During the Civil War, Knoxville's Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both the Confederate and Union armies. Today you can visit the house and other historic homes in this eastern Tennessee city. Among Knoxville's other attractions are museums, a zoo and World's Fair Park, site of the 1982 World's Fair. University of Tennessee sports draw lots of fans, as does the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. To see Knoxville from the water, take a leisurely riverboat ride down the Tennessee River.
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Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Theatre is the region's leading performing arts facility with advanced technology, staging and lighting that draws top entertainment to the Knoxville area.
We have season tickets at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. So we have a good Theater for comparison. I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Tennessee Theater but I was amazed how beautifully is. What a gem in Knoxville! Amazing Art Deco , crystal chandeliers you like to take home and a wonderful intimate theater with about 1,400+ seats. No bad seat in the house!
Tip: there is a parking lot on Church street for convenient parking.
5 based on 140 reviews
We have had an annual subscription to UT Theatre for 46 years. It is one of the great entertainment bargains. We have seen some of the best theatre available in Knoxville. It is important to note that my wife and I are natives of NYC...MoreThank you for the great post!
4.5 based on 659 reviews
Ijams Nature Center is a 315-acre member- and visitor-supported nonprofit organization, where people of all ages can hike, bike, paddle, climb, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. The grounds and trails are open every day from 8:00am until dusk. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices, and restrooms are open during the following times- Regular Visitor Center hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Admission to the park is free, but we gladly accept donations. Fees for programs and special events vary. Check our calendar of events at www.ijams.org for dates and pricing. Established in 1910 by the Ijams family for bird-watchers and nature-lovers, Ijams Nature Center has been ranked one of Knoxville's top three attractions by TripAdvisor, winning the 2016 Certificate of Excellence as well. Your generous support is needed to continue the ongoing legacy for generations to come!
Visiting for the month we found this beautiful park on TA. We loved the beautiful river boardwalk trail surrounded by lush forest and rock formations. Our pup loved it also. Folks were very nice and it was very safe. The trails are good but could be challenging for the physically impaired. Highly recommended.
4.5 based on 255 reviews
This museum is a must see when in the downtown Knoxville area. The impressive exhibits inside will walk you through various stages of this region's societal development.
4.5 based on 223 reviews
My personal favorite activity at Neyland Stadium is Knoxville Covenant Health Marathon. The 5K, Half and Full Marathons finish on the 50 yard line. There is something VERY awesome about watching the runners as they cross the finish line. Check out the upcoming events calendar at KTC.org
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Had never been to Knoxville and went downtown for dinner during an overnight stop on the way to Florida. What a cool city!!
Went to Stock and Barrel which is located on Market Square. It's a charming square full of shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. There is a small stage in the center with plenty of seating. Lots of trees and greenery. I bet in Spring, Summer and Fall it is really lovely. Unfortunately in February it was too cold to really spend any time outside other than to walk through it which was still very enjoyable. The surrounding streets were also quite nice.
We'll be back next and who knows, maybe one year it will be warmer and we can spend more time in the Square.
4.5 based on 389 reviews
Over 26,000 students attend the University of Tennessee.
I went to school at the University when dinosaurs roamed the earth and no one cared about endless concrete or a lack of landscaping. At least the people in charge didn't seem to care. Fast-forward to today and you would hardly recognize it. There is a recent emphasis on making the architecture look somewhat uniform (i.e., building new buildings to look like the old, with a few exceptions), improving the looks and use of parking lots with trees, a rain garden near Claxton, hidden garages (under Vol Hall and across from the new Music Buildings) and pretty landscaping such as the massive plantings in the median near Fraternity Row. The physical campus has come such a long way in even the past ten years. The lighting at night is far, far improved as well. I am so proud of U.T.!
4.5 based on 262 reviews
We found the displays stimulating . The creativity of the artists was impressive and and the galleries were easy to navigate. We'll visit frequently.
4.5 based on 145 reviews
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, local history, and natural history. We are a free museum with free parking available. During Summer 2017, parking is available in the C8 lot next to the museum. Simply ask for your free 2-hour parking pass at the parking kiosk. More details and directions on the museum website.
This is a small museum but very well organized and the displays are very interesting. My wife and I were there for an opening event. Although I have contributed to the museum for a number of years this was my first visit but not my...MoreThank you for your kind review! We hope we'll see you back for another museum event or visit soon!
4 based on 548 reviews
What a treat to see the beautiful city and country vistas from this World's Fair landmark. This attraction is free and has an elevator. A must see in Knoxville.
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