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Kristen Combs
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Kristen Combs

Visit Knoxville’s Kristen Combs is the Director of Communications & Social Strategies. Kristen brings 14+ years of experience in the hospitality industry, a strong familiarity with Knoxville and a love for both story-telling and travel.

Top Hot Dogs in Knoxville

This post is really just an excuse to say the phrase “hot dog blog” – enjoy! Starting with an obvious choice with hot dog in the name, Curious Dog is a must in the Old City. With over 30 options, there’s no way you won’t find a dog to fall for here. The classic Curious Dog is topped with potato…

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Top Fourth of July Festivities in Knoxville

Every year it seems we say amongst ourselves, what is there to do and where can we see fireworks? Some have an annual routine and others like to switch it up. Today’s post is going to recap Knoxville’s offerings so you can have a game plan…

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10 Instagram Worthy Nature Shots in Knoxville

The Holston River begins in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and flows for 274 miles through Virginia into Tennessee and historically, the river had great strategic importance for commerce in the Tennessee Valley. Today you can enjoy the river at Holston River Park in East Knoxville. This…

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Top 10 Summer Bucket List for Kids

There are several splash pads all over the city. The biggest is at the World’s Fair Park. Squeeze in a quick history lesson by taking the kids up the Sunsphere, which was built for the 1982 World’s Fair. And some geography too – you can see 360 degrees from the Observation Deck; a great time to…

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Top Biscuits in Knoxville

What type of blog would this be if we didn’t tell you where to get the best buttermilk biscuits in town? We’re in the south after all, so we needed to remedy this situation stat! Read on for some faves: 1. Matt Robb’s Biscuits & Brew With a place that has “biscuit” in the name, you know it’s…

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Places to Go Swimming in Knoxville

A common question every summer: “where to go swimming in Knoxville?” This post answers that question whether you’re looking for a natural location or an indoor/outdoor pool! Outdoor Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center In the heart of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness lies Ijams Nature Center, where…

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Special Occasion Edition: There's a Gift Basket for That

Needing a corporate or business gift? Something special for a wedding gift or housewarming? A graduation gift or a simple thinking-of-you? Visit Knoxville’s Gift Shop can personalize a gift basket for any occasion! With our wide assortment of giftable goodies, you’re sure to find a selection to suit…

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5 Places to Find a Rainbow

Finding a rainbow requires a specific meteorological condition – sunlight passing through the prism of water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. Here are 5 places to find some “rainbows” in Knoxville! 1. Weaving Rainbow Mountain This mural gives lots of opportunity for…

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Guide to Knoxville Greenways

Outside recreation is BIG in Knoxville with more visitors enjoying the outdoors in every season than ever before. Bicycling in all its forms is a major attraction in and of itself: Knoxville has hosted the USA Cycling National Championships for a few years and looks to welcome them back in 2021;…

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