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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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10 Things to Do with Kids in the Winter

The ongoing struggle, right? You’ve got kids, the weather isn’t the greatest, but boy do they have some energy! What to do? That’s not too expensive?? Without spending forever in the car??? We’re here to help. Today’s post will share all the fun things to do in Knoxville with kids - bookmark and…

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In the Neighborhood – Fountain City

Fountain City is a neighborhood in north Knoxville that was previously an unincorporated community prior to annexation by the city of Knoxville in 1962. It’s generally considered to start north of I-640/Sharp’s Ridge past North Knoxville, and ends at Halls Crossroads to begin the Halls neighborhood…

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Thanksgiving Activities Outdoors

Here are some outdoor activities to help you Get Out and Play with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday festivities. What better way to celebrate being grateful than to go appreciate the beautiful outdoors? Regal Knoxville Turkey Trot 5k + Little Gobbler Kids Run Join the Knoxville…

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Spooky Hiking Adventures

Ghost House Loop Trail Visit the beautiful Big Ridge State Park to explore some local history during spooky season. The Ghost House Loop Trail is a 1.2-mile easy-to-moderate loop hike which begins near the group campsite and takes you deep into the history of this area's pre-1930s inhabitants…

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Top Parks for Outdoor Yoga

Yoga is a great way to relax your body and mind and it offers many health benefits. Yoga improves your flexibility, improves mental health, increases strength and much more. Better yet, practicing yoga outside offers extra benefits: The natural scenery heightens your awareness and concentration…

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Top 10 Ways to Take Pictures of the Sunsphere

If you follow us on social (if you’re not, what are you even doing with your life!?) at @visitknoxville you’ll notice we often do themes on certain days of the week. On Facebook, we share a lot of blog posts (like this one!) and on Instagram, we often do a #muralmonday to showcase all the Knoxville…

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Hiking for Small Kids

Hiking can be fun for the whole family! Here are four great hikes to get your child out on the trails. We picked easy hikes with fun trail elements to keep your little ones engaged. Ijams Nature Center Ijams has several great trails without too much elevation gain and educational signage to teach…

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