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“A great place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Market Square

Market Square
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Afternoon Food Tour in Downtown Knoxville
Ranked #1 of 191 things to do in Knoxville
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Maryville, Tennessee
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A great place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Their are so many great restaurants to visit and the downtown Knoxville area is an awesome place to bring your children and friends. Enjoy the feeling of an old downtown in the middle of a bustling business district. Love it!

Visited October 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Upscale, nice urban park, food, public events, excellent farmers market saturday mornings in summer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Market square, from what I've read and seen in photos, used to have an enclosed building almost the size of a city block in which farmers could come and sell product to local consumers in Knoxville.Established in the mid 1800's, some farmers would travel days to bring produce in to major regional center. Along with Market House, it was also the location of Knoxville City Hall back in the day.

Now it's a hip slightly upscale open air urban park pedestrian mall nestled in between rows of shops and buildings, a stage at the north end near Wall Street (seriously!), restaurants surrounding it, with the relaxing Krutch Park - another inner city find - across Union Avenue to the south.

During summer, the square boasts one of the most complete farmers markets I've ever seen with everything from the normal fresh produce vendors to bakers, artists, ice cream vendors and more. It's a weekly happening and if you're a local and haven't hit this... you need to if for nothing more than to support your local small farmer.

Look for complete event listings at by searching for "Knoxville Market Square District Association" who manages the area. You can catch jazz, live theater, movie nights, musicians, and all sorts of other good stuff. Right in downtown Knoxville. Who'd a thunk it?!?

Visited September 2012
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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“Market Square on the weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

A lot of fun on a Saturday morning. The vendor selections are nice and the restaurants are good. We ate at Four Square and the food was excellent. The choice of Artisan breads was fantastic.

Visited September 2012
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you are in the area this is a must visit . At night there were dancers and musicians. Benches to sit with friends.

Visited September 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Just nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Plenty of places to eat, you will not have a problem with finding food. Quiet and laid back most of the time

Visited September 2012
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