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Officials hope new $80 million Discovery Park puts western Tenn on tourism map
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:47 AM EDT
UNION CITY, Tenn.
As a new $80 million Discovery Park of America nears opening day, officials in western Tennessee hope the attraction helps put the area on the tourism map.
The 50-acre complex includes a main three-story discovery center building with 10 exhibit halls along with outdoor structures including a 100-year-old church, a school house, six full-sized train cars, building replicas, a farm exhibit and an antique windmill.
Additionally, the park features an interior slide, an interactive wind turbine, historic military vehicles, giant replicas of dinosaur skeletons and a 20,000-gallon aquarium.