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Tennessee Theatre: 90 Years of Grand Entertianment

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Knoxville Comes Full Cycle

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For the Love of Music

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Knoxville’s Culinary Scene: Diverse & Delicious

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The Spirits of Knoxville

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Knoxville is a Maker City

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A Dog’s Dream: Knoxville from a Pet Perspective

With its sophisticated mix of culture, served up with genuine hospitality, Knoxville will surprise you. The pure walkability of downtown allows you to explore and discover vibrant murals, local music, historic sites and museums. Just three miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness features quarry lakes and more than 50 miles of mixed use trails for hiking, biking and birding. Just save room for dinner. Knoxville is emerging as one of the best culinary and craft beer towns in the Southeast, and we’re home to a few stops on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. Visit Knoxville is the official Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee and an accredited member of Destinations International. We look forward to welcoming you to the city we love to call home. Stop by the downtown Visitors Center at 301 S. Gay Street and to say hi, and be sure to download the Visit Knoxville app!

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Tours & Attractions

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Festivals & Events

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Outdoor & Adventure

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elcome to Knoxville! Whether you are a first-time visitor or an old friend, we are happy to see you. You will find our historic city is full of surprises, from our exciting dining scene, to our many music and cultural festivals, to the beautifully restored Tennessee Theatre! Shop in our vibrant downtown, enjoy music on Market Square, or spend a day at our world-class Zoo. You can hike, bike, canoe or kayak in 1,000 acres of Urban Wilderness, or immerse yourself in the Knoxville Museum of Art. Whatever you do, you’ll find there’s always more to discover.

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elcome to Knox County! I’m honored to serve our community, and I’m excited to share with you some of the things we have to offer. Number one on the list, of course, is our people. Our folks are the best you’ll find, which makes this a great place to visit any time of year. While you’re here, be sure to check out the local shops and restaurants throughout our downtown and outlying communities. I encourage you to take part as you can in the 90th anniversary celebration of the Historic Tennessee Theatre, the official state theatre of Tennessee. You can catch a great show there or at any one of our many entertainment venues. There’s something for you in Knox County.

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isit Knoxville is fortunate to serve as the official CVB for Knoxville and Knox County. As such, we get to experience first-hand all the wonderful aspects of Knoxville and, more importantly, share them with others. Because Visit Knoxville also staffs a Sports Commission and a Film Office, these “others” include not only visitors, meeting planners, national and international media and social media influencers but sports planners and film directors as well. In every conversation, we’re told how much people appreciate not only the culture and diversity of the city, but the genuine hospitality of our people. Knoxville WILL Surprise You. We look forward to showing you how. 6

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ATTrACTIONS ATTRACTIONS IVAN RACHEFF HOUSE & GARDENS Three acres of garden space embodies Racheff’s dream of harmonizing nature and industry. Standing in contrast to the nearby steel mill, the garden features a koi pond, children’s garden, Japanese tea house, and the historic Racheff home. 1943 Tennessee Avenue 865-522-6210 TFGConline.org MARKET SQUARE Since the 1860s, Market Square has been one of Knoxville’s most popular places to shop, play and dine. Kid and pet friendly, the Square plays host to a variety of festivals, outdoor concerts, movies, Shakespeare on the Square, a Farmer’s Market and much more. DowntownKnoxville.org/Market-Square NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES Tree-based zipline challenge park at Ijams Nature Center designed to thrill, educate, and inspire. 2915 Island Home Avenue 855-628-4828 Navitat.com/Knoxville-TN THE OLD CITY This historic downtown district is home to an eclectic assortment of shops, coffee bars, breweries, restaurants and clubs. OldCity.VisitKnoxville.com. Tip: Check out the shops and restaurants on The 100 Block of Gay Street as you stroll to and from The Old City and Market Square.

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Zoo Knoxville’s Tiger Forest is home to Arya, one of the very few Malayan tigers in the world.

STAR OF KNOXVILLE Enjoy the scenic Tennessee River aboard an authentic Mississippi style paddlewheeler which offers lunch, sightseeing, dinner, and party cruises. 300 Neyland Drive 865-525-7827 TNRiverBoat.com

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME International museum dedicated to preserving the history of women’s basketball. 700 Hall of Fame Drive 865-633-9000 WBHOF.com

SUNSPHERE This unique Knoxville landmark, built for the 1982 World’s Fair, features a 4th floor observation deck with a 360-degree view. Open free to the public daily. 810 Clinch Avenue 865-215-8161 WorldsFairPark.org THREE RIVERS RAMBLER This vintage steam engine train takes guests on a 90-minute excursion through some of Knoxville’s most historic and beautiful countryside.Volunteer Landing 865-524-9411 ThreeRiversRambler.com VOLUNTEER PRINCESS CRUISES This elegant charter yacht offers a unique venue and unparalleled ambiance for both dining and entertaining. 956 Volunteer Landing Lane 865-541-4556 VolunteerPrincess.com

ZOO KNOXVILLE One of the premiere zoological experiences in the southeast, Zoo Knoxville gives guests the chance to experience wildlife up close. Meet Arya, one of the very few Malayan tigers in the world at the new Tiger Forest at Asian Trek. Langur Landing and Gibbon Trails will open in Spring 2018. Ride a camel, feed a giraffe, get wet in the Clayton Safari Splash water play area and visit our beloved red pandas in Red Panda Village. Zoo Knoxville is the top zoo in the world for the breeding of this endangered species.3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive 865-637-5331 ZooKnoxville.org


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CIVIL WAR KNOXVILLE DRIVING TOUR Driving tour highlights Knoxville’s Civil War History and includes stops at historical homes, battle sites, and cemeteries. Pick up a brochure at the Knoxville Visitors Center. 301 S. Gay Street 865-523-7263 VisitKnoxville.com

CANDORO MARBLE ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER Find out why Knoxville is known as the Marble City. Docents lead free guided tours of the historic Candoro Marble building, listed on the National Historic Registry. Sundays from 2-5pm April – October. 4450 Candora Ave 865-214-7383 CandoroMarble.org

COOL SPORTS Offers ice skating, ice hockey, indoor soccer, and birthday parties. 110 S. Watt Road 865-218-4500 CoolSportsTN.com

CRADLE OF COUNTRY MUSIC WALKING TOUR Knoxville has been part of the development in jazz, blues and rock n’ roll but critical in the development of what we now call country music. This downtown tour explains Knoxville’s ties to Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Howard Armstrong, Dolly Parton, the Everly Brothers, Roy Acuff and others. 301 S. Gay Street 865-523-7263 CradleofCountryMusic.com DISCOVER TENNESSEE TRAILS AND BYWAYS Discover Knoxville in a new way by exploring these three tours: the Rocky Top Trail, Top Secret Trail, and White Lightning Trail. TNTrailsandByways.com

DISTILLERY TOUR: KNOX WHISKEY WORKS Small batch, craft distillery using locally sourced products. Distillery tours happen Thursday through Sunday. 516 W. Jackson Avenue 865-525-2372 KnoxWhiskeyWorks.com DISTILLERY TOUR: POSTMODERN SPIRITS Home of the most innovative and delicious spirits around. Embark on a tasting flight or take a distillery tour. Tours are offered at select times. Visit the website for details. PostModern is open 7 days a week and visitors can purchase bottles every day (even on Sundays). 205 W Jackson Avenue Suite 205 865-437-3190 PostModernSpirits.com EAST TN TOURS This downtown food tour offers a great mix of Knoxville history, culture and food all wrapped into one. 865-410-8687 EastTNTours.com

DOWNTOWN MURAL WALKING TOUR Knoxville is home to many murals throughout downtown that help tell the story of Knoxville in a visual, artistic way. Murals.VisitKnoxville.com HISTORIC DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE WALKING TOUR This self-guided walking tour features 60 historic buildings throughout downtown Knoxville. Pick up a brochure at the Knoxville Visitors Center. 301 S. Gay Street 865-523-7263 Tours.VisitKnoxville.com HISTORIC HOMES OF KNOXVILLE These seven homes invite you to step back in time and experience firsthand the history of Knoxville. Save by purchasing a combo pass at the Knoxville Visitors Center. See page 38. 301 S. Gay Street 865-523-7263 HHKnoxville.org KNOXVILLE ALE TRAIL Knoxville’s craft brewers provide delicious drink options for everything from a casual night out to a special celebration. With more than a dozen breweries currently operating, Knoxville’s burgeoning craft beer scene meshes well with the unique character of the Scruffy City. KnoxvilleAleTrail.com

KNOX BREW TOURS Explore the delicious brew Knoxville has to offer with Knoxville’s first craft brewery tour. Tours stop at three breweries and include history and samples. Private tours also available. 865-951-6883 KnoxBrewTours.com

HARD KNOX ROLLER GIRLS Enjoy fast-paced roller derby action. Knoxville Civic Coliseum 865-272-9447 HardKnoxRollerGirls.com ICE CHALET Offers public sessions and lessons in figure skating, hockey, and curling in a family-friendly atmosphere. 100 Lebanon Street 865-588-1858 ChaletIceRinks.com KNOXVILLE FORCE Knoxville’s National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) offers high-quality soccer entertainment. Regal Soccer Stadium 2317 Stephenson Drive KnoxvilleForce.com KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS Knoxville’s professional ice hockey team offers steamrolling action, fan participation, giveaways and prizes, and close-to-the-action feel. Knoxville Civic Coliseum 865-656-4444 KnoxvilleIceBears.com LASER QUEST KNOXVILLE Laser Quest Knoxville offers family fun and entertainment featuring live action laser tag at its best. 8083 Kingston Pike 865-769-0896 LaserQuest.com

KNOXVILLE FOOD TOURS Sample food and drink from a rotating selection of locally owned restaurants and specialty food shops. 865-201-7270 KnoxvilleFoodTours.com KNOXVILLE GHOST TOURS Knoxville’s original investigation-based ghost tour, offering private and public tours. 865-377-9677 HauntedKnoxville.net KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS 90-minute guided walking tours tell the story of Knoxville’s past, with tours ranging from family feuds and wanted outlaws to Knoxville’s founders and famous authors. Custom and private tours available. 865-309-4522 KnoxvilleWalkingTours.com THE QUEEN PRISCILLA Enjoy the ambiance of the waterfront on a delightful Tennessee River cruise on this fully restored genuine 26 ft. 1968 U.S. Navy Whale Boat. Private cruises available. 865-312-9000 TennesseeBoatLine.com

Pick up brochures for these tours and more at the Knoxville Visitors Center.

MAPLE HALL BOWLING This boutique 11-lane bowling alley located in downtown’s historic J.C. Penney building offers a spirited bowling experience with full-service bar, small plates, cozy lounge areas, a live stage and a 2-lane private VIP room. 414 South Gay Street 865-249-8454 MapleHallKnox.com MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT With state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, over 100 games topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof, Main Event is THE destination for FUN. 9081 Kingston Pike 865-351-5000 MainEvent.com

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FREE A D MISSION Discover East Tennessee’s rich visual legacy Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1-5pm Monday closed

Richard Jolley, Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity, 2009-2014, blown, cast, and acid-etched glass, and welded steel with patina, 12 x 105 x 30 feet, Knoxville Museum of Art, gift of Ann and Steve Bailey (photo: elizabeth Felicella)

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90 Years of

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Having a 90th birthday is a major milestone. The historic Tennessee Theatre reaches nine decades in October 2018, having created cherished memories for countless guests over the years. We look forward to celebrating this anniversary, but let’s first look back on the Theatre’s history. Opening October 1, 1928, the Tennessee Theatre was built to impress. Movie palaces -- dripping with crystals, wrapped in velvet, and glittering in gold -- were all the rage in the flapper era, designed to make patrons feel like royalty from the moment they entered. A quintessential flapper girl, Clara Bow, was the first actress to grace the Tennessee’s silver screen in “The Fleet’s In.” The house band Don Pedro and his Melody Boys also entertained that day, and Ms. Jean Wilson played the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Thousands more movies followed, such as a week-long screening of Disney’s first feature-length animation, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” entertaining 70,000; and a world premiere of “So This

is Love,” honoring Knoxville’s own Grace Moore. There were live performances, too, by cowboy star Tom Mix, Broadway legend Helen Hayes, jazz great Glenn Miller, and the original funny girl, Fannie Brice. The screening of “To Kill A Mockingbird” in April 1963 held special significance: it was the first time African-Americans were allowed to attend the Tennessee Theatre. Prior to then, like many places in the South, the theatre was segregated. Peaceful protestors changed the course of history on that memorable spring day. The Tennessee Theatre experienced hard times in the 1970s, when its opulence fell out of fashion and modern multi-screen theaters ran more efficiently. Hope came from a radio broadcaster, Jim Dick, who loved the dilapidated Theatre enough to purchase it in 1981 and save it for future glory. Dick Broadcasting operated the theatre during a time of transition from a movie theater to a live performance venue. In 1996, Tennessee Theatre ownership was transferred to a

nonprofit organization tasked with preserving and transforming the space to ensure its use for many decades to come. The nonprofit embarked on an ambitious campaign to fully restore and renovate the historic landmark, a project that cost almost $30 million and took 19 months to complete. Since reopening in 2005, the resplendent Tennessee Theatre has played a central role in the revitalization of downtown by hosting 2000+ live performances from rock to classical, screening scores of vintage films, and entertaining all ages year-round. Today the nonprofit strives to serve a wide audience, enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike. Its magnificent interior and beloved sign on Gay Street have become part of Knoxville’s identity. The Theatre’s history is full of fascinating stories, too numerous to list here. Explore our timeline at tennesseetheatre.com/discover to learn more. We expect great memories to be made during our 90th anniversary year. Please join us! Becky Hancock Executive Director, Tennessee Theatre

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SPRING FOOTHILLS CRAFT GUILD ARTISAN MARKET Shop the Jackson Terminal for a variety of fine crafts representing the Tennessee region. Open free to the public. March 2 - 3 FoothillsCraftGuild.org MARDI GROWL DOG PARADE Annual parade that’s for the dogs! Parade, prizes and all kinds of pet product vendors afterwards at Market Square. March 3 MardiGrowl.org WOMEN IN JAZZ JAM FESTIVAL Concerts, history lectures and workshops in and around downtown. March 16 - 18 WomenInJazzJamFestival.com KNOX SHAMROCK FEST Presented by Fresenius Kidney Care - the region’s premier St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. This family friendly weekend includes a downtown parade, a festival with live Irish music, cultural demonstrations, crafts, games, bounce houses and more, a Lucky Kidney Run and an Old City Pub Crawl. March 16 - 17 KnoxShamrockFest.com DRAGON LIGHTS CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL Knoxville’s first-ever Chinese lantern festival features more than 30 larger-than-life lantern

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For a weekend each year, the Big Ears Festival causes Knoxville to have one of the highest concentrations of Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur “Genius” Grant, and Grammy Award winning musicians and artists of any city in the U.S.

displays constructed on-site by dozens of Chinese artisans. The festival features food and entertainment, including Chinese acrobats and Chinese folk art demonstrations. March 16 - April 22 VisitKnoxville.com/Events TULIP TIME AT CRESCENT BEND HOUSE & GARDENS This annual festival features many events, including High Teas on March 28, April 4, April 11 and April 18. Cost is $25. Reservations required. CrescentBend.com BIG EARS FESTIVAL Knoxville’s biggest, boldest, and most dynamic festival experience is a 4 day weekend featuring the most celebrated, innovative musicians and composers of our time - spanning rock, jazz, classical, folk, electronica and including an array of Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant winners - in over 100 concerts in Knoxville’s extraordinary array of world-class concert halls, places of worship, listening rooms, clubs, and galleries. March 22 - 25 BigEarsFestival.com COVENANT HEALTH KNOXVILLE MARATHON The highlight of this Boston Marathon qualifier is a 50-yard line Finish Line at Neyland Stadium. Includes 5K and kids fun-run on March 24 and marathon, half marathon and relay on March 25. KnoxvilleMarathon.com

RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop and the Historic Old City as the stage, this unique event offers a 3-day music experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Knoxville’s largest music festival honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history with a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. April 6 - 8 RhythmNBloomsFest.com EARTHFEST Knoxville’s premier Earth Day celebration takes place at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Free and open to the public, EarthFest provides environmental demonstrations and educational opportunities along with entertainment, food, fun, and a great marketplace for local, environmentally-friendly vendors. April 28 Knox-EarthFest.org ROSSINI FESTIVAL Now in its 17th year, the free-admission Rossini Festival International Street Fair is Knoxville Opera’s perennial celebration of the performing arts. Over the course of 11 hours, the public is treated to non-stop entertainment on five outdoor stages showcasing everything from opera, classical, jazz, gospel and ethnic music to ballet, modern and world dance. April 14 RossiniFestival.org CHALK WALK Watch in wonder as downtown Knoxville sidewalks turn into a vast, vibrant canvas for the


region’s most talented professional and student chalk artists at this day-long street festival celebrating its 10th anniversary. Groups of all ages enjoy this free event. April 21 DogwoodArts.com DOGWOOD ARTS A spring celebration that transforms downtown Knoxville into a lively street fair with quality arts and crafts booths, live music and other performing arts, plus a children’s creation station loaded with fun activities. April 27-29 DogwoodArts.com CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE JAZZ TUESDAYS Free live jazz from the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra on the stage at Market Square. May - August KnoxvilleTN.gov CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE VARIETY THURSDAYS Free concerts from a variety of bands and genres on Market Square. May – June KnoxvilleTN.gov ANNUAL STREET ROD NATIONALS SOUTH Check out nearly 2,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars, and street machines and more than 600 exhibitors and swappers at Chilhowee Park as the National Street Rod Association presents its 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals South. May 4 - 6 NSRA-USA.com “KNOSHVILLE” JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL You might be familiar with bagels and lox, but what about shakshuka or mandlebrot? Join in the celebration and appreciation of Jewish foods and cuisine. Admission is free; minimum $10.00 food purchase. May 6 JewishKnoxville.org VESTIVAL Celebrating the heritage of the South Knoxville community of Vestal, the festival includes music, arts, crafts and food vendors, and children’s activities. May 12 CandoroMarble.org NEWS SENTINEL OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT A founding event on the WEB.com Tour, the tournament takes place at Fox Den Country Club. It will be moving to Mother’s Day weekend in May 2018. KnoxOpen.VisitKnoxville.com CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF READING Enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, games, music, food, and dozens of interactive enrichment activities from community groups. Watch performances by world-class children’s book authors and illustrators, meet and ask them questions, and even get autographs! May 19 KnoxLib.org

OPEN STREETS Open Streets Knoxville offers the opportunity to engage in physical activity in Knoxville’s communities and neighborhoods. Events include bike rides, street dancing, and more in a fun, safe setting. May 20 and September 30 OpenStreetsKnoxville.com

KUUMBA FESTIVAL This festival, presented by African American Appalachian Arts, Inc., showcases local African American art and artists. The festival features visual arts, folk arts, dance, theater, music, storytelling, games and food. June 21 - 24 KuumbaFestival.com

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2018 USA CYCLING NATIONAL ROAD & TIME-TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Watch the best cyclists in the country compete in the highest level of competition on downtown Knoxville’s beautiful and challenging course. Men’s and Women’s National Championships in the Time Trial, Road Race and Crit will be crowned here. Free to the public. Fans, plan now to stop by the expo for food, brews and fun. June 21 - 24 USACycleKnox.com

