Things To Do

Things To Do

New Hope Visitors Center at Y-12 add to itinerary

Located at Y-12, one of the original Manhattan Project facilities, this center houses historic displays and videos about Y-12.

Meeting space is available - 416 seated and 500 plus standing.

Norris Dam State Park add to itinerary

The park occupies more than 4,000 acres on the shores of Norris Lake and surrounds Norris Dam. There are six different trail systems that are located on both sides of the dam. Along the trails you will come across caves, scenic valleys, sparkling streams and wildflowers. The ...

Norris Lake add to itinerary

A lake like no other.

Eight hundred miles of Shoreline, 34,000 acres, 22 marinas and resorts, 3 state parks, 2 wildlife management areas, 14 different kinds of fish—These are just a few of the reasons why Norris Lake is the ultimate waterway and the perfect vacati...

Norris Watershed add to itinerary

Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys as you hike, bike ride or horseback over 20 miles of woodland trails that meander through the watershed’s 2,300 acres.

North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area add to itinerary

In the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee lies over 150,000acres of wilderness waiting to be explored by outdoor enthusiast. There are 600 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and off-roading. In addition, North Cumberland WMA is home to the only elk herd in the East. Y...

North Ridge Trail add to itinerary

A national recreation trail, North Ridge offers 7.5 miles of light hiking through greenbelt land on the Northern Boundary of Oak Ridge. Visitors will enjoy the variety of wildlife and native plants

Ritz Theater add to itinerary

Opened in 1945, the Ritz was one of the most modern theaters in the South. First-run movies, concerts, gospel singings, receptions and miscellaneous meetings. The Ritz Theater is on the National Register of Historic places.

Savage Gardens add to itinerary

Visit this 30 acre garden of many rare and sensitive wildflowers. There are also many towering limestone rock formations to explore.

Secret City Commemorative Walk add to itinerary

A memorial dedicated to the men and women who came at their nation’s call, to a city that was not on any map, to help end the greatest war this world has ever seen.

Songbird Trail on Clinch River add to itinerary

Enjoy walking the wooded two mile loop trail that meanders along the Clinch River from Norris Dam to the Lenoir Museum Complex and Norris Watershed. There are several access points for rafting, canoe or fishing the clinch river. Trail maps available at Welcome Center.