- 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.
Filled with interactive exhibits and displays, Guinness World Records Museum features artifacts that depict the records that people from across the world achieved. One section of the museum is dedicated to celebrity memorabilia.
Considered to be the most popular zipline adventure in the area, Gatlinburg Ziplines offers a nine zipline course. Reservations are preferred but walk-ins are welcome for the guided adventures through the trees.
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404 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN MoreLess Info
Haunted Ghost Tours of Gatlinburg shows visitors the history of early settlers, loggers, and famous pioneers unlike any way they've been shown before with opportunities like meeting characters face-to-face in the cemetery.
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813 East Parkway (321 North), Gatlinburg, TN 37753 MoreLess Info
The whole family can get in on the action at Rafting in the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Experience the raw beauty and power of Smoky Mountain rapids as you hurtle through the water under expert guidance.
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453 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 MoreLess Info
Get up close and personal with the wilderness on a whitewater rafting excursion from Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Safety equipment and instruction are include in the price of each trip, and no prior experience is required.
Rather than a flat trail, Sugarland Riding Stables runs along mountainous terrain so that guests get better views of the Great Smoky Mountains. No experience is necessary to ride, meaning children are welcome.
All skill levels of riders can be accommodated at the Smoky Mountain Riding Stables. The natural beauty of the horseback riding trails within the National Park allows the ride to act as a nature viewing experience as well.
Spread over 150 acres of wilderness, Foxfire Mountain Ziplines offers 10 individual adventure activities. In addition to having the longest and highest zipline in the Smoky Mountains, the facility has bear crawler driving tours and a swinging bridge.