Best Knoxville, TN Attractions

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    10. Three Rivers Rambler

    This train travels along the Tennessee River from Downtown Knoxville, past historical sites to the "Three Rivers Trestle" where the French Broad and Holston Rivers meet. The 90-minute ride generally runs on Saturdays...

    Photo courtesy of Amber Nolan
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    8. Dollywood

    Fun in the Great Smokies awaits at this celebrated theme park co-owned by Dolly Parton. If you're lucky, you'll catch a live performance by the country music songstress! Rollercoasters, kiddie rides, craft shops,...

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    6. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

    A thirty-foot tall basketball, which weighs more than 10 tons and sits on top of a glass staircase that resembles a basketball net, beckons visitors to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Located in downtown...

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    5. Museum of East Tennessee History

    This museum traces the area's history, from its beginnings in the 1700s to the present. Guided tours feature a documentary and numerous hands-on exhibits. Enjoy displays devoted to the "Trail of Tears," Davy...

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    3. Ijams Nature Center

    This sprawling nature center includes 3.5 miles of marked trails, rolling meadows, colorful gardens, and dramatic bluffs, all intersected by the Tennessee River. The main mission at this 275-acre park is to educate...

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    2. World's Fair Park

    Knoxville was the host of the 1982 World's Fair that drew 11 million people, making it the last successful World's Fair. Decades later, the area where the fair was held is still a top draw for visitors. Attractions...

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    1. Market Square District

    With a history dating back to 1854, Market Square has been a hub for exchanging goods and for people to gather. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, today the square features a blend of restaurants,...

    Photo courtesy of Amber Nolan

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