BIKE BOAT BREW & BARK An annual event celebrating the outdoor adventurer, the dog lover, the craft beer enthusiast, the local AND the visitor looking to discover something unexpected. In addition to hike and bike, pet activities and brewery rides, the day includes the POWERBOAT NATIONALS, featuring some of the fastest Superleague race boats in the world racing on the Tennessee River. June 2 BBBB.VisitKnoxville.com POWERBOAT NATIONALS The Grand Prix of Tennessee races on the Tennessee River. Watch some of the best Powerboat drivers in the world power through turns and streak down the straights at top speeds over 100 mph! Free to the public. June 2 PowerboatNationals.com NIEF NORF SUMMER FESTIVAL (NNSF) An interdisciplinary music festival that brings together dozens of performers, composers, and scholars to collaborate on the performance, creation, and discussion of contemporary solo and chamber music. June 11 - 25 niefnorf.org SECOND SATURDAY CONCERTS AT THE COVE Free concerts featuring a variety of entertainment for the entire family. Concerts are held the second Saturday of each month June thru August at The Cove at Concord Park. KnoxCounty.org BIG KAHUNA WING FESTIVAL Fun for the entire family including competitions, live music, silent auction, and over 6,000 pounds of wings to be enjoyed at World’s Fair Park. June 16 BKWFestival.com KNOXVILLE BREWFEST A craft beer festival. ALL net proceeds benefit Cure Duchenne. June 16 KnoxvilleBrewfest.com PRIDEFEST An open celebration of music, entertainment, and speakers focused on promoting equality and inclusion of all people. June 23 KnoxvillePridefest.org

KNOXVILLE HOMECOMING Experience James White’s Fort, Knoxville’s first home, as it was in the 1790s. Blount Mansion, Legacy Parks and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will also offer free demos and other special events. June 23 JamesWhitesFort.org FANBOY EXPO The ultimate Fan and Comic Con Experience always brings an exciting, eclectic group of stars to Knoxville. Meet Ian McDiarmid from Star Wars, Peter Culler best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers and many any others in June. Check back to see who’s coming in October. June 29 - July 1 FanboyExpo.com/knoxville SHAKESPEARE ON THE SQUARE Free live performance of favorite Shakespeare plays on the stage at Market Square. Thursday thru Saturday, July - August TennesseeStage.com FESTIVAL ON THE FOURTH Vendors, food, and music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra leading up to a fabulous fireworks display. July 4 KnoxvilleTN.gov WHERE’S WALDO SCAVENGER HUNT Explore Downtown Knoxville during the month-long Waldo scavenger hunt. You’ll find the beloved, bespectacled character hiding in boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, museums and even at the Farmers Market and on the FREE downtown trolley. Diligent seekers will also find fun, treats, and prizes along the way. Pick up details at Union Avenue Books at 517 Union Avenue. July 2018 SCRUFFY CITY FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL A celebration of film and music featuring live musical performances, music documentaries, music videos, animation, shorts and feature films. July 26 -29 KnoxvilleFilms.com 2018 VISITORS GUIDE I visitknoxville.com

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EIGHTH OF AUGUST JUBILEE A city-wide celebration to honor and recognize the action of Andrew Johnson freeing his personal slaves on August 8, 1863, and the significance of emancipation in the history of Tennessee. August 8 & 11 BeckCenter.net EAST TENNESSEE HISTORY FAIR Enjoy tradition and culture with living history, History Hound contest, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, traditional music, tours, vintage films, vintage baseball, and free museum admission. August 18 EastTNHistory.org CREEPYCON HALLOWEEN & HORROR CONVENTION The Creepiest Show on Earth! Twisted Talents, Sinister Scribes, Wicked Wheels, a Zombie Beauty Pageant, a Halloween Costume Fashion Show, body art and make-up demonstrations, a Halloween Cake Design competition, performances and more! New for 2018: ForensicFest August 24 - 25th CreepyKnoxville.com KNOXVILLE ASIAN FESTIVAL This exciting outdoor event involves exhibits of culture, food, performances, and more from China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, and other countries. Admission is free. Enjoy authentic Asian cuisine from vendors throughout the day. August 26 KnoxAsianFestival.com WING DING The ultimate Honda Gold Wing & Touring Bike convention, hosted by GWRRA. A motorcycle convention unlike any other, Wing Ding features parades and live entertainment. Learn about motorcycle safety, discover all the latest products for your bike, and even test drive a new one. August 29 - September 1 WingDing.VisitKnoxville.com GERMANFEST An annual celebration of German culture featuring German food, local craft beer, live music, children’s games and events, silent auction and more. August (date to be announced) Facebook.com/FirstLutheranGermanFest

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delicious food, concerts, action sports, and more. Enjoy some “Farm Fresh Fun” in Knoxville this fall! September 7 - 16 TNValleyFair.org MOVIES ON MARKET SQUARE On Friday nights in September and October, Market Square transforms into a great outdoor movie house where neighbors come together to watch blockbusters and classics alike. Sponsored by the Knox County Public Library to showcase its broad collection of movies and music, Movies on Market Square has been delighting audiences since 2005. September - October KnoxLib.org WINE ON THE WATER An evening of tasting great domestic and international wines and wonderful food on the Volunteer Landing waterfront. VIP admission available on the Volunteer Princess. September 14 WineontheWater.EventSCFF.org GREEK FEST Celebrating Greek culture through food, music, dancing, and crafts. September 28 - 30 GreekFestTN.com HOLA FESTIVAL HoLa Hora Latina’s signature event highlights the diversity of the Hispanic culture while extending a cultural salute to the East Tennessee community. Enjoy a rich mix of music, dance, food, arts, crafts, heritage tables, a Parade of Nations and children’s activities. Sept 29 - 30 HolaHoraLatina.org JOHN SEVIER DAYS LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND A family-friendly event featuring re-enactors and living history demonstrations. September 29 - 30 MarbleSprings.net BOO! AT THE ZOO Knoxville’s largest Halloween event, BOO! at the Zoo celebrates 12 nights of safe and not too scary Halloween fun at Zoo Knoxville. October ZooKnoxville.org BREWERS’ JAM Celebrating great handmade American craft beer, music, and food. October 6 KnoxvilleBrewersJam.com

HAPPY HOLLERPALOOZA STREET FAIR This home-grown, family event strives to associate visitors with local businesses, artists, crafters, and musicians of the area. September (date to be announced) Facebook.com/happyhollerpaloozastreetfair

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL Taste foods from different countries, shop the bazaar, and enjoy kid’s crafts and entertainment. Fun for the whole family. Free Admission. Hosted by Annoor Academy of Knoxville. October 13 Facebook.com/IntlFoodFest

TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR For nearly 100 years, the Tennessee Valley Fair has showcased East Tennessee heritage, agriculture and arts. During the ten day event, fairgoers can relish in the contests and competitions, thrilling rides,

MABRY-HAZEN’S LINEAGE & LEGACY A special celebration of one of Knoxville’s first families, the event will center on remembering the Mabry and Hazen families’ impact both past and present. October (date TBA) MabryHazen.com

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HOWL-O-WEEN POOCH PARADE & PET EXPO Fun for dogs and their owners, including a judged costume parade, educational displays, and an expo of pet businesses and rescue groups. October 21 UTGardens.Tennessee.edu/Howloween.html DOCKDOGS® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Watch the best canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve at the world’s premier canine aquatics competition. Preliminary competitions and Pet Expo open free to the public. October 25-28 DockDogs.VisitKnoxville.com ARAB FEST The Middle East in East Tennessee. Enjoy live performances, traditional Arabic cuisine, a pop-up souk and more. October 26-27 Religion.utk.edu/Arabia

WINTER VETERANS DAY PARADE Parade honoring veterans of U.S. armed forces. November 9 KnoxvilleTN.gov FOOTHILLS CRAFT GUILD ANNUAL FINE CRAFT SHOW Celebrating 50 years in 2016, over 140 booths of fine crafts made according to very specific standards for quality workmanship, all representing the Tennessee region. November 16 - 18 FoothillsCraftGuild.org CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY One of the region’s most anticipated winter festivals features lighted trees and decorations, Up on the Rooftops displays, holiday market, and events including these: REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS Lighting of the 42 foot tree, music, miniature train rides down Gay Street, WDVX Holiday Ho-HoHoedown on Market Square, photos with Santa and more. November 23 HOLIDAYS ON ICE PRESENTED BY HOME FEDERAL BANK Adults and children can skate day and night, 7 days a week, at the open-air ice rink on Market Square. Admission includes skate rental. November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019 WIVK CHRISTMAS PARADE Floats and decorated vehicles, marching bands, majorettes, and dancers, plus an appearance by Santa Claus. Stick around afterwards for December First Friday ArtWalk. November 30 PEPPERMINT TRAIL Stroll around downtown to enjoy trees, windows, doors, and patios dripping in lights and dipped in peppermint. More than 100,000 lights and garlands throughout downtown create a Winter Wonderland


and restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, bars, and boutiques feature peppermint specials. November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019 THE ELF ON THE SHELF® ADVENTURE Join us for the world’s only community-wide Elf on the Shelf® scavenger hunt! Children of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled adventure at more than two dozen downtown locations. Pick up your pass at any of the participating locations then begin your magical journey for fun, treats and additional surprises along the way. November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019 MARKET SQUARE HOLIDAY MARKET This outdoor market features artisans, farmers, food trucks and more. December 1, 8, 15 & 22 CHRISTMAS IN CHILHOWEE A forest of lighted trees floating on the lake, performances by Knox County School choirs, train rides, photos with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa, face painting, balloon animals, and more. December 7 TOUR DE LIGHTS A fun, bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. Cookies and cocoa are provided. December 14 Additional Holiday Events: FANTASY OF TREES Wander through a forest of hundreds of beautifully decorated trees. Shop for holiday accessories and visit with Santa at this long running annual event. November 21 - 25 FantasyofTrees.org HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE COVE This winter festival will sparkle and entertain each night at The Cove at Concord Park. Late December RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR BALL DROP Enjoy a traditional ball drop, fireworks and music at this family friendly New Year’s Eve event. December 31 For Information on Christmas in the City, additional holiday events and more, be sure to visit Holidays.VisitKnoxville.com MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATION WEEK A special weeklong celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the 50 years since his assasination. Mid January 2019 MLKKnoxville.org CHOCOLATEFEST A truly sweet event full of chocolate, shopping & fun for the whole family. Sample delicious chocolate treats from area bakers, restaurants, caterers and candy makers and enjoy live entertainment. January 27, 2019 ChocolateFestKnoxville.com

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KNoXVILLE COMES FULL CYCLE Knoxville has had many nicknames over the year. Marble City, Scruffy City and the Dirty South come to the minds of those who know the city well. Yes, Knoxville is a college town. It’s also a biking destination. Riders from around the world are recognizing Knoxville as an excellent destination for mountain biking. The city offers some of the most enjoyable, scenic and (for those who want it) challenging trails in the Southeast. Knoxville’s year-round mild weather is an added benefit. When trails in other regions are snowed in or just too cold, these trails provide just the fix. The fact that these trails are just minutes from downtown makes the adventure even more appealing. Just three miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness boasts more than 50 miles of connected trail for all levels of cyclists. The variety of rocky and dirt terrain trails wind along the Tennessee River, deep quarries, a rock climbing area and impressive overlooks. Trails within this system range from a kid’s loop to the Devil’s Racetrack,

a professionally designed and constructed double black diamond 0.8-mile extreme downhill trail. All of these trails were built and continue to be maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC). A new BMX Park is slated to open Spring/Summer 2018. A 10 to 15-minute drive from downtown will land you on additional trails at Fort Dickerson, I.C. King Park, Sharp’s Ridge and more. Add another 20 minutes and you’ll find winding networks of mountain bike trail along a sparkling lake at Loyston Point or a downhill park with shuttles at Windrock Park. Knoxville also serves as a great home base for day trips to regional trail systems. You can hit a variety of trails within a couple of hours, enjoy them to the fullest and have plenty of time to come back and enjoy top notch lodging, food, brew and spirits in Knoxville. For those who prefer a smoother ride, Knoxville offers more than 85 miles of greenway (all paved or composed of crushed rock) that connect cyclists to some of Knoxville’s most popular

destinations. These include the UT Campus, World’s Fair Park and the Sunsphere, the Tennessee River and Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Historic sites, parks, restaurants and attractions can also be found along the routes. For those who don’t have a bike of their own and want to explore the city, Knoxville has just launched a partnership with Pace, a new nationwide bike sharing service powered by Zagster, the leading provider of bike share programs for cities. This “dockless” bike system allows visitors to unlock bikes throughout the city through a simple app (see page 65 for info). Street and off-road bike rentals are also available at area bicycle shops. Knoxville’s love for biking is evident and quite possibly at an all-time high. Knoxville will host the USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial National Championships for a second consecutive year in June 2018. This year, the Crit Championships will take place in Knoxville as well. Knoxville.This is how we roll. Learn more at bike.visitknoxville.com Angie Wilson, Visit Knoxville

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Located a short drive from downtown, House Mountain offers beautiful views from its 2,100 foot peak, Knox County’s highest point.

3 RIVERS ANGLER Guided fly fishing trips for the beginner all the way up to the expert who wants to target only the largest fish in the river. Guided trips include everything needed for the day on the water. 5113 Kingston Pike 865-200-5271 3RiversAngler.com ASHLEY NICOLE DREAM PLAYGROUND Fully accessible and designed for children with and without physical challenges to play together. 620 Winona Street 865-215-2000 KnoxvilleTN.gov BAKER CREEK PRESERVE This popular outdoor destination for families and adventurers is located in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, just three miles from downtown. A wide range of offerings includes convenient parking, a kid’s adventure play area, a kid’s bicycle pump track and loop, and easy multi-use trails. For experienced adventurers, Baker Creek offers five multi-use trails and three downhill mountain bike trails, which range in difficulty and connect to 42 miles of Urban Wilderness trails. The most advanced trail, the Devil’s Racetrack, is the only double-black diamond downhill trail in the region drawing expert riders to its intense gaps and drops. Coming Soon: Baker Creek Bottoms - a historic church uniquely transformed to offer lodging, dining, a bicycle repair, live entertainment and more. 3700 Lancaster Drive 865-215-2000 Outdoor.VisitKnoxville.com

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BATTLEFIELD LOOP Fort Higley and Fort Dickerson provide two public parks within the emerging Battlefield Loop, a popular destination for civil war buffs. Fort Dickerson is one of the best preserved earthen forts from the Civil War era and features a spectacular quarry lake for swimming and paddling. Fort Higley in High Ground Park was the western anchor of the Federal line. Both Forts have spectacular views, walking trails and interpretive signs. 3000 Fort Dickerson Road 865-215-2000 Outdoor.VisitKnoxville.com

FORKS OF THE RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Hike, bike, run or stroll the 8.4 miles of rolling natural-surface trails and paved greenway within this 300-plus acre wildlife management area located along the Tennessee River, just minutes south of downtown Knoxville. In July, treat yourself to a stunning display of sunflowers as far as the eye can see. Forks of the River WMA is an active hunting ground and special regulations apply. 2915 Island Home Avenue 865-215-4311 Outdoor.VisitKnoxville.com

CHEROKEE CAVERNS Open to the public several times a year for special events. Private tours are also available. CherokeeCaverns.com

HOUSE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Just a short drive from downtown, House Mountain offers beautiful views from its 2,100 foot peak, Knox County’s highest point. The Crest Trail stretches the length of the mountain and features views of the Cumberland Mountains to the north, the Smoky Mountains to the south, and downtown Knoxville on the horizon. The 5.8 miles of trail are moderate in difficulty. 9601 Hogskin Road 865-215-6600 Outdoor.VisitKnoxville.com

CITY PARKS Enjoy endless recreational activities and beauty in one of the 81 parks and 2,000 acres of park land. 865-215-2000 KnoxvilleTN.gov COUNTY PARKS Explore more than 50 county parks offering a variety of outdoor activities in virtually every corner of the county. 865-215-6600 KnoxCounty.org

IJAMS NATURE CENTER A 300 acre nature sanctuary on the banks of the Tennessee River with 10 miles of trails, a waterfront boardwalk, and wildlife viewing areas. 2915 Island Home Avenue 865-577-4717 Ijams.org KNOXVILLE BLUEWAYS Knoxville offers many great water routes with access points on the French Broad, Holston and Tennessee rivers for paddlers to enjoy. OutdoorKnoxville.com


KNOXVILLE BOTANICAL GARDENS & ARBORETUM Walking trails, display gardens, unique and historic horticulture, and over two miles of stone walls and timeless buildings. Home of Knoxville’s Secret Garden, which bears likeness to the hidden garden in “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, who began her writing career when she lived in Knoxville. 2743 Wimpole Avenue 865-862-8717 knoxgardens.com NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES Tree-based zipline challenge park at Ijams Nature Center designed to thrill, educate, and inspire. 2915 Island Home Avenue 855-628-4828 Navitat.com/Knoxville-TN ONSIGHT ROCK GYM Knoxville’s newest and largest indoor rock climbing gym. 5335 Western Avenue 865-888-9123 OnSightRockGym.com OUTDOOR KNOXVILLE ADVENTURE CENTER Located in downtown Knoxville alongside the Tennessee River and the city’s major greenway, the center is a visitor information outpost with guides and brochures to get you ready for an exciting outdoor adventure. Seasonal bike and boat rentals available. 900 Volunteer Landing Lane 865-525-2585 OutdoorKnoxville.com

URBAN WILDERNESS A unique 1,000 acre urban playground for hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners located just minutes from downtown. Nearly 50 miles of Urban Wilderness trails connect parks, historic sites, and unique natural features. 865-525-2585 OutdoorKnoxville.com VOLUNTEER LANDING & MARINA This scenic three-mile paved riverwalk along the Tennessee River features restaurants, bike rentals, and a full service marina. 956 Volunteer Landing Lane 865-633-5004 Outdoor.VisitKnoxville.com WATTS BAR LAKE Used by TVA to make power and move goods, this lake features a primitive camping area and hunting land. TVA.com/Trails WORLD’S FAIR PARK Site of the 1982 World’s Fair, the park features lush lawns, an amphitheater and beautiful water features including interactive fountains. The park is also home to the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial and the Sunsphere. 954 World’s Fair Park Drive 865-215-8161 WorldsFairPark.org

SUTTREE LANDING PARK Knoxville’s newest city park is a riverside home to picnic tables, native plants, a river walk, and a playground. 901 Langford Avenue 865-215-4311 KnoxvilleTN.gov TELLICO LAKE Used by TVA to make power and store water to reduce flood impacts, the lake is great for kayaking and offers primitive camping areas and almost 29 miles of the East Lakeshore Trail for hiking. TVA.com/Trails UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE GARDENS A collection of gardens including: kitchen, rose, rock, hosta & shade gardens, labyrinth walk, children’s garden, wetland, and annual flower displays with over 2000 varieties of plants. No admission fee. 2518 Jacob Drive 865-437-7324 UTGardens.Tennessee.edu

BEARDEN BIKE AND TRAIL 126 N Forest Park Blvd. 865-200-8710 BeardenBikeandTrail.com THE BIKE ZOO 5020 Whittaker Drive 865-558-8455 BikeZoo.com CEDAR BLUFF CYCLES 9282 Kingston Pike 865-692-1010 CedarBluffCycles.net ECHELON BICYCLES 138 West End Avenue 865-392-1392 EchelonBicycles.com HARPER’S BIKE SHOP 118 Northshore Drive 865-588-5744 HarpersBikeShop.com KNOXVILLE BICYCLE COMPANY 10657 Hardin Valley Road 865-240-3499 KnoxvilleBicycleCompany.com REI 6700 Papermill Drive 865-584-1938 REI.com RIVER SPORTS OUTFITTERS 2918 Sutherland Avenue 865-523-0066 RiverSportsOutfitters.com

RIVER SPORTS OUTFITTERS Indoor climbing center with a variety of climbing options to suit all abilities and ages. Organized group hikes, rides, and runs, as well as paddling events. 2918 Sutherland Avenue 865-523-0066 RiverSportsOutfitters.com SEVEN ISLANDS STATE BIRDING PARK Premier birding destination with more than 190 species of birds sighted. The park encompasses 416 acres along the French Broad River in Knox County. 2809 Kelly Lane Kodak, TN 865-407-8335 TNStateParks.com

