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Native American Wooden Dolls at Discovery Park!

November 17, 2016

The Hopi Clown Katsina
Guest Blogger: Zachary Rea

Neil David is an internationally known Hopi artist who is famous for his clown katsina carvings. On display at Discovery Park of America in the Native Americans Gallery are eight Katsina dolls, Read More

What is a Sad Iron?

November 5, 2016

Special Guest Blogger: Lauren McKinnon

Have you ever wondered about the history of the iron? A typical answer would probably be no, but here at Discovery Park of America we encourage you to “see beyond.” Behind the sad iron is a young woman named Mrs. Potts. It is because of her invention that we do not have to worry about burning our hands on a handle or having to pause multiple times as an iron reheats. Here are three interesting facts about Mrs. Potts and her sad iron. Read More

Local Promethean Scholarship Children Visit with Miss America 2017

What a day to be at Discovery Park of America! On November 4, the one and only Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, had the red carpet rolled out for her as she stepped foot inside the multi-million dollar educational facility in Union City. Read More

Miss America Scheduled to Visit Discovery Park November 4th!

October 29, 2016

There she is…Miss America!

The one and the only Miss America 2017 is visiting Discovery Park of America on Friday, November 4th! We are excited to have Savvy Shields grace us with her presence as she continues her tour of the United States sharing with us her national platform, Eat Better, Live Better! Read More

A Southern Night

July 29, 2016

Imagine this: the sun setting in a southern sky, the tempting smell of freshly smoked BBQ in the air, and the sounds of tapping toes and energetic harmonies coming from the main stage on the Great Lawn. The clinking of wine glasses and laughter flows through the crowd from the wine and beer gardens set up for the final Southern Nights festival. It’s an experience like no other in northwest Tennessee. Read More

The Hat Man at Discovery Park of America

July 7, 2016

The People You Begin to Know at Discovery Park of America
“The Hat Man”
Guest Blogger: Andrew Gibson

Working at Discovery Park you get to see a lot of interesting things, and meet people from around the world with so many different backgrounds and stories. I’ve met people from foreign countries and I have eaten lunch with an astronaut. I have spoken with World War II veterans about their times spent over seas, and I’ve even talked politics with Abe Lincoln and made many new friends. I’m sure you know by now that we are located in Union City, a small town in northwest Tennessee. Our small town has its perks, such as being close-knit and making personal connections with our patrons and members. One member that has become a staff favorite is simply known as “The Hat Man” here at Discovery Park, and I would like to share his story. Read More

DPA Car Show Tradition

June 22, 2016

Tradition is one thing that has kept the Union City area close and unique. The small West Tennessee town is filled with hard-working individuals who strive to maintain traditions, and of course add new ones along the way. With the recent opening of Discovery Park of America located in Union City, the importance of growth in this small town is at an all time high. Read More

CIVIL WAR DAYS: 3 Reasons to Visit April 22-24

April 20, 2016

Discovery Park of America is not only known for being “an oasis among the desert,” but it is also known for the different events that are held every year. This year, we are proud to bring back CIVIL WAR DAYS on April 22, 23 and 24. There will be a lot of different events happening at the park, but Civil War Days will be something you do not want to miss. If you are coming to Discovery Park for the first time this weekend, you are surely in for a treat. We encourage you to go and see BODIES REVEALED (an extra cost in addition to your general admission), but also head out to the Great Lawn for Civil War Days. You will see an encampment with reenactors, and even get to participate in some cannon firings. We have listed the TOP 3 reasons to check out CIVIL WAR DAYS: Read More


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