Looking for free and fun things to do in the summer in Knoxville, Tennessee? From museums to outdoor recreation, Greenways and more, few cities offer the wide variety of family activities than Knoxville does.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Explore World’s Fair Park
Knoxville was the home of the 1982 World’s Fair. Park at the Holiday Inn, tour the Sunsphere, explore the site of the 1982 World’s Fair, pause at the Veteran’s Memorial and then run through the fountains at the splash pad. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy lunch on the grassy area.
Drive a Dogwood Trail
Knoxville comes alive in the spring when the redwoods bloom. Several trails are scattered about town and many spots are open for visitors. See how many you can visit. It’s one of the free things to do in Knoxville that all ages can enjoy. Be respectful of private property and observe traffic signs.
Visit a museum
The Knoxville Art museum is free (although donations are appreciated). It is next to the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.
Market Square Mall
During the spring and summer Market Square and Krutch Park sizzle with lots of free activities. Search online to see what’s going on current. Not a weekend passes without some type of free activity.
Knoxville is a hotspot of free fun. Did I miss your favorite free activity? Shout it out in the comments section below.