In Knoxville, you can have big-city fun with a small-town mindset. It’s a place where mountains meet music, art meets adventure, and culture meets taste. It has something for everyone, and it’s what ties the residents to the tourists. So whether you’re from the outskirts of town or have traveled for miles, you’ll feel completely at home.
Here are some places you can go for your vacation in Knoxville, TN:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular national park in the United States, with more than 522,000 acres of woodland, waterfalls, and animals spread throughout Tennessee and North Carolina. The park’s 150 hiking routes include 850 kilometers of trekking. One of the best walks in the 5-1/2-mile round-trip Rainbow Falls trail: Walking down LeConte Creek for the first mile is difficult, followed by a few miles of footbridges. Views of the falls can be seen by those who take the time to hike. It’s possible to glimpse a rainbow in the mist if you visit the falls in the afternoon.
Many Elvis Presley fans from all over the world visit Graceland to pay their respects to “The King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis Presley. Museums and memorabilia dedicated to the renowned entertainer fill 120 acres of the booming entertainment complex in Memphis. The Ultimate VIP Tour is a good option for those who don’t want to miss out on everything.
The Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and Johnny Cash Museum are all popular destinations for country music fans in Nashville. You may also hear up-and-coming musicians at must-see honky-tonks like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway. But Music City is more than just its music. Book a stay at The Union Station Nashville Yards, which is popular with guests because of its historic architecture and convenient location near downtown, and then bring your appetite to Assembly Food Hall.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum is one of Tennessee’s greatest and most instructive historical attractions for history enthusiasts.
The museum, which opened in 1991, teaches visitors about the American Civil Rights Movement, its history, impact, and ongoing influence on the battle for equality in today’s contemporary world. The museum is really made up of several different buildings, each of which is historic and has its own museum.
One of the museum’s buildings is on the site of the Lorraine Motel, where the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was tragically slain. That is also why the museum features exhibits based on the great guy, as well as several interactive ones dedicated to his honor.