The community of Knoxville is like no other. Folks here have a reputation for coming together and working together. In times like these, there is no exception. Now more than ever, Knoxville has rallied to support each other. It’s our hope that we will rally some excitement in you as well. So sit back, experience our city virtually and know that we can’t wait to see you in person!
Several of Knoxville’s attractions are offering virtual tours through Facebook and Instagram Live amongst other activities:
- Zoo Knoxville has been “Bringing the Zoo to YOU” – see zookeepers take care of the animals and other behind-the-scenes shenanigans.
- The Zoo’s neighbor The Muse has been doing a “Daily Aha Moment” to bring science and technology to your living room (or maybe your backyard if things get a little messy!)
- The Knoxville Museum of Art is sharing pieces of their Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door exhibit
- Mabry Hazen House offers a live tour, follow them on social for the next one
- Did you know the Tennessee Theatre has a podcast?
For a full list of our attractions, go here.
Local musician Adeem the Artist | credit Ed Rode
Take a seat on the front row and join your friends online to enjoy some tunes from the comfort of your own home.
- Enjoy our curated Knoxville Spotify Playlist!
- Watch the magnificent Knoxville Symphony Orchestra via YouTube
- The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus also has a great YouTube channel
- Watch the Ken Burns Country Music documentary; several musicians featured are from here or got their start in Knoxville
- Livestream a WDVX broadcast and get your fix of music from East Tennessee
- Lots of local artists have been doing FB live shows, and Erick Baker is a great one – check out his Facebook page on Thursday nights at 8pm
Learn more about music in Knoxville here.
Knoxville Botanical Gardens
While many visitors centers at many park locations are currently closed, nature itself is always open – just follow current guidelines and maintain safe distances from others. And it never hurts to plan ahead for when you can explore Knoxville! We have plenty of options:
- Knoxville Urban Wilderness – A spectacular outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike, climb, paddle, or just wander in the woods – all within the heart of the city
- City of Knoxville Greenways – Over 85 miles to walk, skate, bike, or run if you’re that kind of person (we have a guide to ‘em too!)
- Knoxville Botanical Gardens - Walking trails, display gardens, unique and historic horticulture, and over two miles of distinctive stone walls and timeless buildings
- Knoxville Parks – 4,500 acres of green and open spaces (playgrounds and dog parks are closed at this time)
- Dogwood Arts – April is the time of the dogwood in East Tennessee, and Dogwood Arts is dedicated to the natural beauty and culture of this region. They have several events that have gone virtual; they did a Chalk YOUR Walk this year and their Dogwood Arts Festival will be virtual as well, so check it out!
More on Knoxville’s outdoor scene here.
Crowlers from Abridged Brewing Co.
- For downtown curbside carryout and delivery, check out the listings here
- For more curbside carryout and delivery, visit our friends at KnoxFoodie
- Most breweries on Knoxville’s Ale Trail are offering crowlers to go for curbside pickup.
- Join Knox Brew Tours on digital tours - head to their Facebook events page for details!
Plan a Future Trip
We know these are tough times and want to uplift our friends and neighbors as best as we can. Please consider supporting Knoxville’s restaurants, stores, and experiences through gift cards and online purchases, especially for trips down the road. We hope you’ll consider Knoxville for your next trip so you can see all of these amazing places and people for yourself.
Want to share a virtual experience with us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.