Discovery Park of America

Discovery Park of America offers visitors a world-class educational and entertainment experience with more than 70,000 SF of exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art. The centerpiece of the park is a 100,000-square-foot building that will showcase 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 will feature traveling exhibits. The Center’s multi-story atrium is 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 50-acre site offers visitors a variety of experiences including a water feature that bisects the site, flowing north to south. Originating at the circa-1800s gristmill, the water feature includes waterfalls and bridges as well as extensive landscaping. Japanese, European and American gardens will allow visitors to connect with nature and learn about plants and flowers from around the world; log cabins, farm buildings and equipment, and family items providing a glimpse into rural life in the 1800’s; a 100-year old church as well as a train station with a locomotive and various cars; and a salute to America's independence including a replica of the Liberty Bell.

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