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Mast General Store

402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Ranked #1 of 12 shopping in Knoxville
Type: Shops
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Pickering, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While in Knoxville for the Global Finals of Destination Imagination, a few of us took the free trolley to the Mast General Store. Our boys LOVED the candy section and our parents loved the walk down memory lane. It was fun to tell our children about the candies we enjoyed as children. There was a wide variety of items for... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

In a central location downtown, I very much enjoyed perusing this large store with a great variety of merchandise. Anything from rural town nostalgia (glass Coke bottles), to reasonably priced modern clothing, to the unique and curious things, chances are you will leave with a purchase.

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They carry lots of unique but expensive gifts. We saw all the candy that you could buy as a kid but haven't seen in years but it was $6.99 a pound. Downstairs is all outdoor items for hiking & camping. It was just nice to look around to get out of the heat.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Somewhere between outdoors shop, and (tasteful) gift shop, this place is really worth a visit if you're in the area. Staff are super-friendly (we got free popcorn!), and willing to advise you on places to see in Knoxville...

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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First visit to this General Store in Knoxville. What a wonderful collection of clothing, shoes, hiking gear, souvenirs and so forth. The quality all seemed very good and the prices were certainly fair.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

When you visit downtown Knoxville, be sure to plan on stopping in Mast General Store on north Gay Street. Something for everyone. Local UT fanfare and clothing. Clothing accessories as well as quality basics. Warning: be careful of taking small children because the candy selection is awesome. Enjoy. And don't forget to wander on the lower level as well.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This store just looked like another one of those tourist trap stores, but I went in to see what it looked like. Big surprise. Yes, there are tourist things available, but also some very well-stocked supplies of clothing and outdoor gear. I found a buckle for my backpack that I have not been able to find anywhere else, including online... More

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East Coast
16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The other day a friend and I went to Market Square for the Farmers Market and we always stop at Mast General. This store has a little bit of everything. Scored myself a pair of new shoes on sale like 70% off. Due to the change of season they were having a wonderful sale with 40% off the last marked... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I was visiting a Knoxville friend and she took me to Market Square and what a nice surprise to find this store. I've been to the original Mast store in Val Cruces, NC and the one in Boone - but years ago. I live in a more rural community in VA with limited shopping so going to place like this... More

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Virginia Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Many well-deserved kudos to Mast for opening a store in a revitalized area of Knoxville. However, I was quite disappointed. It feels like a Cracker Barrel store, which certainly doesn't distinguish it in a town where there are numerous Cracker Barrels! Having been to the Mast in Boone several years ago, I guess I was expecting this one to be... More

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