- Our list of the best things to do in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, features the top 61 nearby activities — including 25 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Oak Ridge, TN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Oak Ridge, TN , followed by 49 popular activities in nearby cities, including Knoxville, Maryville, Hartford, Townsend and Dyersburg
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.
92% 25 votes
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.
92% 12 votes
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.
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.
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.
50% 2 votes
High Places Community Church, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 MoreLess Info
Grove Theater is a historic venue for live music shows and the performing arts. A variety of art and science organizations call the theater home and the theater is owned and operated by High Places Community Church.
Featuring an extensive permanent collection as well as visiting exhibits, the Oak Ridge Art Center is a gallery as well as a learning space. The gallery offers a variety of classes, and hosts competitions and shows.