Discovery park in Union City to feature dinosaurs

The educational facility will also feature 10 indoor galleries that explore topics from natural and regional history to science and technology.

“DINOSAURS!" has opened at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Dinosaurs are returning to West Tennessee.

The Union City Daily Messenger reports that The Discovery Park of America, which is set to open Nov. 1 in Union City, will feature four "islands" of stationary dinosaurs from the Triceratops to the well-known Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The educational facility will also feature 10 indoor galleries that explore topics from natural and regional history to science and technology.

The park cost about $100 million to build and was largely funded by Union City native Robert Kirkland through the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation.


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