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Best things to do in Knoxville

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“Great for hiking or biking. Beautiful scenery. Amazing natural play area for kids. ”
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Plaza
“Market Square is in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Every Saturday during the spring, summer, and autumn (from about 8am-noon) there are vendors from around the Knoxville area selling goods, crafts, veggies, flowers, pastries and lots more. There are also numerous restaurants that surround Market Square.”
50local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Free killer art museum with gorgeous view of World's Fair Park. Its worth a visit. They've got a cool kids area up front.”
22local recommendations
Premise
“You can ride the elevator up the iconic sunsphere from the World's Fair Park to overlook the entire city. Gorgeous at night!”
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Point of Interest
“The Tennessee Theatre is the premiere venue in downtown Knoxville. Check their calendar to see who's playing while you visit. National bands, comedians, and various other entertainment regularly takes place. ”
36local recommendations
Premise
“Always something happening on the Square shopping,eating,partying parks, historical buildings”
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Coffee Shop
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“The Old City in downtown Knoxville is the place to go for late night fun. There are many bars, clubs, restaurants, and fun things to do. ”
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Park
“The zoo is one of my favorite places to visit. We go often. Its clean and there are always lots of animals outside to see. there is also a splash pad!”
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Shopping Centre
“I really like the boots I find at Dillard's. There is a new movie theater that I would like to try, where you can eat dinner and drink wine while watching the movie. ”
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Restaurant
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“Great pizza and great place to watch the game or see a great band at night.”
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Sandwich Place
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“This place is delicious, whether you're looking for brunch on the weekend or a delicious dinner (both locations are listed here and they're both great).”
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Burger Restaurant
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“Out of this world burgers, duck confit French fries and more than 70 bourbons to chose from. ”
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Café
“One of the best, and first local hipster coffee shops. They have a great clean chia seed pudding. And they now have bagels. The cold brew has coffee ice cubes!”
24local recommendations
Bar
“Huge selection of Scotch whiskey and great food. They often have live music but we suggest you check their Facebook page or website to confirm dates and times.”
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University
“No trip is complete without visiting the big orange! Beautiful campus to walk around. Make sure to visit the UT Gardens and Neyland Stadium.”
12local recommendations
Gastropub
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“This is a very classic spot where you can count on it to be good every single time you go. They have about 8 beers they do really well and have a full bar. Food is incredible, try the nachos for a starter. Moderately priced, this is a must hit during your trip!”
21local recommendations