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Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm and Museum

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A surprise

We were a little surprised when we reached the museum. The vehicles and equipment surrounding the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Linda S
via mobile
Nice business but not much of a museum

The staff of this museum were all very nice. There is a short movie to see and they answer... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Panama City, Florida
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4 Aug 2018
“Don’t waste your time. ”
8 Aug 2017
“No longer exists ! No notice on their web site !”
The only pearl farm in America.
255 Marina Rd, Camden, TN 38320-7832
+1 731-584-7880
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 October 2008

I learned plenty about the fresh water pearl business and how it operates, very interesting. The owner Ms Keast also has information on the raising of a Federal boat sunk in the Civil War plus many other interesting tid bits. I think the resort would...More

8  Thank Jbhbass
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 September 2011

My daughter, who makes jewelry, noticed signs for this attraction on a trip through this area last Spring. She asked if we could stop in on our way to Texas for her internship. We expected it would be a little hokey, and it was. Probably...More

13  Thank College-Schlepper
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I was extremely excited about the visit. I had read the website and from what I read it was to be amazing. We arrive the signage was confusing, I walked in the office, the lady behind the desk had to carry us to the “new”...More

1  Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Museum: We went to visit this and.. it no longer exists ! Apparently burned down Dec 2016 and they have not updated their web site !More

8  Thank Fetustician
birdsong123, Owner at Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

As of March 1, 2018 we are OFFICIALLY OPEN and in a new handicap accessible building of 3500 square feet. The facility is located on the resort's 58 acre property and has a 60 inch big screen, pearl video, heat/AC, full kitchen and dining area,...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a local place but is well none through out the south for they "Freshwater River Pearls". The location is hiden in a little enlet and is right off one of the deepest spots on the Tennessee River, right near where the Duck River...More

1  Thank F219HFlarrys
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Extremely lucky to visit on the day the original founder's daughter was on site. She was so interesting to talk with...so much history and information! Can't believe pearls are cultivated in Tennessee!

1  Thank Angela T
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were a little surprised when we reached the museum. The vehicles and equipment surrounding the building was not what we expected. Inside, we learned a great about pearls, as we had hoped. The staff was knowledgeable and interesred. She spent extra time with all...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The staff of this museum were all very nice. There is a short movie to see and they answer questions and tell you things but it is not like most museums I have seen. There is just a small room to see the movie and...More

1  Thank Jan5599
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a small museum and gift shop that celebrates the freshwater pearl industry on the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake). It was informative and the people were very friendly. There were also gift items that could be purchased and taken home.

1  Thank Daniel R K
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This diminutive museum is worth a stop if you're interested in natural history. The large, slow-moving rivers of the US Midwest were home to a thriving pearl industry through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. See a video, examine a large variety of natural...More

3  Thank WilloWanderers
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Visiting the Farm is an interesting experience. I had no idea the Museum existed. We were shown a video of how the pearls were grown and harvested. Very interesting.

1  Thank darleneanderson2
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Small museum located in a room at a marine sales / marina / RV campground. We were greeted and told that the museum was self-guided. They showed a short video about pearls that was from a broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning. A collection of memorabilia...More

2  Thank 1SteveS355
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20 October 2015|
Response from David p | Reviewed this property |
I think it varies- so best to call: Phone Number: 731-584-7880