- 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
73% 381 votes
1424 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN MoreLess Info
Wilderness at the Smokies offers three hotels, three waterparks, a 25,000 square foot indoor family adventure center featuring a three-story ropes course and laser tag area, golf, miniature golf, and many other activities.
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.
50% 2 votes
High Places Community Church, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 MoreLess Info
Grove Theater is a historic venue for live music shows and the performing arts. A variety of art and science organizations call the theater home and the theater is owned and operated by High Places Community Church.
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.
A white water adventure rafting company located near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, USA Raft Pigeon River offers guided rafting excursions among the Great Smoky Mountains. All trips are led by experienced guides.