Visit Northwest Tennessee
A natural world of wonder is ready for discovery in Northwest Tennessee.
Discovery Park of America is surrounded by great places to visit with your family.
From eagles and white squirrels to Eiffel towers and honkey-tonks, our region is filled with unique attractions that are both educational and fun and authentically southern experiences you won’t find anywhere else in the world. All just waiting to be explored by you and your family.
This area has long been a mecca for hunters, birdwatchers and outdoor water sports enthusiasts because of nearby Reelfoot Lake, a 15,000 biodiverse ecosystem created by a series of earthquakes in 1811 and 1812. Also nearby is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area with over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Today, with the opening of Discovery Park of America, a 100-million-dollar museum and heritage park in Union City, and three conveniently located brand new hotels connected to the park, the area is seeing a revitalization resulting from a dramatic increase in tourism.
Northwest Tennessee is home to a variety of wineries and distilleries that add a unique experience to your visit to Discovery Park. Visit our online itinerary of the wineries and distilleries in the region.
From galleries and restaurants to wineries and orchards, the breathtaking scenic beauty of forested rolling hills mixed with carpets of lush green fields, now lead visitors to a whole new experience around every corner. In Union City, you’ll discover a charming traditional downtown filled with shops and restaurants and there are many others in the surrounding area.
Conveniently located only an hour-and-a-half from Jackson, two hours from Memphis and three hours from Nashville, Discovery Park and our three hotels right next door make a great temporary home away from home as you explore the entire region. For more information on things to do, places to stay and restaurants you can enjoy in Tennessee before or after your visit to Discovery Park, go to TNVacation.com.
From here, you can return to the Visit page, find information about purchasing tickets and saving 10%, hours and location, group admission, our education resources and lodging. Curious about what you’ll find at Discovery Park? You’ll find photos and more information about our museum and heritage park on our Explore page and in the FAQ.
Looking for the best diners and dives in and around Union City? Click here for a list of the tastiest and most fun restaurants in Northwest Tennessee.
Explore more when you purchase the Discovery Park of America Guidebook on Amazon.