About Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge has a rich history. Oak Ridge was the original site for the Manhattan Project during World War II. At that time, the area saw massive expansion, as scientists from all over the country moved to the area to work on the project. Oak Ridge is known for being an area of labortories and science, but for the past few decades, it has grown to a peaceful, quiet community.
Lake Living & Boating
Oak Ridge has it’s own lake and boating space. It shares Melton Hill lake with Clinton and is also along the Clinch River, making it a great spot for boating and fishing.
Oak Ridge, with it’s history, has several interesting museums to explore. The American museum of Science and Energy is a popular spot for those who are interested in Science.
Things to Do in Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge has a great mix of parks and recreational activities, as well as science, technology and learning. Some consider Oak Ridge schools to be some of the best in the area. You can catch a play at Oak Ridge Playhouse, visit the museum of Science and Energy, or grab a canoe and hit the river for some aquatic fun.
Melton Hill Lake
Haw Ridge Park
University of Tennessee Arboretum
Melton Lake Greenway
Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail
Emory Valley Greenway
Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
The American Museum of Science and Energy
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum
Things to Do
Oak Ridge Playhouse
Oak Ridge Art Center