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Our Mission

Inspire Everyone to See Beyond

The mission of Discovery Park of America is to inspire children and adults to See Beyond. Located in the beautiful Reelfoot Lake region of Northwest Tennessee, Discovery Park of America offers visitors of all ages a world-class, state-of-the-art experience unlike anything else in the world. From the 100,000-square-foot museum to the extensively-landscaped 50-acre heritage park, there is literally something for every member of the family to discover at Discovery Park of America.


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Tickets for admission to Discovery Park are redeemable for one-time use 365 days from the date of purchase.

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EP 138: Lisa Smartt: Making People Laugh

Lisa Smartt of Dresden, Tennessee loves to make people laugh. A motivational humorist and writer, she travels nationally speaking to groups on a variety of fun and interesting topics. In her own words, “I’m always open to designing new talks to meet a group’s needs as long as they don’t need insight into algebra, organizational skills, map reading or pet counseling.” She’s also a writer who has published a number of books and a popular newspaper column. In this episode, Lisa shares stories from her childhood, how she discovered her talent for public speaking and tips to use when listeners find themselves in front of an audience. Tip number one: be your authentic self. You can follow Lisa at lisasmartt.com.

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Our Venues

More Than A Museum

Looking for a unique place to have your wedding, corporate meeting, or special event? Discovery Park of America offers indoor and outdoor venue spaces that are sure to make your gathering just what you imagine it to be. From our professional events staff to the choice of an unforgettable setting, Discovery Park of America will make your event a memorable success!

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So much to see and do. Beautiful location. Something for everyone and accessible to all. Reasonable entry price. Huge learning curve for kids and adults. Pristine clean. Take all the time you want. No one rushes you!

—Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Temporary Exhibit

Outdoor Art of John Toras: Man of Stainless Steel

This dynamic temporary exhibit features sculptures by John Toras, an artist from Marshall County, Ky., displayed throughout Discovery Park’s 50-acre heritage park. From static pieces that reflect the sun to those that dramatically move by the power of the wind, this exhibit provides a different experience depending on the weather and the time of day.

Areas of Learning

  • Twenty giant sculptures, each with a different look and feel
  • Each sculpture is uniquely named
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Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast

“Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” is produced at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee and celebrates the culture, accomplishments and history of West Tennessee while inspiring listeners to see beyond.

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