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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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Great museum on UT's campus

Very nice museum. Much bigger than it appears from the outside. So much to do and see, it's... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Hard to find!

We took the free trolley (so cute!) and got off at Neyland Stadium and then got lost. With no one... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Longwood, Florida
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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, local history, and natural history. We are a free museum with free parking available. During Summer 2017, parking...more
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1327 Circle Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200
+1 865-974-2144
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very nice museum. Much bigger than it appears from the outside. So much to do and see, it's impossible to do it justice in one visit.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We took the free trolley (so cute!) and got off at Neyland Stadium and then got lost. With no one to ask and no map and no signage it was hard to find. Enjoyed the evolution exhibit

Thank swerdmama
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We saw lots of parking but realized that you needing a permission card to park. We were told that you could get one free from the booth where you enter. I guess we missed that, so we came around and got the card. They give...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Well laid out displays especially the Native Americans of this region. Video of the Cherokees was very moving. Geologic and fossil history was well done as was the Civil War here.

Thank walthorticulture
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Plan to spend at least an hour visiting this museum on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The site of the World's Fair in Knoxville is near by and worth a visit as well.

Thank Dawn E
CatherineShteynberg, Manager at McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thanks for your review! Hope that you'll be able to return soon!

Reviewed 25 March 2018

It was a waste of time. Getting there was a pain. All traffic lights are programmed to be red all the time. The museum was a total bore. Don’t waist your time going there. Free

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in whilst on our Gatlinburg vacation to get out of the cold weather. We were immediately met by Molly, a volunteer at the museum. As my husband parked, Molly told us all about the museum, the University of Tennessee and shared suggestions of...More

2  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The perfect place to spend time with your kids and experience history. There is a area for everyone to teach and learn something new. Great place for discussion and to just listen to ideas and opinions of your kids you as a parent might learn...More

Thank todd c
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This museum had a variety of exhibits with something for everyone. It had a nice gift store. It is free to explore!

Thank LindaandSteve024
Reviewed 11 January 2018

There may not be that many exhibits in this museum but what is here is well- curated and interesting. Kids love the Egyptian room and looking at the mummified animals. It is free entrance and free 2 hour parking outside at Circle Park but you...More

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Karen G
10 February 2017|
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Response from JUDYH1011 | Reviewed this property |
It is free with a big Plexiglas box to put money donations in (optional ).
Ish G
9 June 2016|
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Response from Stacy-Ann P | Property representative |
About 90 minutes to two hours would be a good length of time. Be sure to ask the parking attendant for a free tour hour pass.