Looking for something fun the whole family will enjoy? Look no further. At Wetlands Water Park, they can scream their way down a 200-foot fiberglass flume, and at Hands On! Regional Museum, they'll learn about science and nature with exciting interactive exhibits.
The Gray Fossil Site and Museum
The Gray Fossil Site and Museum is Tri-Cities newest attraction. The Gray Fossil Site is the only late Miocene - early Pliocene terrestrial fossil locality in the Appalachian Mountains. Recently discovered in Gray, Tennessee the deposit covers roughly 5 acres and is about 100 feet deep. The site contains well-preserved, very high quality plant and animal remains dating about 4 -8 million years old.
The new 33,000 square foot museum and visitors center features fossil displays, a gift shop, an overlook to the dig site and tours into the actual dig area. learn more.
Hands on Museum
Hands On! Regional Museum creates a fun-filled educational environment that stimulates thought and understanding by satisfying natural curiosity. Visitors learn by doing “hands on” exploration—provided by interactive exhibits, programs and special events in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Wetlands Water Park
Located in Jonesborough, this water park blends frantic fun with the beauty of Northeast Tennessee. A heart-stopping rampage down the 200-foot giant fiberglass flume is sure to satisfy every daredevil. A leisurely stroll on the boardwalk through the natural wetlands shows off the area’s natural beauty.