Let me tell you, Knoxville will surprise and delight you. It’s a mountain town not far from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is full of incredible attractions (and a few hidden gems). 

It’s an artsy place with a laid back vibe. On any visit to Knoxville, you’ll be blessed with outdoor adventure, good food, civil war history and warm hospitality. 

Explore the Historic Market Square

It’s essentially the heart, or the hub of downtown with a great vibe and is the place to be for cafes, restaurants and live music on select nights. 

Eat and Shop at Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market

We love open-air markets with an emphasis on local produce and community, and at this market, everything is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. 

Go Boutique Bowling at Maple Hall Bowling

Maple Hall is located in the heart of Knoxville in the historic J.C. Penney building and is this super cool boutique bowling alley. It’s underground with a full-service bar, cozy lounge areas and even has a VIP room. 

Watch a Vols Game at Neyland Stadium

For those who care, Peyton Manning played college here. As did Reggie White, two greats of the #NFL. And in case you don’t know, Neyland Stadium is the 5th largest stadium in the US with a capacity of 102,000 and me being me I just had to find a way inside.

Get Knoxville Views at The Sunsphere

The Sunsphere was constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair and served as the symbol to the Fair. And it was also home to a full-service restaurant and the Observation Deck, which used to cost $2.00 for the elevator ride up to visit.