Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Attractions in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Amusements

  • 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 exhibits, programs, and workshops...
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  • 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, and pictures of the project.
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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 the building of Cherokee Dam. ...
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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 Manhanttan Project and is explained...
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  • 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 the natural characteristics of...
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  • 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 of those held in bondage.
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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.
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  • 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 plus features rotating exhibits...
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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 riding, and Nordic skiing. ...
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  • 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 tours are available at the nature...
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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 during World War II and how Oak...
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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 Hill Lake, TVA's Bull Run Steam...
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  • 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 the Atomic Age then wind along...
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