Clinton, Tennessee: Museum of Appalachia: Perpetual Motion Machine

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Address:
2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN
Directions:
I-75 exit 122 (Norris-Clinton). Drive east. The museum is one mile on the left.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
865-494-7680
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Museum of Appalachia.

Museum of Appalachia: Perpetual Motion Machine

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Museum of Appalachia - Perpetual Motion Machine

My husband and I made the detour for this gem on a trip from Nashville to Charleston (SC). After a brown bag style lunch from the gift shop snack bar, we wandered through the outbuildings. One of our favorite displays, right inside the door of the main building, was Gol Cooper's glass eye, complete with the pocket knife that ended his original. Irwin's anecdotal descriptions of nearly EVERYthing proved both amusing and time consuming.

We spent a solid 2 hours on the property but could have easily filled much of the day. A bit pricey at $18 but worth the short stop none-the-less. p.s. Loved the peacocks!

[Abby, 05/02/2013]

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