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2009 SERA Winter Business Meeting Oak Ridge Tennessee March 7th, 2009 Welcome SERA The East Tennessee Grotto (ETG) is hosting the 2009 SERA Winter Business meeting in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on March 7th, 2009.  We hope you enjoy your stay. Oak Ridge Civic Center Unload stuff here 

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2009 sera winter business meeting

2009 SERA Winter Business Meeting

Oak Ridge Tennessee

March 7th, 2009

welcome sera
Welcome SERA

The East Tennessee Grotto (ETG) is hosting the 2009 SERA Winter Business meeting in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on March 7th, 2009.  We hope you enjoy your stay.

oak ridge civic center
Oak Ridge Civic Center

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The meeting will be held in the A/B Room at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. Oak Ridge is convenient 20 minute drive from the Knoxville Airport (TYS).

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Meeting Place

Library parking

civic center plaza
Civic Center Plaza

Main Entrance

← A/B Room

(side entrance)

driving directions from the airport

Driving directions from the airport

Start out going EAST. 0.1 miles

Merge onto US-129 N toward KNOXVILLE / OAK RIDGE. 2.6 miles

Merge onto I-140 W 11.4 miles

Merge onto TN-162 N / PELLISSIPPI PKWY. 11.4 miles

TN-162 N / PELLISSIPPI PKWY becomes TN-62 W. 5.4 miles

Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto S TULANE AVE. 0.5 miles

Turn LEFT onto TN-95 / OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE (traffic light #10) 0.1 miles

End at OAK RIDGE CIVIC CENTER: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Civic Center will be the second building in the complex on the left. The first will be the Public Library and this is where you will park.

local accommodations

Local Accommodations

There are several good hotels within walking distance of the meeting place

map to hotels

Map to hotels

Cherokee Caverns

contact numbers
Contact Numbers

Comfort Inn,

433 S. Rutgers Ave.,

Phone: (865) 481-8200

Fax: (865) 483-6142

Double Tree

215 South Illinois Avenue,

Phone: (865)-481-2468

Fax: 1-865-481-2474

Day’s Inn

206 South Illinois Avenue

Phone: (865)-483-5615

Fax: (865)-483-5848

Super 8 + Motel

1590 Oak Ridge Turnpike

Phone: (865)-483-1200

Jameson Inn

216 S Rutgers Ave (865) 483-6809

Hampton Inn

208 S Illinois Avenue (865) 482-7889

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Comfort Inn, 433 S. Rutgers Ave. , Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830 | Phone: (865) 481-8200     Fax: (865) 483-6142

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215 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee,  37830 Tel: 1-865-481-2468   Fax: 1-865-481-2474

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206 South Illinois Avenue

Oak Ridge, TN, 37830

Phone: 865-483-5615

Fax: 865-483-5848

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Super 8 + Motel

1590 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 865-483-1200

local restaurants

Local Restaurants

Here are a few of the available restaurants close to the meeting place and hotels

caves anderson county
Caves – Anderson County
  • Carter’s Pit - This is a really nice 100' pit with some cave at the bottom. Gated, special permission needed
  • Toilet Bowl Cave – 12,000’ p/g
  • Hill Cave – 2930’ gated TVA cave, s/p
  • Norris Dam Cave – 1045’ TVA Cave p/g
  • Turtle Graveyard Cave – 5436’, 34’ entrance drop
  • Drive-in Cave – 1751’, p/g
  • Martin’s Cave – 700’, p/g. Ask about nearby Razor’s Edge cave
caves knox county
Caves – Knox County
  • Cherokee Caverns – 1500+, semi commercial cave. This is the home to the former annual Haunted Cave. It has some nice formations, bring a camera. Trips must be arranged.
  • Conner Creek Cave – 689’ p/g
  • Heiskell Pit - 108’ entrance, 180’ long
  • Rockhill Cave – 3900’, has a nice 50’ pit in the cave, 190’ vertical extent. P/g
  • Cherokee Bluff Cave – 1700’
historic cherokee caverns

Historic Cherokee Caverns

Historic Cherokee Caverns

www.cherokeecaverns.netwww.thehauntedcave.netmyotisjrw@aol.com(865)-693-7305 Home(865)-982-7271 Office Noon to 5 PM

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!! IMPORTANT !!

