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American Museum of Science & Energy

300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
+1 865-576-3200
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Great little jem.

This is a very educational place that will help you understand the secret city and the manhattan... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Bones83
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
Awesome museum

This is a must visit if you are in the Knoxville area. It tells you about the history of the place... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
kier00
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Ashburn, Virginia
via mobile
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300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
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+1 865-576-3200
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"manhattan project"
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"secret city"
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"atomic bomb"
in 49 reviews
"during wwii"
in 16 reviews
"bus tour"
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"hair raising"
in 8 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 16 reviews
"all ages"
in 32 reviews
"cold war"
in 5 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 11 reviews
"static electricity"
in 15 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 6 reviews
"great for kids"
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"children and adults"
in 5 reviews
"historical information"
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"nuclear energy"
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"national park"
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a very educational place that will help you understand the secret city and the manhattan project much more than other things. It's a hidden jem waiting to make your day. They have one of them hair raising things that uses static electricity. It's...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in the Knoxville area. It tells you about the history of the place. A great place for kids, with lots of activities, they will enjoy it a lot.

Thank kier00
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Come see for yourself how the history of Oak Ridge parallels exciting advances in physics and play some puzzle games while you are in Oak Ridge, TN. See the hadron collider in action! Great giftshop and very manageable visit with short walk to Friendship Bell...More

Thank Jayne D
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Museum is a great source for education. My Granddaughter age 7 and Grandson age 5 love to go there to explore and learn. The old pictures of Oak Ridge are such a reflection of the past!

Thank pmorton2017
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Extremely interesting and informative. Fun and interactive. Did not know Oak Ridge played such a role in the history of the U.S.

Thank gbrhouse
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

My daughter had a school filed trip here this year and had a ball, they have all kinds of interactive science games and experiments to do. She really loved the static electricity ball and the interactive games. It's clean and well kept.

Thank grantc2013
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 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...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

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...More

Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 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...More

Thank Michael A
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Lincoln M
25 May 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if there we specific parking for them but there is a large parking lot and it was no anywhere near full .
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hyuall
30 August 2016|
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Response from freecell |
The admission fee includes the bus tour. Do try and take the once daily bus tour. It's so interesting. Check the website for tour dates. They take online reservations, but once 1/2 of the bus is filled online, they take... More
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ctrlweeks
18 January 2016|
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Response from YourNJREGuy | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with all the posts. My son was 17 when we went - he loved it! Especially the bus tour. Note make reservations a few days before in case - but if you forget they seem to have seats for walk ins as well. A lot of... More
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