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Best of Knoxville Guide

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Knoxville
During the Civil War, Knoxville's Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both the Confederate and Union armies. Today you can visit the house and other historic homes in this eastern Tennessee city. Among Knoxville's other attractions are museums, a zoo and the park that housed the 1982 World's Fair. University of Tennessee sports draw lots of fans, as does the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. To see Knoxville from the water, take a leisurely riverboat ride down the Tennessee River.

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Market Square
Market Square
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Nature Center
Owner description: Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace, where people of all ages can hike, bike, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. THE GROUNDS AND TRAILS ARE... more Owner description: Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace, where people of all ages can hike, bike, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. THE GROUNDS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL DUSK. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices and restrooms are open during the following times: Regular Visitor Center hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Admission: Free. However, we will gladly accept and be grateful for cash donations, especially in U.S. currency. Seriously though, Ijams is a nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Knoxville, grants, program fees and the generosity of its members and visitors. If you enjoy your visit please support us. Ijams is Dog Friendly! By all means bring your favorite pooch. There is even a Pet Welcome Station near the Visitor Center, including leash holders and a doggy water fountain. For everyone’s enjoyment, we just ask that all pets keep their owners leashed at all times. Due to state and federal regulations that allow us to care for our exhibit hall creatures, pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center. Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the Ijams Visitor Center during normal operating hours and at the Ijams Homesite and the quarry from 8:00 am until park closure. Established in 1910 by the Ijams family for bird-watchers and nature-lovers, Ijams Nature Center has been ranked one of Knoxville's top three attractions by TripAdvisor, winning the 2013 Certificate of Excellence as well. Ijams Nature Center is a member and visitor-supported nonprofit organization. Your generous support is needed to continue the ongoing legacy for generations to come! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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World's Fair Park
World's Fair Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Zoo Knoxville
Zoo Knoxville
Knoxville's largest year-round attraction, Zoo Knoxville is situated on 53 acres and home to over 800 animals from around the world.
Attraction type: Zoos
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East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Connors Steak & Seafood
Connors Steak & Seafood
Ranked #1 of 1,186 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price: USD 9 - USD 35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Nick & J's Cafe
Nick & J's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 1,186 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stock and Barrel
Stock and Barrel
Ranked #3 of 1,186 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price: USD 8 - USD 16
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The French Market
The French Market
Ranked #4 of 1,186 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price: USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Litton's Market & Restaurant
Litton's Market & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,186 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Super 8 Knoxville/West
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Knoxville/West
USD 60 - USD 95
Ranked #24 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Powell - Knoxville North
USD 77 - USD 135
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Powell
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville-North-I-75 Exit 112
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Knoxville-North-I-75 Exit 112
USD 92 - USD 145
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Powell
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive
USD 117 - USD 183
Ranked #1 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Hampton Inn and Suites Knoxville North
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn and Suites Knoxville North
USD 106 - USD 165
Ranked #2 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Knoxville West
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Knoxville West
USD 108 - USD 174
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Tennessean Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Tennessean Hotel
USD 225 - USD 324
Ranked #20 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
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Blackberry Farm
5.0 of 5
Blackberry Farm
USD 725 - USD 2,526
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Walland
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