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Address: 212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
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Worth the side trip

The two member staff of the Ducktown Basin Museum - Ken and Dawna - were two of the most friendly people I have ever met. They love their job and are eager to share the history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
NYLiberty2012
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Roselle, New Jersey
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Roselle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The two member staff of the Ducktown Basin Museum - Ken and Dawna - were two of the most friendly people I have ever met. They love their job and are eager to share the history of their town and the Ducktown copper mine. It was a slow day so Dawna took us around the entire museum and gave us... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fascinating that residents preferred the denuded and eroded landscape. Landscape restoration brought allergies and bugs and animals, such as snakes.

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Ducktown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I would encourage everyone if in the area or to make preparation to visit the Ducktown Museum, it is very interesting to research and learn how copper was mined in Copperhill, Tennessee. Your may, want to search and find out if maybe you might have a relative or know someone you may know has worked in the mines. The video... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful little town! The views from the hill where the basin museum is located (sadly it was closed at the moment we got there) are incredible. If you ever pas by ducktown, please stop and enjoy it.

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Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Small museum but very interesting. Very knowledgeable staff who were born and raised there. Very informative!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Ducktown Basin Museum is listed as an hour tour. We were there for a couple of hours. Dawna and Ken are very knowledgeable about the area. Dawna grew up in a local Mining community. It is a delight to listen to her tales of life in the community. The Company store and Company Housing (Housing was $5 a week... More 

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1 Thank rubyredvette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

First thought was not going to be good. Did they changed my mind. Very good museum and great information on the area. A lot of history and pictures. Small but really good for the price. The staff are great, knowledgeable, locals and friendly. Come learn about the area.

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Draper, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This little museum has an amazing story to tell. The local docents will tell you all about the area and how it went from being a "red desert" created by the mining industry to a beautiful place. There's not a lot to do in Ducktown, but this place is a must-see if you enjoy history.

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1 Thank emptynester40
Oak Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

small little place…. nice but not worth a special trip to Ducktown. Go there as a side little trip and you will like the museum...

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

First, the Museum is small but very well presented and informative,well worth seeing. Second, Dawna, your hostess, was born and raised in Ducktown and she can (and will) relate how it was living and growing up in a Company town - unvarnished. Third, Ken, the Director offers a guided tour if prearranged for a nominal fee. He is a "complete"... More 

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