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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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Kid Reviewed Attractions in Knoxville

POV: You’re planning a trip with the fam and you’re overwhelmed with all the options, or maybe you don’t even know where to start. We got you! Here’s a quick post on guaranteed winning attractions: Little Kids From crawlers to age 10, look no further than Muse Knoxville. A STEAM (that’s Science…

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Places to Hammock in Knoxville

Hammocking is a great way to enjoy the breeze and relax outside! We chose the best local parks for finding the perfect hammock spot, but there are a few things to know before you go. When setting up your hammock: do not trample sensitive vegetation, choose a healthy tree with no dead branches, and…

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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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Best Outdoor Adventures to Do with Your Teenager

If you are trying to get your teenager outside for once, here are some local recommendations that will give teens exactly what they want in an outdoor adventure. We chose fun, local activities that provide instant gratification, great photo opportunities and sleeping late! Nighttime can be the right…

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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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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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5 Best Winter Hikes

5 Best Winter Hikes When the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, most people hunker down inside and avoid the cold. But taking a winter hike…

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