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American Museum of Science & Energy

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Address: 300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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13:00 - 17:00
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This is a museum that tells a great story

This is a great museum that is instructive about energy in general, but more interesting to me was the story of the Manhattan Project. I had a pretty good background in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Reliance, Tennessee
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first visited the AMSE after moving to Oak Ridge almost 2 years ago. I knew very little of the history of Oak Ridge other than the very vague stuff taught in history class about the Manhattan Project which basically mentioned it as a site but not the details. The AMSE has a wing of the museum dedicate to the... More 

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Reliance, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum that is instructive about energy in general, but more interesting to me was the story of the Manhattan Project. I had a pretty good background in the impact of the project but seeing the artifacts and displays made the magnitude of the project clear. It truly was an incredible feat of engineering. On a personal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this museum many times. Good for the family or solo. The under 10 ages may not appreciate so much. Quite interesting. All get a much needed education on nuclear weapons and the Manhatten project. A lesson on what a can do attitude may accomplish. Lots of history in photographs and objects. Good science stuff. Politically one... More 

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Thank Fred S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was rated as the number 1 attraction in Oak Ridge and I can see why. Our tour guide (Heather) provided a lot of additional information. Her husband was an engineer who worked in the Secret City during the era the A bomb was being developed. Outside the museum was an actual house that the support staff lived in... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome museum. I had looked up the Y-12 security complex after I drove by before on a trip. This museum is an impressive display of the history and troubles encountered during the construction and operation of reactors for the manhattan project. On the second floor is more of a children's museum type setup that actually breaks down a few concepts... More 

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Thank Michael A
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Teens and parents will learn much about the making of the bomb dropped on Japan. Many interactive activities for children of all ages. A needed understanding of past events that impacted our nation and the world.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

very nice presentation of the ehistory of Oak Ridge and its role in the development of the atomic bomb dropped on Japan. Some hands on stuff for kids, but mostly aimed at adults.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Even though we didn't have any children with us, it is set up very nicely for school-age kids. Interesting part of American history and well done exhibits with knowledgeable staff.

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Museum itself has a lot of information and some good exhibits to walk through. If you go on Monday or Friday (we did) then you can take the bus tour of the 3 main sites which added a lot to the experience so try to plan your trip on one of these days

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Schedule your trip enough in advance so you can take the bus tour of the Manhattan project sites. Well worth the price of admission.

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