The Knoxville


Makers for Vets

This monthly blog from The Maker City features a look at some of the Knoxville area’s outstanding makers – artists, crafters, and custom builders. This month’s blog showcases efforts that the Mayor’s Maker Council is spearheading on behalf of military veterans. Details on how to become involved with…

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After 40 years, it’s still hard to believe it happened. Even those who don’t remember the 1982 World’s Fair – and at this point, most Americans weren’t even alive then – are obliged to know something about it. It’s the answer to “What’s that big golden thing standing on the west side of downtown?”…

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1982 Playlist

This post is part of a series on the Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair that was held in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more posts and information about…

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National Sticker Day

Come get your sticker on at Visit Knoxville Gift Shop! To celebrate National Sticker Day (January 13), we have a variety of unique, locally designed…

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Guide to Birding in Knoxville

Knoxville is a birding town! You may not know it, but there are over 12 different 'birding hotspots' identified by the TN Ornithological Society, all in and around Knoxville! The diverse ecosystems of our region offer ample opportunities to spot new bird species. Our home is a stopping point along…

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The 1982 World’s Fair: 13 Things that Made It Memorable

Forty years ago, Knoxville hosted a world’s fair to highlight ways of dealing with a future with limited supplies of energy. Planned during the Energy Crisis of the 1970s, the big fair, originally known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition, presented hundreds of solutions, both in terms…

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