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Mast General Store

Address: 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: 865-546-1336
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Ranked #1 of 16 Shopping in Knoxville
Type: Shops, Shopping
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Type: Shops, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I stopped here last week and shopped for about an hour. It was an enjoyable experience for both of us. We especially like the old fashioned candy and toy sections, and bought a few Christmas gifts for our grandkids.

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White, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Really enjoyed spending time in the Mast General store, took me back in time as well as had the ability to purchase some high end Men's Wear. Very Nice

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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you are in the downtown Knoxville area this is a great place to shop. It is full of nostalgic items from the past, plus nice higher end clothing such as Patagonia. There is also a nice old fashioned candy section. A great place to spend some time and relive some memories from your childhood.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Whenever I'm on Gay Street, I always make time to stop at the Mast General Store. I love every inch of that store, from the barrels of candy, to the wide selection of awesome clothing! I love looking at their winter accessories, especially! Such a wonderful store, and always a blast to just browse around. I could literally stay for... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We recently ran onto the Mast General Store while in Knoxville, TN. Old wooden flooring, tin ceiling and old staircase to the basement level shoe department. A definite blast from the past with all kinds of items right from a mercantile of years ago. It includes bins of old-fashioned candies and everything from corn meal & grits to housewares and... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Loved this store...spent lots of time looking at their wide selection. And found some useful gifts to take home. Wish we had this store in our hometown. Friendly staff too.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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379 reviews 379 reviews
250 attraction reviews
752 helpful votes 752 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
82 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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