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Museum of Appalachia

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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
+1 865-494-7680
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A great place to visit

We had past this several times but never stopped. We decided on this time we would visit. This is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MELatham
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Scottsboro, Alabama
Fantastic stop!

We stopped here on the way to Pigeon Forge - what a fantastic stop! We were beyond elated at how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz B
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Westland, Michigan
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The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm animals” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
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"musical instruments"
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"gift shop"
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"farm animals"
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"hall of fame"
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"folk art"
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"cornbread"
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"home cooked"
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"authentic buildings"
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"huge collection"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"appalachian mountains"
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"great place to learn"
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"spent several hours"
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"learning experience"
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"knoxville area"
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"self guided tour"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had past this several times but never stopped. We decided on this time we would visit. This is a totally awesome experience. Make sure you wear your walking shoes on this adventure. From the time you enter until you leave the folks who runs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Pigeon Forge - what a fantastic stop! We were beyond elated at how wonderful this museum is. My family- husband, teenage son, and myself - learned a lot. It was a spur of the moment stop and so...More

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today was a dreary rainy day so I thought it would be the perfect museum day. Not so much for this mostly outdoor museum. I had fun anyway. AAA got me a discount on my ticket. This place is beautiful! I spent two hours looking...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On entering the museum there is a big gift shop ,and a cafe l had sandwich and soup which was good my daughter had a chicken dinner which she said was very dry .my grandaughter enjoyed her lunch . The museum has a collection of...More

Thank Doreen S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this Museum based on recommendations from the I75 travel guide. I wanted a place to stretch our legs on our trip south to Florida. After lunch at the Norris Dam, we found (after a short detour due to wonky signage) this Museum. My...More

Thank IronLady72
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place that has a self-guided tour. You walk around to the many buildings and see how life was lived in the past. Several large buildings were full of many items and stories of Tennesee people and life. Many unusual items were included such as...More

Thank charleslambert392
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

There was so much to see outside and inside the big house. The grounds are very clean and the buildings are fun to go inside to view. We had lunch in the old barn which was homemade sandwiches and soup.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I visited recently and found the Museum still effective. This place has drawn me, my family, and our out-of-town guests for two generations now. Recent experiences recalled those of almost forty years ago when I brought classes of regional educators here. These were winners of...More

Thank centaur41
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This museum was wonderful. You really got to experience how people lived in the area. Very well laid out and preserved. There is a lot to see and we regretted only having 2 1/2 hours to tour. It is about 1/2 hour from Knoxville and...More

Thank LaurieandBrent
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

The mission to preserve and interpret the local cultural heritage is a commendable and worthwhile endeavor, but the resources and management seem to be lacking. The ticket price might suggest that a lot of activities and visitor services are included in the experience, but this...More

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Hedy M
1 April 2017|
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They have a large parking area that would accommodate the trailer.
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Susan K
30 October 2016|
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any any pets there but contact the museum direct.
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CrystalAndrus
30 March 2016|
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Response from AniKinTN | Reviewed this property |
Can google the museumofappalachia. $18 adult, $15 AAA, senior, or military. $10 for older kids, $6 for younger, think under five is free.
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