BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY
YOU CAN'T SEE IT ALL IN ONE DAY
WE ARE ONLY 35 MINUTES FROM THE
NEWEST ATTRACTION IN
DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA
Visitors of all ages will be delighted to enter a 48 ft.
sculptural human figure on the upper level, where they can take in the sights of
the Grand Hall before sliding down the leg of the human figure to the entry
The Settlement, located in the northwest part of Discovery
Park, features buildings and landscapes representing a typical early 1800’s
small community. A 150-year old dog-trot log cabin shows what farm homes would
have been during this time. A log farm house features Union City’s own version
of the Sleeping Beauty legend and another log cabin demonstrates how a doctor
would have lived and practiced in this time. A kitchen garden, orchard, and
livestock pens complete the area, setting the scene for this 1800’s
Open Tuesday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday
The centerpiece of Discovery Park is Discovery Center, a 100,000-square-foot
building showcasing ten exhibit galleries: Children’s Exploration, Energy,
Enlightenment, Military, Native Americans, Natural History, Regional History,
Science/Space/Technology, and Transportation. In addition, a Special Exhibit
Gallery features traveling exhibits.
Discovery Center’s multi-story atriums are filled with exhibits that
invite visitors to open their minds to a greater understanding and appreciation
of our world…past, present and future. Highlights include:
- A theater simulation of the 1811-12 earthquakes that shaped the land in
this region as well as a planetary tour in the starship theater.
- A 20,000-gallon aquarium revealing the underwater life of Reelfoot Lake.
- A 60-foot replica of a human body with a 30-foot slide.
- Dinosaurs, fossils, Native American artifacts, military equipment, vintage
automobiles, and dozens more hands-on experiences for children.
The most prominent feature of the building is a 120-foot observation tower
with a flagpole that stretches its height to almost 200 feet. The tower includes
both indoor and outdoor observation areas and includes some glass floor panels.
The observation room can accommodate gatherings of 70 people.