We were chatting with two guys who had attended the University of Tennessee and they were doing an excellent job of entertaining us with stories of all the cool things to do in Knoxville.
To be honest, they didn’t have to convince us much and had us sold at tailgating and College Football – and being on the doorstep to The Smoky Mountains – if you know us well enough, that’s an easy sell.
And now that we are based here in Raleigh, it certainly won’t be another eleven years until we return!
We arrived in Knoxville towards the end of our Tennessee road trip. We’d just spent a few days in Memphis and were on route to the Smokies before heading home to Raleigh.Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff Cool Stuff
One interesting fact we learned is that Knoxville is within a day’s driving distance from two-thirds of the population of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River, and Interstates I-40, I-75, and I-275 run through the city!
We ended up loving what an outdoors town Knoxville proved to be, and the locals certainly know how to embrace that and take advantage of where they live.
COOL THINGS TO DO IN KNOXVILLE TN
With or without kids, there is plenty of stuff to do in Knoxville. We spent three days exploring the city and surrounds, and below are our top picks for things to do in Knoxville, TN!