More of us are needed to save money these days. Instead of a long vacation why not take a weekend (or weekday) getaway to someplace nearby. This can save you money while still getting you the break you deserve. Knoxville has many cheap and free things to see and do.
The following are cheap vacation things to do in Knoxville, TN.
East Tennessee Regional History Museum
601 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629
Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children. There is no charge for kids aged 16 and under when accompanied by an adult. Explore the history of Knoxville and the East Tennessee area. Exhibits include Voices of the Land. The museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit them online at http://www.east-tennessee-history.org/index.cfm/m/49.
Mast General Store
402 South Gay Street
Downtown Knoxville, TN 37902
This is a fun store in downtown Knoxville. It is reminiscent of an era of days gone-by. There is metered parking right in front of the store or you can park in the State Street Garage. Inside you’ll find barrels of candy, old-fashioned toys, modern camping and travel equipment and more. It’s an eclectic mix. They are open from 10-6 Monday – Wednesday and from 10-9 on Thursday through Saturday. For more information visit them online at http://www.mastgeneralstore.com/knoxville.cfm
Market Square Mall
Area runs from Wall Ave. to Union Ave in Downtown Knoxville.
The park has two water play fountains and is right next door to Krutch Park. Here you will find a variety of unique shops and several restaurants. Most restaurants have outdoor and indoor dining. It is a hotspot for local events and outdoor concerts. The hours by the merchants will vary. In the summer there are vendor booths as the square becomes a farmer’s market. For more information visit http://www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/parks/marketsq.asp
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park • Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
No admission fee. Donations are accepted.
The museum features rotating exhibits, workshops and more.
Their hours are. Tuesday-Thursday 10am- 5pm • Friday 10am- 8pm • Saturday 10am- 5pm • Sunday 1pm- 5pm The museum is closed on Mondays. Visit them online at http://www.knoxart.org/exhibitions/
Known also as the Jackson Warehouse District, the Old City area of Knoxville is a rejuvenated section of downtown. Here you will find a variety of shops and music venues. It can be a fun place to have dinner or take a stroll. Couples may especially enjoy the area. For more information point your browser to http://www.knoxvilletennessee.com/old-city.html
Knoxville is also the home to many great parks. These are often great spots for picnic lunches or lazy summer afternoons. This website has some great information http://www.10best.com/Knoxville,TN/Attractions_&_Activities/Parks/ for more information.
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