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Mast General Store

402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Ranked #1 of 13 Shopping in Knoxville
Type: Shops
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It feels like you are in a local store way out in the mountains. The selection of items is massive. I go there once every few months and stock up on candy from my childhood. Just a great place to see lots from your childhood. Highly recommend.

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Milton, Georgia
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215 attraction reviews
631 helpful votes 631 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Things which may be helpful: 1) Several public parking choices close by; 2) Near the Visitor's Center; 3) One block from a pedestrian mall with several restaurant and shopping choices. I'm never sure how to rate stores or understand what they are doing in TripAdvisor. We had some friends tell us this was a great place with lots of interest... More

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Pickering, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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250 reviews 250 reviews
71 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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71 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
75 helpful votes 75 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
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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