- 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.
Drive 1 Exotics 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN MoreLess Info
Participants test their driving skills on a track filled with twists and turns during this autocross experience
A variety of historic sites have been preserved along the Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail. Guests can drive themselves from site to site with the help of historic markers and plaques to learn more about Leach Cemetery, Walden Ridge, and the Coal Creek Train Depot.
A 14-screen movie theater, Cinemark Tinseltown USA displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
68% 101 votes
1907 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876 MoreLess Info
A family attraction in the Smoky Mountains, Flea Traders Paradise Mall and Flea Market offers an array of vendors and products. In between shopping, there is an onsite café where breakfast, lunch and snacks can be enjoyed.
Featuring 32 lanes and a pro shop, Oak Ridge Bowling Center hosts open and league bowling. The center has a lounge with adult beverages, a grill with food and drinks and a game room with arcade machines and billiard tables.
Featuring an extensive permanent collection as well as visiting exhibits, the Oak Ridge Art Center is a gallery as well as a learning space. The gallery offers a variety of classes, and hosts competitions and shows.
87% 95 votes
US 321, Townsend, TN MoreLess Info
Get a history lesson at The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum. Formerly one of the largest commercial lumber companies in the area, the Little River Railroad Company built over 150 miles of railroads in the area. Admission is free.
93% 360 votes
2709 Walden Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862 MoreLess Info
With the help of 100 horses, many visitors are able to enjoy the Walden Creek Horseback Riding Stables. The trails run over 500 acres in the mountainous area, and there are daily trips offered throughout the year.
Dedicated to the preservation of historical railroad equipment, Southern Appalachia Railway Museum operates the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train that runs along Poplar Creek. The ride features a view of an old Department of Energy atomic research facility.
A wide range of exhibits are on display at the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, including arrangements for the rainforest, model trains, 1800s Appalachia, world cultures, and birds. Hands-on activities and interactive options are the focus throughout most of the museum.