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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

1327 Circle Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200
+1 865-974-2144
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Very interesting museum!

This museum had a variety of exhibits with something for everyone. It had a nice gift store. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LindaandSteve024
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
A small museum but with wonderful exhibits

There may not be that many exhibits in this museum but what is here is well- curated and... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
ajl333
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, local history, and natural history. We are a free museum with free parking available. During Summer 2017, parking is available in the C8 lot next to the museum. Simply ask for your free 2-hour parking pass at the parking kiosk. More details and directions on the museum website.
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1327 Circle Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200
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"ut campus"
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"civil war"
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"mussels"
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"human origins"
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"egyptian artifacts"
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"great collection"
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"free admission"
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"ancient egypt"
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"native american indian"
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"mummified animals"
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"different cultures"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"learning experience"
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"a small gift shop"
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"two hours"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum had a variety of exhibits with something for everyone. It had a nice gift store. It is free to explore!

Thank LindaandSteve024
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

There may not be that many exhibits in this museum but what is here is well- curated and interesting. Kids love the Egyptian room and looking at the mummified animals. It is free entrance and free 2 hour parking outside at Circle Park but you...More

Thank ajl333
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

There is always something very interesting and educational going on and the fact it's free is a big plus! We go when it's not busy so it nice and quiet! Lovely little gift shop and very nice employees! We usually go several times a year!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit with my 5 year old. She really enjoyed the ancient Egyptian exhibit especially the mummified animals! It was free admission and you can get a free parking pass just outside the museum. There was plenty to see to keep us...More

Thank Jillian E
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We spent two hours learning about East Tennessee and viewing some Egyptian and Indian art exhibits. It's worth a visit, plus they had some interesting items in the gift shop. Parking can be a hassle.

Thank JohnD63487
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This museum is located on the UT campus in Knoxville. Parking is conveniently located out front, and you will be issued a 2 hour parking pass. Once inside there are two floors to explore, with exhibits ranging from Egyptian to Native American.

Thank chrisbaxter78
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a small museum but very well organized and the displays are very interesting. My wife and I were there for an opening event. Although I have contributed to the museum for a number of years this was my first visit but not my...More

Thank Harvey K
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CatherineShteynberg, Public Relations Manager at McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We hope we'll see you back for another museum event or visit soon!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This museum and facility were very nice. When we visited, there was a temporary exhibit of handmade quilts that was excellent. The exhibits were made mostly of signs telling you about the history with some artifacts. Not only was it free admission to the museum,...More

Thank balinesian
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The campus was relatively deserted on the Monday we were in Knoxville so we *thought* it would be easy to park - nope - not much on street parking available, so thank goodness for free parking for the museum - and two hours is almost...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

While we did not have time to do justice to the entire museum, my wife and I especially enjoyed the Native People of Tennessee exhibits. As we were more familiar with the Native Cultures of the West, this was a real learning experience and quite...More

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Karen G
10 February 2017|
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Response from JUDY H | Reviewed this property |
It is free with a big Plexiglas box to put money donations in (optional ).
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Ish G
9 June 2016|
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Response from Stacy-Ann P | Property representative |
About 90 minutes to two hours would be a good length of time. Be sure to ask the parking attendant for a free tour hour pass.
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