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$100 million Discovery Park bringing 100 jobs to Union City

Discovery Park of America is a $100 million project that started in 2008. Discovery Park of America is a $100 million project that started in 2008.
This facility is an educational experience focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art. This facility is an educational experience focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art.
Some features include replicas of giant dinosaur skeletons, hologram, earthquake simulator, an amphitheater, a 48' human with a slide, a 20,000 gallon aquarium and much more. Some features include replicas of giant dinosaur skeletons, hologram, earthquake simulator, an amphitheater, a 48' human with a slide, a 20,000 gallon aquarium and much more.
Discovery Park of America is bringing 100 jobs to the area. Discovery Park of America is bringing 100 jobs to the area.
There will be a ribbon cutting and opening on November 1, 2013. There will be a ribbon cutting and opening on November 1, 2013.
UNION CITY, TN (KFVS) -

Union City is anticipating a huge boost to its economy soon.

Discovery Park of America is bringing 100 jobs to the area. That includes 50 full time and 50 part time employees.

Discovery Park of America is a $100 million project that started in 2008. This facility is an educational experience focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art.

Its mission is to enhance the educational experience of children and adults and inspire them to see beyond their current level of knowledge. Some features include replicas of giant dinosaur skeletons, hologram, earthquake simulator, an amphitheater, a 48' human with a slide, a 20,000 gallon aquarium and much more. 

There will be a ribbon cutting and opening on November 1, 2013.

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says there is already land being looked at for hotel construction as well as other businesses.

The Discovery Park will be available for area schools to visit and take back information to learn in the classroom.

Union City Mayor Terry Hailey says this tourist attraction will bring in people from across the nation, boost the local economy, and possibly bring new restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc.

For more information, you can visit www.discoveryparkofamerica.com.

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