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Oak Ridge - Attractions


You can contact the Oak Ridge CVB for additional information about this specific area. Here's their contact info:


Oak Ridge CVB
302 S. Tulane Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN   37830
(865) 482-7821
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Here's a list of some fun things to see and do while you make great memories in Oak Ridge:


American Museum of Science and Energy

300 S. Tulane Ave., ,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Discover WWII Manhattan Project history that created Oak Ridge. Explore energy forms and their uses. Interactive exhibits. Live demonstrations. Self guided tours.



Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

461 W. Outer Dr., ,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Discover an exciting world of learning. Twelve interactive exhibit areas for all ages. History, art and science offer a kaleidoscope of fun.



DOE Oak Ridge Facilities Public Tour

300 S. Tulane Ave., ,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Tour highlights history of science and technology at 3 DOE facilities and the American Museum of Science and Energy, featuring a graphite reactor.



East Tennessee Technology Park Overlook

Hwy. 58, PO Box 4699,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Manhattan Project. First gaseous diffusion plant K25 site.



Foothills Craft Guild, Inc.

PO Box 5087,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Foothills Craft Guild presents "A Free Crafts Marketplace". Call for details. . .



Greenwich Village Mall

109 Towne Rd., ,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Unique shops, studios and galleries in original World War II Manhattan Project buildings. Artists in residence.



Historic Graphite Reactor

One Bethel Valley Rd., ,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - The world's first nuclear reactor. It produced measurable grams of plutonium for the Manhattan Project and the world's first radioisotopes. Open by appointment.



Historic Jackson Square

Broadway Ave.,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Original townsite, arts and crafts, gift, fabric, dress and shoe shops, pharmacy, lunch and dinner; playhouse and gardens.



International Friendship Bell

Badger Ave.,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - The first monument between a U.S. "Manhattan Project" city and Japan, it serves as an expression of hope for everlasting peace and friendship.



Oak Ridge Art Center

201 Badger Ave.,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Museum of Art with educational studios. Features an international collection and dynamic schedule of exhibitions, classes and workshops.



Oak Ridge Auto Tour

302 S. Tulane Ave. (beginning),  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Comprehensive driving tour leads visitors to World War II Manhattan Project sites, US Department of Energy facilities and more.



Oak Ridge Playhouse

27 E. Tennessee Ave., (@ Jackson Square),  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - East Tennessee's oldest continuously operating community theatre. More than sixty years of plays, musicals and children's plays.



Secret City Scenic Excursion Train

Hwy 58, East Tennessee Technical Park,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Ride the 1940's train at WWII Manhattan Project facility. Tour guides, equipment displays and facility information. See the secret city by train.



Tinseltown Theater

Oak Ridge Mall,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - Experience today's biggest movies in what they feel is the best theater around! All stadium seating and stereo sound.



Upstairs Gallery

333 E. Main St., ,  Oak Ridge, TN or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - A non-profit co-operation of 60 regional painters and craft artists, featuring pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, leather, notecards and weaving.



Wheat Community African Burial Ground

Hwy. 58, across from East Tennessee Technology Park,  , , Oak Ridge, , .    or you can contact the Oak Ridge CVB @ (800) 887-3429 for additional information.  - 1850's slave cemetery with more than 90 unmarked graves. Believed to be part of Gallaner-Stone Plantation, formerly the Wheat Community.






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