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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Forbidden Caverns
Forbidden Caverns

(865) 453-5972

455 Blowing Cave Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876   Directions Website

Sevierville is home to some of the most amazing caverns in the state. Visit underground to see these awe-inspiring caves, grottoes and streams. Forbidden Caverns is famous for its numerous calcite formations as well as a huge wall of dripstones which are said to be one of the biggest in the world.

Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Nature Center

(865) 577-4717

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920   Directions Website

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

(865) 862-8717

2743 Wimpole Ave
Knoxville, TN 37914   Directions Website

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

(865) 215-4311

2351 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919   Directions Website

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.

Sun Life Marinas | Concord
Sun Life Marinas | Concord

(865) 966-5831

10903 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville, TN 37922   Directions Website

You'll find it difficult to sit still when you visit Concord Marina. From there, you'll be struck by the several picnic areas and open spaces that are inviting for leisurely walks, a quick jog or even taking your pet out for a stroll in the great outdoors. If you prefer to see nature from a boat, then you can rent one by the day or days. There are also tennis courts, a place to play roller hockey, and a play ground for the kids. Another popular amenity is the outdoor swimming pool that is open during the summer months. The 450-acre park is surrounded by winding trails that are perfect for running or in-line skating.

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Whittle Springs Golf Course
  • • Par Of 71
  • • 4,781-Yard Front Tees
  • • Sloping Bermuda Fairways
(865) 525-1022
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