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Best of Knoxville Guide

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Knoxville
During the Civil War, Knoxville's Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both the Confederate and Union armies. Today you can visit the house and other historic homes in this eastern Tennessee city. Among Knoxville's other attractions are museums, a zoo and World's Fair Park, site of the 1982 World's Fair. University of Tennessee sports draw lots of fans, as does the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. To see Knoxville from the water, take a leisurely riverboat ride down the Tennessee River.

All things to do » Things to do

Market Square
Market Square
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Nature Center
Owner description: Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace, where people of all ages can hike, bike, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. THE GROUNDS AND TRAILS ARE... more Owner description: Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace, where people of all ages can hike, bike, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. THE GROUNDS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL DUSK. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices and restrooms are open during the following times: Regular Visitor Center hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Admission: Free. However, we will gladly accept and be grateful for cash donations, especially in U.S. currency. Seriously though, Ijams is a nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Knoxville, grants, program fees and the generosity of its members and visitors. If you enjoy your visit please support us. Ijams is Dog Friendly! By all means bring your favorite pooch. There is even a Pet Welcome Station near the Visitor Center, including leash holders and a doggy water fountain. For everyone’s enjoyment, we just ask that all pets keep their owners leashed at all times. Due to state and federal regulations that allow us to care for our exhibit hall creatures, pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center. Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the Ijams Visitor Center during normal operating hours and at the Ijams Homesite and the quarry from 8:00 am until park closure. Established in 1910 by the Ijams family for bird-watchers and nature-lovers, Ijams Nature Center has been ranked one of Knoxville's top three attractions by TripAdvisor, winning the 2013 Certificate of Excellence as well. Ijams Nature Center is a member and visitor-supported nonprofit organization. Your generous support is needed to continue the ongoing legacy for generations to come! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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World's Fair Park
World's Fair Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Zoo Knoxville
Zoo Knoxville
Fun on the outside and serious about animals on the inside, Zoo Knoxville is committed to giving our guests an unforgettable experience.
Attraction type: Zoos
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East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Connors Steak & Seafood
Connors Steak & Seafood
Ranked #1 of 1,193 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Nick & J's Cafe
Nick & J's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 1,193 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stock and Barrel
Stock and Barrel
Ranked #3 of 1,193 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price: $8 - $16
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The French Market
The French Market
Ranked #4 of 1,193 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Litton's Market & Restaurant
Litton's Market & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,193 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Super 8 Knoxville/West
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Knoxville/West
$60 - $120
Ranked #23 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North
$77 - $131
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Powell
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive
$119 - $189
Ranked #1 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Hampton Inn and Suites Knoxville North
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn and Suites Knoxville North
$105 - $180
Ranked #2 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff Inn
$90 - $174
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Tennessean Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Tennessean Hotel
$230 - $854
Ranked #15 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Blackberry Farm
5.0 of 5
Blackberry Farm
$1,125 - $2,656
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Walland
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