Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Attractions in Oak Ridge, Tennessee


  • Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
    461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-482-1074, A child size dollhouse and a rain forest are just some of the hands-on exhibits at this cultural and educational children's museum that contains numerous innovative... more info  map

  • East Tennessee Technology Park Overlook
    251 Highway 58, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-574-9683, You'll see and learn about the historic former Manhattan Project Facility at this overlook that offers an Enrichment Program which includes historic displays, videos,... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Crosby Threshing Barn
    Located within Norris Dam State Park
    865-426-7461, Reconstructed at its present site in 1978, Crosby Threshing Barn stood for about 100 years along the north side of the Holston River until the land was to be flooded by... more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Historic Graphite Reactor
    231 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-574-4160, The world's oldest nuclear reactor that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this nuclear reactor was built during World War II as part of the... more info  map

  • International Friendship Bell
    Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    Near the Oak Ridge Civic Center
    865-482-7821, A traditional Japanese bell, this monument is meant to stand for everlasting peace, friendship, and understanding among all people. Two large panels on the bell depict... more info  map

  • Wheat Community African Burial Ground
    382 Highway 58, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    Across from East Tennessee Technology Park
    865-482-7821, Believed to be part of the Gallaher-Stone Plantation, this slave cemetery contains over 90 unmarked graves and features a beautiful monument that memorializes the memory... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Coal Creek Coal Miner's Museum
    216 North Main Street, Lake City, TN 37769
    865-426-7914, Here you can fine many historical artifacts fromt he creek war also many other historic sites and located near. more info  map

  • Oak Ridge Art Center
    201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-482-1441, Offers a wide range of weekly classes & weekend workshops through out the year. This art center contains a permanent collection of contemporary international artists... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Haw Ridge Park
    821 Edgemore Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-425-3450, Beautiful 780 acre park that is nestled along the shore of Melton Hill Lake and features over 20 miles of trails for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, horseback... more info  map

  • University of Tennessee Arboretum
    901 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    University of Tennessee
    865-483-3571, This 250 acre arboretum features over 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens with 800 species, varieties, and cultivars represented. Four self guided walking... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • American Museum of Science & Energy
    300 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-576-3200, Many exhibits on science, energy, and the world around us are on display at this museum where you can learn such things as how 75,000 people in Oak Ridge kept a secret... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Oak Ridge Self-Guided Driving Tour
    302 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    865-482-7821, A comprehensive self-guided driving tour that includes local attractions and historic points of interest such as the World War II "Manhattan Project" sites, the Melton... more info  map

  • Secret City Scenic Excursion Train
    Departs from East Tennessee Technology Park
    865-241-2140, Climb aboard this 1950s vintage diesel locomotive and journey back through time as you travel through the historic Department of Energy facility where research ignited... more info  map


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