On the water, or on the town and all around...get ready for good times in Knoxville.
Shoot a few hoops or enjoy interactive exhibits at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Get fired up! World-class sporting events rule at the University of Tennessee. Spend a relaxing day on the water at Volunteer Landing & Marina. Play in the fountains, rent a paddleboat, or enjoy a breakfast or dinner cruise on the Star of Knoxville Riverboat or the Volunteer Princess, a multi-million dollar luxury yacht. Talk to the animals at the world-class Knoxville Zoo, where red pandas and river otters play. Visit the area around the World's Fair Park for a variety of family activities. Take in exhibits and Friday night entertainment at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Whether you're eight or 80, a shopper or a skier, Knoxville has something for you.
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Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, Knoxville's first totally accessible playground and winner of the 2005 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association's Best Facility Award, is located in Caswell Park, across from the softball complex.
Featuring the history of African Americans in Knoxville and East Tennessee from the late 1800's to the present through photographs, newspapers, biographies, audio and video recordings, books and artwork. Admission is free.
Bike Knoxville continues to set the standard in historic site, bicycle touring; providing educational information, group interaction, knowledgable ride leaders, and lots of fun. Sit back, relax, and leave the planning to us! We work hard to deliver the best bicycle tours in the immediate Knoxville area.
Nestled in the center of Downtown Knoxville's government district, Blount Mansion offers history that is hard to miss. Here, among the towers of glass, steel and brick, sits a house - small by today's standards, but a mansion on the Tennessee frontier. Known by the Cherokee Indians as "the house with many eyes," Blount Mansion has watched American history parade through its rooms and on the streets outside. Step inside and experience "The Birthplace of Tennessee." Blount Mansion also features a modern Visitors Center with a gift shop, historical exhibits, and an art gallery featuring some of Eastern Tennessee's finest artists.
Join 400,000 friends on September 1, 2013, and experience the largest Labor Day fireworks show in the Nation. We've got great food, games and live entertainment. And it's all Free as always! See you there.
681 Maryville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Christmas in the City is Knoxville's most anticipated winter festival. Our city dresses for the holidays with lighted trees and decorations - including the popular and growing Up on the Rooftops displays - plus dozens of events guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!
Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, this historic home contains an exquisite collection of 18th Century American and English furniture, decorative arts and an outstanding collection of English silver. Visitors can also enjoy the three-acre formal, Italian-terraced gardens overlooking the Tennessee River.
Celebrate spring in April 2014 with special events throughout Knox County including art shows, crafts fairs, delicious food and live music plus more than 60 miles of landscaping and garden trails.
Earthfest is a free event with food, fun and entertainment for the whole family including the pets! Earthfest promotes environemtn awareness and provides opportunities for individuals to reduce their environmental footprint in East Tennessee. Earthfest features exhibits that attendees will enjoy!
Hands-on science center offers educational fun for children of all ages. Exhibits explore physical science, life science, astronomy, geology and more. Akima Planetarium offers a simulated look at our nighttime sky. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
The museum preserves the heritage of this historical community and includes a collection on Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first admiral of the U.S. Navy and Civil War hero.