If you’re looking for a city full of rich history, a burgeoning cultural scene, and delicious food, then Knoxville, Tennessee may be the place for you. This underrated eastern town can often have a little bit of everything to satisfy even the most diverse interests.
Experience American history right on Gay Street at the East Tennessee History Center. Interactive displays and exhibits will captivate you and your family, and the museum offers visitors an in-depth look in to how Eastern Tennessee helped shape the history of the United States, from civil war installments like the Mabry-Hazen House, to the birthplace of the Tennessee Valley Authority, to the Oak Ridge Nuclear facility.
Once you’ve had your fill of history, step right out of the doors of the museum into Knoxville’s cultural hub. The Tennessee Theater, located on Gay Street, is home to the Knoxville Symphony and Mighty Musical Mondays, a musical series that takes place on the first Monday of each month. After the show head over to Market Square: the pedestrian mall overflowing with one-of-a-kind food, eclectic shops, and entertainment.
Round out your Tennessee adventure with a trip to the Knoxville Zoo. Situated on 53 acres and home to over 800 animals from around the world, the zoo will provide an interesting and educational experience.
There may be a lot more to Knoxville than you think. More than just the home of the Volunteers, the Marble City offers visitors history, culture, and cuisine. Do yourself a favor and stop in ASAP! To see more of Tennessee, travel about an hour away to visit one of our Gatlinburg resorts!
- Knoxville Zoo
- Market Square
- Gay Street
- Knoxville Museum of Art