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American Museum of Science & Energy
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Oak Ridge
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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“FUN”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

This place is fun for the whole family! Lots of things to see, could take more than one trip to see them all.

Visited November 2013
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews
“Wonderful little museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

I love the amse! It is small but has do much Information about the secret city and it has interesting travel exhibits!

Visited October 2013
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great for History Buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Yes there are plenty of science exhibits that will tax your brain especially if you are like me and not really inclined with a scientific mind but the history section of Oak Ridge really shines. The history of Oak Ridge is really amazing and probably most have no idea of how the town was formed and how life in the town was like for those here during WW2. Being born in Oak Ridge in 1947 I remember the early days after the war with the government buildings and all but the history during the war is amazing and they do a great job of detailing the life of those workers and the difficult job of figuring out how to enrich the uranium.

Visited June 2013
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Looking for the big picture about Oak Ridge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

AMSE is the best source of information about the Manhattan Project (atomic bomb science and industrial beginnings) and related scientific work from 1942 to 1990. Also included are general energy related displays and public tours (summer only). Seven days a week visitors may examine the eight major theme areas of the building and view live demonstrations in the auditorium.

Visited November 2013
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A must see Great for your out of town guests”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I am a native Oak Ridger and find this to be one of the best items for showing out of towners the history of Oak Ridge. A little known secret is that if you have an Oak Ridge Library card you can check out a free pass for 2 to go to the museum. Also best place in Gift shop to find unusual gifts for Birthday and Christmas gifts. During the summer don't miss the bus trips to the area scientific sites.

Visited October 2013
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