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Fun things to do in KNOXVILLE

There are two types of activities in this really cool family-friendly city of Knoxville.  There are the really fun attractions for kids of all ages, and then there are the really fun attractions for kids of all ages - that are FREE!

Knoxville is a great city for kids. It’s fun, vibrant, and has a HUGE ranges of fun places to take kids.

Knoxville Zoo is the city’s largest attraction, with more than 800 of the worlds most incredible creatures. A great wildlife experience for kids!

Kids can explore a living history at the Museum of Appalachia where the early settler life can be experienced, and if it’s nature you want, then the Ijams Nature Center is a whopping 275 acres of amazing nature!

And those free attractions we hear you ask? How about the Knoxville Museum of Art, or the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture? 

Yep - it’s a hard knox-life…for us…wait, that’s not right! It’s a FUN knox-life…for us!

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  • Knoxville Museum of Art

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    Knoxville

    Kids can immerse themselves in art and culture at the Knoxville Museum of Art - a creative, educational and FUN way to spend your family day out!

  • McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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    (1 miles) Knoxville

    A fascinating museum for kids and families, with educational programs, exhibits, events for families and lots of fun things for kids to learn - all about natural history and culture!

  • Knoxville Ice Bears

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    (1 miles) Knoxville

    Knoxville Ice Bears. Providing a family-friendly experience for families to enjoy in addition to the hockey game.

  • Ijams Nature Center

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    (3 miles) Knoxville

    Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and ...

  • Knoxville Zoo

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    (3 miles) Knoxville

    Let’s go to the ZOO! Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.

  • Laser Quest Knoxville

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    (8 miles) Knoxville

    Laser Quest combines the classic games of tag and hide & seek with a high-tech twist. Donning the most sophisticated laser tag equipment available, the game is played in a large, multi-level arena ...

  • The Museum of Appalachia

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    (17 miles) Clinton

    A living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.

  • Children's Museum Of Oak Ridge

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    (20 miles) Oak Ridge

    Enjoy attractive exhibits on Oak Ridge, Appalachia and countries around the world. The motto of the museum is "please touch". Learn new ideas, develop useful skills. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (21 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Kids can learn, explore, and experience history all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. That's only the tip of the iceberg!

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (21 miles) Sevierville

    Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!

  • Dinosaur Walk Museum

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    (22 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Count the spikes on a Stegosaurus tail. Stand next to one of the most common predators, the Allosaurus. Learn to spell “Parasaurolophus,” the largest ...

  • Lazerport Fun Center

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    (22 miles) Pigeon forge

    Laser tag in a giant 6000ft arena with mini-golf and go-carts.

  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

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    (23 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a vertical wind tunnel that allows you to experience the freedom of human flight. Located at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit Flyaway on your ...

  • Dollys Splash Country

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    (25 miles) Pigeon Forge

    For a unique summer vacation destination that's fun for the whole family, pack your bathing suit and take the plunge to Dollywood's Splash Country. This water adventure theme park combines the beauty ...

  • Dollywood

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    (25 miles) Pigeon Forge

    With a theme park, water park and resort, this one of a kind day out in the Smoky Mountains makes for a great family adventure! On it's 125 you won't find the Hollywood sign - just Dollywood!

  • Ober Gatlinburg

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    A mountain top of fun and excitement. The scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, high above Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    1,800 FEET HIGH at the top of Crockett Mountain, experience Gatlinburg's #1 Scenic Overlook.

  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Featuring the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with ...

  • The Gatlinburg Space Needle

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride our safe and comfortable glass elevators over 400’ to observation ...

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    Explore that beautiful feat of nature that lies between the border of Tennessee and North Carolina - the Great Smoky Mountains! True family adventure out in the most visited national park in the ...

  • The Guinness World of Records

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    (28 miles) Gatlinburg

    There is an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Dramatic recreations come to life at the all new and expanded edition of Guinness World of ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (29 miles) Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • Adventure Ranch

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    (31 miles) Morristown

    Adventure Ranch is an active farm entertainment venue located on the picturesque Great Smoky Farm in Morristown, TN. Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Adventure Ranch has been called ...

  • Obed Wild And Scenic River

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    (39 miles) Wartburg

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was ...

  • Lost Sea Adventure

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    (41 miles) Sweetwater

    Stroll through an 18th century village, explore huge fascinating caverns. Listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as Americas largest underground lake

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