Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville has a rich history dating back to the 1780s. With a newly developed downtown area and increased interest in the arts, Knoxville has found success in revitalizing the area. Not only is the cost of living lower than other southern cities, but also there are a wide variety of exciting attractions for residents and visitors. Here are a few of our favorite places to see:
Built in the 1920s, the Tennessee Theatre opened as “the South’s most beautiful theatre.” Today, the Theatre has been renovated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether you want to see the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, stand-up comedy shows, or even a rendition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Tennessee Theatre presents a variety of productions.
Located just west of downtown Knoxville, the Ijams Nature Center has over 300 acres of natural areas and protected habitats to explore. With hike and bike trails, scenic overlooks, and water sport equipment rentals, fun outdoor activities are never in short supply at Ijams Nature Center.
The Fruit and Berry Patch
If you want an outdoors date or a place to entertain the kids, The Fruit and Berry Patch offers fun for all ages. This hidden treasure has seasonal fruits ripe for the picking all year round. Make sure to check out the shop as well; there, you’ll find homemade pies and honey for purchase.
If you’re interested in a great rendezvous with a friendly atmosphere, look no further than the Bearden Beer Market. This outdoor space serves the Knoxville community with new craft beers from around the world. From 6-packs to kegs, at the Bearden Beer Market you can stop in and stay awhile, host an event in the beer garden, or take home beers-to-go.
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