Adamsville

Sheriff Buford Pusser Home & Museum

342 Pusser Street, P.O. Box 301, Adamsville, TN 38310;(731) 632-4080 or (731) 632-1401; Fax: (731) 632-4085; E-mail:  bpmuseum@yahoo.com; 
Suburban home of the late Buford Pusser, McNairy County’s world famous sheriff featured in the “Walking Tall” movies and television series. Site contains cars, original furnishings, a short video presentation, and a host of memorabilia depicting the life of Sheriff Pusser from childhood through his famed law enforcement career. Open Nov 1-April 30: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m.; May 1-Oct 31: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Admission.

Coon Creek Science Center

2985 Hardin Graveyard Rd.; Adamsville, TN 38310; (901) 639-2362; Fax (731) 632-4850; For more information, call (901) 320-6320. For reservations, call (901) 320-6362
Just imagine! Clams, snails, crabs, sharks, and giant mosasaurs living in Tennessee! That would be the scene approximately 70 million years ago in what is now West Tennessee as the ancient Gulf of Mexico covered the land. How do we know? A visit to Coon Creek Science Center will help answer this question. One of the most important fossil sites in North America. Acquired by the Memphis Museum System in 1988, this property contains a treasure lode of superbly preserved Upper Cretaceous marine shells and vertebrate remains left there 70 million years ago when the water of the Gulf of Mexico receded. Coon Creek Science Center is solely operated and maintained by Memphis Museums, Inc. Visits to the center are limited to organized groups.

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