For kids, Knox County Parks and Rec offers a variety of hands-on educational classes for both kids and adults. The department also offers a variety of sports leagues including, football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Parks and Rec also offers summer camps and maintains local playgrounds, which offer pavilion rentals for birthday parties.
This community art studio offers a variety of classes for both kids and adults. Birthday parties are available.
A really RAD run that will dust you with multi-colored powder throughout the course.
- Average breakfast prices $7
- Average lunch/dinner price $13/adults, $5/kids
Although this fabulous German restaurant is newer, it is quickly becoming an area favorite. The menu features a mix of authentic German dishes, American fare and what I like to call “Germerican” food, like pretzels with beer cheese. Although the kids menu is small, kids are able to make healthier choices by skipping the fries and opting for fruit or apple sauce instead. They also have a wide variety of German beer on tap.
Pick-Your-Own Crops: blueberries
This full service equestrian center offers boarding, training, and riding/jumping lessons for students of all ages and experience levels.
This facility also offers a variety of summer camp options for all experience levels. Full week and mini week options are available.
- Average breakfast price $4.50
- Average lunch/dinner price $9
This locally owned gem serves up authentic Cuban food for both breakfast and brunch. You are such to find all your Cuban favorites including Cuban sandwiches, plantains, and yuca fries. It doesn’t get better than that!
This kids’ gym offers a whole world of fun for preschool kids, including general gymnastics classes, parent/child classes, music & movement classes, birthday parties, and camps during school breaks for ages 3-12.
This popular non-denominational Christian camp and retreat, hosts private overnight events for churches and other groups. In addition to furthering their relationship with Christ, campers will enjoy a variety of recreational activities including, rock climbing, canoeing, bonfires, ropes course, arts and crafts, hiking and much more!
This fun and FREE festival features classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collie sheep-herding. There will also be animals on display including lamas, rabbits, sheep and goats.
This God-centered adventure camp offers overnight experiences for kids in 1st though 12th grade. This camp provides opportunities for your child to worship and grow in their Christian faith, as well as opportunities for outdoor fun, including group games, swimming, hiking, canoeing, rafting, ziplines, and much more!
This expansive crime museum features exhibits from a variety of historical and modern crimes. There are also a few interactive portions of the museum, which are geared towards older school aged children and adults.
Parking is at The Island.
This popular attraction features both indoor and outdoor fun, including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, year-round indoor ice skating, a mountain coaster, wildlife encounter, alpine slide, arcade, mini golf, and amusement rides. This is also the home of an annual month-long October fest, complete with German food and beer.
This festival offers plenty of food, music and free entry to the public. You can taste the competition food, with the purchase of a $10 “tasting spoon.”
Famed for its awesome homemade apple cider, this orchard sells a wide variety of apples and apple products at its farm store. While they do grow most of their own apples, they also sell apples they purchase from other farms.
Apple Varieties: Ginger Gold, Sansa, Gala
You-Pick Crops: blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and more!
These educational summer day camp opportunities, hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville, are for kids in grade 3-12. Topics include animals, computers, careers, discovery, sports, leadership, nature, photography, science, cooking, and more!
Average dinner/lunch prices $11/general food, $21/pizza
This locally owned East Tennessee chain is another local favorite. With a family sports bar atmosphere this tasty restaurant serves up all of your American favorites including burgers, wings, gourmet salads, and delicious pizza! As a brewery, they also have a variety of signature brews on tap, and spirits!
This amazing cider press creates both traditional cider and adult ciders. The press is located at Foxfire Mountain, which boasts a wide variety of outdoor adventures including zip lining, hiking, and more!
Cider Making Demonstrations: The facility currently offers adult cider tours to showcase how the ciders are made (must be 21 and up to take the tour). They plan to add family-friendly cider making demonstrations, for traditional non-alcoholic cider, in the future. Check back soon!
In addition to a variety of apples and homemade apple cider, the Apple Barn boasts a winery, country restaurant, general store and more!
Cider Making Demonstration: You and your family can watch the cider making process all throughout the fall, starting just after Labor Day. On Thursdays the apples are juiced, and Fridays the juice is placed into jugs.