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American Museum of Science & Energy

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Address: 300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
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+1 865-576-3200
09:00 - 17:00
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The information contained here about Oak Ridge being one of the 3 main areas for the Manhatten project is truly amazing. How they built a whole town to help with the enriching... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter O
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The information contained here about Oak Ridge being one of the 3 main areas for the Manhatten project is truly amazing. How they built a whole town to help with the enriching of Uranium. The museum has wonderful facts and history. Spend about 3 - 4 hours here

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum will be moving soon to a new location. The information on how Oakridge was selected and the building of the secret city was well presented. They did have things for children to do. It will be a better place when they move and update their facility.

Thank Eby5
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew this place existed! This museum tells the story of a secret city built for the purpose of processing uranium to make the first atomic bombs! I also bought a book The Girls Of Atomic City that richly tells the story of the people who worked there!

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the AMSE for decades. I took my son to the current locations about 10 years ago and it was awesome. We went again recently and it has gone downhill. Most of the stuff didn't work and like much of OR it was left to wither and die due to lack of funding. It is being... More 

Thank Randy C
Jabbeke, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on May 10th. The history of the city Oak Ridge and the Manhatten project is very interesting. But the displays can use a modern renovation. The second floor is more interesting for children where they can discover stuff.

Thank AmarilisVos
Rockfield, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect place to go if it is too hot or rainy, not that it wouldn't be a hit anytime. Admission is only five dollars for an adult. Tons to see and do. We didn't get to take the D.O.E. bus tour since it is only available two or three days during the week. They told us we could go... More 

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Oak Ridge almost 40 years ago and remember how impressive it was. I believe that there have been some major changes since then, but the information is still incredibly interesting. It's exhibits are very hands on, something my granddaughter and I found to be fun. The cost is minimal and so worth it.

1 Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, a museum contains information about the past. And it's important information, centering around the development of nuclear energy and the atomic bomb, and the role played by 75,000 Americans at Oak Ridge in the 1940s. BUT, the information can and should be updated and made more interactive in keeping with our other infotainment options. This museum was built in... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a grat place to spend 2-4 hours visiting a key time and place in American and World history. TIP - call ahead and reserve a seat on the bus to tour the site. This is a place you can zip through in an hour, or leisurely read your way through for 3-4 hours - your call. I spent... More 

Thank Pat O
Morgantown, West Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 21 years ago my parents, grandmother, and I visited Oak Ridge. My dad and grandmother went to AMSE while my mom took me to the mall. So I came back. Not much had changed. It was nice to recreate some of the photographs that were taken of my grandma in the museum. The most unique and interesting material in... More 

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