- 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.
Noted for its impressive rock arches, Twin Arches Recreation Area features a 0.7 mile hike to the arches, a 4.6 mile loop trail, restrooms, and potential seasonal refreshments at the bottom of the trail.
Located in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Burnt Mill Bridge River Access Park provides visitors with direct access to the Cumberland River. Visitors can wade into the water or enjoy a picnic by the shore.
Located near a river gorge, Big South Fork Nrra Bandy Creek offers visitors a campground and visitors center with information about the trails in the area. Visitors can go whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and more at Big South Fork.
Located in a natural woodlands area, Cherokee Campground & Craig's Log Cabins offers visitors tent camping sites and cabins to rent. The campground is situated next to a creek that is often visited by wildlife like deer.