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Alex Haley Heritage Square

Alex Haley Heritage Square

1600 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915   Directions

(865) 215-4311


The Alex Haley statue is a visually arresting tribute to the author of Roots. This honorary statue is located by a children's playground and is not only educational but interactive so that you can learn a little more about this pioneering American writer. Also, make sure your camera is photo-ready, as the statue is one of the most unique backdrops for photos in Knoxville.

Crescent Bend House & Garden

Crescent Bend House & Garden

2728 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919   Directions

(865) 637-3163


The Armstrong Lockett House in Crescent Bend is a stunning mansion built in 1834 and stands as a majestic centerpiece on 600 acres of rolling Tennessee land between the river and the mountains. The structure was restored in 1977 and the interior features authentic 18th century furniture and classic fountains, among other aesthetically pleasing items. This attraction provides a low-keyed but compelling tour full of history and class. Just make sure to call on weekend afternoons to make sure that they are welcoming visitors, as the mansion is frequently the site of weddings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Dollywood Theme Park

Dollywood Theme Park

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863   Directions

(800) 365-5996


Dollywood is no ordinary attraction. But then again, Dolly Parton, the park's namesake, is no ordinary performer. This theme park is co-owned by Parton, and it's good, clean family fun for everyone that includes rollercoasters, kiddie rides, craft shops, and great restaurants. Plus, you may even have a chance to see Dolly take stage and perform all her biggest hits.

Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920   Directions

(865) 577-4717


Take the family on an unforgettable adventure in nature when you visit the Ijams Nature Center. The kids will absolutely love the hands-on exhibits and attractions that encourage a high level of interactivity. Learn about lost animal species, conservation, and lots more. You can also take a tour on the many trails that lead through the grounds and see some creatures dwelling in their natural habitats. Whatever you decide to do, there's plenty of great family fun waiting at the Ijams Nature Center.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

2743 Wimpole Ave
Knoxville, TN 37914   Directions

(865) 862-8717


The kids will love learning about flowers, plants and all the other natural wonders that inhabit the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. This 44-acre garden features an historic landscape that is adorned with foliage and plants that are not only indigenous to the area, but also combine to create a natural oasis that is as relaxing as it is beautiful. There is also a plant nursery on site that houses even more picturesque greenery.

Knoxville Skatepark

Knoxville Skatepark

2351 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919   Directions

(865) 215-4311


The kids love to skateboard and you feel better going out with them to watch and support their love of the sport. So, the obvious destination for this unique brand of family fun is the Knoxville Skatepark. This park has become one of Knoxville's most popular family attractions, and while the skateboard areas are unsupervised, safety is still the park's main priority. Helmets must be worn by skaters at all times and parents must also abide by the rules that include no smoking in the park area. Those guidelines are enforced to ensure that everyone has a great time when they visit this great family-oriented venue.

Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Knoxville, TN 37914   Directions

(865) 637-5331


Wild attractions await you and your family when you visit the Knoxville Zoo. Enjoy seeing the many animals in their natural habitats as you walk through this impressive venue. The designers of the animal living areas have taken great care to make sure that the creatures are quite visible from several vantage points. The zoo also features a great petting zoo where the kids can feed the llamas. And, don't miss the mesmerizing bird shows as well as kid favorites like lions, bears, penguins and monkeys.

Obed Wild and Scenic River

Obed Wild and Scenic River

208 Maiden St
Wartburg, TN 37887   Directions

(423) 346-6294


Knoxville's great outdoors await at the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Not only can you enjoy the scenic landscape that is spread out over 8,500 acres of virgin woods and mountains, you'll also be able to take part in a dramatic adventure. The center of that drama is on the untamed Obed River itself, as the whitewater courses will challenge even the most seasoned whitewater rafter. You can also enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking, rock climbing and hunting when you visit this marvelous natural attraction in Knoxville.

Ramsey House Plantation

Ramsey House Plantation

2614 Thorngrove Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914   Directions

(865) 546-0745


History buffs and lovers of great architecture alike will truly enjoy a visit to the Ramsey House Plantation. The two-story Georgian-style home has the distinction of being the first stone house built in this region. The home was built for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey and his residence became the center of social, political and religious life in Knoxville at the turn of the 19th century. Visitors will marvel at the 18th century architectural design and vintage furnishings that adorn the house. There are also gardens and a museum on site as well.

Sequoyah Hills Park

Sequoyah Hills Park

1400 Cherokee Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37919   Directions

(865) 584-6403


There's no excuse for sitting still when you take the family out for a day of fun at Sequoyah Park. There won't be a shortage of activities for everyone to enjoy. Some of the fun things to do while you're here in the park include biking, playing on the playground rides, playing a game of baseball or softball or just tossing the frisbee around. Great fun will be had by all in this relaxing outdoor attractionlocated on the banks of the Tennessee River.

World's Fair Park

World's Fair Park

954 World's Fair Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37916   Directions

(865) 215-8160


Knoxville had the honor of hosting the World's Fair in 1982. Nearly thirty years after that momentous occasion, the site of the celebration still draws visitors. Attractions include The Candy Factory, a group of Victorian homes that house shops that sell arts and crafts, and Fort Kid which is a playground that features historically-themed rides and play areas. You'll find the Knoxville Museum of Art on the site, as well. The celebration of the World's Fair clearly still echoes at this fun, family-friendly attraction in Knoxville.

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