K-25 History Center

652 Enrichment St, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA

About K-25 History Center

4.9 / 5

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    Jon Monahan
    February 23, 2023

    The K-25 History Center is tucked way up Enrichment Drive. It looks like you're pulling up to a firehouse, but go a bit further, and there is a parking lot for the center. It's reasonably priced ($10 for adults, less for kids, seniors, students, and military), and well worth it. There is a ton of history within these walls (and especially on these grounds) and is captured and displayed very tastefully and effectively within this facility. The staff is fantastic, so very friendly and informative...it really made a difference that people so knowledgeable are available and willing to carry on conversations about the site, and provide other recommendations of things to see in the area. I'd highly recommend this Center, and consider it a highlight of a journey through Oak Ridge.

    J Hytken
    March 11, 2023

    This museum pays homage to the tens of thousands of people that worked to build the amount of weapons grade uranium for World War II. There is so much fascinating information which includes videos, actual devices, and items from the secret uranium enrichment plant. They have a great way of telling the story and you can tell lots of time and effort and money went into this museum. I especially enjoyed the video that describes the process for the enrichment of uranium. The video at the beginning of the tour was actually very well done, and I like the way they make the tour very interesting with some hands-on as well. The tour guide, who answered questions as we walked around, was once an employee of the plant and had an enormous amount of information that we found fascinating. I highly recommend this museum and we spent about 2 1/2 hours viewing, but could’ve spent another one to two hours taking the time to read more. You will have a good sense of how the USA was able to create and supply uranium that allowed others in the USA to create the bombs used in Japan and just how important women were to the war effort. Don’t skip the opportunity to view this wonderful museum.

    Daniel Duran
    November 06, 2022

    My favorite part of exploring around Oak Ridge was visiting this museum and interacting with all the exhibits! There’s lots of information here which I recommend taking at least an hour or so to go through all the exhibits the museum has to offer! I learned so much here and I would definitely visit here again! I really enjoyed it a lot!

    Eliana Lamson
    September 21, 2022

    Really interesting museum about the nuclear history and impact Oak Ridge had on the war effort and Manhattan project. I loved the fact there were so many artifacts from the time. Very engaging and I ended up spending longer here than I thought I would! Highly recommend if you're interested in history, or Manhattan project.

    Jim Cody
    July 23, 2022

    A fascinating historical museum Containing the history of one of the most well kept secrets in America K-25 during the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge Tennessee. At the height of it's construction over 25,000 workers helped with the built When completed in 1944 it was the largest building in the world. The museum contains articles and amazing artifacts of the history of K-25. Parking is free admission is free. If Jerry one of the guides is there he can provide some amazing history.. Google maps can take you there just west of Oak Ridge Tennessee.

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