Discovery Park of America

By Brooke Coffey


Adventure awaits in Obion County. Whether you are looking for an action packed hunting trip, unique outdoor trail, or relaxing afternoon fishing, Obion County has what you are looking for. 

To start your outdoor adventure, head to Reelfoot Lake. This 15,000-acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time. Fast forward to today, the lake is a popular spot for fishermen, hunters, eagle spotters, and kayaking enthusiasts. After your day on the lake, check out one of the many dining options available. My personal favorite at any Reelfoot Lake restaurant is the classic catfish dinner! 

If you are looking for a unique experience, be sure to head to Discovery Park of America’s heritage park. You are sure to see a wide variety of attractions such as beautiful gardens, a children's area, train depot, ag center, and more while there. In the children's garden, Discovery Park’s youngest guests will find even more to discover in the one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired playground experience. Featured is a PlayOdyssey Tower, log steppers, log balance beams, hillside climbers, slides, and a mini zip line. A chessboard with 3-foot tall pieces provides an opportunity to spend a little competitive family time. Trust me, you will not leave disappointed. 

Obion County is home to multiple parks. At Graham Park in Union City, you can enjoy a newly opened splash pad and skate park. In the summer months, the splash pad is a go-to spot for family fun. As the summer heat is approaching, outdoor adventures become more and more exciting. Anyone who chooses to visit is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime (I know I sure have a ton!).