Top Secret is waiting for you: a trail of secrets hidden among the scenic wilds of the Upper Cumberland Plateau. Immerse yourself in early Knoxville history by touring Blount Mansion, James White Fort and Bleak House, General Longstreet's 1863 Battle of Knoxville headquarters. You'll surely find the perfect souvenir at one of the many antique galleries along Kingston Pike and the perfect bite to eat at one of the many pedestrian friendly restaurants located along Market Square. From Knoxville, travel to the Secret City of Oak Ridge, the historic site of the Manhattan Project. While in Oak Ridge, be sure to visit the largest exhibition of energy-related exhibits in the United States at the American Museum of Science and Energy. Another must-see is the rare utopian community of historic Rugby, founded in the late 1800s by British social reformer Thomas Hughes. Though Rugby only thrived for a short while as a utopian community, it survives today as a fascinating historic site unspoiled by modern development. For scenic adventure, paddle among breathtaking sandstone bluffs at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Finish your Top Secret adventure with a visit to the Appalachian Arts Crafts Center to observe working artists as they create their fine art and Tennessee inspired crafts. The Top Secret Trail is loaded with rare scenic features and unique Tennessee lore. Come explore!
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