- Our list of the best things to do in Knoxville, Tennessee, features the top 149 nearby activities — including 61 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Knoxville, TN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Amusement, Outdoor Places, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Knoxville, TN , followed by 117 popular activities in nearby cities, including Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Kodak, Dandridge, Walland, Hartford, Dyersburg and Oneida
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Groups of up to six must use teamwork and critical thinking skills to escape from a locked room—all in 45 minutes or less
98% 370 votes
604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 MoreLess Info
The Tennessee Theatre is a performance venue that hosts both live-action and filmed events. Before the location's film showings, the organist may also rise out of the orchestra pit to entertain the guests as they wait for the movie to start.
96% 465 votes
2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN MoreLess Info
Explore over 300-acres of protected wildlife habitat at Ijams Nature Center. Visitors enjoy hiking and biking trails, pristine picnic areas, and scenic overlooks while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
94% 1767 votes
Knoxville, TN 37902 MoreLess Info
Located in the heart of Knoxville, Market Square is the place to find unique shops, eateries, and entertainment. Conceived in 1853, this gathering place is home to a popular farmer's market, an ice rink in the winter, and fun for the whole family.
89% 335 votes
2704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37996 MoreLess Info
The more than 26,000 students at the University of Tennessee will all tell you that there is much more to do on campus than college football. World class museums, art centers and research facilities, UT is the place to be.
96% 114 votes
1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916 MoreLess Info
Add some culture to the day with a live theatrical production at Clarence Brown Theatre. Productions have been ongoing since 1970 and include popular titles such as A Christmas Carol and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
94% 119 votes
Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37919 MoreLess Info
The award-winning Knoxville Food Tours is your ticket to discovering the culinary delights of the city. Featuring tours in various districts throughout Knoxville, you'll sample award-winning cuisine and find hidden gems.
97% 208 votes
601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN MoreLess Info
The East Tennessee History Center celebrates the history and heritage that is unique to the eastern part of the Volunteer State. Visitors will learn about pioneer and native American life, the Civil War years, and the rich musical legacy of East Tennessee.
95% 103 votes
803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN MoreLess Info
Located in downtown Knoxville, the Bijou Theatre puts on a variety of events throughout the year, including performances by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, local jazz ensembles, musical theater and more.
94% 54 votes
4333 McCloud Rd, Knoxville, TN 37938 MoreLess Info
A wide range of produce are available at The Fruit & Berry Patch. Guests are able to pick their own small fruits during the specific range of harvest dates with larger tree fruits available for free picking or already picked.
90% 60 votes
35 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902 MoreLess Info
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is an organization that hosts private, public, and group investigations-based ghost tours. The company has real paranormal experts as guides that have experience on TV and film.