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Mast General Store

402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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Ranked #1 of 15 Shopping in Knoxville
Type: Shops
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Olathe, Kansas
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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49 reviews 49 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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224 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
80 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
71 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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