What to do and see in Powell, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 11, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Powell is an unincorporated community in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. The area is located in the Emory Road corridor (State Route 131), just north of Knoxville, southeast of Clinton, and east of Oak Ridge. The United States Geographic Names System classifies Powell as a populated place. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Powell

1. MaxAir Trampoline Park

229 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-4016 +1 865-362-5039
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

MaxAir Trampoline Park

Reviewed By Traveler672 - knoxville, TN

Do all of these places smell like feet?

We had a coupon for one free hour so we took the kids this week. They enjoyed it.
Compared to other trampoline parks it was a little disappointing as their trampolines are raised up almost in cages. This means you cannot watch your kids jumping and having fun.

2. Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603 +1 865-684-1200
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 510 reviews

Tennessee Theatre

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.

Reviewed By Wolfgang S - Duluth, Georgia

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.

3. Museum of Appalachia

2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756 +1 865-494-7680
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Museum of Appalachia

The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.

Reviewed By Fortyfivefifty - Boston, Massachusetts

The mission to preserve and interpret the local cultural heritage is a commendable and worthwhile endeavor, but the resources and management seem to be lacking. The ticket price might suggest that a lot of activities and visitor services are included in the experience, but this did not seem to be the case at all. Most of the historic buildings were vacant, roped off for stabilization or infrastructure issues, or totally empty. There were very few costumed interpreters on the grounds, few animals, and many of the indoor exhibits were poorly organized and run-down. Because the Museum seems to think itself quite above what it's actually worth, I decided to write a more critical review, since I expect an experience commensurate with what I paid. Had the price been a bit more humble, I would have enjoyed the experience as just a nice little small-town museum instead of feeling royally ripped-off.

4. Clarence Brown Theatre

1714 Andy Holt Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3702 +1 865-974-5161
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 140 reviews

Clarence Brown Theatre

Reviewed By Harvey K

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!

5. All Bounce Events & Rentals

7312 Morton View Ln, Powell, TN 37849-4493 +1 865-407-0111
Excellent
46%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

All Bounce Events & Rentals

Reviewed By aprilsumner - Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

I have been to Bounce USA to attend birthday parties multiple times. We come from Chattanooga. The place is pretty fun for kids. A bunch of different kinds of inflatables. They have one inflatable that is just for very small kids 2 and under which is nice. Parents are allowed on the big inflatables but not the ones for small kids.

It can get very hot in there in the summer time. Outside food is not allowed I think. They have pizza for the parties. The parties are acceptable. They will turn the inflatables off after the eating part of the party and won't let the kids back on them. They claim the kids will throw up if they jump after eating. Which some kids may but my kids have jumped after eating on inflatables a billion times and they have NEVER thrown up. So I don't know about that logic honestly. They sell snacks and drinks there and balloons. The place has cute decorations.

6. Antique Addiction

3529 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-4720 +1 865-512-9923
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Antique Addiction

Antique Addiction Mall is approx. 5,000 sq. ft. of multiple vendor booths full of antiques, furniture, primitives, mid-century, vintage and collectible items.

Reviewed By Wade C - Knoxville, Tennessee

Great selection of vintage and antique items located in the Powell shopping center. The ladies very nice and will help you find specific items. The store is clean and organized making it easy to shop. Highly recommend this place.

7. East Tennesse Historical Society

601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1604 +1 865-215-8830
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

East Tennesse Historical Society

Reviewed By chrisbaxter78 - Newport, Tennessee

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.

8. Neyland Stadium

1235 Phillip Fulmer Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996-4511 +1 865-974-2491
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Neyland Stadium

Reviewed By koyosara - La Coruna, Spain

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

9. Market Square

Knoxville, TN 37902 +1 800-727-8045
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Market Square

Reviewed By HootieToo - Mentor, Ohio

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.

10. University of Tennessee

2704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4618 +1 865-974-1000
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 389 reviews

University of Tennessee

Over 26,000 students attend the University of Tennessee.

Reviewed By heyjudithz - Knoxville, 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.!

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