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Dates: 1/2/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Oak Ridge, TN
Event Name: Secret City Historic
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 108571 2018/Y1392
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 / 10 KM - 1A
Description: See monuments to the enormous construction and scientific efforts by 75,000 workers to build the "Secret City" and develop the atomic bomb for the Manhatten Project to end WW II. See one of the famous "flat-top houses" that sprang up overnight. See Friendship Bell symbolizing peace & friendship shared by Japan and Oak Ridge. Walk through neighborhoods and historic Jackson Square. Oak Ridge is part of Manhatten Project National Historical Park. If interested, take a 3-hour bus tour of Project/Park related sites, including the Graphic Reactor at Oak Ridge National Lab (included in museum price). Call museum (865)576-3200 for seasonal tour dates. Museum open M-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm daily, closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the Path of Inventions
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Location: American Museum of Science & Energy
Start Point / Driving Directions: 300 S Tulane. From I-40 W Exit 376-A, Pellissippi Pkwy/Hwy 162. Hwy 162 becomes Highway 62 after about 8 miles. Crossing the Solway Bridge, bear left lane, continue to Oak Ridge. After going up a hill and under an overpass, go through 4 traffic lights. At the next light, turn right onto Tulane Ave (watch for Taco Bell on corner). Museum short distance down on left.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Museum admission $5 adults, $3 students, $4 seniors. Consider going during the annual Secret City Festival in June.
Host Club: East Tennessee Wanderers
Contact: Jerrie or Joe Mitchell (865) 291-8149
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