- The list below includes 107 free or cheap things to do in or near Knoxville, Tennessee, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Natural History Museums, Hiking Trails and Neighborhoods.
- From University of Tennessee to World's Fair Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Knoxville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend and Maryville.
Big City Hunt 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN MoreLess Info
Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing
71% 301 votes
3010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 MoreLess Info
Take a ride on a mining car to the first holes of two miniature golf courses at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf, a treasure-hunt-themed attraction complete with waterfalls, a pirate ship, and a volcano .
76% 516 votes
909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 MoreLess Info
In addition to horseback riding trails, the Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa has many other outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy ATV rides, a fishing pond, gem mining, heritage museum, petting zoo, and on site Chow Boys Cafe.
Equipped with a variety of courses, Smoky Mountain Ziplines offers exhilarating, outdoor adventures. Staffed with experienced guides, the facility includes an indoor meeting space for group parties and corporate teambuilding conferences.
80% 10 votes
1471 McCarter Hollow Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 MoreLess Info
Parrot Mountain & Gardens sits on 4 acres of gardens and features hundreds of tropical birds and thousands of plants, flowers and trees. Visitors can feed birds in the garden and aviary and pet baby birds in the nursery.
94% 2602 votes
1471 McCarter Hollow Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862 MoreLess Info
Nestled on 4-acres near the Smoky Mountains,Parrot Mountain and Gardens, is a tropical oasis waiting to be discovered. Featuring hundreds of tropical birds and lush, landscaped gardens, guests of all ages will enjoy this enchanting destination.
88% 590 votes
10018 Campground Drive, Townsend, TN 37882 MoreLess Info
The only authorized stables in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cades Cove Riding Stables, is your best choice for horseback riding fun. Guests can enjoy the magnificent splendor of the park on guided horseback, carriage, or hay rides.
Cades Cove Campground is a valley where visitors can see diverse wildlife like white-tailed deer, black bears, coyotes, groundhogs, turkeys, and skunks. Other popular activities there include hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.