Mary Nita Bondurant

Discovery Park of America

Discovery Park of America is now home to a Titan One Missile. The missile was transported from Huntsville Space Center in Alabama to the Union City museum over the weekend. 

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The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 is marks the end of major hostilities of World War One. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day, now known as Veteran's Day. One of the most decorated U.S. Soldiers during The Great War was Tennessee native Sergeant Alvin York, who received a medal of honor for fearlessly charging a German machine gun nest in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Matt Markgraf speaks with The Discovery Park of America Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant, Historian Martin Kane and Assistant Education Director Chris Gunlefinger the special exhibit titled "In the Footsteps of Sergeant York" on display through January 3rd.

Discovery Park of America

Union City’s $80 million Discovery Park of America has had a strong first year of operation, with more than 295,000 visitors so far.

More than 50 days since its opening, Union City's Discovery Park of America is enjoying strong visitor numbers and positive feedback.  

In the month of November, more than 23,000 people entered the 50-acre, $80-million park financed by Entrepreneur and Union City native Robert Kirkland. 

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says the park is a popular spot for field trips. But the booming popularity opening week initially resulted in long lines at ticket counters.

Discovery Park of America

Almost 10,000 people have visited the Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn., since its opening this month. But many of those visitors come on the weekends causing a long wait to enter the park.

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant said while the staff is encouraging local visitors to buy tickets during the week when it’s not as busy, the wait is about average for similar attractions.