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Literary Knox Walking Tour

Downtown Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37902

Downtown Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37902
Region: Downtown

Knoxville's literary past and present are incredibly walkable. See for yourself on the self-guided Literary Knox Walking Tour. Discover what authors Alex Haley, Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni and James Agee – and the characters they created - have seen, felt and heard.


And make note, you can plan your own experiences at some of the stops on the tour that are still popular today. Enjoy a concert at the Bijou Theatre; shopping, dining and entertainment on Market Square; and a stroll or bike ride along the Riverside at Volunteer Landing. You might even want to stop at Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern. The character in Suttree whose phone number is referenced, Jim “J-Bone” Long, actually visited the tavern just after it opened, and just before he died, and was proud of it.