Things To Do

Things To Do

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...

Haw Ridge Park add to itinerary

Explore 28 miles of hiking, mountain bike riding, running and nordic skiing trails and five miles of shore line that offers access for canoeing. Haw Ridge’s forest floor supports over 40 varieties of wildflowers and visitors will more than likely come across some type of wildlife ...

Hiking and Biking Trails add to itinerary


The mountains of East Tennessee provide the perfect terrain for hiking and biking trails.  The trails in Anderson County offer a diversity in terrain and in use.  There are moderate trails with mild inclines and declines and there are more mountainous trails. There are also multip...

Historic Downtown Clinton add to itinerary

Countless hours can be spent strolling through Clinton’s Historic District and shopping at over 35 stores that feature antiques, collectibles and many other unique shops on Market and Main Streets.

Historic Jackson Square/Greenwich Village add to itinerary

Jackson Square lies at the center of the historic district that was once the original Townsite of Oak Ridge. During the war, this facility was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now, it features unique shopping, dining and historic displays.

Lenoir Historical Complex at Norris Dam State Park add to itinerary

The Lenoir Museum contains artifacts from Early Americana which were collected for over 60 years by Will G. Lenoir and his wife Helen and donated by the Lenoirs to the State of Tennessee. The Lenoirs strongly desired that the rapidly, changing times not wipe out an appreciation of the hard ...

Life Development Center add to itinerary

The Life Development Center has a challenging but safe ropes course and the staff can provide other exciting adventures such as rock climbing, backpacking, white water rafting and caving. The center is also available for camping, family reunions, team building retreats, company picnics, bir...

Little Ponderosa Zoo add to itinerary

The Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue features a large variety of animals. From the jungle to the barnyard, they've got just about everything plus a few surprises! They're adding new animals to the zoo all the time, so visit often! They offer a wonderful Kids-Safe Petting Zoo along with their...

Museum of Appalachia add to itinerary

The Museum of Appalachia tells the story of our pioneer forebears, in their own words and through the artifacts they left behind. Built over a span of 40 years, this authentic replica of mountain life includes historic log buildings, display halls filled with authentic artifacts, and garden...