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Museum of Appalachia
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Clinton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We visited in December of 2012. What a fun and interesting place. There is so much history to be discovered at the wonderful spot. We have family near by and plan to make this a yearly stop. If you are in the Knoxville area you will not be disappointed when you visit. While there stop and have some lunch . We hear the food is delicious. Have not eaten there yet but my family raves about the meals.

Thank Paninni
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to this place since I was a young child. I love coming here during Old Fashioned Days. My Papaw and Mamaw were in charge of some of the events and I loved coming along. This is a great place to learn about the areas history. There's lots of animals to check out. Great place for a family outing.

Thank volgirl102189
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Visited on a school trip. This wasn't our first trip. We have been before on school trips. Great for kids in elementary school.

Thank FrankieHawn
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This museum was amazing for american history buffs. It was easy to get to, the buildings were filled with period furnishings, the paths were nicely surfaced - no mud, etc. The Hall of Fame had fascinating stories of real people - way beyond normal museum facts and figures. I could have spent days in there, and wish they had a book with all the personal stories. Children might get bored if they are not into American history, but I thought it was fascinating.

Thank Robin C
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Mr John Rice Irwin life's work has been to put together a wonderful experience for adults and children. The museum is open year round with two museum buildings, 30+ log buildings, a cantilever barn and animals galore. It's a good day's worth with good food on the premises. Don't forget your camera!

Thank flyingscot4
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