WEST KNOXVILLE

UNCLE LEM’S OUTFITTERS 9715 Kingston Pike 865-357-8566 UncleLems.com

RETAIL, RENTALS & REPAIRS DOWNTOWN BILLY LUSH BOARD SHOP 900 Volunteer Landing Lane 865-332-5874 BillyLushBoards.com DREAM BIKES 309 N. Central Street 865-474-1752 Dream-Bikes.org MAST GENERAL STORE 402 S. Gay Street 865-546-1336 MastGeneralStore.com TENNESSEE VALLEY BICYCLES 214 W. Magnolia Avenue 865-540-9979 TNValleyBikes.com VOLUNTEER LANDING MARINA 956 Volunteer Landing Lane 865-633-5004 Outdoor.VisitKnoxville.com

WEST BICYCLES 11531 Kingston Pike 865-671-7591 WestBikes.com

NORTH KNOXVILLE BIKETOPIA 996 E. Emory Road 865-922-1786 biketopia.com FOUNTAIN CITY PEDALER 1715 N. Central Street 865-357-1580 FCPedaler.com GREENLEE’S BICYCLE SHOP 1402 N. Broadway 865-522-8228 GreenleesBikeShoppe.com

SOUTH KNOXVILLE ECHELON BICYCLES 704 Sevier Avenue 865-660-0645 EchelonBicycles.com UNCLE LEM’S MERCANTILE & OUTDOOR 1024 Sevier Avenue 865-500-8959 UncleLems.com 2018 VISITORS GUIDE I visitknoxville.com

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For the love of MUSIC Knoxville is unlike any music city you may have visited before. There’s a different attitude. In Knoxville, music is about the love of music, not the business of it. And live music is everywhere -- in clubs and bars, theaters, street corners, and at festivals, which are so numerous that it seems every warm weekend has at least one. You can find great acts in every genre playing regularly in town. The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed and beloved jazz big bands south of the MasonDixon, has its own concert series featuring jazz legends and new stars performing with the KJO. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Aram Demirjian, is helping bring a new energy to classical music with a series of free community shows and programs that showcase modern composers as well as traditional programs. While Knoxville musicians regularly defy labels, there are

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plenty of venues that gravitate to certain sounds. At the Pilot Light, you’re likely to hear rock or experimental music that’s as cutting edge as you’ll find in New York. At Barley’s, it’s more Americana and rock ‘n’ roll. Boyd’s Jig & Reel skews toward Celtic and folk. Jazz is featured at Sweet Audrey’s and Crown and Goose. If you want to get a taste of Knoxville’s hip hop, the Birdhouse, has become the hot spot. Primarily a community space, the Birdhouse likes to host shows on occasion - typically on Friday and Saturday nights. National and international touring acts find welcome crowds at the Mill and Mine, The International and The Open Chord. Then, of course, there are Knoxville’s TWO beautiful historic theaters, The Tennessee and The Bijou, which feature major touring acts on a weekly basis. And the festivals? Rolling Stone called the annual Big Ears Festival, “arguably the classiest, most diverse festival in the country.” And New

York Times writer Ben Ratliff, said Big Ears was “for people who like hearing nuanced music in excellent theaters, in a city with no hassle.” Dogwood Arts Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival turns the lower half of downtown Knoxville into an outdoor and indoor music extravaganza. Maybe the best and quickest way to get a feel for the Knoxville music scene is by visiting the Blue Plate Special, a free daily program broadcast live from the lobby of the Knoxville Visitors Center, Mondays through Saturdays at noon on radio station WDVX. Performers range from local artists to international stars, including Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury. The publicly funded station started in a camper trailer 20 years ago for no other reason than the founders knew it needed to exist. That’s the attitude in Knoxville: Good music just makes life better. Wayne Bledsoe, Longtime Knoxville Entertainment Writer and Radio Personality


music &

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PERFORMANCE VENUES BIJOU THEATRE Built in 1909 as an addition to the Lamar House Hotel, the Bijou has served as a traditional theatre, vaudeville theatre, and movie house. Restored in 2006, the Bijou Theatre is a beloved performance venue known for its impeccable acoustics and intimate atmosphere hosting many music and performance art events each year. 803 S. Gay Street 865-522-0832 KnoxBijou.com CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE Produced by UT’s Dept. of Theatre, season runs September - May and features 9 productions ranging from musicals to drama.1714 Andy Holt Avenue 865-974-5161 ClarenceBrownTheatre.com FLYING ANVIL A non-profit, professional theatre that stages plays to entertain, inspire and engage. 1300 Rocky Hill Road 865-357-1309 flyinganviltheatre.com THE INTERNATIONAL Live concerts and electronic dance hall. 940 Blackstock Avenue 865-468-7630

ENTERTAInMEnT KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM & COLISEUM (KCAC) From Ice Bears Hockey to symphonic performances, the KCAC is your ticket to all things entertainment. Enjoy year-round standup comedy, rocking concerts, epic classical performances and the hottest kid shows around! At the KCAC—your seat is waiting! 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue 865-215-8900 KnoxvilleColiseum.com LAUREL THEATER A performance center and home to Jubilee Community Arts. 1538 Laurel Avenue 865-522-5851 JubileeArts.org THE MILL & MINE A state-of-the-art concert and event venue nestled in historic downtown, hosting artists like M83, Band of Horses and Gillian Welch. 227 W Depot Avenue 865-523-2665 TheMillandMine.com SWEET AUDREY’S JAZZ CLUB Opening in the Regas Square development on W. Depot Spring 2018.

TENNESSEE THEATRE Experience the Unforgettable – Broadway shows, live music, classic films, comedy, and more await you at KNOXVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE Knoxville’s Grand Entertainment Palace. This Presents 10 productions a year, provides advanced gorgeously restored, state of the art historic theatre theatrical instruction for children, and serves the community through drama-related outreach programs. will elevate your performing arts experience! 604 S. Gay Street 865-684-1200 109 East Churchwell Avenue TennesseeTheatre.com 865-208-3677 KnoxvilleChildrensTheatre.com

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THEATRE KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN Community volunteer theatre in an intimate downtown environment. 319 N. Gay Street 865-544-1999 TheatreKnoxville.com THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA Home to the University of Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams, and host to concerts, conventions, sporting events, and more. 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way 865-974-0953 TBArena.com UT SCHOOL OF MUSIC Offers more than 200 recitals and concerts each year. Most concerts are free and open to the public. UT Campus 865-974-5678 Music.UTK.edu WDVX STUDIOS WDVX brings back the Knoxville tradition of a downtown midday radio show with the Blue Plate Special. This free, live radio show takes place Monday - Saturday at noon at the WDVX Studios in the downtown Visitors Center. Known primarily for Americana and Bluegrass, the Blue Plate welcomes a variety of performers from around the world. Listen online at wdvx.com/listen-live 301 S. Gay Street 865-544-1029


PERFORMANCE GROUPS THE CARPETBAG THEATRE A community-based, non-profit professional theatre company and one of the few tenured AfricanAmerican professional theatre companies in the South. 1323 North Broadway 865-544-0447 CarpetbagTheatre.org CIRCLE MODERN DANCE Dedicated to the idea everyone is a dancer, the group performs throughout the year. 100 S. Gay Street 865-309-5309 CircleModernDance.com KNOXVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY A symphonic chorus of more than 150 voices, offering excellence through professional choral performances, the commissioning of new works, the promotion of music education, and cultural outreach. 865-312-2440 KnoxvilleChoralSociety.org KNOXVILLE GAY MEN’S CHORUS Entertaining and high quality performances that appeal to all audiences while shedding a positive light on the LGBT community. Performances include spring and Christmas concerts. 865-622-1197 KnoxGMC.org

KNOXVILLE JAZZ ORCHESTRA Experience unforgettable performances by Knoxville’s own world-class big band at some of the South’s most inspiring venues. This 17-piece orchestra performs a wide range of music from America’s jazz tradition and backs world-renowed performers. 865-573-3226 KnoxJazz.org KNOXVILLE OPERA COMPANY The ultimate culmination of the best of all the arts, performances held at the Historic Tennessee Theatre. 612 E. Depot Avenue 865-524-0795 KnoxvilleOpera.com KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Established in 1935, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is the longest continually performing symphony orchestra in the Southeast. Eighty professional musicians perform 250 programs each season, ranging from Mozart to Disney and UnStaged performances at unique venues like Cirrus Aircraft. 100 S. Gay Street 865-291-3310 KnoxvilleSymphony.com TENNESSEE STAGE COMPANY Presents the annual Shakespeare on the Square festival downtown among other performances. 865-546-4280 TennesseeStage.com

* For more listings see Nightlife on page 74

ABOUT THE COVER Celebrating 90 years of grand entertainment in October, the Tennessee Theatre has hosted performers from around the world, including Knoxville’s own Chris Blue, winner of NBC’s The Voice. Visit the Tennessee Theatre and experience the unforgettable! Photography by Shawn Poynter

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Knoxville’s culinary Scene

Diverse & Delicious When you think of Knoxville Tennessee, gourmet dining might not instantly come to mind, but the food here - and the people who create it - will surprise you. One thing that makes Knoxville’s food scene so spectacular is the collaboration of the chefs with other chefs, brewers, distillers and wine makers. Group efforts, like this past year’s long-table dinner down the middle of a downtown street, result in a number of amazing foodie experiences. Everyone, including the chefs, has fun and guests come away with not only an appreciation for the cuisine, but the passion behind it. What do you want to eat? No matter what part of town you visit, there’s a local restaurant that locals love. In East Knoxville, near Zoo Knoxville you might want to head over to the Pizza Palace - a 1950s style drive-in pizza restaurant. Across the street, you can enjoy lumpias at the Philippine Connection, or grab a bit of soul food

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from Chandler’s or LaFetta’s. For Knoxville’s version of hot chicken, go see Miss Jackie at Jackie’s Dream. She always serves with a smile and handshake but make no mistake hot is hot! Speaking of hot, Knoxville is home to Tennessee’s first James Beard Award Winning Chef: Joseph Lenn. You might recognize the name from his years at BlackBerry Farm, just up the road in Walland, Tennessee. Today he operates JC Holdway, a downtown restaurant named in 2017 as one of the 12 Best in the nation by Eater.com. Lenn is actually one of several BlackBerry chefs who have opened restaurants in Knoxville. Chef Matthew Gallagher, known for Knox Mason, also operates Emilia, home to Italian inspired cuisine in a crisp atmosphere. While we are on a little international flair, it’s important to mention Kaizen, a small space with big taste. Owner Jesse Newmister is always creating something new in his kitchen. The French Market Crêperie is on the same

street (Clinch Avenue) but with a totally different feel. Here, you’re transported to Paris as soon as you open the door to savory crêpes, sweet crêpes and beignets. C’est magnifique! One of Knoxville’s newer international stars is Yassin’s Falafel House. Here, Yassin and his family, together with fellow Syrian refugees, create a loving atmosphere for many in the community. If you want a quick spicy falafel, baba ganoush or hummus, it’s one stop shopping. Yes. Knoxville has its fair share of barbecue restaurants. We’re not going to touch that one because we know that every single person has a specific barbecue style they like when they are in the south. In addition to these local restaurants, Knoxville is home to regional favorites like Babalu Tapas and Tacos, Tupelo Honey Café and FIVE – all of whom chose Knoxville because Knoxville is and always will be a foodie destination. Erin Donovan, Visit Knoxville


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GALLERIES ART MARKET GALLERY Showcases original art and fine crafts by more than 60 East Tennessee artists and offers artwork from traditional to contemporary in every price range. 422 S. Gay Street 865-525-5265 ArtMarketGallery.net BENNETT GALLERIES Filled with unique, one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, gifts, jewelry, and furnishings from all over the world. 5308 Kingston Pike 865-584-6791 BennettGalleries.com THE DISTRICT GALLERY AND FRAMERY Offers the highest standard in custom framing, display solutions, and restoration. 5113 Kingston Pike 865-200-4452 TheDistrictGallery.com EAST TENNESSEE HISTORY CENTER The Center houses the McClung Historical Collection, a premier genealogical research library and the Museum of East Tennessee History, a regional history museum covering 300 years – from the Cherokee and pioneers to Civil War divisions, country music, women’s suffrage, the hillbilly stereotype and more. The Center is also home to the offices of the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Knox County Archives, with records dating to 1792. 601 S. Gay Street 865-215-8830 EastTNHistory.org THE EMPORIUM CENTER Originally built in 1898, The Emporium houses eight arts organizations, 11 artist studios, five exhibition areas, a dance studio, black box performance space and two art galleries. Check out the mural on the lower level. 100 S. Gay Street 865-523-7543 KnoxAlliance.com

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The East Tennessee History Center houses the Museum of East TN History, the ET Historical Society and the McClung Historical Collection, one of the region’s premier genealogical research libraries. EWING GALLERY Shows works of avant-garde artists and architects of international and local stature. UT Campus, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard 865-974-3200 Ewing-Gallery.utk.edu

LIZ BETH & COMPANY Features works of local and regional artists including famed painter, Jim Gray. 7240 Kingston Pike Suite 136 865-691-8129 Liz-Beth.com

FOUNTAIN CITY ARTS CENTER Provides a stimulating environment for a wide variety of visual art experiences. 213 Hotel Road 865-357-2787 FountainCityArtCenter.com

MCCLUNG MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE Showcases the geologic, historical, and artistic past of Tennessee as well as cultures from around the globe. UT Campus, 1327 Circle Park Drive 865-974-2144 McClungMuseum.UTK.edu

GALLERY 1010 University of Tennessee student run art gallery. 113 S. Gay Street Art.UTK.edu/gallery1010

THE MUSE KNOXVILLE A hands-on children’s science and art museum with Knoxville’s only public-access full-dome planetarium. Open seven days a week. ASTC GIRL SCOUT MUSEUM AT DAISY’S PLACE reciprocal memberships honored. Military and Vintage Girl Scout uniforms, badges, and a one-of-a- Educators admitted free of charge (with ID). kind Girl Scout doll once on exhibit at the 516 N. Beaman Street (Chilhowee Park) Smithsonian. 1567 Downtown West Boulevard 865-594-1494 TheMuseKnoxville.org 800-474-1912 GirlScoutCSA.org UT DOWNTOWN GALLERY KNOX COUNTY MUSEUM OF EDUCATION Modern revolving displays of various art forms. Collection of historical items pertaining to Knoxville 106 S. Gay Street 865-673-0802 and Knox County Schools, including a large Web.UTK.edu/~downtown collection of high school yearbooks. 801 Tipton Avenue 865-579-8264x1072 THE WHITE DOG GALLERY KnoxSchools.org/museum Work by local artists, artisans and craftspeople. 514 W. Jackson Avenue 865-936-0123 KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART The Knoxville Museum of Art presents the rich visual WILLOW CREEK GALLERY culture of East Tennessee and explores the region’s Specializes in French antiques from the 18th century connections to the wider currents of international art. to modern. 115 E. Jackson Avenue 865-525-1925 Attractions include Richard Jolley’s Cycle of Life, the WillowCreekGallery.com world’s largest figural glass installation. Admission is WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME always free. Closed Mondays. The world’s only museum dedicated to preserving 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive the history of women’s basketball. 700 Hall of 865-525-6101 KnoxArt.org Fame Drive 865-633-9000 WBHOF.com


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The Spirits of Knoxville

Knoxville has established itself as a brew-friendly community - not just for locals and visitors, but for brewers themselves. The camaraderie is exactly what you’d expect in such a genuinely authentic and friendly town. Smoky Mountain Brewery, the oldest craft brewery in East Tennessee, opened in 1996 when the idea of local microbrews served fresh was, well, unpopular. Locals point to Downtown Grill and Brewery, home of Woodruff Brewing Company, as central to the downtown revival and out toward west Knoxville, Black Horse Brewery has long held down the fort. A newer generation of brewers includes Alliance Brewing, part of the outdoor scene on the south side of the Tennessee River. Balter Beerworks, Crafty Bastard and Last Days of Autumn are located downtown. Just a few blocks away, in a lavishly constructed castle (with one of the biggest biergartens in the south), Schulz Bräu specializes in traditional German beers. Yet more breweries opened this past year. We’ll list them alphabetically to avoid playing favorites. Abridged Beer Company,

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Elkmont Exchange, Hexagon Brewing Company and Pretentious Beer.

Craft Beer + Whiskey = a new spirit: American Single Malt Whiskey Grain, yeast and water are key components of both craft beer and whiskey, so it was only a matter of time before they got together. Whiskey, after all, is essentially the ethanol that has been extracted from beer. Not very tasty, but what if you started out with a tasty craft beer? A few years ago, craft breweries started to ask that question. The theory is that many of those delicious beer flavors will come through in the distillation process making for a more complex whiskey that may require less aging to become a tasty whiskey. The result? A new spirit: American Single Malt Whiskey. It is made in a similar fashion as Scotch, Irish Whisky and Bierschnaps - using malted barley rather than corn. Knoxville is home to two stops on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail: Knox Whiskey Works – the city’s first distillery and PostModern Distilling.

