- The list below includes 49 free or cheap things to do in or near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Off Road & ATV, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Haw Ridge Park to American Museum of Science & Energy, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oak Ridge and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Knoxville, Maryville, Hartford and Townsend.
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813 East Parkway (321 North), Gatlinburg, TN 37753 MoreLess Info
The whole family can get in on the action at Rafting in the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Experience the raw beauty and power of Smoky Mountain rapids as you hurtle through the water under expert guidance.
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Stearns, KY MoreLess Info
Running for 16 miles, the Big South Fork Train railroad takes the traveler on a scenic trip, with the main point of interest being the historic coal mining town Blue Heron.
Rather than a flat trail, Sugarland Riding Stables runs along mountainous terrain so that guests get better views of the Great Smoky Mountains. No experience is necessary to ride, meaning children are welcome.
Spread over 20 acres and with over 1750 varieties of flowers, Gardens of Sunshine Hollow is a large and diverse garden where visitors can stroll and enjoy lunch at the pavilion. There are also annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.
All skill levels of riders can be accommodated at the Smoky Mountain Riding Stables. The natural beauty of the horseback riding trails within the National Park allows the ride to act as a nature viewing experience as well.
92% 146 votes
2010 Panther Creek Park Road, Morristown, TN 37814 MoreLess Info
Located along the Cherokee Reservoir is the Panther Creek State Park which features many outdoor activities. The site features 17 different hiking trails that cover more than 30 miles of terrain in addition to biking trails, horseback riding trails, and fishing areas.
The Bald River Falls cascades over 100 feet to the steep rocks below it. Since the rock outcropping is slopped, the falls actually flow down the rocks rather than a free fall, and guests can drive past the falls in a car or hike to the top.