Hidden Treasures
in Knoxville, TN

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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Earth to Old City
Earth to Old City

(865) 522-8270

22 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902   Directions Website

Sometimes you realize you have to get a gift for someone and you have no time to find one, let alone wrap it and make it look like you actually put some thought into it. That's where Earth to Old City comes to your rescue. They make gift-buying easy as they offer a free year-round gift wrapping service. But the gift that will eventually get wrapped is impressive, too, as the store features spectacular photographic art that can be custom framed on-site, as well. There's also a great selection of one-of-a-kind gift items that includes jewelry, books, toys, posters and items for the home and garden.

Historic Ramsey House
Historic Ramsey House

(865) 546-0745

2614 Thorngrove Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914   Directions Website

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.

Old Gray Cemetery
Old Gray Cemetery

(865) 522-1424

543 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN 17917   Directions Website

The Old Gray Cemetery proves to be no ordinary resting place. It is over 150 years old and dates back to the Victorian era. Even though it is a fascinating example of cemetery planning and design, the 13 acres of beauty and history that dates back to 1850 prove to be the perfect backdrop for a serene walk along the footpath that leads you past the final resting places of some of the city's most prominent residents.

World's Fair Park | Sunsphere
World's Fair Park | Sunsphere

(865) 215-8160

963 World’s Fair Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37916   Directions Website

Knoxville had the honor of hosting the World's Fair in 1982. One of the most obvious reminders of that momentous event is the fact that the Sunsphere was built to complement the event and it still stands today as a great way for tourists to get a bird's eye view of the city. Visit the various levels and enjoy views of downtown, the University of Tennessee and the mountains in the distance. It's a truly breathtaking experience.

Other attractions include The Candy Factory, a group of Victorian homes that house shops selling arts and crafts, and Fort Kid that is a playground featuring historically-themed rides and play areas. The celebration of the World's Fair clearly still echoes at this fun, family-friendly attraction in Knoxville. 

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