Discovery Park isn’t the only place you can find David Crockett

“The Ballad of Davy Crockett,” an action-packed Western featuring William Moseley, is set to release in select theaters and through video-on-demand on Friday, March 8, 2024. Moseley is known for his portrayal of the fictional character Peter Pevensie in the “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy, which won him a Kids’ Choice Award, in addition to nominations for a Saturn Award and a Young Artist Award. He also played Prince Liam in the E! series “The Royals.”

“It is the epic, story behind the legendary ‘King of the Wild Frontier,’” reads the movie’s description. “Long before his last stand at the Alamo, the legendary American hero Davy Crockett fought his way through a wild frontier to rescue his sons from the clutches of an evil land baron.”

Set in 1815, the film focuses on David Crockett’s adventures while fighting his way through the wild frontier to save his children from the clutches of an evil land baron (Colm Meaney of Hell on Wheels). According to producer-director Derek Estlin Purvis, “We wanted to explore the larger-than-life mythology that enshrouds the Crockett name and use his ardent opposition to Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act as a throughline for what turned out to be a beautiful action-adventure tale.”

There are many places at Discovery Park where guests can experience folk hero, frontiersman, politician and West Tennessee settler David Crockett every day. In addition to an exhibit and film, guests can take their photo next to a statue of Crockett. He lived in our region from 1822 until he departed for the Alamo in 1835. Crockett was also one of the earliest hunters around nearby Reelfoot Lake. Discovery Park’s annual celebration of Crockett’s birthday will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024 and will once again feature interactive activities, live demonstrations and musical entertainment. Included will be a variety of programs on topics such as woodworking, fur trapping, outdoor cooking and more.

Discovery Park CEO, Scott Williams, recently published a biography on David CrockettThe Accidental Fame and Lack of Fortune of West Tennessee’s David Crockett that is available in the Discovery Park gift shop and on “Of course, Crockett is still popular and pops up everywhere from Disneyworld to the Simpsons, said Williams. “I’m glad there’s now a film being released that will introduce one of Tennessee’s biggest icons to a whole new generation.”