PostModern Distilling saw American Single Malt as a perfect way to collaborate with some of the local breweries. Working with Crafty Bastard Brewery, PostModern settled on a mash bill with cherry wood smoked malt. To scale the production to the quantities needed for whiskey production, PostModern enlisted the help of Marty Velas at Fanatic Brewing. PostModern receives the wash (the sweet liquid from the cooking or mashing of grain) which is then fermented at the distillery. Once fermentation is complete, what is essentially left is beer. After distillation, the collected spirit is placed in new American oak barrels to age for a period of months. The result is Knoxville’s first American Single Malt whiskey. To further the synergy between breweries and distilleries, PostModern has allowed breweries to use its leftover barrel staves and botanicals from gin to age beer. With the number of creative brewers in and around Knoxville - the possibilities for future collaborations are limitless! Angie Wilson, Visit Knoxville in collaboration with Eric McNew, Co-Owner PostModern Distilling


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FUN FACT: Gay Street was the site of the 1796 Constitutional Convention that resulted in the founding of the state of Tennessee. Today, it’s home to historic theatres, art galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants. GaySt.VisitKnoxville.com

BECK CULTURAL EXCHANGE CENTER A historic community treasure dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts and other evidence of contributions relating to the history and culture of African-Americans in East Tennessee and America while creating educational experiences that promote wisdom for present and future generations. 1927 Dandridge Avenue 865-524-8461 BeckCenter.net BLOUNT MANSION The 1792 home of Gov. William Blount, signer of the U.S. Constitution, featuring historical exhibits and an art gallery. 200 West Hill Avenue 865-525-2375 BlountMansion.org

HERITAGE EAST TENNESSEE HISTORY CENTER The Center houses the McClung Historical Collection, a premier genealogical research library and the Museum of East Tennessee History, a regional history museum covering 300 years – from the Cherokee and pioneers to Civil War divisions, country music, women’s suffrage, the hillbilly stereotype and more. The Center is also home to the offices of the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Knox County Archives, with records dating to 1792. 601 S. Gay Street 865-215-8830 EastTNHistory.org

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL HALL/ BLEAK HOUSE The home, known as Bleak House, served as headquarters of Gen. James Longstreet, C.S.A., during the “Siege of Knoxville” in 1863. 3148 Kingston Pike 865-522-2371 BleakHouseKnoxville.org CRESCENT BEND/ ARMSTRONG -LOCKETT HOUSE Collections of 18th century American and English furniture, decorative arts, and outstanding collections of English silver, plus a three-acre formal, Italian-terraced garden overlooking the Tennessee River. 2728 Kingston Pike 865-637-3163 CrescentBend.com

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FARRAGUT MUSEUM A treasure chest of artifacts and photographs which tell the history of the Farragut and Concord communities. A highlight of the museum is the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut collection, the first commissioned admiral of the United States Navy. 11408 Municipal Center Drive 865-966-7057 TownofFarragut.org FORT DICKERSON PARK One of 16 Federal forts and battery emplacements that protected Knoxville, Fort Dickerson is a rare example of surviving Civil War earthworks and fortifications. 3000 Fort Dickerson Road 865-215-4311 KnoxvilleTN.gov FORT HIGLEY/HIGH GROUND PARK During the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Fort Sanders, this seven-acre parcel served as the western anchor of the Federal line, protecting the city from Confederate troops stationed on Cherokee Heights. 1000 Cherokee Trail OutdoorKnoxville.com

EAST TENNESSEE VETERANS MEMORIAL The Memorial is a public plaza with a formal arrangement of granite pillars bearing the names of 6,222 fallen heroes from 35 East Tennessee counties who died in military service during named conflicts since World War I. World’s Fair Park 865-633-8337 ETVMA.org

FORT SANDERS (INFORMATION MARKER ONLY) The Battle of Fort Sanders on November 29, 1863, was a smashing victory for the Federals and helped bring an end to the Siege of Knoxville. 1642 Highland Avenue


hhknoxville.org Blount Mansion

Crescent Bend

200 W. Hill Ave. Knoxville, TN 37902 865.525.2375 blountmansion.org

2728 Kingston Pk. Knoxville, TN 37919 865.637.3163 crescentbend.com

James White’s Fort

Mabry-Hazen House

205 Hill Ave. SE Knoxville, TN 37915 865.525.6514 jameswhitesfort.org

Marble Springs

1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920 865.573.5508 marblesprings.net

Westwood

3425 Kingston Pk. Knoxville, TN 37919 865.523.8008 knoxheritage.org/westwood

1711 Dandridge Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915 865.522.8661 mabryhazen.com

Ramsey House

2614 Thorngrove Pk. Knoxville, TN 37914 865.546.0745 ramseyhouse.org

Purchase a combo pass for $25 and visit all 7 Knoxville Landmarks! KNOXVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY This circular patterned cemetery was established by Major General Ambrose Burnside whose Union forces occupied Knoxville in September 1863 at the height of the Civil War. 939 Tyson Street 423-855-6590 CEM.VA.gov

HALEY HERITAGE SQUARE Part of Morningside Park, the square is home to Tina Allen’s 4,200 pound, 12 foot bronze statue of Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley, author of “Roots” who made Knoxville his home. 1600 Dandridge Avenue KnoxvilleTN.gov JAMES WHITE’S FORT The home of James White, the founder of Knoxville, is furnished with original tools and artifacts for the period and gives a glimpse into the daily existence of early settlers. 205 E. Hill Avenue 865-525-6514 JamesWhitesFort.org

MABRY-HAZEN HOUSE/ BETHEL CEMETERY Built in 1858 and housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, the Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest original family collections in America. Nearby Bethel Cemetery contains more than 1,600 Confederate dead, including roughly one hundred who were killed in the battle of Fort Sanders. In addition, around 50 “Union Men”, 40 Civil War veterans, and several widows are interred here. 1711 Dandridge Avenue 865-522-8661 MabryHazen.com MARBLE SPRINGS STATE HISTORIC SITE The original home of Governor John Sevier includes a loomhouse, tavern, smokehouse, and half-cantilever barn. 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway 865-573-5508 MarbleSprings.net

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MCCLUNG MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND CULTURE Showcases the geologic, historical, and artistic past of Tennessee as well as cultures from around the globe. UT Campus, 1327 Circle Park Drive 865-974-2144 McClungMuseum.UTK.edu OLD GRAY CEMETERY This Victorian cemetery, established in 1850, memorializes many of the people who shaped the city and region. 543 N. Broadway 865-522-1424 OldGrayCemetery.org RAMSEY HOUSE Built of local limestone and marble, this Georgian-style home, completed in 1797 for Col. Francis A. Ramsey, a pioneer settler of Knoxville, is furnished with period antiques. 2614 Thorngrove Pike 865-546-0745 RamseyHouse.org TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL On the grounds of Historic Ramsey House from April through September, ballists (base ball players) re-create two of Knoxville’s early base ball teams, the Holstons and the Emmett Machinists, wearing period uniforms and playing by the rules and customs of 1864. Fans, some having arrived by way of the Three Rivers Rambler’s special steam excursions, are encouraged to interact with the barehanded ballists and cheer them on with hearty huzzahs! Free matches are held at Historic Ramsey House. 2614 Thorngrove Pike TennesseeVintageBaseBall.com TENNESSEE WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE MEMORIAL The life size bronze statue commemorates Lizzie Crozier French, Anne Dallas Dudley, and Elizabeth Avery Meriwether, Tennessee civil-rights pioneers who fought for passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920. Market Square TNWomansMemorial.org WESTWOOD Built in 1890 by John Edwin Lutz and his wife Ann, designed by notable architects Baumann Brothers, the home reflects the grand Richardsonian Romanesque style popular in the late 19th century. 3425 Kingston Pike 865-523-8008 KnoxHeritage.org/Westwood


McKay’s

Winner for top bookstore

BUY.SELL.TRADE.

Winner for top record store

Books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, Vinyl, Comic Books, All Video Games & Consoles, Electronics, MP3 Players, Collectable Statues & Figures, Musical Instruments, Audiobooks and More! • 230 Papermill Place Way • Knoxville TN 37919 • www.mckaybooks.com


knoxville is a maker city

At least once a day, a visitor in Knoxville says, “I had no idea!” Their surprise may be in reference to our amazing outdoor experiences in the Urban Wilderness or the fact that we’re home to the world’s largest Rubik’s cube (a gift from Hungary after the 1982 World’s Fair), but sometimes it’s about the business and industry here, something you can learn more about in the Knoxville Chamber’s side of this guide. Knoxville is the home to many major corporations and manufacturing facilities, including Bush’s Beans. The most recent addition to the list is Lifetime Products - a manufacturer of water sport products popular on our lakes and rivers. This area is also home to a thriving boutique-to-mid-sized manufacturing and production community. In 2016, Etsy chose Knoxville as one of 13 cities to host one of their first Maker City Summits. The intention was to pair, “strong municipalities that value entrepreneurship, sustainability, and responsible manufacturing with the creative and innovative spirit of

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the Etsy community . . . developing empowered micro-businesses, strengthened local economies, and collective commitments to change how we buy, sell and create goods.” The Summit was a huge success and returned in 2017.

So what does this mean to visitors? This “maker mentality” produces a wealth of experiences for visitors, some unlike you’ll find anywhere else. Take for example, Pretentious Glass Co., one of the top-selling Etsy stores in the world, located in Knoxville’s historic Old City. Only here can you watch glass blowers creating and selling artisan beer glasses, the same ones you’ll find right next door at Pretentious Beer Co. Side note: the craft brew industry is another aspect of our growing Maker City. Devoted maker spaces can be found within The Central Collective, The Hive, Modern Studio and other popular locales. Here, entrepreneurs including photographers, artists, and bakers like Dale’s Fried Pies, collaborate and create. Additionally,

the artisans at Ironwood Studios work in each of their name-sake’s materials under one roof next to the collective pottery studio, Mighty Mud. Status Serigraph, the full-service graphic design and limited-edition poster studio of Knoxville-based designer Justin Helton has been talked about on such websites as Paste Magazine, Buzzfeed and OMGposters.com. Other local businesses like Pioneer House and Striped Light manufacture printed products using antique letter press techniques. Surprised? Don’t be. Knoxville is doing what it’s always done – utilizing its artists, artisans and manufacturers to tell the story of a genuinely creative city. Whether you tour Bush’s Beans Visitor Center just up the road in Dandridge or spend an afternoon at Pretentious Beer & Glass Co. watching Matthew Cummings and his fellow artisans blowing glass, you will come away with an appreciation for this city and its makers. Visit themakercity.org to learn more. Visit Knoxville in collaboration with Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and TheMakerCity.org


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HOTELS

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DOWNTOWN

SOUTH

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

HYATT PLACE

KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

KNOXVILLE/DOWNTOWN

COURTYARD/RESIDENCE INN

618 W. Main St.

530 S. Gay St.

EXECUTIVE INN

BY MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE

865.522.5400, 800.HAMPTON

865.544.9977, 800.233.1234

3400 Chapman Hwy.

(OPENING LATE 2018)

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865.577.4451

EXIT 388

210 W. Church Ave. 800.321.2211 EXIT 388

CROWNE PLAZA KNOXVILLE

EXIT 388

HILTON GARDEN INN UNIVERSITY

KNOXVILLE MARRIOTT

1706 Cumberland Ave.

501 E. Hill Ave.

865.437.5500, 877.STAYHGI

865.637.1234, 800.MARRIOTT

EXIT 386B

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES

401 W. Summit Hill Dr. 865.522.2600, 800.2CROWNE EXIT 388

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON

WEST

EXIT 388

HILTON KNOXVILLE

THE OLIVER HOTEL

501 W. Church Ave.

407 Union Ave.

11717 Campbell Lakes Dr.

865.523.2300, 800.HILTONS

865.351.0987

865.288.3641, 855.537.4573

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EXIT 388

WEST KNOXVILLE/TURKEY CREEK

EXIT 373

KNOXVILLE CUMBERLAND HOUSE 1109 White Ave.

HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK

THE TENNESSEAN

865.971.4663, 888.627.8576

525 Henley St.

531 Henley St.

KNOXVILLE/CEDAR BLUFF

865.522.2800, 800.HOLIDAY

865.232.1800, 844.413.0026

209 Market Place Blvd.

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BAYMONT INN & SUITES

865.531.7444, 800.337.0550 EXIT 378

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BEST WESTERN PLUS CEDAR BLUFF INN 420 N. Peters Rd. 865.539.0058, 800.780.7234 EXIT 378

CANDLEWOOD SUITES KNOXVILLE 10206 Parkside Dr. 865.777.0400, 888.CANDLEWOOD EXIT 374

CLARION INN & SUITES WEST KNOXVILLE 11341 Campbell Lakes Dr. 865.671.1010, 800.4CHOICE EXIT 373

COMFORT INN & SUITES KNOXVILLE WEST 7737 Kingston Pk. 865.690.0034, 800.4CHOICE EXIT 380

COMFORT SUITES KNOXVILLE WEST FARRAGUT 811 N. Campbell Station Rd.

865.675.7585, 800.4CHOICE EXIT 373

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FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

10912 Murdock Rd.

BY MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE WEST

865.675.3146, 800.371.1594

11763 Snyder Rd. 865.392.1122, 800.228.2800

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COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON KNOXVILLE AT CEDAR BLUFF TN

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

9137 Cross Park Dr.

KNOXVILLE PAPERMILL DRIVE

865.693.4500, 800.830.5222

601 N. Weisgarber Rd. 865.693.5400, 800.HAMPTON

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COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON KNOXVILLE WEST TN

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

805 N. Campbell Station Rd.

KNOXVILLE TURKEY CREEK/FARRAGUT

865.675.9800, 800.830.5222

11340 Campbell Lakes Dr. 865.966.0303, 800.HAMPTON

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE CEDAR BLUFF

HAMPTON INN KNOXVILLE

WEST AT CEDAR BLUFF

216 Langley Pl. 865.539.0600, 800.321.2211

9128 Executive Park Dr. 865.693.1101, 800.HAMPTON

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE WEST/BEARDEN

HILTON GARDEN INN

250 Brookview Centre Way

KNOXVILLE WEST CEDAR BLUFF

865.690.7680, 800.321.2211

216 Peregrine Way 865.690.6511, 877.STAYHGI

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DAYS INN KNOXVILLE WEST

9240 Park West Blvd.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES

865.693.6061, 800.225.3297

KNOXVILLE FARRAGUT

EXIT 378

816 N. Campbell Station Rd. 865.966.2500, 800.HOLIDAY

ECONO LODGE

EXIT 373

500 Lovell Rd. 865.392.1104, 800.4CHOICE EXIT 374

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES KNOXVILLE WEST PAPERMILL DR 6324 Papermill Dr.

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON KNOXVILLE WEST

865.824.9030, 800.HOLIDAY EXIT 383

9621 Parkside Dr. 865.246.2309, 800.EMBASSY EXIT 378

HOLIDAY INN KNOXVILLE WEST - CEDAR BLUFF RD 9134 Executive Park Dr.

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA KNOXVILLE CEDAR BLUFF

865.693.1011, 800.HOLIDAY EXIT 378

214 Langley Pl. 865.769.0822, 800.804.3724 EXIT 378

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON KNOXVILLE WEST 380 N. Peters Rd.

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA KNOXVILLE WEST HILLS 1700 Winston Rd. 865.694.4178, 800.804.3724 EXIT 380

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HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON

STAYBRIDGE SUITES

KNOXVILLE WEST AT TURKEY CREEK

KNOXVILLE WEST

10935 Turkey Dr.

11319 Campbell Lakes Dr.

865.777.0375, 800.CALLHOME

865.675.7829, 800.238.8000

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EXIT 373

INTOWN SUITES

SUPER 8 KNOXVILLE

WEST/FARRAGUT

109 S. Gallaher View Rd. 865.670.1976, 800.553.9338

11748 Snyder Rd. 865.672.6383, 800.454.3213

EXIT 379

EXIT 373

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES KNOXVILLE CENTRAL PAPERMILL TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY 1317 Kirby Rd.

MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE CEDAR BLUFF

865.321.1840, 800.SLEEPLQ

205 Langley Pl. 865.693.5216, 800.MARRIOTT

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MICROTEL INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM KNOXVILLE

EAST

309 N. Peters Rd. 865.531.8041, 800.337.0050

OUR HOTEL FEATURES IDEAL AMENITIES STRAWBERRY INN & SUITES AND SERVICES FOR YOUR LOCATION NEEDS

BEST WESTERN PLUS

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MOTEL 6 KNOXVILLE TN

7260 Saddlerack St.

258 Harry Lane Blvd.

• Conveniently located off I-40 Exit 378 • Close proximity to Turkey Creek & West Town Mall shopping centers • All-suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens • Complimentary breakfast daily • Pet-friendly

865.544.7737, 800.780.7234

865.690.9777, 800.4MOTEL6

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COMFORT SUITES EAST QUALITY INN & SUITES WEST WATERPARK

7230 Region Ln.

865.246.2426, 800.4CHOICE

317 N. Cedar Bluff Rd.

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865.531.8005, 8700.4CHOICE DAYS INN KNOXVILLE EAST

EXIT 378

5423 Asheville Hwy. RED ROOF INN KNOXVILLE

865.951.7458, 800.225.3297

CENTRAL PAPERMILL ROAD

EXIT 394

1315 Kirby Rd. ECONO LODGE INN &

865.584.3911, 800.REDROOF

SUITES EAST

EXIT 383

7424 Strawberry Plains Pk. RED ROOF PLUS

865.622.7048, 800.4CHOICE

KNOXVILLE WEST CEDAR BLUFF

EXIT 398

208 Market Place Blvd. 865.691.1664, 800.REDROOF

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY

MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE EAST

EXIT 378A

1551 Cracker Barrel Ln. RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE CEDAR BLUFF

865.971.4033, 800.228.2800

EXIT 398

215 Langley Pl. HAMPTON INN KNOXVILLE EAST

865.539.5339, 800.331.3131

7445 Sawyer Ln.

EXIT 378

865.525.3511, 800.HAMPTON SPRINGHILL SUITES

EXIT 398

BY MARRIOTT KNOXVILLE AT TURKEY CREEK 10955 Turkey Dr. 865.966.8888, 800.287.9400

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BEST WESTERN

MOTEL 6 KNOXVILLE NORTH

STRAWBERRY PLAINS

KNOXVILLE SUITES DOWNTOWN

5640 Merchants Center Blvd.

730 Rufus Graham Rd.

5317 Pratt Rd.

865.689.7100, 800.4MOTEL6

865.525.5100, 800.HOLIDAY

865.687.9922, 800.780.7234

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QUALITY INN MERCHANTS DRIVE LA QUINTA INN & SUITES

CLARION INN & SUITES

117 Cedar Ln.

KNOXVILLE EAST

NEAR DOWNTOWN

865.342.3701, 800.4CHOICE

7210 Saddle Rack St.

5335 Central Ave. Pk.

865.633.5100, 800.SLEEPLQ

865.687.5800, 800.4CHOICE

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RED ROOF INN KNOXVILLE

EXIT 108

NORTH MERCHANTS DRIVE MOTEL 6 KNOXVILLE EAST

COMFORT INN POWELL

5334 Central Avenue Pk.

1550 Cracker Barrel Ln.

KNOXVILLE NORTH

865.688.1010, 800.REDROOF

865.633.6646, 800.4MOTEL6

7585 Barnett Way

EXIT 108

865.938.5500, 800.4CHOICE

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SCOTTISH INNS

EXIT 112

QUALITY INN EAST KNOXVILLE

201 Callahan Dr. COMFORT SUITES NORTH

722 Brakebill Rd. 865.546.7271, 800.4CHOICE

Baymont Inns & Suites Knoxville North 6712 Central Avenue Pike Knoxville TN 37912 865-643-8236

baymontinn.com/hotel/45541

865.689.7777, 800.251.1962

5466 Central Ave. Pk.

EXIT 110

865.342.0373, 800.4CHOICE

EXIT 398

SLEEP INN NORTH

EXIT 108

RED ROOF INN & SUITES KNOXVILLE EAST

ECONO LODGE NORTH

7525 Crosswood Blvd.

5505 Merchants Center Blvd.

865.546.5700, 800.REDROOF

EXIT 398

DOWNTOWN AREA RODEWAY INN

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

341 Merchants Dr.

814 Brakebill Rd.

KNOXVILLE NORTH I-75

865.689.7666, 800.454.3213

865.246.3600, 800.4CHOICE

5411 Pratt Rd.

EXIT 108

865.689.1011, 800.HAMPTON SUPER 8 KNOXVILLE

EXIT 108

NORTH/POWELL

7585 Crosswood Blvd.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES

323 E. Emory Rd.

865.312.6576, 800.454.3213

KNOXVILLE NORTH I-75

865.938.5501, 800.454.3213

7520 Conner Rd.

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865.938.3800, 800.HOLIDAY TRAVELODGE KNOXVILLE EAST

EXIT 112

7471 Crosswood Blvd. 865.342.0003, 800.525.4055 EXIT 398

HOLIDAY INN KNOXVILLE MERCHANT DRIVE (OPENING SPRING 2018)

NORTH

5634 Merchants Center Blvd. 865.687.8989, 800.HOLIDAY EXIT 108

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES KNOXVILLE NORTH

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES NORTH I-75

300 Merchants Dr.

7534 Conner Rd.

865.689.2200, 855.537.4573

865.947.7500, 800.SLEEPLQ

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BAYMONT INN & SUITES

MAINSTAY SUITES

KNOXVILLE I-75

144 Merchants Dr.

6712 Central Avenue Pk.

865.247.0222, 800.4CHOICE

865.643.8236, 800.337.0550 EXIT 110

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EXIT 108

SUPER 8 KNOXVILLE EAST

daysinn.com/hotel/06843

865.688.7300, 800.4CHOICE

865.687.5680, 800.4CHOICE

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Days Inn Knoxville East 5423 Asheville Highway Knoxville, Tennessee 37914 865-951-7458

