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

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Oak Ridge is now home to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This park chronicles the stories of people, events, science, and engineering behind the classified mission that ended World War II and changed the world forever.


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8 Amazing Rowing Facts

In the rowing world, Oak Ridge is known for having one of the country's best training waterways available....

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Secret City Festival – An Oak Ridge Original

The original concept for the festival began in 1982 as the Azalea Festival, a small one-day arts and crafts show ...

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University of Tennessee Arboretum Society

The UT Arboretum was founded in 1964 when the Atomic Energy Commission donated over 2200 acres...

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Secrets of the Manhattan Project, Part 2

There were many secrets kept surrounding the Manhattan Project during World War II...

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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.

Access the Mobile App

The Explore Oak Ridge® app is for on-the-go access to attractions, things to do, dining, and much more. It is available for iPhone and Android handheld and tablet devices.

The Explore Oak Ridge® app and logo were created and are maintained by the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club.
Oak Ridge has been designated as a Playful City USA. Learn More.