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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 level floor.

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 settlement.

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.

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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.

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