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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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5 Local Places to Find Books

The new year is a perfect time to make a resolution to READ MORE BOOKS. Today’s post covers where to find books in Knoxville, so literally READ ON! 1. Union Avenue Books This shop checks all the boxes – locally owned, independent, hosts events, and carries books for all walks of life. Whether…

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Visit Knoxville Visitors Center Holiday Gift Guide

The joys of giving bring precious meaning to the season. Celebrate the simple moments that bring loved ones together for the holidays with quality, community-borne gifts. Whether the gift receiver prefers useful or sentimental, the Visit Knoxville Gift Shop carries a variety of locally made products…

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2022 Guide to Christmas in Knoxville

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after football season…and after dogwood season…and…well anytime is a wonderful time in Knoxville but we admit the winter holiday season is particularly delightful. We’ve rounded up our favorite activities to enjoy your favorite traditions and make new…

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Celebrating National Tennessee Day with Tri-Star Items

On October 26, 1796, Tennessee became the 16 th state admitted to the union after Independence Day. In honor of this momentous occasion, October 26 is known as National Tennessee Day. One of the most recognizable symbols of Tennessee, the Tri-Star, sits proudly in the center of its state flag. The…

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New in Knoxville

Psst…Did You Miss These Openings? Keeping track of what’s new in the world of restaurants, shops, and attractions is a near impossible task, especially if you haven’t visited Knoxville in while. This post highlights just a few of this year’s openings throughout the county that you might have missed…

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Fresh Fall Finds

Refresh your seasonal dress and décor with a few new styles that are sure to become regular staples. Visit Knoxville’s Visitors Center Gift Shop is bringing even more locally made swag to Downtown Knoxville fresh off the press just in time for Fall! With the leaves changing and Vol Game Days right…

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August is Here, Schooltime is Near

As the days get shorter and July fades into the sunset, August patiently waits on the horizon. The ongoing sweltering heat may fool one into thinking it is here for good, but summer is officially simmering down, and school season is swinging on in. August marks the perfect time to wait out summer’s…

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Christmas in July

Since Knoxville is such a festive town, it should come as no surprise that we just can’t wait until December to celebrate Christmas! This year we’re moving the season up six months and celebrating Christmas in July by shining a spotlight on our unique-to-Knoxville Christmas ornaments. (And just for…

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