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New Discovery Park in Tenn. offers sneak peek

UNION CITY, TN (KFVS) -

The new Discovery Park in America in Union City, Tenn. offered a sneak peek on Tuesday, October 15.

A presentation kicked off the event, followed by a tour of every portion of what the park has to offer.

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

The Tennessee Director of Tourism said the park will bring people from all over the U.S., and will increase sales and have a positive effect in the Heartland as well.

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.

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant said 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.

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

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