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Sightseeing in Knoxville

  • Market Square: Knoxville boasts a vibrant downtown with a variety of unique entertainment, shopping and dining options in and around Market Square. The Square itself is home to festivals, live concerts, the farmer’s market and more. Within walking distance, visitors will find popular destinations like the historic Tennessee Theatre, Mast General Store and East Tennessee History Center.
  • Knoxville Zoo: The Knoxville Zoo is the city’s largest attraction and home to more than 800 of the world’s most fascinating animals. The Zoo features a fantastic giraffe feeding experience. Because of their success in the breeding and survival of Red Pandas, the Knoxville Zoo is widely considered to be the Red Panda Capital of the World.
  • Sunsphere: Built for the 1982 World’s Fair, this iconic feature of the Knoxville skyline is the only structure of its kind and has become a symbol for the city. The 4th floor observation deck is open free to the public daily. It features Knoxville images and information and provides a breathtaking 360-degree of the city. The 5th floor is home to Icon Ultra Lounge, a unique nightlife venue, and the 6th floor serves as event space ideal for a variety of unique gatherings.
  • Knoxville Cuisine: Knoxville is emerging as a southeastern culinary destination. The city is home to acclaimed chefs and restaurants offering a variety of menus as well as southern-style cuisine. You’ll even spot a few food trucks! Downtown is home to a number of local breweries as well, and the best part? Everything is within walking distance of some of Knoxville’s finest hotels.
  • Tours and Attractions: From art to adventure, battlefields to brew tours, your options are practically limitless and always engaging. Read more.