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Science Museum
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The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) is a science museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, designed to teach children and adults about ene
Children’s Museum
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The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge (abbreviated as CMOR) is a non-profit children's museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, that provi
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Fall Creek Falls , Spencer
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To see the highest free-falling waterfall east of the Mississippi, hike the trails of Fall Creek Falls. Nestled in an area renowned for its g
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Hike deep into a nearly 300ft deep gorge to the base of the tallest waterfall East of the Rocky Mountains - 256 feet!!Enjoy our carefully curated blend of hiking trails for an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the signs and sounds of Fall Creek Falls plus 4 more high falls. On this adventure, we will hike approximately 5 miles, cross large suspended swinging bridges and journey down into the massive gorge to the base of Fall Creek Falls itself.Looking for something different? Please check out our other fun and exciting adventure tour packages.Just IN Time Adventures, LLC is the 1st and only hiking tour operator serving the Nashville market authorized and permitted by TDEC and Tennessee State Parks. We are a fully licensed, insured, and permitted operator. A certified Wilderness First Aid medic is on all of our hiking adventures.All of our guides are First Aid - CPR + AED certified
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Waterfall
Bald River Falls , Tellico Plains
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State Park
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Cumberland Mountain State Park is a state park in Cumberland County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park consists of 1,720
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Oak Ridge

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Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25mi west of Knoxville. Oak Ridge's population was 29,330 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Knoxville Metropolitan Area. Oak Ridge's nicknames include the Atomic City, the Secret City, the Ridge, and the City Behind the Fence.Oak Ridge was established in 1942 as a production site for the Manhattan Project—the massive American, British, and Canadian operation that developed the atomic bomb. As it is still the site of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientific development still plays a crucial role in the city's economy and culture in general.HistoryThe earliest substantial occupation of the Oak Ridge area occurred during the Woodland period (c. 1000 BC – 1000), although artifacts dating to the Paleo-Indian period have been found throughout the Clinch Valley. Two Woodland mound sites—the Crawford Farm Mounds and the Freels Farm Mounds—were uncovered in the 1930s as part of the Norris Basin salvage excavations. Both sites were located just southeast of the former Scarboro community. The Bull Bluff site, which was occupied during both the Woodland and Mississippian (c. 1000–1600) periods, was uncovered in the 1960s in anticipation of the construction of Melton Hill Dam. Bull Bluff is a cliff located immediately southeast of Haw Ridge, opposite Melton Hill Park. The Oak Ridge area was largely uninhabited by the time Euro-American explorers and settlers arrived in the late 18th century, although the Cherokee claimed the land as part of their hunting grounds. Make Oak Ridge central to your United States travel plans using our United States holiday planner.

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