Society
11:22 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Discovery Park Celebrates Opening Weekend

Credit Discovery Park of America

Discovery Park of America officials say they had a good turnout for its opening weekend.

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says the 50-acre park in Union City had  more than 4,300 visitors and relatively few glitches.  

Successful entrepreneur and Union City native Robert Kirkland is funding the 80-million dollar park, which features interactive exhibits on natural history, dinosaurs, Native Americans and energy, among other topics.

Kirkland has also endowed the park with operating funds for at least 20 years