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What to do in Knoxville for a week

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What to do in Knoxville for a week

Will be staying in Knoxville for a week, am looking for things to do in and around Knoxville, have car. Any fun experiences to be had within a reasonable distance? I like history and natural attractions.

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1. Re: What to do in Knoxville for a week

We stay downtown Knoxville mostly and like the Old City but within a short drive is Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If your checking out the campus make sure to visit the "strip" which is very popular for football season!! We like Sawyers for lunch it reminds me of college! I'm sure others/locals have more suggestions!!

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2. Re: What to do in Knoxville for a week

We haven't been yet, but, from my limited research, some of the things that look like possibilities are:

Art Market Gallery

Beck Cultural Exchange Center

Blount Mansion

EastTennessee Historical Society Museum

Cradle of Country Music self-guided walking tour

Frank McClung Museum

Ijams Nature Center

James White Fort

Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville Visitor Center

Mabry-Hazen House

Market Square

Old City Historical District

Star of Knoxville Riverboat

Three Rivers Rambler

Volunteer Landing

Gateway Regional Visitor Center

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

World’s Fair Park, Sunsphere Tower

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3. Re: What to do in Knoxville for a week

Don't forget about Volunteer Princess Cruises.

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4. Re: What to do in Knoxville for a week

Oh my! Knoxville for a week as a tourist destination could quite possibly be the worst vacation you ever had. I would definitely pick some place that has more to do and see. Choose Chattanooga, Nashville, Asheville NC, even Gatlinburg would be better than Knoxville...sorry to burst your bubble.

Knoxville is an OK place to live but a very poor tourist destination.

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5. Re: What to do in Knoxville for a week

Going to Knoxville for husbands work, need to "entertain" myself for a week while he's busy :-) gives me the opportunity to discover some very quirky places that I usually enjoy visiting.

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6. Re: What to do in Knoxville for a week

Within a reasonable drive:

Museum of Appalachia


Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex is near the above


Lots of options within and around The Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Fort Loudon State Historic Area


Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is near Fort Loudon


Marble Springs home of Gov John Sevier


Ramsey House Plantation


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