UT Gardens, Knoxville

More than 4,000 annuals, herbs, tropical plants, trees, and shrubs may be found at the Tennessee state's official botanical gardens.


The 266-foot-tall Sunsphere, built for the 1982 World's Fair, has an excellent view over the city from its fourth-floor observation platform.

Blount Mansion

Blount Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed in 1792 and was the residence of William Blount, the first and only governor of the Southwest Territory.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

The arboretum is accessible for free and open every day from dawn to dusk. 5 miles east of Knoxville's city center is where the garden is located.

Knoxville Museum of Art

In Knoxville, Tennessee, there is a museum of art called the Knoxville Museum of Art. It focuses on works of modern and historical art from the East Tennessee region.

James White's Fort

James White, the founder of the city, who was born in North Carolina in 1747 and served as a militia officer in the American Revolutionary War, erected the fort in 1786.

Zoo Knoxville

The zoo's red pandas are a big draw; more than 100 red pandas have been born there than anywhere else in the world.

Ijams Nature Center

This nature center in Knox County, Tennessee, has more than 300 acres and provides more than 10 miles of hiking and rock climbing paths.

Knoxville's Market Square

Market Square has long served as Knoxville's social hub, attracting both locals and tourists to its many stores, eateries, cafés, and bars.

World's Fair Park

In Knoxville, Tennessee, there is a public park called World's Fair Park. The park is located on the site of the Knoxville-hosted 1982 World's Fair fairgrounds.