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Not only does Knoxville offer a number of attractions within the city limits, there are plenty of things to do in nearby Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. From theme parks and camping, to train rides, museums, and other outdoor recreation, Knoxville has plenty of options for travelers.
In 1982, Knoxville was home to the World's Fair, and today the park still welcomes visitors. The signature icon is the Sunsphere, a sprawling viewing tower offering sweeping city views. Visitors can travel back in time to some of the Historic Homes of the area, or wander through the Museum of East Tennessee History.
Families can bring little ones to the Muse, a hands-on art and science center, or take them on a train ride aboard the Three Rivers Rambler. About 30 minutes away, Dollywood offers amusement park rides and water slides, while the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is perfect for a day trip or family picnic.
Sports fans can appreciate the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and nature lovers can experience Ijams Nature Center - located within Knoxville's city limits. There's also Market Square for shopping, dining, and nightlife. The travel experts at 10Best.com have sorted through Knoxville's attractions and present this list of the 10 Best things to do.