Secret City Scenic Excursion Train

Address: Hwy. 58, East Tennessee Technical Park Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Phone: (865) 241-2140 Toll-free: (800) 887-3429

See the Secret City by train. Ride this 1940s train at the WWII Manhattan Project facility. Learn the backstory from tour guides, equipment displays and facility information. 

The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train, operated by the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, travels approximately 14 miles, taking about one hour for the round trip. The excursion begins as the train departs from the Heritage Center (formerly known as K-25) located near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a historic Department of Energy facility where research and development accelerated the United States into the Atomic Age.

During the train ride, you will travel along Poplar Creek and Highway 327, enjoying the sights of the rolling hills and valleys of East Tennessee. The northern portion of the routes was seen in the movie October Sky. Advance reservations for all seats is highly recommended, particularly during fall months. Tickets will be sold the day of each trip, space permitting. 

The train runs on the first and third Saturday of each month from April to September. During October, November and December, the train runs on Saturdays and Sundays of selected weekend. On Saturdays, the trains normally depart at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm, and 1 pm and 3 pm on Sundays. Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Group rates are available for groups of 24 or more.

Note: Non-U.S. citizens are required to provide passport and visa information, prior to boarding the train. 

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I-40 exit 356, 6 miles north on Hwy. 58, N. on Hwy. 327. 2 miles at railroad tracks.


City: Oak Ridge, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Knoxville & Middle East

Admission Rates:
Adults $19, children 12 & under $15, lap children free.

Group Discount

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Hours Open:
1st & 3rd Saturdays each month, April - December

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