Knoxville, Tennessee Attractions

Knoxville, Tennessee Attractions
Knoxville, Tenn., attracts many tourists due to its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee River. Tourists and locals both enjoy fishing, golfing, hiking, camping and jet skiing. Knoxville also offers visitors a variety of historical landmarks, tours, museums, parks, shopping and family recreation centers. Whether you visit to enjoy the outdoor activities or come to shop and learn about the city's rich history, Knoxville offers attractions for every interest and every budget.

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

In 2001, a 200-year-old Knoxville nursery with stone walls and buildings was restored and enhanced to become The Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum. This property now sits on 44 acres near downtown Knoxville. There is no admission fee to tour the garden and arboretum and the property is open 365 days a year. The garden hosts holiday activities, concerts and classes.

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 862-8717
http://www.knoxgarden.org/

Tennessee Riverboat Company

Ride along the Tennessee River to view historic areas and to enjoy a narrated tour by your Captain. The Tennessee Riverboat Company offers cruises in the Star of Knoxville, a fully air-conditioned and heated riverboat with a dance floor. Try the sightseeing cruise or upgrade to a lunch buffet cruise or dinner cruise with live entertainment. The Tennessee Riverboat Company offers private charters to host your large family, reunion group or party.

Tennessee Riverboat Company
300 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 525-7827
http://tnriverboat.com/

Farragut Putt-Putt Golf & Games

Visit Farragut Putt-Putt Golf & Games, which offers activities for everyone in the family. Golf lovers can enjoy three 18-hole putt-putt golf courses or the golf driving range. Try the slow and fast pitch baseball and softball batting cages. Take your children to the family game room with over 50 video and redemption games, so they can earn prizes. Don't forget to try the snack bar and ice cream shop.

Farragut Putt-Putt Golf & Games
164 West End Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37934
(865) 675-5558
http://www.farragutputtputt.com/

Three Rivers Rambler

The Three Rivers Rambler, a steam engine train, will take you on a 90-minute ride along the Tennessee River. The train ride starts off in downtown Knoxville and travels past Knoxville's first settlement, local farmlands, quarries and historical sites. You may also sit in the open air car to enjoy the weather.

Three Rivers Rambler
Volunteer Landing: Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 524-9411
http://www.threeriversrambler.com/

Ijams Nature Center

The Ijams Nature Center is a wildlife sanctuary that sits on 175 acres, with a boardwalk on the Tennessee River and a 25-acre lake. Hike along the nature trails, tour the visitor center or view the exhibits highlighting local wildlife and plant life. You may bring your leashed dog.

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-4717
http://www.ijams.org/

Article Written By Chris Winston

Chris Winston has been writing since 2005. She is an attorney in Florida and has written on numerous legal topics during her career, with her work appearing on various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a law degree.

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