Two new bus tours offered in Oak Ridge in August will allow you to learn more about the unique heritage of the Manhattan Project, a press release said. The bus tours are the “Secret City” and “Oak Ridge Museums” tours.
The â€œSecret Cityâ€ tour will be led by a National Park Service ranger, last three hours, and include that dayâ€™s admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy.
“During the Manhattan Project, a community was created almost overnight to accomplish the monumental task of producing enriched uranium on a large scale,” the press release said. “During the tour, visitors can develop an understanding of what life was like during World War II in a city behind a fence that no one was supposed to discuss. The tour will also include a visit to the X-10 Graphite Reactor, a National Historic Landmark, and the worldâ€™s first nuclear reactor designed and built for continuous operation.”[Read more…]