5460 Central Avenue Pk.

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DOWNTOWN ADORN DÉCOR & CO. Home goods and accessories with an urban aesthetic in mind. 111 N. Central Street 865-310-6451 AGORA Handmade small goods and antique furniture. 7 Market Square 865-333-5371 THE ART MARKET GALLERY A vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. 422 S. Gay Street 865-525-5265 BLUETIQUE Chic, fun, and affordable boutique. 31 Market Square 865- 200-8193 BLISS & TORI MASON SHOES Clothing, accessories and shoes; gifts, cards and books; handbangs and leather goods 445 S. Gay Street 865-329-8868 CITIFID-0 Premium pet provisions for dogs and cats, including food, treats and toys. Brands include Planet Dog, Ruffwear and West Paw. 429 Union Avenue 865-219-5127 COLDSTREAM MARKET Vintage and repurposed home furnishings and one of a kind gifts. 521 Union Avenue 865-281-5756 EARTH TO OLD CITY Eclectic mix of jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products, and household items. 22 Market Square 865-522-8270 EARTHBOUND Furniture and home decor; clothing and accessories; gifts, cards and books. 34 Market Square 865-219-5504 FIZZ Local designer items and custom-made pieces. 27 Market Square 865-851-7990 KNOXVILLE CHOCOLATE CO. Over 100 different fine handmade chocolates and confections. 29 Market Square 865-522-2049 KNOXVILLE VISITORS CENTER GIFT SHOP Items picked specifically for their high quality, unique character, and focus on Knoxville - many locally made. 301 S. Gay Street 865-523-7263 LORA JEAN’S GOURMET POPCORN Locally made gourmet popcorn and candy. 800 S. Gay Street (Inside First TN Bank Building) 331-575-9905 MAST GENERAL STORE Housewares, traditional clothing, comfortable footwear, trail and travel gear, toys, and old-fashioned candies. 402 S. Gay Street 865-546-1336 NEST KNOXVILLE Specializing in designer furniture market samples from NC. 108 S. Gay Street 865-409-4550 NOTHING TOO FANCY Locally designed and printed apparel glassware and gifts. 435 Union Avenue 865-951-2916 NOUVEAU CLASSICS Complete range of European and domestic contemporary home furnishings and interior design services. 101 S. Gay Street 865-525-4755 O.P. JENKINS High-quality furniture and home accessories at extremly affordable prices. Fourth generation since 1907. 209 W. Summit Hill Drive 865-522-9632

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PATRICIA NASH DESIGNS FLAGSHIP STORE Italian leather handbags and accessories made with craftsmanship and quality. Open M-F 1132 N. 6th Avenue 865-524-2626 PIONEER HOUSE Letterpress printmaking studio, gallery, and honkytonk vintage shop. 413 S. Gay Street 865-200-8084 PRETENTIOUS GLASS CO. Home to Matthew Cummings Studios. Artistically handcrafted beer, wine, and whiskey glasses. Knoxville’s destination for handcrafted, blown glass. 133 S. Central Street 865-249-8677 RALA Regional and local artisan wares specializing in creative gifts for creative people. 112 Jackson Avenue 865-525-7888 RICK TERRY JEWELRY DESIGNS One-of-a-kind pieces made with quality craftsmanship. 618 S. Gay Street 865-525-3793 TAILGATE CLOTHING Retro licensed University of Tennessee apparel. Classic, vintage American styled sportswear featuring American Eagle denim as well as accessories, footwear, and jewelry. 23 Market Square 865-540-9995 TORI MASON SHOES An alternative to the standard retail experience. A collection of rustic yet feminine boots handcrafted supple leather boots and classic flats. 29 Market Square 865-673-6711 TREE AND VINE Numerous olive oils and balsamic vinegars, kitchen tools, pots and pans, and a selection of foods. 439 Union Avenue 865-985-0524 UNION AVE BOOKS Locally and independently owned bookstore. 517 Union Avenue 865-951-2180 URBAN OUTFITTERS Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, beauty, vinyl, apartment décor, and more. 503 Market Street 865-215-9923 VINE AVENUE FURNITURE COMPANY Quality furniture sales and financing at affordable prices. 122 W. Summit Hill Drive 865-637-9661 WHITE BUFFALO BOUTIQUE New and gently used children’s items. 108 E. Jackson Avenue 865-851-7371 WILLOW CREEK GALLERY Specializing in French antiques from the 18th century to modern. 115 E. Jackson Avenue 865-525-1925

BEARDEN AIMEE’S BOHEMIAN JEWELRY & IMPORTS Eclectic clothing, jewelry, and gifts. 2608-2610 Sutherland Avenue 865-546-2333 ALUMNI HALL Orange and white gear to meet your Tennessee Volunteer needs. 6714 Papermill Drive 865-219-1327 ANTHROPOLOGIE Upscale women’s clothing and accessories, home goods, and gifts. 5406 Kingston Pike 865-450-5129


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THE BACK PORCH MERCANTILE A unique specialty shop that offers specialty finds for baby, home, gift items and accessories. 5440 Homberg Drive 865-247-4532 BLAIR HOUSE FINE JEWELRY AND ANTIQUES Antiques and jewelry from yesterday and today. 210 N. Forest Park Blvd. 865-584-8119 ELLE BOUTIQUE Women’s clothing and accessories, home and gift items. 5508 Kingston Pike 865-851-7555 EST8TE Apparel, shoes, gifts and accessories by Tori Burch, Nicole Miller, Jonathan Adler and more. 5609 Kingston Pike 865-588-1588 GLASS BAZAAR Distinctive gifts, tabletop items, and gourmet kitchenware. 6470 Kingston Pike 865-584-9072 THE HAPPY ENVELOPE Custom and unique invitations, announcements, and cards. 4921 Homberg 865-633-0200 HEMP MONKEYS Handcrafted jewelry, custom T-shirts, and custom signs and graphics. 4928 Homberg Drive 865-474-1340 IRONIC Decorative wrought iron and an eclectic assortment of gifts. 5054 Kingston Pike 865-588-3131 KALEIDOSCOPE BOUTIQUE A fashion retreat for women with impeccable taste. 4921 Homberg Dr 865-909-9978 KIMBALL’S JEWELERS Fine pieces of prestigious brands such as Mikimoto, Roberto Coin, and Marco Bicego. 6464 Kingston Pike 865-584-0026 KNOXVILLE SOAP, CANDLE & GIFTS Unique items from over 50 local artists as well as natural soaps and candles. 5201 Kingston Pike 865-689-6545 LAWS INTERIOR AND DESIGNS Has sourced the world to find exclusive lines of furniture, fabrics, lamps and upholstery. 4503 Kingston Pike 865- 584-1400

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LULULEMON ATHLETICA Experts on where to find great yoga, pilates, fitness or just plain good times. 5410 Kingston Pike 865-584-1519 LUTTRELL’S EYEWEAR Fashionable eyewear from Silhouette, Ray Ban, Ralph Lauren, Vivid, and others. 5030 Kingston Pike 865-588-4052 MICHAEL PETERS HOME Unique finds for home and gifts. 5204 Kingston Pike 865-558-6120 M.S. MCCLELLAN & CO. Upscale retailer for men and women. 5614 Kingston Pike 865-584-3492 NEXT TO NEW Upscale consignment shop specializing in women’s and junior’s higher end brand names. 7212 Kingston Pike 865-584-2878 NOSTALGIA Mid-century modern, vintage, and retro items from over 30 dealers. 5214 Homberg Drive 865-584-0832 & 1401 McCalla Avenue 865-622-3252 OBLIGATO Designer jeans, dresses, clothing, and jewelry. 4626 Kingston Pike 865-558-0822 PERSIAN GALLERIES Oriental and Persian rugs. 4845 Kingston Pike 865-558-8777 PINK POMEGRANATE HOME Home shop, consignment boutique, and do-it-yourself design center. 5508 Kingston Pike 865-212-3932 REI Providing outdoor enthusiasts with top brand gear for all things outdoors. 6700 Papermill Drive 865-584-1938 RIVER DOG BAKERY Toys, clothes, and all-natural tasty treats. 5201 Kingston Pike 865-588-8100 RIVER SPORTS OUTFITTERS Gear for biking, running, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and canoeing for sale or rent. 2918 Sutherland Avenue 865-523-0066 SERENDIPPITY: A HAPPY LITTLE STORE All the latest trends, styles, and accessories. 5204 Kingston Pike 865-588-0812

SOLE IN THE CITY Shoes from Stuart Weitzman, Michael Kors, jewelry, scarves, and other accessories. 5508 Kingston Pike 865-249-7329 SOUTHERN MARKET More than 40 shops featuring a mix of antique and contemporary furniture and accessories. 5400 Homberg Drive 865-588-0274 SPEX EYEWEAR Exclusive contemporary frame collections. 4620 Kingston Pike 865-584-7739 WESTWOOD ANTIQUE & DESIGN MARKET A wide selection of chairs, tables, chests, prints, paintings, lighting, silver, quilts, accessories, and gifts. 4861 Kingston Pike 865-588-3088

WEST KNOXVILLE WEST TOWN MALL Considered the premier shopping destination in East Tennessee, the mall boasts more than 150 stores, over 40 of which are exclusive to this area. 7600 Kingston Pike 865-693-4731 ALPINE SKI CENTER Ski and snowboard equipment, clothing, and accessories. 7240 Kingston Pike 865-584-3614 BLISS HOME Contemporary, unique furniture, rugs, and other home furnishings. 7240 Kingston Pike 865-558-5677 GOLFTEC KNOXVILLE Everything for the golfer: lessons, coaching, and equipment. 7240 Kingston Pike 865-566-0505 LAMON JEWELERS Full service jeweler specializing in exceptional quality and style. 7923 Kingston Pike 865-690-9568


MARKMANS DIAMONDS AND FINE JEWELRY Diamonds, fine jewelry, and timepieces. 6932 Kingston Pike 865-584-0247 MCKAY’S Used books, movies, music, and video games. 230 Papermill Place Way 865-588-0331 REPEAT BOUTIQUE Excellent selection of consignment clothing and other items. 8079 Kingston Pike Suite Q 865-531-8200 RIK’S MUSIC AND SOUND Great selection of guitars for beginners to professionals. 1505 Downtown West Boulevard 865-691-9590 UNCLE LEM’S MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS Outdoor equipment and apparel in a unique shopping environment. 9715 Kingston Pike 865-357-8566 VAL’S BOUTIQUE Clothes for women and girls. 7309 Kingston Pike 865-249-8282

CEDAR BLUFF CLANCY OPTICAL Exclusive contemporary frame collections. 9700 Kingston Pike 865-539-2835 COACHMAN CLOTHIERS, INC. Fine southern men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. 9700 Kingston Pike 865-690-5805 CONSIGN TO DESIGN Upscale furniture and home décor consignment store. 9329 Kingston Pike 865-249-7428 J.P. COFFIN’S Ladies fashions along with gifts including Brighton, Chamilia, Vera Bradley, Byer’s Choice, and Tyler Candles. 9700 Kingston Pike 865-690-0011 PLUTO SPORTS Skateboards, longboards, snowboards, mountain boards, disc golf, and more. 245 North Seven Oaks Drive 865-693-8990 SMART TOYS & BOOKS High quality games, books, toys, and dolls. 9700 Kingston Pike 865-394-6060

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ALTAR’D STATE The latest fashion finds, the most anticipated accessories, and that next great gift. 11341 Parkside Drive 865-966-8998 ALUMNI HALL Orange and white gear to meet your Tennessee Volunteer needs. 11309 Parkside Drive 865-675-2625 BELK Modern. Southern. Style. For clothing, handbags, jewelry, home and more. 11397 Parkside Drive 865.966.9881 CHARMING CHARLIE Trendy fashion accessories and classic staples to suit any occasion, mood, or style. 11403 Parkside Drive 865-671-5087 DSW Footwear and accessories at great prices. 11020 Parkside Drive 865- 671-5135 FRANCESCA’S Fashionable women’s apparel and accessories. 11347 Parkside Drive 865-675-6361 FRENCH’S SHOES & BOOTS Footwear for men, women, and children. 11149 Turkey Drive 865-671-2180 HOBBYTOWN Trains, toys, radio controlled planes and cars, puzzles, and more. 11145 Turkey Drive 865-675-1975 INTERNATIONAL FLAIR JEWELRY & GIFTS Jewelry from international designers. 11277 Parkside Drive 865-777-1181 KINNUCAN’S Men’s and women’s outdoor fitness and apparel. 11237 Parkside Drive 865-671-3009 LIZARD THICKET The latest, most fashion-forward styles and accessories at surprisingly affordable prices. 11369 Parkside Drive 865-671-0684 LOFT Women’s clothing that is feminine, casual and all about style. 11285 Parkside Drive 865-966-9650 SOMA INTIMATES Women’s intimates, shapewear, and sleepwear. 11331 Parkside Drive 865-671-1704 SUNGLASS HUT Designer sunglasses for men, women and kids. 11377 Parkside Drive 865-671-6476

ULTA Salon offering cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, hair care, appliances, and gifts. 11233 Parkside Drive 865- 966-7222 WORLD MARKET Imported furniture, home décor, gifts, and food. 11241 Parkside Drive 865-966-9600 Additional Stores in this Area Include: GEMSTONE DESIGNS Fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind creations. 11063 Parkside Drive 865-777-1413 GEMSTORE Jewelry Television’s only stand-alone retail store. 9933 Kingston Pike 865-692-6111 RICK TERRY JEWELRY DESIGNS One-of-a-kind pieces made with quality craftsmanship. 11320 Kingston Pike 865-777-3793

SOUTH KNOXVILLE BASEMENT RECORDS Offering the same collectibles for over 25 years. 5009 Chapman Highway 865-573-2182 COMICS EXCHANGE Comic books and action figures. 3711 Chapman Highway 865-573-2280 EVERYTHING MUSHROOMS Mushroom growing kits, medicinal extracts, cultures and spawns, and dried and fresh mushrooms. 1004 Sevier Avenue 865-234-0977 IMPROMPTU HOME & GARDEN ACCESSORIES One of a kind art, fountains, statuary, bird baths, and planters. 5901 Chapman Highway 865-577-8428 SMOKIN’ JOE’S CIGAR Large selection of premium boutique cigars. 1145 Hunter’s Crossing 865-724-1604 STANLEY’S GREENHOUSE Houseplants, vegetable plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, tools, and accessories. 3029 Davenport Road 865-573-9591 UNCLE LEM’S MERCANTILE & OUTDOOR Outdoor equipment and apparel in a unique shopping environment. 1024 Sevier Avenue 865-500-8959

ARCHITECTURAL ANTICS Salvaged architectural materials and antiques. 820 N. Broadway 865-696-7777 FOLLY BOUTIQUE Eclectic mix of apparel and accessories for women. 104 Hotel Road 865-742-0906 FRIENDS ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Antique jewelry, vintage clothing, and collectibles. 1201 N. Central Street 865-524-3803 JOHN H. DANIEL Innovative custom luxury tailored clothing. 1803 N. Central Street 865-637-6441 LOST AND FOUND RECORDS Buying, selling, and trading vinyl records and CDs. 3710 N. Broadway Street 865-687-5556 MID MOD COLLECTIVE Knoxville’s largest mid-century modern showroom. 1621 N. Central Street 865-337-5575 PARDON’S JEWELERS Fine and custom jewelry. 4224 N. Broadway 865-687-8043 THE PARLOR Vintage musical instruments, music lessons and repairs, used vinyl records, vintage clothing, and other collectibles. 726 Chickamauga Avenue 865-766-5192 RAVEN RECORDS & RARITIES Vinyl, CDs, movie memorabilia, DVDs, film magazines, and more. 1200 N. Central Street 865-525-9016

LOVELL ROAD/TURKEY CREEK/FARRAGUT PINNACLE AT TURKEY CREEK Located at 11387 Parkside Drive, Turkey Creek features more than 200 shops and restaurants, a sampling of which includes the following:

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A DOG’S DrEAM @DaisyinKnox

The dream is probably a cat free world, but instead I look for free treats and fluffy beds. My name is Daisy and I like to tell my four legged friends where to take their humans in Knoxville when they visit. I also like to warn them that we have two pigs that walk on leashes. Seriously. There’s also a cat in a basket, but I just let it go and keep walking! Knoxville has parades for dogs - Mardi Growl, Howl-O-Ween and Bark in the Park to name a few. That brings me to the parks and FREEDOM! Knoxville-based PetSafe has 7 parks all around Knoxville for big AND little dogs to roam freely. We have a bakery, River Dog Bakery, and our own boutique shop, CitiFid-O, for all the latest fashions and food.

A lot of our hotels are pet friendly (look for the cute paws in the hotel listings) and there are a lot of working dogs in some stores so lean over and say hi so they can share the hair! The patios are my other favorite part of the city, one because people are always dropping stuff, but also some of them have treats just for me! At Coolato Gelato, dogs get free gelato when we bring our families! It really is a dog lick dog world out there. I am happy to call Knoxville home. For more adventures, follow me on Instagram at @daisyinknox and read my blog on visitknoxville.com

DOG PARKS CHARTER DOYLE PETSAFE DOG PARK 5100 W. Martin Mill Pike CONCORD DOG PARK 10906 S. Northshore Drive DOGWOOD PARK (VICTOR ASHE PARK) 4901 Bradshaw Road HOLSTON RIVER PETSAFE DOG PARK 3300 Holston Hills Road PETSAFE DOWNTOWN DOG PARK 200 S. Central Street PETSAFE VILLAGE DOG PARK 10424 PetSafe Way TOMMY SCHUMPERT PETSAFE DOG PARK 6400 Fountain City Road 2018 VISITORS GUIDE I visitknoxville.com

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A East TN Children's Hospital 2018 W. Clinch Ave. (I-40 Exit: 387) B Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Ctr. 1901 Clinch Ave. (I-40 Exit: 387) C Parkwest Medical Center 9352 Park West Blvd. (I-40 Exit: 378B) D Provision CARES Proton Therapy 6450 Provision Cares Way (I-40 Exit 383)

E Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center 900 E Oak Hill Ave. (I-275 Exit: 1B) F Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center 7565 Dannaher Drive (I-75 Exit: 112) G Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center 10820 Parkside Drive (I-40 Exit: 374) H Univ. of Tennessee Medical Ctr. 1924 Alcoa Hwy. (I-40 Exit: 386B) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: 911 CITY SERVICES: 311

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DOWNTOWN & UT CAMPUS A DOPO SOURDOUGH PIZZA A dinner only, wood-fired pizzeria that specializes in sourdough, Neapolitan style pizzas. Our pizzas have a bubbly, charred crust and are minimally topped. Both wine and beer are served on tap. 516 Williams Street 865-321-1297 BABALU TACOS & TAPAS Authentic, gourmet tacos and Spanish style tapas with a Southern twist. 412 S. Gay Street 865-888-8226 BALTER BEERWORKS Balter has transformed a once abandoned service station into a one-of-a-kind craft beer and dining experience all about craft, local, and creativity. 100 S. Broadway 865-999-5015 BARLEY’S TAPROOM & PIZZERIA New York-style hand-tossed pizza, calzones, pasta, and appetizers in an historic building. Daily lunch specials, a large appetizer menu, and a wide selection of beers as well as a full bar. Barley’s also hosts live music most nights. 200 E. Jackson Avenue 865-521-0092 BISTRO AT THE BIJOU Fresh fish, pastas, angus-beef burgers, home-style specials, and a weekend brunch. 807 S. Gay Street 865-544-0537 BLUE COAST GRILL & BAR New American Menu blending traditional dishes with global flavors. Chef created original dishes using ingredients from local farms. Lunch, Dinner & Weekend Brunch. Full bar, wine list and craft beers. Can accommodate large parties. Private event space. We cater. 37 Market Square 865-243-2300 BOYD’S JIG & REEL Musical pub and whiskey bar. Bring your own instrument or pick up one already tuned and ready to play. Serving pub fare and over 600 whiskeys. 101 S. Central Street 865-247-7066 BROWN BAG Delicious healthy food at a reasonable price. 800 S. Gay Street 865-474-0587 CAFÉ 4 Comfort food, in-house bakery, coffee bar, and an adjoining concert venue. 4 Market Square 865-544-4144 CAFÉ VICOLO Fine dining meets fast casual. All meats roasted in house. Pastries baked fresh throughout the day. Charcuterie and cheese boards. Homemade soup and salads. 625 S. Gay Street 865-249-6314 CALHOUN’S ON THE RIVER Famous for barbecue, ribs, and other specialties such as southern fried catfish, grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood. 400 Neyland Drive 865-673-3355 CHAIYOS THAI & SUSHI Traditional Thai favorites and a full sushi menu. 601 James Agee Street 865-249-8081 CHESAPEAKE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Maryland crab cakes, fresh oysters, live Maine lobster, and other fresh seafood favorites. The menu also features steaks, burgers, and salads. The desserts are famously good. 600 Union Avenue 865-673-3433

