Day 1 You'll See:
- WDVX Blue Plate Lunch
- Market Square Shopping
- Knoxville Museum of Art and Chocolate Factory
- Star of Knoxville Riverboat
Day 2 You'll See:
- Volunteer Landing Riverwalk
- Knoxville Walking Tour
- Sweet P’s Downtown Dive
- Tennessee Theatre
WDVX Blue Plate Lunch - While in Knoxville your group will have the unique opportunity to eat lunch at the WDVX Radio station, within the fun and informational Knoxville Visitor Center. With the WDVX Blue Plate special your group has the chance to relive an old local noonday classic, a live performance radio show! Economy booster, an attraction of the year, and truly entertaining lunch option, the WDVX Blue Plate Lunch is an absolutely amazing dining option. This establishment is a BYOL joint, or bring your own lunch, a sort of picnic in style event.
Market Square Shopping - Welcome to Market Square, a historic pedestrian mall that has developed over several decades, growing from an 1854 original regional market for farmers to a multi-purpose meeting, commerce, and social space. This overall highly unique and highly enjoyable gathering place allows you and your group to do everything from playing to shopping, eating to enjoying an entertaining date night on the town. Take advantage of all the local live theater, music, performances, niche shops, gallery walks, and daily events here.
Knoxville Museum of Art - The Knoxville Museum of Art is the rich visual legacy of Eastern Tennessee located within the gorgeous campus of the city's World’s Fair Park. World’s Fair Park is a lively and highly popular local social gathering place well-known for hosting annual festivals, live performances, meetings and conferences, and all the great spots within for reflection and learning. One quick look around will show you acres of well-manicured lawn, cascading falls, placid streams, and several various "gifts of natural beauty."
Chocolate Factory - Welcome to the Knoxville Chocolate Factory, located right next to the Museum of Art within the sprawling and stunning World’s Fair Park. Under the name of Bradley's Chocolate, this small production chocolate facility sells wholesale delicious confections and local handicraft gifts and decor, all within an absolutely great location to continue shopping, eating, and sightseeing.
Star of Knoxville Riverboat - End your first day of fun Knoxville adventures with a true star attraction, the Star of Knoxville Riverboat. This authentic sternwheel riverboat is USCG approved to fit 235 passengers comfortably and can be found/boarded on Neyland Drive off of the Tennessee River. Enjoy the enclosed and heated/air conditioned main deck, or scurry over to one of the two bars, the dance floor, or the band stage.
Volunteer Landing Riverwalk - Running parallel to the gorgeous and historic Tennessee River your group will find your first stop of the day, the highly popular and entertaining Volunteer Landing Riverwalk. Here on the Riverwalk, your group can fish, bike, participate in water recreation sports, or simply just stroll, admire, and learn about the single mile popular paved walkway. This riverwalk connects the Visitor Center, several different main Knoxville attractions, eateries, historical markers, waterfalls, and even fountains.
Knoxville Walking Tour - Take some time to truly get to know the city with a fun Knoxville Walking Tour. This tour explores the unique Eastern Tennessee town of Knoxville and is led and directed by Laura Still. The extremely rich and colorful history of this city contains both famous and infamous figures, characters who have since their time inspired books, movies, and works of art. Use this opportunity to stroll along the beautiful scenery of downtown Knoxville while also learning and hearing harrowing, heroic, and heinous tales of local history (and trouble) makers.
Sweet P’s Downtown Dive - Next stop, Sweet P’s Downtown Dive, a true southern treat located in the heart of Knoxville. Sweet P’s specializes in the art of smoked foods and relies heavily on the southern motto of "slow and low." Get such southern classics as fried pickles, Tennessee Brisket, Smoke-n-Soul Chicken, Rib Plate, and the absolute best southern sides. If you fall in love with this Tennessee flavor that is as smoky as the surrounding mountains you can also purchase Sweet P’s Sauce (thick or thin), Soul Rub, or grab some highly popular Banana Pudding to go!
Tennessee Theatre - Welcome to the Tennessee Theatre, the 1920s era movie palace located in the historic Burwell Building in downtown Knoxville, on Gay Street. This early 19th century (1928) hall has been restored to its former colorful grandeur and glory and today plays host to many local and international musical and theater acts. At this theater, your group will find everything from classical music and Broadway shows to vintage films, dance, and popular music from today and yesterday!