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Wilhelm Tell Platz in Hohenwald was built on land donated by First Citizens Bank, and in 1993 the City leased the property to the Lewis County Historical Society and then built an 1880's Switzerland-era design bandstand.
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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Contact Person: Deborah Perry
27 E Main St
Hohenwald, TN 38462
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Phone: 931-796-6500
FAX: 931-796-7493

Founded in 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically around the needs of Asian and African elephants. Utilizing 2,700 acres, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee provides elephants retired from entertainment and exhibition with herd, home, and individualized veterinary and husbandry care for life. The Sanctuary also provides online educational programming for over 10,000 students worldwide annually. While the elephant habitats are not open to visitors, guests are welcome at The Elephant Discovery Center on Main Street in downtown Hohenwald. Through interactive, self-guided exhibits and educational programming, visitors to The Elephant Discovery Center learn about the many ways elephants shape our world. Please note: There are no elephants on display at the Elephant Discovery Center. The Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Elephant Sanctuary employs 42 full-time staff including an integrated team of Veterinarians and Caregivers.
The Elephant Discovery Center is located at: 27 E Main St Hohenwald, TN
Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday
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