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- Open air and safe. Lots of shops and restaurants for young and old. There was a live band at the end on the raised stage, all free. Beautiful park-like place with trees, art, vendors, and benches on top of the shops and restaurants surrounding it. Very lively and very safe.Written July 30, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We took our bikes and did the entire length of the trail. It has nice hills and is more challenging than most city trails, and we loved it! Definitely recommend and stopping in at the nature center was nice too!Written August 7, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The guide had been with the theather 42 years and knew all the wonderful details and back stories. Getting to see backstage..the projector room...the organ up close and ride the lift to the orchestra pit. BEAUTIFUL THEATER!Written July 29, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A Really nice Zoo. Lots of Animals and nice shaded areas. They have an Amazing Red Panda breeding program. Not my first time seeing a Red panda but first time being that close to one.
A couple downfalls are that they are doing construction in some areas so some animals weren't out. That's fine but I would expect a discount of some sort. Another thing is we had to wait for them to clean the elephant exhibit so we had to wait until noon.
Definitely, worth a visit! Expect half a day.Written August 11, 2022
- A wonderful art museum. While not great in size it had lots of nice exhibits, including some great dioramas by by Narcissa Niblack Thorne, Chicago, IL. The gift shop had some nice pieces that were not too expensive.Written August 7, 2022
- A group of friends and I take a yearly Sports Trip consisting of a College football game, NFL and baseball game. This year we went to watch the Tennessee vs. Ole Miss game (10/16/20)... This has been to date the best College Football game and atmosphere that I have been to...and I have been to Notre Dame, Georgia, LSU, Clemson, Texas A&M, USC, UCLA. The crowd was awesome, until you are in a stadium with 102455 fans screaming you have not experienced college football at its best! The fans are nice, unless you are Lane Kiffern but he deserves everything they gave him. I would recommend getting there early enough to watch the Vol walk, and absolutely get a parking pass ahead of time. The G10 parking structure is worth paying for it is literally right next to the stadium.Written October 25, 2021
- If you're looking for an iconic place in Knoxville this is it. The Sunsphere tower surrounded by beautiful parks in the the downtown area. Very easy to get to off the highway or from the shops downtown. We found plenty of parking nearby and a public washroom near the foot of the tower. Well worth the visitWritten April 16, 2022
- A smallish museum but a nice history of the area. It's within walking distance of Market Square so worth a stop by.Written August 7, 2022
- We have a grandson freshman at UT. On the way back from a brief midwest trip, we swung by Knoxville. He gave us a guided tour of this impressive and huge campus.
And, he loves it there.Written November 3, 2021
- We went up into the golden sphere. It costs $5 and you have to buy the tickets online, the tours are every 30 minutes. The people working there are very helpful and friendly. The views and history are fantastic, and it is affordable. I gave it 3 stars because it is getting run down. The sphere and the amphitheater are the only things left from the Worlds Fair. The fountains were on and kids were playing in them, but its a pretty lonely spot, it was nice to hear the kids voices. Worth the tour up and seeing the history of this sphere.Written July 30, 2022
- Love the trail, and the way it’s maintained. Sometimes it’s rough, I like that. Its definitely a great natural hike. Very beautiful views, it’s always been wonderful. I’ve hiked it several times growing up, and enjoyed eating my sandwich at the top. I also really love coming down the more longer path, parts of it are very straight, and I love running down hill.Written April 21, 2022
- This was such a pleasant surprise right in the middle of Knoxville. Pleasant little park, 5 restored cabins. The qr code walking tour was fabulous.Written June 30, 2022
- We rode the free trolley from downtown to the Old City. We walked around, looking at murals and looking for an antique store. We found several. The architecture is interesting, and the area is not that far from downtown.Written September 18, 2020
- Lakeshore park is busy system of asphalt trials that provides some riverfront views and a decent 3 mile loop that has some elevation to it. Good for cross country training or just a daily walk with the family, lots of dog walkers so you may need to look out for land mines as some people neglect their duty to pick up after them.Written January 12, 2022
- We stopped here on our way from Ohio to Georgia and wanted somewhere for our 5 & 8 year old to play. The building was smaller than I expected but they pack a lot in! We spent several hours and the kids loved all of it! Especially the arts and crafts area and virtual sandbox! We have a membership at a children’s museum in Ohio so we showed our card and we got free admission! Just call ahead if you aren’t sure. The staff was very friendly and helpful!Written January 24, 2020
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