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Discovery Park of America

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When it’s time for a different kind of eye-opening action, be amazed by Discovery Park of America. Zoom down a super-fast slide along a 48-foot human form. Control a huge globe to drain the world’s oceans, or create your own weather pattern. Race solar-powered airplanes. 

You’ll see antique cars and motorcycles in the Transportation Gallery. Slide behind a bookcase to discover a suit of armor and other treasures, and learn about Northwest Tennessee’s land and creatures. Feel how the New Madrid earthquakes changed the land. Press your nose against a 20,000-gallon aquarium. Take the family and watch Discovery Park of America work its magic.

Discovery Park of America is a world-class educational and entertainment experience in Union City. Discovery Center, the flagship of Discovery Park, boasts over 70,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring 10 unique galleries.

Interactive and fun experiences await visitors, including a large collection of dinosaurs and a glass-floored observation tower. Outside on the 50-acre heritage park, you’ll find a working gristmill, a turn-of-the-century Train Depot with a full-size engine, passenger cars and caboose, a new permanent agriculture exhibit on farming innovation, historical exhibits and lush gardens. Discovery Park has ten rental venues, including a chapel for weddings, and welcomes school groups and bus tours.

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Guest in Dinosaur Hall with mask
Discovery Park is following all health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe experience for all guests who visit.
Dinosaur Hall at Discovery Park of America
Dinosaur Hall at Discovery Park of America features large fossil reproductions of dinosaurs and marine reptiles from the Mesozoic Era.
European Garden at Discovery Park of America
The European Garden is in full bloom during the spring and summer seasons.
"Faces of Farming" inside the new agriculture exhibit.
"Faces of Farming" wall inside the new exhibit, "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival"
arrowheads in Native Americans Gallery
See over 4,600 arrowheads and spear points in the Native Americans Gallery at Discovery Park of America.
Train depot at Discovery Park of America
The Train Depot showcases an engine, a red caboose and three passenger cars you can explore.
Lower Level of the Military Gallery
Lower Level of the Military Gallery, featuring an impressive collection of uniforms, weaponry, a UH-34D helicopter and a PT-17 Stearman.
Aerial view of Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee
Aerial view of Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee
Discovery Park of America
Low Season:
August – February
Open weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

High Season:
March– July
Open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours of operation are subject to change.

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For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Discovery Park of America directly.

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