Skip to comments.New in rural Tennessee, a mini-Smithsonian
Posted on 11/04/2013 1:29:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
UNION CITY, Tenn. The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but its not a villains lair or superheros headquarters.
Its Discovery Park of America, a new museum, education center and tourist attraction that opened last Friday in Union City, Tenn...
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I wonder when the Moslem population will descend on it and demand foot bathes be installed while learning about the cultures they want to destroy and then taking a break to pray to Mecca...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ItHMw0gKmA (thinks Moslems in TN is a good thing - despite the states effort to limit immigrates taking over schools - TN is trying to be pro-active)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SThyuevKPb4 (Manchester, Tennessee Protest where DOJ coming in and saying this can’t happen against Islam - protest to defend free speech)
Union City is pretty much the backwoods of northwest Tennessee.
Seems a bit strange that there would be any Muzies there.
I'm sure that kids will be excited to go to an educational park in rural Tennessee, not to mention parents shelling out $50-75 per person just to get in.
COST: Adults, $13.95 (two-day pass, $19.95); children 4-12, $10.95 (ages 3 and younger free).
The Tennessee muzzie problem is confined to Middle Tennessee, at least so far. Outside of Memphis there are very few in West Tennessee. Union City is the kind of place where even the Democrats carry guns and attend conservative churches. Democrats in rural West Tennessee generally have more in common with FReeprs than your average Republican senator.
Union city TN home to Dixie Gun Works
My wife looked it up after that post. You’re correct.
We were also reading where this was subsided by the state. How much would be interesting to know but it must be plenty as they talk about it being a state partnership.
At $80 million for the cost to build the place, they would have to sell 5,714,286 adult tickets to break even. They are expecting 150,000 visitors a year so that means in 38 years they will break even on the park. This is without factoring in the $3 million a year in refreshing attractions they have to spend, general upkeep of the place, or the interest on bonds needed by the people of Tennessee to build the place. Grant it, it also doesn’t take into account the other revenue (food, gift shop, etc) that people might spend in a poor economy. At the end of 38 years, they will have a very tired old building that probably no longer meets code or technology.
People support these types of boondoggles, like stadiums, thinking that its going to make money. They never do. It’s just some politician who gets a bee in their bonnet and convince the state to take out bonds on such places like solar wind farms or other things.
The people of Tennessee would have done better promoting and improving state national parks of which I’m sure there are plenty of.