AAA Editor Notes
Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour and Pearl Jewelry Showroom is off I-40 exit 133, then 9.2 mi. n. on SR 191 to 255 Marina Rd. A tour of the freshwater pearl farm on Kentucky Lake allows guests to see the farm manager shuck mussels to reveal pearls in many shapes and colors. A 3- to 5-hour guided tour also includes lunch, an appearance by a diver and an expert-led discussion about mussels and pearls. A mini-tour, which lasts 1-2 hours, also is available. Free 15-minute tours of a museum and showroom are offered to walk-in visitors. All tours begin with an orientation and video presentation.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.