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Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

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Address: 461 W Outer Dr, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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+1 865-482-1074
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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5 year old loved it

This place was huge. I honestly thought we were never going to find the end. Each room had a different theme with new things to learn. Lots to read and learn. Teen siblings were... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
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Virginia
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place was huge. I honestly thought we were never going to find the end. Each room had a different theme with new things to learn. Lots to read and learn. Teen siblings were bored after about an hour. 5 year old wanted to stay all day. I found some of the exhibits very interesting. Will go back without the... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum is located in what was an elementary school that was built during the Manhattan Project days. It's a great place to take a group of elementary-aged children or your own children. There's everything from an Appalachian-living exhibit, to a life-size doll house, to model trains.

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harriman
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Super cute little museum for kids. Has some history exhibits, a train exhibit along with some other little knick knacks.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is great. We have gone each time we have visited grandparents and the kdis love it. There is this life size doll house that my 4 year old spent 2 hours in, a train section that my 2 year old was hard to pry away from, and so much rich history for kids and adults regarding the Manhattan... More 

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HokieMKB
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My almost three year old son had a blast learning about musical instruments, bird habitats, and the rainforest. I think his favorite parts were the model trains, the water area, and the dollhouse area though. These were perfect for little ones that want to watch and touch! One surprise was how much of the children's museum was taken up by... More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is not only for kids but my husband and I learned a lot about the Manhattan Project and the "Secret City" of Oak Ridge. Very informative historical exhibits as well as several rooms/exhibits for kids 12 and under. Plan about 2 hours to have enough time for a thorough visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We were in town visiting family and decided to take all the kids to visit the museum. We arrived about two hours before closing. The kids had a blast and we had to "drag" the kids out at closing time. They really enjoyed the dollhouse, trains and rainforest exhibits.

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This Museum is NOT just a Children's Museum, BUT is also great learning experience for any and all ages. Displays of Actual Pictures and Memorabilia from SECRET CITY DAYS Lots to see and do. Not a QUICK Stop. Has increased in size over the past 30 years. You see the schools as well as how the Fenced City was kept... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

There were interesting facts about the local region, and a very hypnotic train display. We enjoyed our visit.

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Loudon, Tennessee
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We visited the Museum today with our 2 daughters & a 4 yr old grandchild.It's not just a museum, it's a hands on experience for small children. Great place to bring young children. We adults enjoyed it too. Very inexpensive if you're looking to spend some time (2-4 hrs) indoors and see how life was spent in the last 70... More 

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