Oak Ridge: Directions & Map

 

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Located approximately 45 minutes northwest of Knoxville and 2.5 hours east of Nashville, the City of Oak Ridge rests within the narrow valleys and wooded hills of East Tennessee. Here you will find many points of interest showcasing the remarkable role the community played during the Manhattan Project.
  • Distance from Knoxville to Oak Ridge is 24.6 miles (40 km)
  • Distance from Nashville to Oak Ridge is 163 miles (262 km)
  • Distance from Lexington to Oak Ridge is 170 miles (273 km)
  • Distance from Atlanta to Oak Ridge is 209 miles (336 km)
 

Directions to our visitor center by car

Take I-40 West toward Nashville. Take exit 376-A to merge onto TN-162 N/Pellissippi Parkway. Follow Hwy 162 for 5 miles (8 km) and veer left onto Highway 62 toward Oak Ridge. Continue on Hwy 62, Illinois Avenue, for 6 miles (10 km). Turn right onto West Outer Drive. The Manhattan Project Visitor Center is on the right 1 mile (2 km), located inside the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge. This is an approximately 45 minute drive. 

When you arrive in Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project Visitor Center is located within the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at:

461 W. Outer Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-482-1942
Plenty of on-site parking is available.

Guided bus tours of select Manhattan Project sites are available through the American Museum of Science & Energy located at 115 E. Main St. Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Take I-40 East toward Knoxville. Take exit 356, Highway 58/Gallaher Road, toward Oak Ridge. Continue on Highway 58 to Highway 95, Oak Ridge Turnpike. In Oak Ridge turn left onto Highway 62, Illinois Avenue. Turn right onto West Outer Drive. The Manhattan Project Visitor Center is on the right 1 mile (2 km), located inside the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. This is an approximately 2.5 hour drive. 

When you arrive in Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project Visitor Center is located within the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at:

461 W. Outer Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-482-1942
Plenty of on-site parking is available.

Guided bus tours of select Manhattan Project sites are available through the American Museum of Science & Energy located at 115 E. Main St. Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Take I-75 South toward Knoxville. Take exit 122, Highway 61 toward Norris/Clinton. Turn right onto TN-61 W. Continue onto Highway 95, Oak Ridge Turnpike. Turn right onto Highway 62, Illinois Avenue. Turn right onto West Outer Drive. The Manhattan Project Visitor Center is on the right 1 mile (2 km), located inside the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. This is an approximately 3 hour drive. 

When you arrive in Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project Visitor Center is located within the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at:

461 W. Outer Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-482-1942
Plenty of on-site parking is available.

Guided bus tours of select Manhattan Project sites are available through the American Museum of Science & Energy located at 115 E. Main St. Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Take I-75 North toward Knoxville. Take exit 376-A, Highway 162 N/Pellissippi Parkway. Follow Highway 162 for 5 miles (8 km) and veer left onto Highway 62 toward Oak Ridge. Continue on Highway 62, Illinois Avenue 6 miles (10 km). Turn right onto West Outer Drive. The Manhattan Project Visitor Center is on the right 1 mile (2 km), located inside the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. This is an approximately 3.5 hour drive. 

When you arrive in Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project Visitor Center is located within the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at:

461 W. Outer Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-482-1942
Plenty of on-site parking is available.

Guided bus tours of select Manhattan Project sites are available through the American Museum of Science & Energy located at 115 E. Main St. Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

 

Nearby Airports

Knoxville’s McGhee-Tyson Municipal Airport is located 26 miles (42 km) from the City of Oak Ridge.
Nashville’s International Airport is located 156 miles (251 km) from the City of Oak Ridge.
Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport is located 175 miles (282 km) from the City of Oak Ridge.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is located 219 miles (352 km) from the City of Oak Ridge.

Last updated: May 5, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Manhattan Project National Historical Park
c/o NPS Intermountain Regional Office
P.O. Box 25287

Denver , CO 80225-0287

Phone:

Hanford: 509.376.1647
Los Alamos: 505.661.6277
Oak Ridge: 865.482.1942

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