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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: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Attraction details
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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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Aberdeen, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This store is located in downtown Knoxville on South Gay Street, among other stores and restaurants. The store carries a great variety of clothing, accessories, knick knacks, etc. my husband and I were excited to find some of the hard to find (near home) colas, such as Cheerwine and Nehi, in the long neck bottles. Overall, the prices in the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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138 reviews 138 reviews
25 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great stop for everyone in the family and for couples too! If you are in need of hiking boots or comfy walking shoes this is your stop. They sell the "Life is Good" brand. You will also find barrels of candy that will amaze and also delight someone searching for a pastime favorite. Think country and woods... More 

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Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 reviews 12 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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421 reviews 421 reviews
276 attraction reviews
814 helpful votes 814 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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