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CHIVO TAQUERIA A unique, casual, full service restaurant in Downtown Knoxville that features an interpretation of tacos, fused with local ingredients. 314 S. Gay St 865-444-3161 COOLATO GELATO Authentic Italian gelato, homemade pastries, soups, paninis, and Mediterranean salads. 524 S. Gay Street 865-971-5449 COOL BEANS RESTAURANT & TAVERN Appetizers, burgers, chicken sandwiches, vegetarian meals. 1817 Lake Avenue 865-522-6417 CROWN & GOOSE GASTRO-PUB Upscale versions of traditional pub favorites, gourmet treats such as shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, expertly-sourced wine list, and top shelf cocktails. 123 S. Central Street 865524-2100 CRU BISTRO Chef-inspired small plates and an extensive selection of wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Saturday and Sunday brunch. 141 S. Gay Street 865-544-1491 CUMBERLAND GRILL/COPPER CELLAR The casual grill upstairs specializes in salads, sandwiches, and burgers. The original Copper Cellar, featuring beef and seafood, is downstairs. 1807 Cumberland Avenue 865-673-3411 CURIOUS DOG Specialty hot dogs, sandwiches, and cupcakes. 200 W. Jackson Avenue 865-544-9997 DA VINCI’S Knoxville ’s only New Jersey-style pizza. 113 S. Central Street 865-637-5040 DAZZO’S Authentic New York style pizza by the slice or pie and hearty homemade Italian entrees. 710 S. Gay Street 865-525-2105 DOWNTOWN GRILL & BREWERY Hand-crafted brews, mesquite-grilled specialties, jumbo pastas, and salads served in historic downtown setting. 424 S. Gay Street 865-633-8111 EMILIA Chef Matt Gallaher’s Italian downtown eatery focuses on simple, seasonal food with a nod to the Emilia Romanga region of Italy. 16 Market Square 865-313-2472 FIELDHOUSE SOCIAL American craft food, beer, and cocktails, plus the largest TV in the Southland. 2525 University Commons Way 865-525-4481 FIVE Simplistic menu featuring five snacks, five reds and whites, and five entrees including a 12 oz. ribeye, gulf catch, paneed chicken, cheeseburger, and stuffed shrimp. 430 S. Gay Street 865-219-1676 THE FRENCH MARKET CRÊPERIE Fast casual eatery serving authentic French crêpes, both sweet and savory. Made to order with traditional wheat & buckwheat flour imported from France; baguette & croissant sandwiches, soups & salads, plus an array of pastries, espresso and fine teas. Serving breakfast-lunch seven days a week, and dinner Tuesday-Saturday nights. 412 Clinch Avenue 865-540-4372 FRUSSIE’S DELI & BAKERY Eleven varieties of scratch made bread baked fresh daily, topped with the finest house cured and roasted deli meats and artisan cheeses. 722 S. Gay Street 865-577-2108


GOOD GOLLY TAMALE Serving local, organic tamales for lunch Tuesday through Friday 112 S. Central Street GUS’S GOOD TIMES DELI Spicy fries and hot deli sandwiches in a laid-back college atmosphere. 815 Melrose Place 865-525-9485 THE HALF BARREL Burgers, wings, and more. 1829 Cumberland Avenue 865-595-4848 HILL STREET CAFÉ Tex/Mex selections, cheeseburgers, clubs, and more. Marriott Hotel, 501 E. Hill Avenue 865-637-1234 J.C. HOLDWAY Named one of Eater.com’s 12 Best New Restaurant in 2017, this full service restaurant, owned and operated by James Beard Awarding Winning Chef Joseph Lenn, celebrates regional and seasonal foods from the Southeast, cooked by wood-fire. 501 Union Avenue 865-312-9050 JUICE BAR Vegetarian, gluten-free, organic when possible and always uses 100% whole fruits and vegetables. 2 Market Square Suite 101 865-415-0596 KABUKI Hibachi and Sushi. 19 Market Square 865-521-3888 KAIZEN An intimate Asian food experience in the heart of downtown Knoxville, just a block and a half off Market Square. 416 W. Clinch Avenue 865-409-4444 KNOX MASON Chef Matt Gallaher’s seasonally focused menu changes regularly. Familiar fare is recast to reflect the 21st Century in spirited Southern dishes. The full-service bar menu features the best available domestic and craft brews and a variety of wines from Tennessee and around the globe. 131 S. Gay St. 865-544-2004 LONESOME DOVE WESTERN BISTRO Chef & Owner Tim Love has designed a menu influenced by all the ingredients and cultures of the West with modern sophistication. 100 N. Central Street 865-999-5251 MAHOGANY’S Daily soup, salad, and hot bar, Friday night prime rib and seafood buffet. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 Summit Hill Drive 865-522-2600 MARBLE CITY KITCHEN AND THE FIREFLY Casual dining venues with a rustic touch. Cocktails are served in Mason jars, utensils are in galvanized silverware caddies, and the menu can best be described as upscale Southern comfort. Hilton Knoxville, 501 W. Church Avenue 865-523-2300 MARKET HOUSE CAFÉ Gourmet sandwiches, coffees, juices, and brews. 36 Market Square 865-444-5949 MELTING POT Whether with a group of friends or a significant other, the Melting Pot offers the food and experience you seek with fondues as appetizers, entrees, or desserts. Try the cheesy appetizer or the chocolate finish. 111 N. Central Street 865-971-5400 MIRAGE Offering Mediterranean and American food, more than 30 flavors of premium tobacco, and Live Belly Dance shows every Friday and Saturday night. 415 S. Gay Street 865-200-8910 NAMA Something for traditional, Americanized, vegetarian, and novice sushi eaters. 506 S. Gay Street 865-633-8539 NOT WATSON’S KITCHEN & BAR Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads and “knife and fork” hot dogs. Cool cocktails and 20 beers on tap. 15 Market Square 865-766-4848 OLIBEA Breakfast and lunch featuring made-from-scratch Southern staples and traditional Mexican specialties sourced from local small farms and producers. 119 S. Central Street 865-200-5450 OLIVER ROYALE Social neighborhood restaurant and bar featuring New American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. 5 Market Square 865-622-6434 OSCAR’S Italian cuisine for dine-in, carry-out, or free delivery. Open late every day. 1840 Cumberland Avenue 865-524-3663 PANERA BREAD Sandwiches, soups, and salads along with an array of bagels and pastries plus coffee and free wireless. 2000 Cumberland Avenue 865-524-2253 PETE’S COFFEE SHOP Mainstay for 30 years, family owned serving award winning breakfast, daily specials, large sandwiches, fresh salads and desserts all at reasonable prices. 540 Union Avenue 865-523-2860 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE Steaks with “sizzle,”generous salads and sides, and homemade desserts. 950 Volunteer Landing Lane 865-546-4696

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17TH STREET MARKET & DELI Wide array of deli favorites. 115 Seventeenth Street 865-673-4807 SHONEY’S Good, fresh food in a family-oriented setting since 1962. 4410 Western Avenue 865-525-2242 STEFANO’S Pizza with homemade white or wheat crust and fresh toppings and an expanded beer selection. 1937 Cumberland Avenue 865-522-4151 STOCK & BARREL “Locally grown” gourmet, craft burgers and a wide range of bourbon options along with draft, craft and domestic beers. 35 Market Square 865-766-2075 SOCCER TACO Sports (soccer, of course, but others, too) and authentic Mexican cuisine. 9 Market Square 865-544-4471 SUGAR MAMA’S Craft beer, premium food, watch all UT Vols games and NFL Sunday ticket. 135 S. Gay St 865-333-5773 SUNSPOT Vegetarian-friendly menu featuring Southwestern, Caribbean, and Latin American dishes along with a Sunday brunch. 2200 Cumberland Avenue 865-637-4663 SWEET P’S BARBEQUE Specializing in the art of slow cooked and smoked barbeque. 410 West Jackson Avenue 865-281-1738 TOMATO HEAD Inventive, eclectic menu offering pizzas, calzones, salads, and sandwiches along with daily specials and vegetarian options. 12 Market Square 865-637-4067 TUPELO HONEY CAFE While paying homage to time-honored traditions of Southern cooking, we offer a different take. Tupelo Honey’s menu offers a transformation of just about everything Southern – from fried chicken to sweet potatoes – made from farm-fresh products. 1 Market Square 865-522-0004 UNCORKED Full bar with over 200 choices in wines and all dishes made from scratch in house. 18 Market Square 865-521-0600 WINDOWS ON THE PARK Classic favorites and a spacious bar overlooking World’s Fair Park. Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park 525 Henley Street 865-522-2800 YASSIN’S FALAFEL HOUSE House made falafel, pitas and hummus daily from the freshest ingredients. 706 Walnut Street 865-387-8275

NORTH KNOXVILLE ARCHER’S BBQ Memphis-style BBQ offering smoked chicken, pork and brisket plates and sandwiches. 6714 Central Avenue Pike 865-687-2694 ASIA CAFÉ “Eight in one” restaurant featuring authentic sushi and seven other cuisines including Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, and Japanese. 6714B Central Avenue Pike 865-688-8888 AUBREY’S See Cedar Bluff for description. 214 E. Emory Road 865-938-2724 THE BREADSHED CAFÉ True artisanal small batch breads, including gluten free options plus made from scratch breakfast foods, salads, soups, paninis and pastries. 1322 N. Broadway 865-673-6744 BUDDY’S BAR-B-Q Pork, ham, chicken, and ribs with side dishes, hushpuppies, and homemade desserts. 4500 North Broadway 865-687-2959, 404 E. Emory Road, Powell 865-947-1953 CANCUN Authentic homestyle Mexican food and live music. 4100 Crippen Road 865-377-3675 CASA DON GALLO Casual Mexican food in a bistro atmosphere. 980 E. Emory Road, Powell 865-947-1777 CENTRAL FLATS & TAPS Typical bar fare turned up a notch. Offering stone fired flat breads, paninis, roasted wings, and more. Check out the $5 sandwich specials on Mondays and Tuesdays. 1204 N. Central Street 865-247-0392 CHEF BEN HIBACHI & CHINESE Standard dishes expertly prepared with fresh ingredients, known for quick service, large portions, and reasonable prices. 5210 N. Broadway 865-687-8988 CHOP HOUSE Soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak, chicken, and ribs. 4870 Harvest Mill Way 865-687-1330 EL CHICO El Chico’s signature enchiladas are prepared & hand-rolled fresh as they have been since the Mexican restaurant’s beginnings in 1940. 116 Cedar Lane 865-687-4242


ELIDIO’S PIZZA Extra large 18-inch pizzas, calzones, strombolis, Italian sandwiches, and pasta dishes. 6714 Central Avenue Pike 865-687-1002 ELKMONT EXCHANGE Inspired by the outdoors, Elkmont Exchange provides a flavor-driven craft beer and dining experience. 745 N. Broadway 865-249-7904 FIRST WATCH Award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch features traditional favorites including pancakes, omelets, salads and sandwiches, as well as signature specialties. 5144 N. Broadway 865-282-3208 FOUNTAIN CITY DINER Country cooking, including hearty suppers and breakfast all day. 3029 Tazewell Pike 865-851-9595 FULL SERVICE BBQ Great tasting BBQ, fast and friendly service. 104 Cedar Lane 865-247-7316 HARBY’S PIZZA & DELI Pizza and sandwiches in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere with no alcoholic beverages. 3718 Walker Blvd. 865-688-5657 LITTON’S Specializes in hamburgers and desserts. 2803 Essary Drive 865-688-0429 LOUIS’ ORIGINAL DRIVE-IN The best spaghetti in town since 1958, hand-breaded onion rings, and fried seafood options. 4661 Old Broadway 865-688-4121 MONTERREY MEXICAN RESTAURANT Authentic Mexican dishes including steak ranchero, a grilled ribeye served with rice, beans, flour tortillas, guacamole, and a special ranchero sauce. 105 Cedar Lane 865-688-5668

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NIXON’S DELI Hot deli sandwiches made from quality meats and cheeses. 508 Merchant Drive 865-687-7444 PANERA BREAD See Downtown for description. 4893 N. Broadway 865-688-2393 PIZZA HOSS Pizzas made with fresh ingredients. 7215 Clinton Highway 865-859-0214 PIZZA INN Famous for its pizza buffet boasting a wide variety of pizza choices. 5420 Clinton Highway 865-357-7499 PIZZERIA NORA A chef-driven pizza joint serving up thin crust, hearth-baked pies. Carry out available. Open Tues-Sat 5:30pm-9pm 1322 N. Broadway 865-673-6744 PULEO’S GRILLE Voted Best Overall Restaurant. Featuring fresh steaks and seafood with a flair of authentic Italian cuisine and a hint of southern cooking. 110 Cedar Lane 865-688-2575 RANKIN RESTAURANT Authentic country cooking, including a big breakfast featuring biscuits and gravy. 2200 N. Central Street 865-524-9621 SAM & ANDY’S Traditional deli menu along with local favorite, the Vol Burger. 2613 West Adair Drive 865-281-9539 SAM’S RESTAURANT AND DELI Delicious southern breakfast and hearty dinners. 4405 N. Broadway Street 865-688-4376 SENOR TACO Famous for its salsa bar, Mexican favorites, and daily specials in a fun, casual setting. 3325 N. Broadway 865-688-0306 SHONEY’S See Downtown for description. 4032 N Broadway 865-687-5432, 315 E. Emory Road, 865-947-5315 SPICY’S NORTH Plenty of flavor to go with the heat of their wings. 950 E. Emory Road 865-947-6002 STOCK BURGERS Hand-pattied burgers, chicken sandwiches, a variety of all-beef hot dogs, bratwursts, and polish sausages, award-winning Southern-style fish & chips and more. 950 E. Emory Road 865-947-6002 SUSHI SPOT Traditional favorites and hibachi entrees. 7535 Barnett Way 865-938-7299 THREE RIVERS MARKET Hot bar, salad bar, desserts, and more. 1100 N. Central Street 865-525-2069 TIME WARP TEA ROOM Simple homemade items, including local favorite, The Full House, and a delicious tuna salad sandwich. 1209 N. Central Street 865-524-1155 WINGS XPRESS Seven delicious wing sauces, burgers, subs, pizza, and salads. 5227 Clinton Highway 865-357-9464

SOUTH KNOXVILLE BAYOU BAY SEAFOOD HOUSE Louisiana-style restaurant offering fresh seafood, jambalaya, steaks, burgers, and chicken. 7117 Chapman Highway 865-573-7936 BUDDY’S BAR-B-Q See North Knoxville for description. 4401 Chapman Highway 865-579-1747 CANCUN See North Knoxville for description. 4409 Chapman Highway 865-577-8881 CHOP HOUSE See North Knoxville for description. 7417 Chapman Highway 865-579-2609 KING TUT GRILL One-of-a-kind restaurant offering a different theme each night such as pasta, Egyptian, chicken, seafood, and “date night” candlelight dinner with karaoke. 4123 Martin Mill Pike 865-573-6021 LANDING HOUSE Chinese and Cambodian inspired food in a comfy home environment. 1147 Sevier Avenue 865-264-3663 LOVE THAT BBQ Pork, chicken, brisket, smoked sausage, delicious sides, and homemade desserts. 1901 Maryville Pike 865-748-1741 MILANO PIZZA & MEDITERRANEAN A variety of Italian dishes and more. 4409 Chapman Highway 865-247-0508

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OSAKA GRILL AND SUSHI BUFFET Over 100 items daily with hibachi grilled entrees, sushi, and a full menu of familiar Chinese favorites. 4009 Chapman Highway 865-951-1524 PALEO CAFÉ Knoxville’s only gluten-free and grain-free restaurant, bakery and coffee house. 2900 Alcoa Highway 865-579-7606 SHONEY’S See Downtown for description. 2612 Chapman Highway 865-573-4514 SOKNO TACO A taco cantina in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness featuring craft cocktails, beer and hand-rolled Southern California tacos. Cyclists welcome! 3701 Sevierville Pike 865-851-8882 SWEET P’S BARBEQUE See Downtown for description. 3725 Maryville Pike 865-247-7748 YE OLDE STEAK HOUSE Steaks, chicken, and seafood, traditional salads and sides, and homemade desserts. 6838 Chapman Highway 865-577-9328

EAST KNOXVILLE AUBREY’S See Cedar Bluff for description. 805 Huckleberry Springs Road 865-465-7638 BUDDY’S BAR-B-Q See North Knoxville for description. 3700 Magnolia Avenue 865-523-3550 CHANDLER’S DELI Cafeteria style restaurant serving authentic Southern home-cooking. 3101 E. Magnolia Avenue 865-595-0212 CRUZE FARM PIZZA BARN Another great creation from the Cruze family. (Opening Soon) 2723 Asbury Road HABERNEROS Authentic Mexican cuisine. 4704 Asheville Highway 865-247-0391 JACKIE’S DREAM Homemade soul and traditional American food using fresh ingredients. 2223 McCalla Avenue 865-219-5789 MAD GREEK INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ Offering a variety of authentic Greek dishes, Italian and American cuisine using the freshest ingredients. 750 Brakebill Rd. 865-200-8486 PHILLIPPINE CONNECTION Authentic Philippine food for carry out. 3225 E. Magnolia Avenue 865-522-5276 PIZZA PALACE Operated by the same family since 1961, this authentic drive-in restaurant serves homemade pizza and other specialties. 3132 E. Magnolia Avenue 865-524-4388 PULEO’S GRILLE See North Knoxville for description. 7224 Region Lane 865-673-9101 SHONEY’S See Downtown for description. 4020 Rutledge Pike 865-525-5381 THE SMOKE BOX Drive through take-out joint featuring box meals. 2827 E. Magnolia Avenue 865-525-0062

BEARDEN AUBREY’S See Cedar Bluff for description. 6005 Brookvale Lane 865-588-1111 BEARDEN HILL FIELDHOUSE Deep-fried Cornish game hen, NY Strip Steak, hand-battered fish and chips, and more. 21 & up. 6600 Kingston Pike 865-851-7769 BISTRO BY THE TRACKS Innovative, flavorful southerninspired fare. 215 Brookview Centre Way 865-558-9500 BLACK HORSE PUB & BREWERY Handcrafted ales brewed to perfection on site with a menu of assorted American dishes. 4429 Kingston Pike 865-249-8511 BONEFISH GRILL American casual seafood dining restaurant. 6610 Kingston Pike 865-558-5743 BRAZEIROS BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Continuous table-side service of 15 different cuts of meats, complemented by a salad bar featuring over 30 items and unlimited portions of traditional Brazilian side dishes. Visit website for hours. 6901 Kingston Pike 865-247-0295 BUDDY’S BAR-B-Q See North Knoxville for description. 5806 Kingston Pike 865-588-0528

