Oak Ridge The Manhattan Project
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Turn back the clock and remember. Back in the 1930’s and 1940’s it was a race to win World War 2. In these desperate times it became clear that an ultimatum weapon was needed. That’s when the atomic bomb came into view. The Manhattan Project created the atomic bomb. Step into the shoes of those behind The Manhattan Project at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee. Take a trip to the past and learn about a landmarking time in US history with your motorhome rental.
Oak Ridge Reservation was once known as The Clinton Engineer Works. Today, you can take a peek into three buildings that played big roles in the ending of World War 2. The X-10 Graphite Reactor National Historic Landmark once created “small quantities of plutonium”. Building 9731 held a similar purpose to Building 9204-3. Both of which enriched uranium by chemical reactions. Lastly K-25 Building was used as the brains behind the invention. Most of these buildings are open for touring at Oak Ridge. A digital tour of the K-25 building is available online. The tour is done by bus and only goes from March until December.
The Oak Ridge Reservation is a conservation effort. Its purpose is to preserve some of the landmarks that ended World War 2. It’s an enriching trip to make with family, friends, or by yourself. Bringing a motorhome rental along with you to the Oak Ridge Reservation will give you the opportunity to travel all through Tennessee. Tennessee as a state has so much to offer. From historical landmarks, waterfalls, and mountains, all the way to Dollywood. You won’t want to miss out on any of these experiences. Your motorhome rental will carry you to all of them. The Oak Ridge Reservation is a historical monument that wrote history and changed the world. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of lifetime at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee with your motorhome rental.