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Danville - Jesse Owens Memorial Park And Museum

7019 County Road 203
256-974-3636

The Jesse Owens Memorial Park Museum immortalizes Owens' memory by depicting the moments that made Owens great and portraying the people who shaped him as an athlete and as a man. Glass display cases showcase rare memorabilia including programs from the 1936 Olympics, replicas of track uniforms and shoes, and medals and trophies from Owens' high school days. In addition, the museum offers visitors interactive kiosks that highlight Owens' life and accomplishments.the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. Dedicated on June 29, 1996 with the arrival of the Olympic torch on its journey to the Atlanta games, the Jesse Owens Memorial Park is a tribute to the Olympic track and field superstar.

The 20-acre Jesse Owens Memorial Park has attractions that will entertain and educate people of all ages. The attractions honor Owens' life and accomplishments and at the same time engage the community and visitors in an interactive learning experience.The park's attractions include a welcome center, statue of Owens, museum, long-jump pit, Olympic Gold Medal Tree, 1936 torch replica and Jesse Owens home replica



Reviews

Bonnie Nelson

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Monday, March 26, 2018
We were very glad we drove the extra half hour to visit this museum!!! It was wonderful to spend a couple hours learning more about this extraordinary man! The staff is super friendly and well Informed! The videos are definitely worth watching! Bring the kids and a picnic lunch, you will be glad you did!

Carolyn Rhodes

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Such an interesting lesson! The documentary was amazing! If you don't about this athlete, you'll see what his gold medal is very special.

Christine Modisher

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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
This is an amazing place well worth the effort to get to! Seeing where Jesse Owens came from made me appreciate his accomplishments all the more. We had a picnic in the park then a wonderful guided tour by caring and knowledgeable volunteers. We were too old to try the long jump put out back but it's perfect for kids and teens!! I strongly recommend a visit.

Kay Campbell

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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Very well organized exhibits based around old news photos. 40-minute documentary narrated by Jesse Owens w/Olympic footage really sets context. Replica of sharecropper's cabin spot on. Well worth the detour!

Bryan Dahn

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Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Very well done museum! Worth the drive to go visit! Only $5 to get in!

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