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Free Things to Do in Knoxville

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Ok maybe, but there is a FREE WDVX Blue Plate Special serving up FREE LIVE MUSIC every Monday-Saturday at noon at the Downtown Visitors Center.

Want to get out and play? Roam free in our great outdoors. Knoxville is home to a number of beautiful parks, greenways and trails!

Truth is, you'll find lots of free things to do in Knoxville AND a free trolley to tour you around downtown and campus!



Check out these free and fun things to do in Knoxville today...

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Beck Cultural Exchange Center

  • 1927 Dandridge Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37915

A historic community treasure dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts and other evidence of contributions relating to the...

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The Emporium Center (Arts & Culture Alliance)

  • 100 South Gay Street
  • Knoxville, TN 37902

The Emporium Center is Knoxville’s first true arts center. Originally built in 1898, The Emporium houses eight arts organizations, 11 artist studios,...

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Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place

  • 1567 Downtown West Boulevard
  • Knoxville, TN 37919

With everything from vintage Girl Scout uniforms, badges, International Girl Scout to Girl Guide items, this museum even has a one-of-a-kind Girl...

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Ijams Nature Center

  • 2915 Island Home Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37920

Ijams Nature Center is part of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness, a recreational, cultural, and historic preservation initiative championed by Legacy...

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Knoxville Museum of Art

  • 1050 World's Fair Park Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37916

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee. Since its opening in 1990, the KMA has presented a lively and engaging...

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McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

  • 1327 Circle Park Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-3200

The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Exhibitions showcase the geologic,...

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Sunsphere

  • 810 Clinch Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN 37902

Located in World's Fair Park, the Sunsphere has become a highlight of the Knoxville skyline. Visitors may take an elevator to an observation deck...

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The Art Market Gallery

  • 422 South Gay Street
  • Knoxville, TN 37902

Art Market Gallery showcases original art and fine crafts by more than 60 East Tennessee artists. The gallery offers artwork from traditional to...

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University of Tennessee Gardens

  • 2431 Joe Johnson Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37996

Recognized in 2013 as the official botanical gardens of the State of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Gardens located in Knoxville, Jackson, and...

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WDVX Blue Plate Special

  • 301 S. Gay Street
  • Knoxville, TN 37902

Brings back the Knoxville tradition of a downtown midday live radio show with the Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center. Enjoy free live...

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World's Fair Park

  • 963 Worlds Fair Park Drive
  • Knoxville, TN 37916

Towering 266 feet above the city’s skyline, the Sunsphere and the Tennessee Amphitheather are the only structures remaining from Knoxville's hosting...

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