Things To Do

Things To Do

American Museum of Science and Energy add to itinerary

Learn how 75,000 people kept a secret during WWII. Explore the Frontier of Appalachia to the Frontier of the Nuclear Age as you learn about Oak Ridge’s leading-edge technology that continues to earn the U.S. the title of “Super Power. "The Museum’s permanent exhibits include The...

Appalachian Quilt Trail add to itinerary

The Appalachian Quilt Trail is a great way to experience the variety of rural life in one of the country's most scenic areas. Follow the colorful hand painted wooden quilt blocks that dot the landscape to find the unique and authentic Appalachian experiences. You will find beauty and tranquility ...

Cherohala Skyway add to itinerary

Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant season foliage as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in these magnificent and seldom seen portions of the southern Appalachian National Forest. The Skyway connects Tellico Plains, TN with Robbinsville, NC and is a curvy, paved two-lane road ab...

Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area add to itinerary

Situated on a peninsula in the center of beautiful Norris Lake, Chuck Swan Wildlife Management area offers the ultimate outdoor experience. With over 24,000 acres of wilderness and more than 70 miles of trails, outdoor enthusiast can hike, bike, horseback ride, ride off-road vehicles, fish ...

Coal Creek Miners Museum add to itinerary

The Coal Creek Miners Museum tells the story of the miners that lived, worked and died in Coal Creek, Fraterville and Briceville Tennessee, it also tells about the historically significant events that changed the mining industry. The story starts in the late 1800s when the &...

Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail add to itinerary

Many of the miners who survived the Coal Creek War died in mine disasters at the Fraterville Mine in 1902 and the Cross Mountain Mine in 1911. These disasters, which killed 300 men and boys in Coal Creek, helped raise public awarenss of the dangers of mining.

Relive coal mining history an...

David Hall Cabin add to itinerary

Built in 1799, this cabin, which included a home, inn and tavern, was home to an American Revolutionary War Veteran. If the walls of this cabin could talk, it would tell you about Indian confrontations, its inhabitant that was one of the men who signed a petition that established Anderson C...

Devil’s Triangle add to itinerary

Nestled in the Cumberland Mountains, the Devil’s Triangle is 45 miles of twist and turns. There are some straight aways alongside pastures fields but there are also steep switchback curves. You will experience approximately 1,000 feet in elevation change. It is the perfect trail to explore ...

DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour add to itinerary

Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which helped to end WWII. US Citizens only age 10+.

Departs from American Museum of Science and energy.

Green McAdoo Cultural Center add to itinerary

On August 27, 1956, twelve young people in Clinton, Tennessee walked into history and changed the world. They were the first students to desegregate a state-supported high school in the south. Clinton High School holds the honor of having the first African American to graduate from a public...