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Top 10 Things To Do in Knoxville

1. The Sunsphere

Standing at an astounding 300 feet tall, The Sunsphere gives you unparalleled views of Knoxville. Built as the symbol of the 1982 World Fair, it is a beautiful sight both to look at and to look out from. You can go up for free and read the history while enjoying the view.

The Sunsphere

2. Historic Market Square

Known as the heart and soul of downtown Knoxville, Historic Market Square has it all. From dining and shopping to entertaining and other events, any day or night spent here is a good one!

Historic Market Square

3. Adventure Hunt Knoxville

A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Knoxville and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before!  It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!


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4. Knoxville Farmers Market

Located in Historic Market Square, the Knoxville Farmers Market is open May 2-November 17 on Wednesdays from 11 AM-2 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM. Everything sold is grown by the vendor selling it and all vendors are from the East Tennessee region so you know you are getting the best local products. There are so many different fresh foods to choose from, it is definitely a must-do!

Knoxville Farmers Market

5. Neyland Stadium

Home of the University of Tennessee football team, Neyland Stadium is a must-see. With over 102,000 seats, the size alone is incredible but if you are lucky enough to catch a game, the experience is unparalleled. 

Neyland Stadium

6. The Knoxville Riverfront

Sunrise or sunset, walking or jogging here is absolutely beautiful. The nice path allows you to just slow down and take it all in. You will be able to see reflections in the water that are practically perfect.

The Knoxville Riverfront

7. Navitat

Located in Ijams Nature Center, this tree-based adventure park is fun for everyone! There are ziplines, bridges, nets and tunnels that are thrilling and the surroundings during your experience are some of nature’s best.


8. Mead’s Quarry

Also located in Ijams Nature Center, Mead’s Quarry is the perfect spot to cool off. You can paddle board, swim in marked off areas or even just relax and enjoy.

Mead's Quarry

9. Ijams Nature Center

Boasting 315 acres, Ijams Nature Center has it all. You can visit Mead’s Quarry Lake to cool off, Navitat to get your adrenaline going, the wildlife sanctuary to see some beautiful animals or hike around on the many trails.

Ijams Nature Center

10. Zoo Knoxville

Home to a new baby monkey, Zoo Knoxville is the place to be. Covering 53 acres and housing 800 animals, you can pretty much find any animal here! With over 400,000 visitors a year, you know this is a must.

Zoo Knoxville

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