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Ducktown Basin Museum

212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
423-496-5778
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Ranked #6 of 6 attractions in Ducktown
Type: Museums
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Huntsville, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A fellow traveler at the bed and breakfast where we stayed recommended visiting the museum. It is not the Smithsonian, but it is a great small town museum that tells the story of the Copper Basin area. The staff is very knowledgeable of the area and have lived there their entire lives. They have great stories to tell! The museum... More

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Ducktown, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If all it takes to be a museum is an old,small building and some posters then this qualifies.If you really feel you must go then do so on the 4th of July....it's free to get in that day.

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Hammock near a river
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The museum is well staffed with friendly and knowledgeable local folks. The history of mining in the Copper Basin is well presented. The damaged caused by early mining practices was extensive. The science and effort over decades to bring back vegetation to reduce runoff and erosion is equally well presented. If you raft or kayak the Ocoee River you should... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There are some terrific views of the collapsed mine. A very good video sharing the history along with a nice museum. They also let you explore the grounds where you will see old buildings and equipment. Kids can also search for low grade garnets.

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Ocoee, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Most anything history related is enjoyable to me...and local histoy is even better! Make sure you visit the Christmas Store and go over to the bridge and stand in Georgia and Tenessee at the same time.

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Atlanta, GA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The prior reviews really covered this experience well. Joyce and Donna alternate days - we had Donna and she was great. The place appears very small and not too impressive from the outside, but really worth the visit if you are at all curious about the history of the Copper Basin - very fascinating story.

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Detroit, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a good time learning about the history of the Copper Basin. There was a short movie and then the friendly curators spent time talking with you about the artifacts and history of the area and mines.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Very nice people that were very helpful. We learned a lot about the history of this area. I would recommend this museum for anyone interested in learning the history of this area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

When we visited the museum, we were the only ones there at the time. The curator walked with us through each room, describing the displays and sharing a wealth of knowledge with us. She grew up in the area and experienced life in a miner's family first-hand. Thus, her explanations helped make the history of the Ducktown area copper mining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Wow the staff went far out of their to educate and share stories on the copper mine and surrounding area. At only 4 dollars you will recieve a rich and detailed history of a very unique part of American history.

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