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  • Betsy
    Lenoir City, TN1 contribution
    This museum is very much a hands on experience for younger children and has a wealth of information for older children. We took our grandsons, ages 5 and 7 and our granddaughter, age 11. All three enjoyed their time there. Definitely will take the younger two again when they are a little older as then they too will be able to read the signs. (Maybe older sister will come too!)
    Written 13 October 2021
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  • GrandPenguins
    Knoxville, TN505 contributions
    We had out of state visitors and wanted to introduce them to Oak Ridge and it turned out to be quite a learning experience for all. The volunteers here were great and wanted to answer all questions
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Colin Archibald
    Kingston, TN4,465 contributions
    When you follow the signs to the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, You arrive at the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge. Inside there is a single desk with a park Ranger that explains that the park is not a single location but many individual sites around Oak Ridge. They will give you a Visitor guide and map that will direct you to the various points of interest that were an important part of the Manhattan Project. The ranger we spoke with was very informative and very knowledgeable about the sites. Worth stopping in to get a map then spending the day driving around to see the various points of interest.
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • ERIC W
    Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
    This is a fantastic area to mountain bike or go for a nice hike. It gets a little confusing sometimes and it’s easy to get lost so make sure you have a map or good smart phone. Also it’s a great place to launch a paddle board or kayak and cruise around the park on the river
    Written 17 January 2020
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  • Thomas S
    Indian River, MI105 contributions
    We visited the second week of March so little was in bloom but it was a very pleasant walk. There are lots of interesting trees and shrubs and a very interesting dwarf and unique conifer planting. Huge white oak and tulip poplar. Large Holly bushes.
    There are 12 trail options plus gravel trail roads from 0.06 to 0.9 miles but unfortunately you can’t drive on the trail roads to be able to access different loops, all have to start at the visitors center and add the appropriate road distance.
    The trails are all well maintained and well marked. Younger people will not have any problems but older folks may want to stick to the gravel roads and avoid steeper hills, rocks and tree roots.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • Vicki A
    Brunswick, Md.1,353 contributions
    What is not to love about this area. And when we were there early in the morning there was a beautiful fog in the area. That made it even more beautiful to visit!!
    Written 22 November 2020
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  • GavinHensley
    1 contribution
    I experienced the Oak Ridge Playhouse as an actor multiple times and as an audience member multiple times as well and every play has me coming back for more!
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Ms.LoveTravel
    Knoxville, TN919 contributions
    Although this museum is quaint in it's physical size it has a large reach in the art world. They have an annual art's competition that is judged by some of the most knowledgeable (curator's of museums, famous artists, etc). A really good place not only to view artistic works but also to take a class or get connected if you are moving into the area with your art. I was impressed coming from a big city, such as Dallas to see what they had done in this smaller "hometown" community. Kudos!

    Free to visit (donations accepted) - Parking lot provided.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Dionne Fields
    Knoxville, TN2,282 contributions
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Visitor Center has the best science fair events.
    My two son’s Diamond and Rain learn a lot of amazing educational information from their science fair downtown.
    They had trailers of new up to date science and electronic exhibits with volunteers near by to answer any questions.
    This was a very fun educational family event that was also free to the community.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • TooOldtoRun
    Columbia, MD1,219 contributions
    I went for a walk on a beautiful spring day. The view of the lake along the trail is beautiful. I had the trail to myself most of the time, which was exactly what I wanted. It was a wonderful walk.
    TIP: The end of the trail at Melton Lake drive runs through the wood. Park next to the boat house and be careful crossing the road.
    Written 10 April 2018
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  • kmac2400
    Wheeling, IL83 contributions
    This is a very quiet park with the Peace Memorial/Bell in the middle. The bell is quite impressive and the story behind it interesting. The rest of the park is in need of upkeep and there is not much else to see. There is a fairly large playground for small children near by.

    Plan about 15 minutes to walk to and see the memorial/bell.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • melissa u
    Monticello, KY6 contributions
    Windrock was a awesome place to ride they had a different levels of trails to ride and beautiful country to explore. We will be back to check it out more.
    Written 30 October 2016
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  • cwjcwj
    Oak Ridge, TN5 contributions
    Interesting walk through this open air exhibit of the people involved with the early days of Oak Ridge and the effort to develop the atomic bomb, assuring an end to WWII.
    Written 6 November 2018
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  • Debbie D
    Dutzow, MO124 contributions
    The staff was helpful. The museum was clean. The introduction film was good. The displays were excellent. I would recommend this!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Dr Bill L
    27 contributions
    We love Tinseltown. .. 1 year ago they refurbished the whole theater.... new, heated seats, more seating space, great movies. It's the most comfortable theater around. AND, it's less expensive than Knoxville theaters.
    Written 5 March 2020
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