CALHOUN’S See Downtown for description. 6515 Kingston Pike 865-673-3377 CASA DON GALLO See North Knoxville for description. 7741 S. Northshore Drive 865-692-1310 COLONEL’S CAFE Breakfast all day, homemade soups and sandwiches, and Greek food. 4809 Newcom Avenue 865-588-8481 DEAD END BBQ Award winning neighborhood BBQ. Full service , take-out, and catering. Beer and wine available. Open daily at 11:00. 3621 Sutherland Avenue 865-212-5655 DOUBLE DOGS CHOW HOUSE Full service restaurant and bar with a sports flair. Over 100 beers. Wings, burgers, pizzas, and more. 10639 Hardin Valley Road 865-470-4447 ECHO BISTRO & WINE BAR Creative American cuisine, including lamb, Asian shrimp cocktail, and bananas foster. 5803 Kingston Pike 865-602-2090 THE EGG AND I Offering gourmet coffee, 100% pure squeezed orange juice and a variety of menu options. 5018 Kingston Pike 865-337-7115 EL MEZCAL Mexican favorites made with fresh ingredients, served in a friendly atmosphere. 118 N. Forest Park Blvd. 865-588-6416 FIRST WATCH See North Knoxville for description. 6474 Kingston Pike 865-249-8795 GAVINO’S PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT Delicious pizza options, entrees, and desserts. 5211 Kingston Pike 865-200-5571 GOSH Traditional Ethiopian fare, including numerous vegetarian items and injera. 3609 Sutherland Avenue 865-544-4475 HAM ‘N’ GOODY’S Sandwiches, cakes, and delicious lemon cookies. 314 S. Northshore Drive 865-584-2246 HARD KNOX PIZZERIA Hand-crafted wood-fired pizza and house-made gelato. 4437 Kingston Pike 865-602-2114 HOLLY’S GOURMET’S MARKET & CAFE Freshly baked croissants, French baguette sandwiches, soups, salads, sides, and specials. 5107 Kingston Pike 865-584-8739 HOLY LAND MARKET & DELI Middle Eastern fare shares the bill with deli favorites. 3601 Sutherland Avenue 865-525-4659 KITCHEN 919 Timeless cuisine and craft cocktails. 5448 Homberg Drive 865-233-9979 LONG’S DRUG STORE Neighborhood gathering place serving breakfast and lunch. 4604 Kingston Pike 865-588-9218 MERELLI’S ITALIAN CUISINE Authentic Italian cuisine. Indoor and outdoor dining with bars and wine room. 4884 Chambliss Avenue 865-200-4244 NAPLES Classic Italian dishes and daily specials in an intimate atmosphere. 5500 Kingston Pike 865-584-5033 NAMA See Downtown for description. 5130 Kingston Pike 865-588-9811 NIXON’S DELI See North Knoxville for description. 5716 Kingston Pike 865-558-6354 PANERA BREAD See Downtown for description. 4855 Kingston Pike 865-450-1002 THE PLAID APRON CAFÉ Fresh local produce from local farms, seasonal menu. 1210 Kenesaw Avenue 865-247-4640 RED ONION PIZZA & DELI Pizza, sandwiches, and salads. 3625 Sutherland Avenue. 865-584-7445 SAVELLI’S Hand-tossed pizzas baked in a seasoned pizza oven and other traditional Italian dishes. 3055 Sutherland Avenue 865-521-9085 SERGEANT PEPPERONI’S PIZZERIA Variety of pies, more than 20 specialty toppings, salads, ‘sammies’ and more. 4618 Kingston Pike 865-247-0380 SHUCK RAW BAR & GRILL Wide variety of raw oysters on the half shell, steamers, peel-and-eat shrimp, other seafood dishes as well as steaks and burgers. 5200 Kingston Pike 865-219-5714


SIMON HALL CAFÉ Tennessee’s first Whole 30 restaurant featuring a menu packed with Southern style cuisine. Open for lunch Monday through Friday. 5032 Whitaker Drive 865-409-4896 SITAR Lunch buffet and a dinner menu featuring chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian options. 6004 Kingston Pike 865-588-1828 SOCCER TACO See Downtown for description. 6701 Kingston Pike 865-588-2020 STIR FRY CAFÉ Unique Asian-inspired menu. 7240 Kingston Pike 865-588-2064 STOCK BURGERS See North Knoxville for description. 3701 Sutherland Avenue 865-801-9116 TANDUR INDIAN KITCHEN Freshly prepared and inspired by Indian tradition with a modern signature twist. 6502 Kingston Pike 865-249-7254 TWIN PEAKS Hardy food, ice cold beer and tons of sports. 135 Northshore Drive 865-622-5730 WILD EGGS Innovative dishes that offer a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch. 4451 Kingston Pike 865-313-2735 WOK CHOW Fire-seared Pan Asian cuisine in a fast casual setting. 4612 Kingston Pike 865-766-5457 WRIGHT’S CAFETERIA Locally-owned cafeteria specializing in home cooking. 5403 Middlebrook Pike 865-588-2040

WEST KNOXVILLE THE ALLEY Modern restaurant, bar, and nightlife venue serving contemporary comfort cuisine. 7355 Kingston Pike 865-330-0159 ANABA Traditional Japanese dishes and noodles. 9405 S. Northshore Drive 865-531-2363 ARCHER’S BBQ See North Knoxville for description. 5415 Kingston Pike 865-394-9580 ASIA CAFÉ See North Knoxville for description. 8111 Gleason Drive 865-281-3123 BROWN BAG See Downtown for description. 10649 Hardin Valley Road 865-474-0859 BUCKET HEAD TAVERN Traditional and inventive--try the bison hot dog. 8039 Ray Mears Blvd. 865-394-9936 BUDDY’S BAR-B-Q See North Knoxville for description. 8402 Kingston Pike 865-691-0088 CALHOUN’S See Downtown for description. 10020 Kingston Pike 865-673-3444 CASA DON GALLO See North Knoxville for description. 10681 Hardin Valley Road 865-693-1320 CAZZY’S CORNER GRILL Classic American cuisine with a fresh menu. 2099 Thunderhead Road 865-694-6311 CHEESECAKE FACTORY Over 200 menu selections using the highest quality ingredients with over 30 types of cheesecake. 201 Morrell Road 865-670-7443 CHEZ GUEVARA Interesting twists on Mexican fare. 8025 Kingston Pike 865-690-5250 CHOP HOUSE See North Knoxville for description. 9700 Kingston Pike 865-531-2467 COPPER CELLAR/CAPPUCCINO’S The Copper Cellar, featuring steak and seafood classics, shares space with Cappuccino’s, specializing in Northern Italian cuisine. 7316 Kingston Pike 865-673-3422 FIRST WATCH See North Knoxville for description. 111 Lovell Road 865-671-3447 & 11682 Parkside Drive 865-675-3447 GINO’S PIZZA & SUBS Pizza plus sandwiches, pasta, and calzones for carryout or delivery. 7328 Middlebrook Pike 865-934-6262 HIBACHI GRILL & SUPREME BUFFET Over 250 items plus fresh-made hibachi and sushi. 9645 Kingston Pike 865-357-3555 2018 VISITORS GUIDE I visitknoxville.com

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KAYA Traditional Korean dishes, including a lunch buffet on Saturdays and Sundays. 149 Montvue Center Way 865-691-0237 KNOXVILLE FARMACY Fresh made southern favorites with a bright and modern twist. 9430 S. Northshore Drive 865-247-4678 LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE Casual steakhouse known for grilled beef & other American dishes in a ranch-style space. 7740 Kingston Pike 865-693-8700 NIXON’S DELI See North Knoxville for description. 7419 Middlebrook Pike 865-690-1208 NORTHSHORE BRASSERIE Belgian/French comfort food including a classic burger. 9430 S. Northshore Drive 865-539-5188 PERO’S ON THE HILL Traditional Greek favorites and more. 7706 S. Northshore Drive 865-694-6900 SAMI’S CAFE Homestyle diner food with hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and daily specials. 9700 Kingston Pike 865-531-7900 SCRAMBLED JAKES Family owned and operated. Signature breakfast and brunch dishes, as well as lunch items in a relaxed, casual dining atmosphere. 7428 S. Northshore Drive 865-540-6199 SHONEY’S See Downtown for description. 100 Walker Springs Road 865-693-4411 SOCCER TACO See Downtown for description. 2301 Thunderhead Road 865-691-3503 THE SOUP KITCHEN EXPRESS Over eight delicious soups daily along with sandwiches, salads, and desserts. 9222 Kingston Pike 865-539-9864 SULLIVAN’S FINE FOOD “Blue plate” specials such as Dijon-crusted pork loin, homemade meatloaf, and farm-raised catfish. 7545 Northshore Drive 865-694-9696

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TOMATO HEAD See Downtown for description. 7240 Kingston Pike 865-584-1075 TOMO JAPANESE RESTAURANT Full-menu with a high quality sushi bar. 7315 Kingston Pike 865-584-0047 WEST HILLS FLATS & TAPS Serving West Knoxville delicious food with local ingredients. Craft brews & signature cocktails. 7403 Kingston Pike 865-444-5147 YASSIN’S FALAFEL HOUSE See Downtown for description. 159 North Peters Road

CEDAR BLUFF ALTRUDA’S Italian pasta, veal, chicken, and seafood specialties, large salads, and homemade garlic rolls. 125 N. Peters Road 865-690-6144 AUBREY’S Steaks, burgers, and seafood, along with Southern specialties such as buttermilk fried chicken and peanut crusted catfish fingers. 9208 Middlebrook Pike 865-691-0504 BEST BAGELS IN TOWN Bagels and sandwiches at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 120 S. Peters Road 865-691-3154 CANCUN See North Knoxville for description. 251 Harry Lane Boulevard 865-690-9919 CAROLINA ALE HOUSE Family-friendly sports-themed restaurant with wide extensive menu. 9045 Kingston Pike 865-690-7800 CHESAPEAKE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT See Downtown for description. 9630 Parkside Drive 865-851-9088 CHUY’S TEX MEX Unique, authentic Mexican food using fresh ingredients. 9235 Kingston Pike 865-670-4141 CORNER 16 A casual style restaurant for the whole family serving exceptional Southern cooking for lunch, brunch and dinner. 1640 Bob Kirby Road 865-801-9101

CULVER’S A family-favorite restaurant known for cooked-to-order ButterBurgers, handcrafted Fresh Frozen Custard and Wisconsin Cheese Curds. 9113 Kingston Pike 865-357-1780 EINSTEIN BAGELS Fresh baked bagels and hot beverages, offering lunch and made to order breakfast all day. 1049 N. Cedar Bluff Road 865-951-1515 HORN OF PLENTY A produce stand serving tasty home cooked meals. 9132 Middlebrook Pike 865-690-9602 K TOWN TAVERN Knoxville’s most signature restaurant, featuring a hand crafted chef driven menu and over 40 crafted beers on draft. 320 N. Peters Road 865-691-8144 MAMA MIA ITALIAN CUISINE Pizza, calzones, spaghetti, sandwiches and more. 9115 Executive Park Drive 865-691-9100 MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY Comfort Food with a Southern Twist! We’re open for breakfast, brunch and lunch Mondays through Saturdays. 9314 Kingston Pike 865-247-6793 MEXICO LINDO Homemade tamales (7 different kinds) and other authentic Mexican cuisine. 462 N. Cedar Bluff Road 865-692-9515 OLD MILL BREAD COMPANY Fresh whole-wheat bread and daily soup and sandwich lunch. 432 N. Cedar Bluff Road 865-470-7342 PALEO CAFÉ See South Knoxville for description. 9050 Cross Park Drive 865-579-7606 PANERA BREAD See Downtown for description. 205 N. Peters Road 865-769-4292 PARKSIDE GRILL Comfort food such as parmesan crusted grouper and filet mignon. 338 N. Peters Road 865-862-5358 PULEO’S GRILLE See North Knoxville for description. 260 N. Peters Road 865-691-1960


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SERGEANT PEPPERONI’S PIZZERIA See Bearden for description. 179 N. Seven Oaks 865-454-8863 SORRENTINO’S 9507 Everything is cut fresh - from the fresh fish received daily to the 14oz NY prime steak priced at UNDER $30. 9507 Kingston Pike 865-288-4282 TASTE OF THAI Authentic Thai fare and spicy curries. 8926 Town & Country Circle 865-691-4442 WOODLAND INDIAN RESTAURANT Inventive Indian cuisine in an upscale environment. 8520 Kingston Pike 865-670-2878

TURKEY CREEK & LOVELL ROAD BOMBAY PALACE Casual, authentic Indian dining. 10901 Parkside Drive 865-671-6667 BONEFISH GRILL See Bearden for description. 11395 Parkside Drive 865-966-9777 CALHOUN’S See Downtown for description. 625 Turkey Cove Lane 865-288-1600 CONNORS STEAK & SEAFOOD American fare including fresh seafood, aged steaks, and pasta. 10915 Turkey Creek Drive 865-966-0933 CRU BISTRO & WINE BAR Chef-inspired small plates and an extensive selection of wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 11383 Parkside Drive 865-671-6612 THE EGG AND I See Bearden for description. 111 Lovell Road 865-671-3447 EINSTEIN BAGELS See Cedar Bluff for description. 11693 Parkside Drive 865-675-6668 FIRST WATCH Breakfast, brunch and lunch made fresh with the finest ingredients possible. 11682 Parkside Drive 865-675-3447 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR Finest in prime steak, fresh seafood and signature dishes. 11287 Parkside Drive 865-675-9463 I LOVE NEW YORK PIZZA Traditional New York pizza with large thin crust pies. 10420 Kingston Pike 865-577-9191 KASUMI JAPANESE GRILL Part Japanese grill, part sushi bar. 743 N. Campbell Station Road 865-218-1010 LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE See West Knoxville for description. 11644 Parkside Drive 865-966-6954 MIMI’S CAFE Appetizers, soups, salads, and a broad range of entrees. 10945 Parkside Drive 865-675-1362 NICK & J’S CAFE Half-pound burgers and classic diner fare for breakfast and lunch. 1526 Lovell Road 865-766-5453 NIXON’S DELI See North Knoxville for description. 220 N Peters Road 865-694-3719 PANERA BREAD See Downtown for description. 11361 Parkside Drive 865-671-5700 SEASONS INNOVATIVE BAR AND GRILLE American cuisine served in a casually sophisticated atmosphere. 11605 Parkside Drive 865-392-1121 SMOKY MOUNTAIN BREWERY & RESTAURANT Hand-crafted beers, fresh made pizza, sandwiches, burgers and specialty salads. 11308 Parkside Drive 865-288-5500 WILD WING CAFÉ Wings in 33 different made from scratch flavors. Menu includes something for everyone, including burgers and salads. 11335 Campbell Lakes Drive 865-777-9464

FARRAGUT APPLE CAKE TEA ROOM Local tradition for signature lunches. 11312 Station West Drive 865-966-7848 ARCHER’S BBQ See West Knoxville for description. 10205 Kingston Pike 865-771-2601

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BIG KAHUNA WINGS Specializing in house-made seasonings for wings, steaks, and burgers. 12828 Kingston Pike 865-288-7891 BUDDY’S BAR-B-Q See North Knoxville for description. 121 West End Avenue 865-675-4366 CASA DON GALLO See North Knoxville for description. 1600 Choto Markets Way CHINA PEARL Wide range of Asian dishes plus their specialties, Peking Duck and Orange Peel Beef. 115 Brooklawn Street 865-966-6936 DRAGON DEN Specializing in Peking Duck served with Mandarin pancakes and Hoisin sauce. 10205 Kingston Pike 865-691-4529 EL CHARRO Traditional Mexican favorites. 10420 Kingston Pike 865-693-9660 EL MEZCAL See Bearden for description. 11110 Kingston Pike 865-966-6972 THE FRENCH MARKET CRÊPERIE See Downtown for description. 161 Brooklawn Street 865-288-7912 KOKO JAPANESE GRILL Hibachi-style Japanese food. 8883 Town and Country Circle 865-692-8163 LAKESIDE TAVERN Comfort food with flair. 10911 Concord Park Drive 865-671-2980 LITTLE BANGKOK Authentic Thai cuisine. 603 N. Campbell Station Road 865-675-3688 LITTLE JOE’S PIZZA Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. 13100 Kingston Pike 865-966-5006 MARIO’S PIZZA & GRILL Take-out and delivery gourmet pizza, hoagies, burgers, appetizers, salad, and more. 10943 Kingston Pike 865-675-8660 MEKSIKO CANTINA Wide range of Mexican dishes and features live music on Friday nights. 120 West End Avenue 865-671-2220 RESTAURANT LINDERHOF Upscale, old world German dining and imported Bavarian draft beer. 12740 Kingston Pike 865-675-8700 SAM & ANDY’S Traditional deli menu along with local favorite, the Vol Burger. 11110 Kingston Pike 865-675-4242 WATER INTO WINE A cozy social lounge and eatery offering wine and artisan food parings in an inviting atmosphere. 607 Campbell Station Road 865-392-1586

ICE CREAM PARLORS

COOLATO GELATO Coolato Gelato uses traditional products imported from Italy to create 18-24 fresh flavors of gelato every day. 524 S. Gay Street 865-971-5449 CRUZE FARM AT ASBURY The Cruze family’s year-round ice cream and coffee shop is located in a Victorian home in East Knoxville, approximately 7 miles from downtown. Enjoy fresh-churned ice cream and a nice selection of lattes. 2721 Asbury Road 865-363-0631 THE PHOENIX PHARMACY AND FOUNTAIN The Fountain serves unique culinary creations including super premium, small-batch ice cream, specialty desserts and soda fountain favorites. Everything down to the marshmallow fluff is hand made from the freshest ingredients. 418 S. Gay Street 865-692-1603

ARTISAN DONUTS & PASTRIES

THE BACK DOUGH AT LONESOME DOVE WESTERN BISTRO Sweet and savory late night treats for all the night owls. Fridays from 11PM & Saturdays from 8AM-1PM & 11PM. 100 N. Central Street 865.999.5251 BUTTERMILK SKY PIE SHOP Connecting the past and present through the southern tradition of scratch-made pies using fresh ingredients, natural flavors, and family time honored recipes. 5402 Kingston Pike 865-330-3694, 11525 Parkside Drive 865-966-5900 DUCK DONUTS Warm, delicious and made to order donuts along with premium roasted coffees. 6104 Kingston Pike GIGI’S CUPCAKES Seasonal cupcakes and daily specials. 11665 Parkside Drive 865-675-1980 MAKERS DONUTS A rotating assortment of small batch donuts like Maple Bacon and Chocolate Ganache handcrafted from local, seasonal ingredients. We believe in quality over quantity. 804 Tyson Street MAGPIES Cakes and cupcakes baked fresh daily, using the finest ingredients available. 846 N. Central Street 865-673-0471 MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN COOKIE COMPANY Gourmet cookies made with the finest ingredients and a splash of Tennessee Moonshine. 7343 Kingston Pike 865-240-4972 PEARL ON UNION A full coffee and tea menu, fresh daily baked croissants and pastries, and light grab-and-go fare. (Opening Soon) 513 Union Avenue RITA’S BAKERY Old fashioned bakery specializing in cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and more. 3023 Tazewell Pike 865-688-5484 SCRUMPS CUPCAKES Cupcake Wars veteran offers delicious options big and small, plus wedding cakes. 106 Hotel Road 865-688-8440 STATUS DOUGH A seasonally changing menu. Each batch features the freshest ingredients for raised, cake and specialty doughnuts. 6535 Kingston Pike 865-999-0988 VG’S BAKERY Crusty breads, tender scones, big cookies, éclaires, and beautifully decorated cakes. 11552 Kingston Pike 865-671-8077 VILLAGE BAKERY Cakes and icings made from scratch. No cake is too big or small. 6202 Chapman Highway 865-577-9616 WILD LOVE BAKEHOUSE A bakery and coffee shop. Made from scratch with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. 1625 N. Central Street 865-200-8078

