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Knock-out Downtown Knoxville

8 Jun 2006  Move to Knoxville and stayed!
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 5 votes

Most people will be surprised by all the things to see in do in the nice little East Tennessee city. Knoxville is the perfect little daytrip. I've included items for downtown Knoxville, but you could easily make this a weekend by baking in trips ot Sevierville and Pigeon Forge as well as Gatlinburg (lots of outlet shopping and activities).

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Knoxville
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Families with small children, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. Tennessee Theater
    http://www.tennesseetheatre.com

    Recently renovated theatre built in 1927 is a must see. Is the venue to see some great artist from rock, jazz and bluegrass. Every summer shows great old movies (this weekend is "Some Like it Hot" complete with a performance on the Wurlitzer Organ beforehand and at intermission.

  • 2. Nama Sushi Restaurant
    http://namasushibar.com/

    The best sushi in Knoxville. Local business, very popular and in a developing area downtown. Parking is on the streets so find a spot, park and walk. You won't be disappointed...and they have some cooked items for those of you that aren't hip on the raw.

  • 3. Mag Pies Cakes
    http://www.mag-pies.com/

    This place is only open during the day, so get some lunch downtown and stop here afterward for a mini pie, cupcake, cookie or slice of something sweet. Everything is delicious and you can't beat their desserts downtown!

  • 4. Yee-Haw Industries
    http://www.yeehawindustries.com/new/home.html

    There aren't that many old letterpress printers anymore. Stop by this design shop, browse through their artwork and you may even see them rolling or pressing their latest calendar or art piece.

  • 5. The Tomato Head
    http://www.thetomatohead.com/

    Great lunch or dinner spot on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. The pizzas and salads are incredible, the hummus and blue chips are delicious. On a nice day, you can sit outside and enjoy your meal bistro style while watching the world go walking by on the square.

  • 6. Calhoun's Restaurant on the River
    http://www.calhouns.com/cal/index.htm

    The place to get yummy bbq, biscuits and all the good southern specialties. Great location down on Knoxville's Volunteer Landing. In the fall, watch out for Tennessee Vol football games, Calhouns fills quickly. Otherwise, grab a spot on the patio and enjoy the boats and riverboat going by while you eat.

  • 7. Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame
    http://www.wbhof.com/

    Who knew there was so much history behind women's b-ball. Definately worth a visit especially if you've got players and fans in the family. Great for kids.

  • 8. Three Rivers Rambler
    Three Rivers Rambler, Knoxville, Tennessee

    Travel through history on this great steam locomotive that winds itself on an eleven mile trip through beautiful East Tennessee. Book waaaay early if you are thinking of going in October. The fall foliage trips sell out fast!

  • 9. Tennessee Vacations
    http://www.tnvacation.com/

    More information if you are planning a trip, I'm probably forgetting something!

  • 10. Tennessee Football Game
    http://utsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/tenn-m-footbl-body.html

    If you are visiting in the fall, make sure and pick up football tickets for the UT Volunteers. In constant competition with U of Michigan for the largest stadium, Knoxville's population grows each football weekend as fans flood the city to watch their big orange football team

  • 11. Lady Vol Basketball
    http://utladyvols.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/tennw-w-baskbl-body.html

    If you haven't heard of Coach Pat Summitt and her Lady Vol Basketball team you've been missing out. These talented women will knock you out with their athletic ability.