wow! I had no idea this was in Union City, Tenn.!”

Park Hours

Open Tuesday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays (except Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July), Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Weather Disclaimer: Please check our Landing Page, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for weather-related closings.

Beginning January 2020, we will shift our hours of operation:
• January and February and August through December, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday
• March through July, open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed days 2020: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter

Educators: If you are looking for information regarding school field trips, please click here.

Event Planners: If you are interested in wedding venues, receptions, private parties, class reunions and space rentals, please click here.

Tour Operators: Please call 731-885-5455 and ask for Group Reservations.

Group Ticket Pricing:

*Groups of at least 15 guests or more

Adults (ages 18+) Single Day Group Rate
One free adult per every 15 paid persons
Child (ages 4 – grade 12) Single Day Group Rate $8
Children 3 & Under Free

Special Attractions Pricing:

Eathquake Simulator $4.95 per person
Starship Theater $4.95 per person
The Tower $4.95 per person

Group Ticket Pre-Sale Criteria

You may order tickets in blocks of 15 or more and pay with a single check to receive the group discount. You may then distribute the tickets to your guests and no group check-in is required. If you have a group coming but they are arriving in separate vehicles, you might wish to purchase a block of tickets. All pre-sale tickets must be purchased in advance before you arrive with your group.

15 or more paying individuals are needed to receive the group rate.
Memberships cannot be used toward group admissions.

For additional information, please click here.

Overnight Stays

Opening right next door to DPA are three brand new hotels. Holiday Inn Express & Suites (opening Winter 2019), Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites (opening late summer 2019) feature all the conveniences needed for travelers including a FREE hot breakfast. For a group rate or to book, contact Zoe Ramage at or (731) 335-6282.
To schedule a field trip or help arranging student group travel, please click here to fill out an online form or call Reservations at 731-885-5455.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

MainStay Suites & Sleep Inn


Pre-registration of two weeks is required to receive the group discount. You may reach Group Reservations by phone at (731) 885-5455 or email Group Reservations. 

buses & church groups

Visitors will be dropped off at Discovery Center, and buses will be parked in the bus parking area.


Ask about lunch reservations!

Lunch is also available in The Cafe at Discovery Park of America on an individual purchase basis.

We also offer a group lunch! Click here to download the menu.