Things to Do in Oak Ridge

Although there is something to do for everyone in Oak Ridge, it’s the place to be for history buffs. The Secret City is rich in history, and there is plenty to do that allows visitors to dig deeper and explore the city’s past. Start your visit in the American Museum of Science and Energy to learn the story of Oak Ridge before taking a stroll through Jackson Square, the original townsite of Oak Ridge that is still bustling with excitement today. There is even a museum just for the kids to enjoy!

Other fun things to do in Oak Ridge include watching a play, going for a hike, and spending time on Melton Hill Lake! Browse all of the best things to do in Oak Ridge below and start planning your visit.

A.K. Bissell Park

A.K. Bissell Park, located in Oak Ridge, has a total of 38 acres and features a paved 1.25 mile loop, picnic shelter and performance paviliion....

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Adventures Outdoors

Adventures Outdoors offers kayak, stand up paddleboard, paddle boat, canoe and bike rentals. They are located in Oak Ridge on beautiful Melton Hill La...

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American Museum of Science and Energy

Explore the amazing world of science & technology and the unique history of Oak Ridge, the "Secret City" of World War II's Manhattan Project. Expe...

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Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

Whether you’re a child or a child at heart, this museum offers a unique hands-on way of learning about the Appalachian Heritage of East Tennessee. I...

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DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour

Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which ...

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Haw Ridge Park

Explore 28 miles of hiking, mountain bike riding, running and nordic skiing trails and five miles of shore line that offers access for canoeing. Haw...

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