- TripBuzz found 51 things to do with kids in or near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, including 40 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Knoxville, Maryville, Hartford and Townsend.
- From Children's Museum of Oak Ridge to Secret City Scenic Excursion Train, the Oak Ridge area offers 75 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Bike Rentals, Off Road & ATV and Bowling.
- Oak Ridge, located in both Anderson and Roane Counties, is settled in eastern Tennessee some 25 miles from Knoxville. A near 30,000 residents call this 90 square mile city home, with a quaint and widespread population. The area is marked by a variety of ridges, valleys, and grassy plains making for a scenic outdoor adventure.
A wide range of exhibits are on display at the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, including arrangements for the rainforest, model trains, 1800s Appalachia, world cultures, and birds. Hands-on activities and interactive options are the focus throughout most of the museum.
Affiliated with and run by the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train offers 14-mile, hour-long round trips on a restored 1940s-era train. The train offers group rates, and some rides feature dinner.
Featuring 32 lanes and a pro shop, Oak Ridge Bowling Center hosts open and league bowling. The center has a lounge with adult beverages, a grill with food and drinks and a game room with arcade machines and billiard tables.
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Edgemoor Rd, between Highway 162 and Melton Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 MoreLess Info
With 28 miles of trails with steep climbs, Haw Ridge Park can be used for hiking, running and biking. The park provides a view of a river which can be used for kayaking with picnic tables nearby.
A variety of historic sites have been preserved along the Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail. Guests can drive themselves from site to site with the help of historic markers and plaques to learn more about Leach Cemetery, Walden Ridge, and the Coal Creek Train Depot.
A 14-screen movie theater, Cinemark Tinseltown USA displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
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695 Melton Lake Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 MoreLess Info
Hourly, half day, and full day rentals are provided by Adventures Outdoors Kayak & Bike Rentals. Equipment offered for rental include well-maintained mountain bikes, trikkes, and kayaks for use in the local area.
Dedicated to the preservation of historical railroad equipment, Southern Appalachia Railway Museum operates the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train that runs along Poplar Creek. The ride features a view of an old Department of Energy atomic research facility.