- 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
The Knoxville Visitors Center is an informative destination for tourists visiting the Knoxville area. The center has a wealth of information, and hosts a regular live music performance by The Blue Plate Special each Sunday.
Constructed for the 1982 World's Fair, the Sunsphere Tower in Knoxville stands 266-feet high with a 75-foot diameter sphere on top. Guests are treated to a 360-degree view of the city from the observation levels, and a full-service restaurant is available for diners.
74% 843 votes
350 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914 MoreLess Info
With more than 800 animals from around the world waiting to be discovered, the Knoxville Zoological Gardens is a delightful place for both young and old. With interactive exhibits designed for the kids and well-planned habitats, this Zoo has something for everyone.
There are three championship miniature golf courses available at Putt-Putt Golf & Games. In addition to the mini golf, visitors can enjoy a game room arcade, batting cages, ice cream shop, and a full service concession stand.
90% 117 votes
1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1963, the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture is an educational museum located on the campus of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The museum contains a number of exhibits focusing on the local history, geology, and arts.
The Knoxville Museum of Art is dedicated to the celebration of the art and artists of East Tennessee while also presenting a diverse collection of art from around the world. The KMA features lectures, concerts, and educational programs.
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700 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915 MoreLess Info
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame serves to preserve the history of the game with annual inductees. Opened in 1999, the facility features three courts with activities for visitors and a Hall of Honor recognizing inductees.