144 Merchants Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 247-0222
Fax: (865) 247-0220
Lovely 17 acre park that features a small pond, a gazebo, numerous picnic tables, a large children's playground, paved hiking and biking trails, and four shelters.
The first cemetery to follow the garden movement design, this Victorian cemetery features excellent examples of Victorian art and architecture and allows visitors to walk through Knoxville's history. A "marble city" memorializes many of the political figures that shaped the city and the region.
The Old City holds a very prominent place in the history of Knoxville, as well as, that of Tennessee. In the olden days, it was the center of all commercial activity, having been the focal point of activity for the Rail industry, and it was mainly made up of office buildings and warehouses. However, when the commercial boom of Knoxville began to decline, so did this neighborhood;s prominence in the eyes of the citizens of the city. But, in the'80s, began the slow regeneration of the Old City, as several nightclubs, restaurants, bars, residential buildings and stores came in town. Today, the neighborhood has a very contrasting and unique collection of buildings that exemplify the old as well as the modern architecture. Several of the buildings here have been recognized as historically important places and have a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Old City is also the venue for many of Knoxville's prominent events. Do visit Old City and discover more about Knoxville.
The Knoxville Visitor Center is unlike most of the tourist information centers. While they have a great friendly staff to help anyone who wants information on the city, visitors have the three other options as well in here. For unique local products browse through their gift shop for handmade potteries, candles, crafts, paintings and more. Pit-stop at the cafe for a tasty tidbit and coffee or just listen to the live music played at noon WDVX Radio Station located at the Knoxville Visitor Center. Nestled in a 1925 building, the Knoxville Visitor Center is worth a visit for its unique combination.
One of the finest chocolate factories in the South, this historic candy factory building offers visitors a chance to see the chocolatiers making over 100 candies that are then sold in the gift shop. The quaint Victorian houses are home to antique and curiosity shops, as well as galleries and studios where you are sure to find that perfect and unique gift, craft, or original art.
In the heart of downtown Knoxville, you will find a beehive of activities called the Knoxville Market Square. Spread over 2 acres, this park is packed with enough facilities to ensure that there will not be a dull moment. If you love shopping, then here you will find a plethora of shops, from boutiques selling chic dresses, to stores that are stacked with Knoxville and Great Smoky Mountains memorabilia, there is no dearth of shopping options. Of course, all that shopping is bound to make you hungry. But do not worry, because there are several restaurants and cafes in the square to help you choose from. The Market Square also is the venue for several prominent concerts and fairs in the region. Please see the website for more information.
Once the site of the 1982 World's Fair, this magnificent 52-acre park includes a large variety of attractions, shops, galleries, restaurants, and the Knoxville Convention Center.
Once serving as Confederate General James Longstreet's headquarters during the "Siege of Knoxville" in 1863, this grand Antebellum mansion is now the home of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and features 15 spacious rooms filled with visible reminders of the war. A Confederate museum is also on site.
Home of the Third Creek Greenway and the Tyson Tennis Clubhouse, this popular multi-use park features 14 tennis courts, a children's sand pit with toys, eight picnic shelters, and the largest children's play structure in Knoxville.
Once the centerpiece of a working 600-acre farm, this exquisite historic home is filled with 18th century antique furniture, a collection of English silver from circa 1640 to 1820, and lovely decorative arts. Other features of the property include five magnificent fountains, nine beautiful terraces, and manicured formal Italian gardens.
Once the centerpiece of a 600-acre working farm, this beautiful and historic home is filled with 18th century English and American furniture and art and features an exquisite collection of English silver and manicure formal Italian style terraced gardens with five fountains in an open air setting of colorful blooming flowers and magnolia blossoms.
The East Tennessee History Center is a storehouse of the rich culture and history of East Tennessee. The establishment houses four 'historical treasures' the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Knox County Archives and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection. In each of these 'treasures' you can find a detailed and organized collection of East Tennessee region's complete history and also government documents from as far back as 1792. The Center aims to make history fun for kids with its special programs designed for school students. Among such programs is a scavenger-hunt style 'hands-on' program, which gives an interesting color to the otherwise monotonous classroom learning atmosphere. The Center also organizes special events and programs for families and children and several in-classroom history projects. The East Tennessee History Center, thus, strives to keep the culture and heritage of the region alive and fun, so that it will be cherished by Tennesseans as well as visitors for generations to come.