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Secret City Scenic Excursion Train

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  • Excellent15%
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  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Sep 8, 2017
“Attraction Closed”
Sep 6, 2017
“Gone with the wind”
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Hwy 58, Oak Ridge, TN
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This attraction has been closed for a little over a year. I did not get to experience it. Some of the engines and stock are still out at the site. Apparently insurance issues got in the way.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

It WAS a good train ride through a unique setting. However, it is no longer running due to the local political climate.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank KJB0828
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We went to ride it but they have ceased offering rides, due to expense of liability insurance as I understand it. Really don't know the whole story, but no more train rides.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Marcia T
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Our Grandkids had never been on a real train, and we all found this interesting, with it's dining car and being able to go from car to car on the train. We'd like to do it again some day.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank kit-kat40
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We rode the train and had no idea exactly where it traveled, but we'd heard wonderful things about it and decided to give it a try. We were all so glad that we did! We had 3 adults and a 3 year old in our...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Tracy W
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend loves trains and while we were in Gatlinburg for the weekend he saw where it was closing down and doing their last ride that very weekend. So we made a trip to Oak Ridge and rode the train. Beautiful scenery. Enjoyed the ride.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank lauraelisabeth19
Reviewed May 24, 2016

This train ride is not very long, maybe half hour, but lots of interesting information about the area, and how important this area was to winning the war. The price is right as well.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Judy S
Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took our 3-year old granddaughter to ride the Santa train on the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train. She enjoyed getting candy from Santa and Mrs. Claus! The train goes by the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant, a docent on the train explains the history during...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank KLight_12
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Enjoyed the train ride. We were able to see places that we have not seen before. It is really pretty in the fall.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Karen B
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful ride, narrated by a retired scientist from the facility. The crew was friendly and the cabin and seats clean and comfortable. If you are interested the the old "secret city" this is a nice ride down memory lane... tracks, I mean.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank rick215
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