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Looking back to WWII science and and Discovery

Excellent collection of historical developments/explorations in science, engineering and technology... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trip188322
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Looks small from the outside but HUGH inside. Divided into areas where history, physics and current... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent collection of historical developments/explorations in science, engineering and technology from this Secret City Oak Ridge starting from WW II era. Come alone, come as family, young and old, you will love it

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Looks small from the outside but HUGH inside. Divided into areas where history, physics and current uses are explored. There are great short films which add background information; in all a museum for adults and children alike. We missed the bus tour because i did...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

This facility is a phenomenal step back in time to the beginning of the end of World War II. It's well worth a trip to view a piece of American History.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Such a wonderful collection of history. Definitely worth a visit. The trip out to the site via the bus tour from AMSE is definitely worth it if you can manage to time it correctly. Unfortunately, you can just visit most of this on a whim...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 168brianv
Reviewed February 1, 2019

We saw a sign hanging from a lamppost while driving around Oak Ridge, but it appears that there is no physical park with a visitor center, etc. Apparently the closest thing is the little American Museum of Science and Engineering next to the J C...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

After finely finding the new location for the tours, the old museum, where the tours used to leave from is now closed, we, wife and I, were pleased to find the new Temp. location adiquate. I say all older adults should see and hear how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank avie8tor
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Trying to find out if i visit here and Im an Australian Citizen can i do the bus tour etc? I note that the museum AMSE is currently closed any ideas when it may reopen please?

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank Mike K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Has a lot of history, but needs to be restored. The town could use more life, but most people in the area would rather live in knoxville. It has a lot of potential! Lots of outdoor things to do. The lab is very nice and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Getting to see The Reactor was great and they explained how it worked. The bus tour is the way to go. So informative!!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

I moved to Oak Ridge, TN, five years ago. Nice town to live in. Lot of interesting sites. Now, 2018, there is little to nothing historical about Oak Ridge. Alexander House was remodeled and turned into a senior citizen home, the Bus Depot was torn...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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There is no fee to enter the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Bus tour requires registration [requires US citizenship]. it takes about 2-3 hours. I did have a pass, don't know individual pass cost I think there is... More
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bus tours (only from March to November) are first come-first served. you register at the American Museum of Science and Engineering (AMSE) starting at 9 am on the tour day. There is a website for more information, but... More
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