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Looking to add a little culture
 to your child's home education?
 
Below is a list of several area museums. 
The main title for each museum is a link to the web page.

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Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

 
 
Oakridge, TN
 
The museum has an excellent display of nuclear weapons, including very realistic bomb casings of many different models. The museum opened in 1949 in an old wartime cafeteria. The present facility, opened in 1975, continues to provided the general public with energy information.
 
The museum hours are from 9am to 5pm daily, including Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. A 1 to 3 hour visit is recommended.
Call (423) 576-3200 for additional information.
 

Dinosaur Walk Museum

Touted as the world's largest collection of life-sized dinosaurs. - Dinosaur lovers can come face-to-face with a realistic-looking 42-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Sarcosuchus, a 40-foot-long super crocodile and many other favorites .. Some of the world's greatest paleoartists have spent hundreds of hours painting the sculptures that are realistic-looking skin impressions based upon scientific field studies.

 
 
 
Established in 1834, this historical society maintains a museum that highlights two centuries of Tennessee culture through its numerous artifacts and exhibits that include relics from the pioneering days. Educational and heritage programs are available.
 
 
 
James White's Fort
The original home of General James White, founder of Knoxville, this historic fort provides a glimpse into the daily life of early settlers to this region. The fort consists of seven log houses, a guest house, museum, smoke house, blacksmith shop, and loom room, all filled with pioneer articles, furniture, tools, and artifacts.
Phone: 865-525-6514
 
 
 
 
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, this 53,000 square foot museum was designed by noted museum architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and features five galleries housing numerous, extraordinary works of art from around the world, as well as a permanent collection of contemporary art. There is also a Great Hall, an auditorium, beautiful gardens and terraces, and a museum gift shop on site.
FREE TUESDAY EVENINGS - Admission is free from 5pm - 8pm EVERY TUESDAY.
 
 

Marble Springs

1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920

John Sevier (1745-1815), early pioneer, Indian fighter, governor of the failed State of Franklin, and first governor of Tennessee, built a plantation home, which he called Marble Springs, when he came to the state capital, Knoxville, in 1796. The site had been a way station for travelers along the road to Knoxville. He and his wife, Bonny Kate, lived at Marble Springs until his death.

The only original building, the two-story main cabin, has been restored and furnished with Sevier family items and other frontier pieces. Additions include a kitchen, a loom house, a smokehouse, a spring house, and a barn. The Walker Cabin, circa 1830, has been moved to the site and features artifacts and a video presentation. Modern facilities include a pavilion and an outdoor stage. The property was purchased by the state in 1941.  Call (865) 573-5508 or 577-2834 for more information.

 

The  McClung Museum is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, local history, and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day, and showcase much of Tennessee's past -- its geology, history, art, and culture. The McClung Museum is a special place -- a place of discovery, a place to learn about the world around us.

As a part of the University of Tennessee, the Museum supports and participates in the University's mission to serve the state, region, and nation through scholarship, teaching, artistic creation, professional practice, and public service.

 

 
 
 
Nestled on 65 beautifully landscaped acres, this museum complex is "the most authentic and complete replica of pioneer Appalachian life in the world" and features dozens of authentic log structures, an extensive craft, gift, and antique shop, a restaurant, an Appalachian Hall of Fame building, and a large display building.
 
 
 
Located in the old Sevierville Post Office that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum contains a large number of Sevier County artifacts and memorabilia from its earliest settlers to World War II. Lectures and classes are available; they also provide transcription and indexing services for historic documents.
There is NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION.
 
 
 
 
An ever-changing aircraft collection of resident warbirds are on display at this museum where you can see warbird flybys or impromptu flight demonstrations. Other exhibits on display include uniforms, a comprehensive historical timeline, aviation memorabilia, aerodynamics, and powerplants.
 
 
 
 
 

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Louvre from across the Seine River, Paris

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 Dolly Parton Statue

Paying tribute to this hometown superstar, this beautiful bronze statue was sculpted by local artist Jim Gray and features Dolly as a young girl, with barefeet, and a guitar. Located in Downtown Sevierville.

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Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandising of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than find gold.She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared with her.    Proverbs 3:13-15

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