- 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
House Mountain State Park is a 500 acre area with hiking trails populated by woods, rocks and streams. Over 100 bird species can be seen there including hawks, warblers, ruffed grouse, pileated woodpeckers, scarlet tanagers and wild turkeys.
As the birthing place of the city, James White Fort is a reconstructed 18th century homestead used by the early settlers of the region. The property consists of a main house with original furnishings, as well as several side buildings.
81% 52 votes
516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914 MoreLess Info
Now known as The Muse Knoxville, the East Tennessee Discovery Center is an educational and recreational space full of interactive, fun, and educational activities. The facility spans nearly 4000 square feet.
At the Knoxville Convention Center, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of meetings, events, and convocations. The 500,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to the World's Fair Park, which contains paintings, tapestries, and ceramics.
94% 17 votes
11240 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934 MoreLess Info
A movie theater with IMAX and RPX auditoriums, Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX displays first-run movies using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, game and party rooms, reserved seats and a snack bar.
Offering tours of the building, Blount Mansion provides visitors with an inside glimpse to life as a politician in the 18th century. The tour takes visitors through each room of the house, which is furnished with period pieces.
75% 122 votes
300 Neyland Drive, at Volunteer Landing, Knoxville, TN 37902 MoreLess Info
Set sail on the Tennessee River on board the Star of Knoxville Riverboat, a 325-passenger vessel specializing in custom-theme dinner cruises. Visitors can book the murder-mystery dinner cruise, a holiday cruise or even book for weddings and special events.
Neyland Stadium is the official home for the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team and can be privately toured by appointments during the week. The facility can hold over 102,000 people in standard arena seating or premium sky boxes.
The Regal Riviera Stadium 8 is a multiplex movie theater that offers first-run feature films with full stadium seating across all auditoriums. The theater is also equipped for full digital projection and offers a full-service snack bar.
The Downtown West Cinema 8 is a multiplex theater featuring films with an emphasis on independent and foreign films. The theater has eight separate auditoriums, full digital projection, and offers a combination snack and coffee area.