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Hours and Location
January and February 2023
Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday – Saturday
Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
Closed Mondays and New Year’s Day
Open on MLK Day, January 16, 2023 and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023
March – August 2023
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday – Saturday
Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday
September – December 2023
Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday- Saturday
Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023
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.
World Class Venue Rentals
Looking for a unique place to have your wedding, corporate meeting, party or special event? Discovery Park of America offers indoor and outdoor spaces to make any gathering a one-of-a-kind experience your guests will never forget.
“…It’s like your favorite millionaire uncle took a trip through time and around the world and built you a living postcard in your backyard to tell you the story.”
—The Frenetic Peripatetic, Travel Blogger
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
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. Hosted by Scott Williams, guests include West Tennessee influencers from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, tourism and more. Like what you hear? Subscribe to “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” on iTunes and listen to a new episode each week.
In this week’s episode, we meet museum curator Katie Burke, who was a key member in the development and design of the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center located in Bass Pro Shops’ superstore in the Memphis Pyramid. Today, she is director of the interactive museum that raises awareness of wetlands and waterfowl conservation, emphasizes the importance of rivers and wetlands to society and illustrates the role that hunters play in conserving wildlife habitat and the waterfowl resource. In this episode, Burke discusses the career path that led her to Ducks Unlimited, the importance of wildlife conservation and her involvement in the upcoming Discovery Park exhibit “Duck, Duck, Goose: Waterfowl of the Mississippi Flyway.” Listen Now>
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