Explore Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Born in war and rich in natural beauty, Oak Ridge is the “Secret City” with a big story to tell. From the peaceful waterfront to the innovative achievements, there is always more to explore in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge, Tennessee rowing and outdoor sports

Waterfront
Waterfront
Parks
Parks
Culture
Culture
Innovation
Innovation
History
History
Waterfront
Waterfront
Parks
Parks
Culture
Culture
Innovation
Innovation
History
History
Plan Your Visit
Plan Your Visit
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11 Family-Friendly Activities to Check Out in Oak Ridge

If you’re searching for a fun, affordable family getaway, check out Oak Ridge, Tennessee! Nestled in East Tennessee, America’s Secret City...

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5 Reasons Rowing Teams Love Oak Ridge

Thousands of rowers travel to Oak Ridge every year to train and compete at Melton Lake, one of the best rowing venues in the nation.

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7 Innovations from Oak Ridge that Transformed the World

Renowned for its role in producing the first atomic bomb, Oak Ridge, Tennessee made its mark in history during World War II.

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4 Fun Ways to Get Dirty in Oak Ridge

Some folks like their thrills faster, muddier, and off the beaten path. Visitors to Oak Ridge, Tennessee will discover that this area offers some of the finest off-road trails...

    1. August 28 - September 6

      “One Man, Two Guvnors” – Oak Ridge Playhouse

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    2. September 5

      Back to School – Secret City Excursion Train Ride

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    3. September 12

      2nd Annual Knoxville Secret City Gold Dollar Upset Open Table Tennis Tournament

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    4. October 24

      Secret City Rowing Head Race

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2015 Visitors Guide

Our 2015 Oak Ridge Visitor’s Guide is packed with useful information for your trip to Oak Ridge. Available by mail or as a simple PDF download.

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Oak Ridge has been designated as a Playful City USA. Learn More.