Discovery Park Faces Success in First Weekends

UNION CITY, Tenn -- Officials at Discovery Park of America in Union City are reporting that the first two weekends have been a huge success.

According to officials, More than 9,700 people have visited the park from as far away as New York, Colorado and Utah.

“The vast majority of our guests have come from Tennessee and Kentucky,” a park spokesperson said. “But we have had people from Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Louisiana.”

“The only problem is that it takes awhile for people who want to buy an annual membership to get through the line,” CEO Jim Rippy said.

Admissions officials report that people who already had their annual membership pass really didn’t have to wait very long.

“It was just the people who wanted to purchase an annual membership," Rippy said. "That process takes a few minutes, so those lines were a little slower."

Docents, floor leaders and other park officials reported that visitors comments have been very positive and encouraging.

Polly Brasher, Director of Education, said that everyone she talked to had said that, “It was worth the wait!”

Discovery Park of America is a 50-acre educational tourism attraction featuring a 100,000 square foot learning center in Union City, TN. It opened on November 1st of this year.

For more information about the park, you can visit their website at


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