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 creative posing and expression along its 43 ft, 10ft wide steps. It’s used as a pedestrian connector from UT’s campus to World’s Fair Park, transformed by artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn.

3. Rainbow Library

Located inside South Press Coffee in SoKno, this is a little free LGBTQ library for all. Books for everyone from toddlers to grandparents to enjoy while sipping a latte in a comfy environment.

2. Rainbow Falls

With Knoxville as your home base, make a day trip to the Smokies. Rainbow Falls is along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and is just under 5.5 miles round trip. Note that it’s rated “moderately difficult”, with a total of 1,685 of elevation gain.

4. Rainbow Roll

Sushi lovers, rejoice! Taste the rainbow at Nama Sushi Bar: crab, avocado, cucumber topped with salmon, tuna,

yellowtail, white fish, shrimp, and more avocado all on one delicious roll.

5. Rainbow Trout

While we’re on the topic of fish, why not actually GO fishing? Lots of places to do that around East Tennessee. That link has a guide to all 9 Knoxville area lakes, you just need to pick a direction and enjoy nature’s wonders!


Hope this helped you find some “rainbows” in Knoxville… and for the real thing: wait for the clouds to part, the sun to shine, and just look up!