Discovery Park's first admissions report, 'huge success'


Web Editor - Nick Miller

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

Over 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."

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

Admission officials report that people who already have that annual pass do not have to wait very long. In order to speed up the admission into the park, officials are encouraging everyone who can to stop by the Discovery Center during the week if you want to purchase a ticket or annual membership.

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