Campers must contact Jim Whidby to make arrangements as the property is gated.

www.cherokeecaverns.netwww.thehauntedcave.netmyotisjrw@aol.com

(865)-693-7305 Home(865)-982-7271 Office Noon to 5 PM

map to cherokee caverns

Map to Cherokee Caverns

Cherokee Caverns

 Pellissippi Parkway

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There is a restroom and a shower available

at the cave. You will need to provide your own

bedding and toiletries.

www.cherokeecaverns.netwww.thehauntedcave.netmyotisjrw@aol.com

(865)-693-7305 Home(865)-982-7271 Office Noon to 5 PM

directions to cherokee caverns

Directions to Cherokee Caverns

Starting at Oak Ridge Civic Center

Start out going EAST on OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE / TN-95. 0.1 miles

Turn RIGHT onto S TULANE AVE. (traffic light #10) 0.5 miles

Turn LEFT onto TN-62 E / S ILLINOIS AVE. follow TN-62 E. 6.5 miles

End at Cherokee Caverns

8524 Oak Ridge HwyKnoxville, TN 37931-2211

Total Est. Distance: 7.16 miles

caves roane county
Caves – Roane County
  • Popular Creek Skylight Cave – 440’, nice 40’ chimney out the Skylight entrance
  • Popular Creek Stream Cave – 1500+, these 2 entrances are only about 30’ apart.
  • Eblen’s Cave – 3347’, s/p needed
caves campbell county
Caves – Campbell County
  • Murrayville Cave – 1000’, lots of nice formations. Very little graffiti.
  • Dry Cave – 560’
  • Easterly Cave – 4225’, this cave along with Dry Cave and Preacher’s Cave are accessed from same parking area.
  • Preacher’s Cave – 367’
american museum of science and energy

American Museum of Science and Energy

A really cool place to visit if you have the time

American Museum of Science and Energy

300 Tulane Ave.

1-865-576-3200

Located directly behind the meeting place

http://www.amse.org

directions to oak ridge

Directions to Oak Ridge

From All Points

From I-40 Westbound (Knoxville):

From I-40 Eastbound (Nashville):

From I-75 Southbound (Kentucky):

From I-75 North Bound (Chattanooga*):

From I-75 North Bound (Alternate*):

from i 40 westbound knoxville

From I-40 Westbound (Knoxville):

Take the I-140 E / TN-162 N exit- EXIT 376- toward MARYVILLE / OAK RIDGE. 0.2 miles

Merge onto PELLISSIPPI PKWY / TN-162 N via EXIT 376A toward OAK RIDGE. 6.1 miles

PELLISSIPPI PKWY / TN-162 N becomes TN-62 W. 5.4 miles

Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto S TULANE AVE. 0.5 miles

Turn LEFT onto TN-95 / OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE. (traffic light #10) 0.1 miles

End at Oak Ridge Civic Center: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Civic Center will be the second building on the left. The first will be the Public Library and this is where you will park.

from i 40 eastbound nashville

From I-40 Eastbound (Nashville):

Take the TN-58 N - EXIT 356- toward OAK RIDGE - 0.1 miles

Merge onto TN-58 N. 7.2 miles

TN-58 N becomes OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE / TN-95 N.

7.9 miles

End at Oak Ridge Civic Center: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Civic Center will be the first building on the right, after passing Robertsville Rd. (traffic light #11), directly across from the Oak Ridge High School on the left.

from southbound i 75 kentucky

From Southbound I-75(Kentucky):

Take the Clinton/Norris Exit (122). Turn right off ramp and head towards Clinton. 10.7 miles

Stay STRAIGHT to go onto TN-95 S / OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE 4.9 miles

End at Oak Ridge Civic Center: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Civic Center will be the second building on the left, after passing traffic light #10 (Tulane Ave.). The first will be the Public Library and this is where you will park

from north bound i 75 chattanooga

From North Bound – I-75 (Chattanooga):

Merge onto I-40 W via EXIT 84B on the LEFT toward NASHVILLE. 3.9 miles

Take the US-321 / TN-95 exit- EXIT 364- toward LENOIR CITY / OAK RIDGE. 0.1 miles

Merge onto TN-95 N toward MELTON HILL DAM / OAK RIDGE. 6.4 miles

Merge onto OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE / TN-95 N toward OAK RIDGE. 8.2 miles

End at Oak Ridge Civic Center: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Civic Center will be the first building on the right, after passing Robertsville Rd. (traffic light #11), directly across from the Oak Ridge High School on the left.

*Note: Some two lane roads but avoids potential traffic delays

from north bound i 75 alternate

From North Bound I-75 –Alternate:

*This way is mostly multi-lane driving but has much more traffic and potential delays.

Merge onto I-75 N toward KNOXVILLE. 10.9 miles

Take PELLISSIPPI PKWY / TN-162 N via EXIT 376A toward OAK RIDGE. 6.1 miles

PELLISSIPPI PKWY / TN-162 N becomes TN-62 W. 5.4 miles

Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto S TULANE AVE. 0.5 miles

Turn LEFT onto TN-95 / OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE. (traffic light #10) 0.1 miles

End at Oak Ridge Civic Center: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Civic Center will be the second building on the left. The first will be the Public Library and this is where you will park.