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

Ride 1940s train at WWII Manhattan Project facility. Tour guides, equipment displays and facility information. See the secret city by train.

The Secret City Scenic excursion train, operated by the Southern Appalachia  Railway Museum, travels approximately 14 miles taking about one hour round trip. The excursion starts when the train departs from the Heritage Center (formerly known as K-25) located near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, an 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 11am, 1pm and 3 pm, and 1pm and 3pm on Sundays. Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $15 for children age 12 and under. Group rates are available for groups of 24 or more.

Note: Non-US 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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