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Museum of Appalachia

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Address: 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716
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+1 865-494-7680
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Day well spent

This museum was one of the most interesting we've visited. If you expecting slick presentations with fancy displays, etc., this is not the place for you. But so many interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
NanaB98
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Georgia
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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This museum was one of the most interesting we've visited. If you expecting slick presentations with fancy displays, etc., this is not the place for you. But so many interesting things to see and read about. Some familiar and some not so much. The buildings were arranged like a small village and were well staged. A nice surprise was the... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped on a whim after passing a sign on the highway, and were so glad that we did! This museum was a real treat. Nearly every item was accompanied by a handwritten account of its origin and a story about its previous owner. We enjoyed the various displays throughout the museum proper, but were especially enamored with the buildings.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a glorious celebration. Great weather, great music, great food, great crafts, and great people from all over the country. This was the 37th year for this celebration and it was magnificent. John Rice Irwin, the founder of the Museum of Appalachia, knows how to throw a party. He was there to welcome people and to autograph his book. This... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

All the beauty of the Appalachia on exhibit here for you to enjoy and get a true feeling of the magic of the Appalachia. Well worth the stop just off I-75 Exit 122 N of Knoxville.

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Thank Leelex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Take a step back into old world Applaichia. Wonderful history of local people who lived here AND their stories attached to the artifacts. Mark Twain & Daniel Boone's family cabins were a nice surprise.

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Fremont, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Attended an outdoor wedding in front of the water wheel at the Museum. Beautiful backdrop and very tasteful. Reception area was very nice for a group of 75.

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was our first visit to the property. We attended the homecoming activities, complete with four stages of entertainment, live demonstrations, & vendors. It was a gentle reminder of slower times & days gone by.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited the museum for Tennessee Fall Homecoming, a collection of musical talent that just makes the head spin. Country, old timey, bluegrass, you name it, it was there, along with great food, wonderful people and the unbelievable collection of buildings and artifacts that John Rice Irwin has put together to pay homage to mountain folk. Well worth a visit... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Humbled after seeing what generations before us went through to survive and flourish.....no electronics, cell phones, tv....they knew how to work and still enjoy their lives and families!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Well worth a visit. Gave insight to the past and how far we have come because of their inventions and hard work. Good for all ages but could be a little difficult if you have trouble walking. We would definitely recommend a visit.

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