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Ducktown Basin Museum

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Address: 212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
Phone Number: 423-496-5778

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Great information on the area

First thought was not going to be good. Did they changed my mind. Very good museum and great information on the area. A lot of history and pictures. Small but really good for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
James M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First thought was not going to be good. Did they changed my mind. Very good museum and great information on the area. A lot of history and pictures. Small but really good for the price. The staff are great, knowledgeable, locals and friendly. Come learn about the area.

Thank James M
Draper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This little museum has an amazing story to tell. The local docents will tell you all about the area and how it went from being a "red desert" created by the mining industry to a beautiful place. There's not a lot to do in Ducktown, but this place is a must-see if you enjoy history.

Thank emptynester40
Oak Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

small little place…. nice but not worth a special trip to Ducktown. Go there as a side little trip and you will like the museum...

Thank drjoe20152015
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

First, the Museum is small but very well presented and informative,well worth seeing. Second, Dawna, your hostess, was born and raised in Ducktown and she can (and will) relate how it was living and growing up in a Company town - unvarnished. Third, Ken, the Director offers a guided tour if prearranged for a nominal fee. He is a "complete"... More 

Thank opadett
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

A friend and I stopped to spend a few minutes, and stayed 1.5 hr. The staff on hand this day were natives of the Copper Basin and knowledgeable about the mines, but the amazing cultural and social life of the area. It is only a couple blocks off Tenn. Hwy #68 and is well worth your visit. Extensive displays of... More 

Thank capitalistroader
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a wonderful place to visit. Duck Town Tn. has a history of mining like the whisker area including Copper Hill. The museum showed how mining affected the area and environment in times gone past. The staff member is very knowledgeable about the area and explains it all. Just go and enjoy.

Thank Traveler2912
Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We came across the museum by accident as we passed through Copper City and Ducktown. It was quite interesting and they do a good job presenting the history of copper mining in the region.

Thank Larry G
Hollywood, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Museum was full of interesting history and artifacts. The curator was knowledgeable and eager to talk about her town and its history. We watched a short film about Duchtown and the history of the copper mines. You just have to treat yourself and stop by the Museum. So glad we went.

Thank 50thanniversary2015
Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have been rafting several times and the was one of the best rafting trips I have ever done. Wildcat was the best. He made the trip very exciting and fun. i took my grandson (1st time) and he had a blast. Thank you Wildcat (Nick) for such a good time.

Thank Lynn O
Clearwater, Florida
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Quaint museum capturing some Americana history of this area. It's a little hard to find and yes when the GPS says turn right at Bora Bora (no sign) you go ALL the way to the top of the road and curve right to park in the Museum parking lot. We had to drive in a circle 3 times around the... More 

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