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Was a weekend trip

There were so many things to do there, food,activities, everything was so close and if you were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kalalove
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Middlesboro, Kentucky
Sidewalk Sideshow

It's like a carnival on the street corners. Full of fun entertainment and street performers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eagoodale
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“melting pot” (5 reviews)
“lonesome dove” (2 reviews)
“fun shopping” (2 reviews)
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Knoxville, TN
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"art galleries"
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"lots of great restaurants"
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"market square"
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"each month"
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"lunch or dinner"
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"free parking"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"downtown knoxville"
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"gay street"
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"jig"
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"reel"
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"java"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were so many things to do there, food,activities, everything was so close and if you were looking for somewhere to eat or shop it was all there, I will go back again and the next time it will be for a longer stay two...More

Thank kalalove
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like a carnival on the street corners. Full of fun entertainment and street performers. Aerialists, hoopers, unicyclists and food vendors. Lots of excitement.

Thank eagoodale
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old City is just that. An Old City in Downtown Knoxville that has lots of great restaurants, bars and dancing. The food truck park is awesome when they host it each month as well. Old City is worth the visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old City is fun with lots of good restaurants and entertainment. Crown and Goose is wonderful! Jig and Reel is fun also! Nightlife is fun in Old City. Watch for events!

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

great time on week ends , several music venues , shops , old renovations of buildings and architecture . great cafe foods with draft beers and out side style seating on side walk patio"s , safe , and yet off the beaten path . would...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We went down to the Old City in Knoxville on Saturday. The atmosphere seems to have changed over the years. Many of the upscale shops and restaurants have left and he place looked a little worse for wear. Apparently most of the tourists seem favor...More

Thank 71douglasm
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Surprised by the empty storefronts. Shops come and go along with art galleries. Restaurants are the mainstay. Parking is pricey. Some construction limits parking and free parking on the side of the road. But, it is a trade off if you want to park at...More

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

They are in the process of renovating many stores so I'd say that you might want to check back in a few months. The free trolley makes a stop here. If you are touring on the trolley, you might want to get off. There are...More

2  Thank Maypo20
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

They have put a major effort into bringing the old city back to life. There are lots of artists, along with lots of bars and restaurants.

Thank 1goofybird
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Like many other cities, the old parts that had been dilapidated are being reborn, and this one is too. There are lots of interesting places (e.g., a glass blowing factory coupled with a bar) and restaurants. Just a few minutes walk from downtown, you'll enjoy...More

Thank funlonghorn
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