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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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Fantastic Museum and History

Very thoughtful and complete museum largely dedicated to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cafcode
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
great bit of history

Nice review of the creation & history of the Oakridge National labs, and their continuing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ShadowGecko-1
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Columbus
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300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
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Reviewed yesterday

Very thoughtful and complete museum largely dedicated to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Great museum with hands-on exhibits that kids (of most ages) will love. Highly recommended, especially for readers of, "The Girls of Atomic City" or say, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb".

Thank cafcode
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice review of the creation & history of the Oakridge National labs, and their continuing contributions to our nations success. Reccomend the bus tour if you have an extra couple of hours

Thank ShadowGecko-1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Knoxville a few times over the last few years but we finally made it out to Oak Ridge to visit the American Museum of Science & Energy the last time we were out there. Oak Ridge was home to the headquarters of...More

Thank jelico8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a historically rich museum. Great artifacts..photos and back stories. The price is more then reasonable considering everything inside. The staff is very knowagable and friendly. If your into history stop in and take a look!

Thank Michelle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people have little to no idea just how big a role a sleepy little town in rural Tennessee played in the birth of the nuclear age. This museum is well laid out, and absolutely filled to the brim with history. It also features a...More

Thank Brad W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a Sunday afternoon, looking for something different to do. Admission is $5.00 for adults; less than a movie ticket. First a film is shown about the history of the making of the atomic bomb. The films were very interesting but seriously...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the museum gave a detailed look into a little known page of history. It was very interesting watching the film and looking at the exhibits.

Thank jill w
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

If you like history, you have to check this place out. Very interesting facts about Oak Ridge and the Atomic Bomb. There are also other exhibits. Definitely worth the $5 entrance fee (adult fee). At the Science Center, they also show short movies on various...More

Thank BearTravels33
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This museum honors an important turning point in both U.S. and world history. It begins with a detailed history of the Manhattan Project. The history section has old photos of the sparsely populated area prior to the government building the town. It also has priceless...More

Thank jillianjh
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The kids had a blast trying to work brain teasers, going through the maze and learning about electrical current. We enjoyed the movie about the history of Oak Ridge and the atomic bomb. the prices for admission are very reasonable.

Thank jblack12017
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Lincoln M
26 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
31 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
19 January 2016|
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Response from RPD58 | 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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