Park Hours

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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

Low Season:
Jan – Feb: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug – Dec: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Tues. and Wed.
Tram will not be operating

High Season:
March – July: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open 7 days a week
Tram will be operating, weather permitting


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, Tennessee!”

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

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Group Ticket Pricing:

*Groups of at least 15 guests or more

Adults (ages 18+) Single Day Group Rate $10.95
Child (ages 4 – grade 12) Single Day Group Rate $7.95
Children 3 & Under Free

One free adult per every 15 paid persons

Special Attraction Pricing:

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

New Group VIP Package in 2020

If you are planning to bring your group to Discovery Park of America in 2020 and want them to feel extra special, we encourage you to look into our newly added Group VIP Package for 15 or more guests.

Adults (ages 18+) $22.95
Child (ages 4 – 17) $19.95
Children 3 & Under Free

VIP Guests enjoy general admission to the museum and heritage park, PLUS:

  • Second day FREE
  • Unlimited access to the Tower
  • 10% off in the Gift Shop
  • 10% off in Sabin’s Cafe and Eats & Treats
  • Collectible VIP badge

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.


Lunch is available for group members to purchase individually in Sabin’s Cafe at Discovery Park of America.

Want to purchase lunch for the whole group? We offer a group lunch! Click here to download the menu.


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. 

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.

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.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

MainStay Suites & Sleep Inn

Places to Eat

Discovery Park of America has a great eatery on-site, Sabin’s Cafe, but if you are looking for the best diners and dives in and around Union City, then read our blog post on the must-eats in the area.

Best Diners and Dives