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COFFEE HOUSES

AWAKEN A live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown. 125 W. Jackson Avenue 865-951-0427 COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE Upscale coffee shop offers a variety of artisan chocolates, tempting desserts and coffees from around the world. 327 Union Avenue 865-688-9244 GOLDEN ROAST On-site roasted coffee, bagels, pastries, homemade soups and sandwiches. 825 Melrose Place 865-544-1004 HONEYBEE COFFEE Specialty coffee roaster and cafe. 700 Sevier Avenue, 10716 Kingston Pike & 620 S. Gay Street 865- 200-5799 JACKSON AVENUE TEA COMPANY Boutique whole leaf tea to the people — from around the world. 555 W. Jackson Ave. 865-332-6351 K-BREW Features a wide variety of delicious coffee and a great seating/swinging area. 800 Market Street & 1328 N. Broadway 865-210-8267 OLD CITY JAVA A delightfully funky coffee house experience. 109 S. Central Street 865-523-9817 REMEDY COFFEE A modern coffee shop featuring 100% organic and direct trade certified coffee. Located next to Makers Donuts in the heart of the Downtown North neighborhood. 800 Tyson Street 865-335-0967 THIRD CREEK COFFEE Handcrafted, locally roasted coffee. 2920 Sutherland Avenue 865-560-6925 VIENNA COFFEE AT THE REGAS BUILDING Freshly roasted specialty coffees, expertly crafted espresso drinks, in house bakery treats, home-made soups, sandwiches and a selection of local craft beers. 318 N. Gay Street 865-415-2022

BREWERIES

ABRIDGED BEER COMPANY Highly drinkable, low-gravity, yet surprisingly expressive beers. Serving traditional pub fare with a southern twist. 100 Lockett Road ALLIANCE BREWING ABC is a small artisanal brewery and taproom in South Knoxville that brews both traditional and innovative styles of beer. 1130 Sevier Avenue 865-247-5355 BALTER BEERWORKS Craft microbrewery, restaurant, and beer garden. 100 S. Broadway 865-999-5015 BLACK HORSE PUB & BREWERY Handcrafted ales brewed to perfection on site with a menu of assorted American dishes. 4429 Kingston Pike 865-249-8511 CRAFTY BASTARD A Knoxville nanobrewery specializing in unconventional craft beers. 6 Emory Place 865-755-2358

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ELKMONT EXCHANGE Inspired by the outdoors, Elkmont Exchange provides a flavor-driven craft beer and dining experience. 745 N. Broadway 865-249-7904 HEXAGON BREWING COMPANY Hexagon believes in brewing consistent, true-to-style beers, and works with local artisans and vendors to create unique brews. 1002 Dutch Valley Drive 865-888-5138 LAST DAYS OF AUTUMN BREWING Family owned and operated brewery serving both classic and unique beers in a relaxing taproom. 808 East Magnolia Avenue 865-202-4298 PRETENTIOUS BEER CO. Microbrewery featuring handcrafted beers. 131 S. Central Street 865-851-7693 SCHULZ BRÄU BREWING COMPANY Specializes in authentic German lagers and ales. Features a large taproom and outside beer garden. 126 Bernard Avenue 800-245-9764 SMOKY MOUNTAIN BREWERY Handcrafted microbrews from the Copper Cellar restaurant family. 11308 Parkside Drive 865-288-5500 WOODRUFF BREWING AT DOWNTOWN GRILL & BREWERY Fine craft-brewed beers and a broad food menu. 424 S. Gay Street 865-633-8111

TAPROOMS & BEER MARKETS BEARDEN BEER MARKET & BEER GARDEN 4524 Old Kingston Pike 865-851-8922 THE CASUAL PINT 421 Union Avenue 865-951-2160 234 Brookview Centre Way, 865-247-7061 4842 Harvest Mill Way 865-240-4589 10677 Hardin Valley Road 865-200-4335 2045 Thunderhead Road 865-288-4193 143 Brooklawn Street 865-966-2337 HOPS & HOLLERS CRAFT BEER STORE & TAPROOM 937 N. Central Street 865-312-5733 MERCHANTS OF BEER 137 S. Central Street 865-247-5503 POUR TAPROOM 207 West Jackson Avenue 865-337-5726 TRAILHEAD BEER MARKET 1317 Island Home Avenue 865-409-4058

WINERIES & DISTILLERIES

BLUE SLIP WINERY Knoxville’s First Winery & Tennessee’s First Urban Winery. Located at the historic Southern Railway Station. 300 W. Depot Avenue 865-249-7808 KNOX WHISKEY WORKS Small batch, craft distillery in downtown Knoxville. A member of the Tennessee Distillers Guild. Tours and tastings available. 516 W. Jackson Avenue 865-525-2372 POST MODERN SPIRITS An innovative, locally owned distillery specializing in authentic yet edgy spirits for both experienced drinkers as well as those new to the spirits market. A member of the Tennessee Distillers Guild. Tours and tastings available. 205 W. Jackson Avenue 865-437-3190


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Nightlife 90 PROOF @ SOUTHBOUND Full service bar, flat screen TVs, and French Quarter style balconies. Available for private events. 106 S. Central Street 865-474-1039

CARLEO’S LOUNGE & NIGHTCLUB Upscale nightlife experience, high-end décor, exclusive ambiance, non-smoking. 117 S. Central Street 865-522-6430

THE ALLEY Modern restaurant, bar, and nightlife venue serving contemporary comfort cuisine in a fun and entertaining environment. 7355 Kingston Pike 865-330-0159

CLANCY’S TAVERN & WHISKEY HOUSE Irish pub offering traditional Irish fare and a specialty list of bourbon, Irish whiskey, scotch, and cocktails.602 S. Gay Street 865-219-1266

BACK DOOR TAVERN Stocks over 150 types of bottled beer and offers corn hole, bingo, darts, and horseshoe tournaments on special nights. 4951 Kingston Pike 865-602-7776

CLUB XYZ Setting new and higher standards for gay nightlife in East Tennessee. 1215 N. Central Street 865-637-4999

BARLEY’S TAPROOM AND PIZZERIA One of the most diverse beer selections in town, pizza, and live music. 200 E. Jackson Avenue 865-521-0092 BEARDEN HILL FIELDHOUSE 30 big screen high definition televisions, regulation billiard tables, steel tip dart boards, shuffleboard, and other games. 6600 Kingston Pike 865-851-7769 BLUE CHIPS SPORTS PUB & GRILL Fresh made food, 85 different types of beer, and a full liquor bar. 7815 Montvue Road 865-690-1763 BOYD’S JIG & REEL Musical pub and whiskey bar. Bring your own instrument or pick up one already tuned and ready to play. Serving pub fare and over 600 whiskeys. 101 S. Central Street 865-247-7066 BULLFEATHERS Sandwiches and burgers, four pool tables, and karaoke seven nights a week. 10535 Kingston Pike 865-690-1786 BUCKETHEAD TAVERN Large plasma TVs to watch sporting events, pool tables, dartboards, arcade style games, and traditional tavern cuisine with a gourmet edge. 8039 Ray Mears Boulevard 865-394-9936

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COOL BEANS Food, fun, beer, drinks, shots, pool, darts, games, sports, music, and more. 1817 Lake Avenue 865-522-6417 COTTON EYED JOE Wide range of entertainment options from touring country acts, line dancing, and family nights. 11220 Outlet Drive 865-675-3563 CRU BISTRO & WINE BAR Signature small plates, full-size entrees, and global wine program. Live music every Friday. 11383 Parkside Drive 865-671-6612 DRINK Posh wine bar featuring wines available by a taste, half glass or full pour via three wine dispensers. 215 Brookview Centre Way 865-249-7544 THE EDGE Entertainment including live bands, drag shows, open stage nights, poker tournaments, karaoke, trivia, and more. 7211 Kingston Pike 865-602-2094 FIELDHOUSE SOCIAL American craft food, beer, and cocktails, plus the largest TV in the Southland. 2525 University Commons Way 865-525-4481 FIREFLY Enjoy a cocktail in this stylish, cutting-edge lounge. Hilton Knoxville, 501 W. Church Avenue 865-523-2300


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FORT SANDERS YACHT CLUB Barcade including a free-to-play console station. Beer, liquor, and food offered. 721 S. 17th Street 865-673-3500 HALF BARREL One of the largest bourbon/whiskey selections outside of Kentucky. Serves American cuisine and offers more than 40 beers on tap. 1829 Cumberland Avenue 865-595-4848 HANNA’S OLD CITY ‘80s and ’90s retro dance party weekend ThursdaySaturday nights, featuring three fully stocked bars, two floors for dancing, and a huge outdoor patio. 102 S. Central Street 865-637-8909

MIRAGE Offering Mediterranean and American food, more than 30 flavors of premium tobacco, and Live Belly Dance shows every Friday and Saturday night. 415 S. Gay Street 865-200-8910 OLD CITY WINE BAR A casual, comfortable place with an ever changing list of over 48 wines by the glass and 150 bottles for the wine enthusiast. 108 W. Jackson Avenue 865.851.7676 OPEN CHORD Coffeehouse, pub, live stage, open mic, music lessons, and boutique guitars and amps. 8502 Kingston Pike 865-281-5874

HARROGATE’S LOUNGE Play your favorite arcade games while sipping on your favorite high-gravity pints at Knoxville’s newest barcade. 411 S. Gay Street

THE PETER KERN LIBRARY Great atmosphere, exceptional and one-of-a-kind drinks named for characters from classical literature. Located in The Oliver Hotel. 407 Union Avenue 865-521-0050

JUST 1 MORE BAR & GRILLE Premium liquors, gourmet sliders, and exceptional entertainment. 9355 Kingston Pike 865-769-1500

PILOT LIGHT Independent and experimental music and performance. 106 E. Jackson Ave. 865-524-8188

THE LIBRARY Enjoy drinks in this old-fashioned pub style lounge. Located in the Crowne Plaza. 401 W. Summit Hill Drive 865-522-2600

PRESERVATION PUB 30 beers on three floors. Live music nightly. 28 Market Square 865-524-2224

THE PUBLIC HOUSE Craft cocktails, small but delicious wine list, plenty of beer, and southern inspired food. 212 W. Magnolia Avenue 865-247-4344 ROOSTER’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL Professional billiard tables, full service bar, 36 draft beers, huge selection of imports and microbrews, and 61 TVs to enjoy your favorite sporting event. 7585 S. Northshore Drive 865-691-3938 SASSY ANN’S Multi-level spot for dancing, drinks, and bar eats in a converted, 120 year old Victorian home. 820 N. 4th Avenue 865-525-5839 SAPPHIRE Large, varied selection of spirits and unique wines, craft cocktails, full menu with many small plates. 428 S. Gay Street 865-637-8181 SCRUFFY CITY HALL Three floors of concerts and locally crafted beers for audiences to enjoy. 32 Market Square 865-524-2224 SKY BOX SPORTS BAR & GRILL 18 TVs and two giant projector screens to watch your favorite game. Full list of domestic, import, and high gravity beers. 415 S. Gay Street 865-200-8910 SMOKY MOUNTAIN BREWERY Hand-crafted beers, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, live entertainment Thursday through Saturday, 25 flat screen TVs and NFL Sunday ticket. 11308 Parkside Drive 865-288-5500 SOUTHBOUND BAR & GRILL Nightclub with three floors, six full-service bars, three large dance floors, and live DJs on each floor.106 S. Central Street 865-474-1039 THE STILLHOUSE TAVERN 15 HD TVs, two pool tables, Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee, competition darts, and a dog-friendly patio. 4921 Homberg Drive 865-851-9503 SUTTREE’S HIGH GRAVITY TAVERN Specializing in high gravity and craft beers with more than 60 to choose from. 409 S. Gay Street 865-934-3814 THE UNDERGROUND AT THE CROWN & GOOSE Live music, oyster bar inspired small plates, and chef-inspired specialty cocktails. 123 S. Central Street 865-524-2100 UNION JACK’S ENGLISH PUB 26 drafts and 220 bottles, pool tables, steel tip darts, jukebox, checkers, and chess. 124 S. Northshore Drive 865-584-5161

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URBAN BAR & CORNER CAFE Draft beer, pool tables, dart boards, outdoor patio, and smoker friendly. 109 N. Central Street 865-546-2800 WAGON WHEEL Weekly drink specials, good country music, and endless red solo cups on Thursday. 115 S. Central Street 865-549-7299 WILD WING CAFE Cold beer, over 30 flavors of wings, and good times. 11335 Campbell Lakes Drive 865-777-9464 WINDOWS ON THE PARK Stylish downtown lounge and restaurant directly overlooking World’s Fair Park, serving southern contemporary cuisine. Located in Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. 525 Henley Street 865-522-2800

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ATTrACTIONS AMERICAN MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND ENERGY Tells the story of the WWII Manhattan Project that created the secret city of Oak Ridge and the science that emerged. 300 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge 865-576-3200 AMSE.org

DOLLYWOOD Rides, Splash Country, seasonal attractions such as Smoky Mountain Christmas, and regular shows such as the Festival of Nations. 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard, Pigeon Forge 800-365-5996 Dollywood.com

ANAKEESTA A unique, authentic, entertaining and memorable outdoor family experience that immerses guests of all ages in the beauty and adventure of nature. 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg 865-325-2400 Anakeesta.com

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN HERITAGE CENTER Celebrates the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region. 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, 865-448-0044 GSMHeritageCenter.org

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY The Last Great Colosseum. Home of the best racing in the world. 151 Speedway Boulevard, Bristol 877-801-3945 BristolMotorSpeedway.com

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK America’s most visited national park, straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee and renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life. 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg 865-436-1200 NPS.gov/GRSM

BUSH’S BEANS VISITOR CENTER Tour the museum, have a meal in the café, and shop in the general store. 3901 U.S. Highway 411, Dandridge 865-509-3077 BushBeans.com CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF OAK RIDGE Science, art, and history are emphasized in hands-on learning opportunities. 461 W. Outer Drive, 865-482-1074 ChildrensMuseumofOakRidge.org CLAYTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS This hub for celebration of the arts is located on the Maryville College campus. 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville 865-981-8590 ClaytonArtsCenter.com DIXIE STAMPEDE Enjoy beautiful horses, fancy riding, romantic costumes, and a delicious feast at Dolly Parton’s dinner attraction. 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge 877-782-6733 DixieStampede.com DOLLY PARTON’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES DINNER & SHOW Filled with music, laughter, thrilling specialty acts, family contests and more. 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge 844.322.4400 SmokyMountainAdventures.com

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THE ISLAND IN PIGEON FORGE Shopping, dining, and entertainment for the entire family. 131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge 865-286-0119 IslandInPigeonForge.com THE LOST SEA ADVENTURE Stroll through an 18th century village, explore huge fascinating caverns, and float across America’s largest underground lake. 140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater 423-337-6616 TheLostSea.com MUSEUM OF APPALACHIA 65-acre working rural farm village with animals, gardens, 30 original cabins and buildings, a living history museum of pioneer and frontier life, and artifacts of mountain life. 2819 Andersonville Highway, Clinton 865-494-7680 MuseumofAppalachia.org NASCAR SPEEDPARK Full-throttle fun with 22 family attractions. 1545 Parkway, Sevierville 865.908.5500 NascarSpeedpark.com


NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Provides a wide selection of programming including musical artists in multiple genres and touring theatrical performances. 212 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville 423-638-1679 NPACGreeneville.com OAK RIDGE ART CENTER Features a permanent collection of contemporary international artists as well as rotating exhibits of local and regional artists. 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge 865-482-1441 OakRidgeArtCenter.org

TITANIC MUSEUM Two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic provides an interactive, hands-on passenger-like experience. 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge 1-800-381-7670 TitanicPigeonForge.com

OBER GATLINBURG Premier ski resort and amusement park in the Smokies plus dining at Season’s. 1339 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg 865-436-5423 OberGatlinburg.com

TUCKALEECHEE CAVERNS Carved over tens of thousands of years in one of the earth’s oldest mountain chains. 825 Cavern Road, Townsend 865- 448-2274 TuckaleecheeCaverns.com

RIPLEY’S® AQUARIUM OF THE SMOKIES Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures, and playful penguins. 88 River Road, Gatlinburg 865-430-8808 RipleyAquariums.com

WAHOO ZIPLINES Get your adrenaline pumping as you travel down six signature mountain ziplines, each bringing its own unique thrill. 605 Stockton Drive, Sevierville 865-366-1111 WahooZiplines.com

SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAFTING Located on the Pigeon River in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, offers breathtaking scenery with exciting whitewater rafting thrills. 3299 Hartford Road, Hartford 1-800-771-7238 SmokyMountainRafting.com

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TENNESSEE SMOKIES Watch the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs from the stands, a porch, or a luxury suite. Many different group and family packages are available. 3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN 865-286-2300 MILB.com

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Advertisers Index Art Market Gallery 54 Aubrey’s 69 Babalu 75 Baymont Inn & Suites 46 Best Western Plus Cedar Bluff 48 Bistro By The Tracks 69 Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes 51 Blue Slip Winery 16 Boyd’s Jig & Reel 73 Bush’s Visitor Center 11 Calhoun’s 61 Cappuccino’s 61 Chesapeake’s Seafood House 61 Chilhowee Park 72 CitiFid-O 55 Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House 75 Clarence Brown Theatre 29 Clarion Inn & Suites 48 Clayton Center for the Arts 54 Coolato Gelato 67 Copper Cellar 61 Corner 16 61 Courtyard by Marriott 47 Crowne Plaza 44 Crù Bistro 63 Days Inn East 46 Dead End BBQ 67 Downtown Grill & Brewery 35 Downtown Knoxville 56 East TN History Center 33 Elkmont Exchange 77 Farmers Market 72 Fieldhouse Social 69

FIVE 77 French Market Crêperie 31 Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown 48 Hampton Inn Knoxville West 47 Hampton Inn and Suites Papermill 48 Hilton Downtown 45 Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West 47 Historic Homes of Knoxville 38 Holiday Inn Knoxville West 47 Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park 43 Home 2 Suites by Hilton 45 Hyatt Place 21 Knox Brew Tours 77 Knoxville Area Transit 14 Knoxville Chocolate Company 2 Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum 72 Knoxville Convention Center 49 Knoxville Food Tours 14 Knoxville Ice Bears 10 Knoxville Marriott 54 Knoxville Museum of Art 11 Knoxville Visitors Center 70 Lost Sea Adventure 17 Manhattan Project National Park 37 Maple Hall 15 Mast General Store 23 McClung Museum 21 McGhee Tyson Airport 7 McKay’s 39 Morristown, TN Disc Golf 55 Muse Knoxville 33 Nama Sushi Bar 65 Nascar Speedpark 81

Navitat 3 Nothing Too Fancy 41 Ober Gatlinburg 16 The Oliver Hotel 43 Pace Bike Share 65 Panera Bread 66 Pardon’s Jewelers 15 Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain 31 Pinnacle at Turkey Creek 51 PostModern Spirits 71 Pour Taproom 77 Pretentious Beer & Glassware Co. 35 Ripley’s Aquarium 80 River Sports Outfitters 5 Ruth’s Steakhouse 63 Shoney’s 62 Smoky Mountain Brewery 35 & 61 Status Dough 71 Sunspot 69 Tennessee Riverboat Company 31 Tennessee Theatre 13 The Tennessean Hotel 41 Town of Farragut 53 Tree and Vine 52 Tupelo Honey Café 73 TVA 23 Volunteer Princess 10 Webb School 72 WindRiver 79 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 17 Yassin’s Falafel House 49 Zoo Knoxville 27

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2018 Knoxville Visitors Guide  
2018 Knoxville Visitors Guide