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Oak Ridge, Tennessee Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Oak Ridge and the surrounding area.

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  • Museum of Appalachia

    Museum of Appalachia

    Clinton, Tennessee

    A rural living museum that surprises with devil burls, angel swirls, Apocalypse signage. 250,000 items.

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  • Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Greenback, Tennessee

    An incomplete castle hand-built by one man, and later blessed by the Lord. Themed rooms include a throne room and dungeon.

  • Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

    Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

    Petros, Tennessee

    Hard time prison-turned-tourist attraction, with former convicts as expert tour guides.

  • The Lost Sea

    The Lost Sea

    Sweetwater, Tennessee

    It's been lost in a cave. See the sea by boat. It's really a lake, not a sea, but it has hungry fish and helpful tour guides.

  • Millennium Manor

    Millennium Manor

    Alcoa, Tennessee

    Built to survive "Armageddon and a thousand years beyond." William and Emma Fair Nicholson erected their indestructible home in 1938-45.

  • Goonysaurus at Sir Goony's Golf

    Goonysaurus at Sir Goony's Golf

    Farragut, Tennessee

    Designed in 1960, the bright orange Goonysaurus is the most distinctive hazard at this vintage minigolf course.

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