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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.

Sevier

pumpkin farm, corn maze, petting zoo, slides, swings, corn hole, a bounce pillow and much more

Sevier County

This museum features of variety of permanent and rotating exhibits. Admission is free on Sundays and free for children 16 and under every day of the week.

Knox
  • Average breakfast price $9/adults, $4/kids
  • Average lunch/dinner price $9/adults, $4/kids

This nostalgic diner serves up variety of traditional favorites including country fried steaks, “home cookin’ ” delights, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more!

Sevier

This summer camp, operated by the Sevier County Baptist Association, offers both day and overnight options. Here, campers can grow in their Christian faith while enjoying a variety of recreational activities. Retreat rentals are also available.

This hands-on museum features a variety of exhibits chronicling the past, present, and future of women’s basketball.

Knox

Nestled among the peaks of The Great Smoky Mountains, this fabulous pumpkin farm has a lot to offer including hayrides, live music, pumpkin picking, a farmer’s market, a corn maze, camping, fishing, a playground, and a fabulous mountain view!

Harvest Festival

Each October, Darnell Farms throws an amazing fall Harvest Festival complete fresh apple cider, crafts, music, pumpkins, hayrides, and more!

Swain County

For kids, Blount County Parks and Rec offers gymnastics and tumbling classes, dance classes, karate classes, swim team, ballet classes, sewing classes, art classes, and pottery classes. The department also offers a variety of sports leagues including, football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. This department also offers summer camps and maintains local playgrounds, which offer pavilion rentals for birthday parties. A variety of classes are also offered for adults and seniors.

This fun center has both indoor and outdoor activities to meet all your needs. Activities include laser tag, mini golf, go karts, and an arcade. Birthday parties are available.

This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove.  Although the park is located inside the family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.

This wonderful museum ,located inside of the historic Beck Mansion, focuses on preserving African American history and culture.

FREE admission

Knox

This center features a large swimming pool as well as a feature filled splash pad. Daily and 25 visit passes can be purchased for a nominal fee.

This huge end-of-the-school-year concert features a variety of local artists. Admission is free to UT students. General admission tickets are $20/advance and $30/at the gate.

Knox County
April 28, 2017
  • Average breakfast price $9
  • Average lunch price $9
  • No dinner

Sawyers serves up pretty mean burgers and chicken sandwiches for lunch, but breakfast is where they really shine! The offer a wide variety of crepes, pancakes, waffles, in many decadent flavors. Of course, they also serve omelettes, eggs, and the Southern staple, biscuits and gravy. Yum!

Sevier County

Competitive cheerleading for all ages, with summer camps and seasonal clinics also available.

This FREE family event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture,  features activities, story time, crafts, tours and more! The theme for this event is: the role of museums in the community.

Knox County
April 29, 2017

This annual festival, held at the Talley Ho Inn, will feature a variety of stunning British Cars. Some years there have been over 150 cars!

Blount County
May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Bring your Bronco or Ford to this family-friendly festival hosted by the Talley Ho Inn. Throughout the weekend there will be organized games, contests, sight seeing drives, and more!

Blount County
April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

At this paint your own pottery studio, artists choose from a large variety of ready-made works. Birthday parties are available.

This Christ-centered facility offers overnight summer camp and retreat experiences.

Summer Camp: At Bridgemont Camp, campers can grow in their Christian faith while enjoying a variety of group games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, a 110 foot swinging bridge, and more.

Retreats: Groups will have access to 1 women’s cabin, 1 men’s cabin, the lodge, the bath house, and the athletic field. Food is provided by the facility and is included in the cost.

 

This fun make-and-take art studio allows you to create stunning farmhouse-style home decor. Projects include rustic pallet wood wall hangings, sewing projects and more!

This studio also offers summer art camps for kids.

Knox County

Are your kids musically inclined? Make there summer with a week long day camp at School of Rock Knoxville. Each week has a different fun theme, including classic rock, drum week, 90’s and more!

Although they do have a small Jr. Pumpkin Patch, the star of this farm is their large corn maze. They also have a variety of other attractions including jumping pillow, gem mining, petting zoo and more!

Hamblen County

This popular attraction near Chattanooga oozes nostalgic fall fun. It boasts a farm store, gift shop, pie shop, and cafe, which features a wide variety of southern favorites. Their apple-themed treats, including apple dumplings, fried pies, and apple cider donuts really seem to draw a crowd. Yum!

Pick-Your-Own: NO

Bledsoe County

This botanical garden provides a self-guided tour that identifies 73 species of trees, many of which are flowering in the appropriate season. There are also a variety of seasonal flowers along the paved walking path. This garden is free to the public.

This awesome new festival will celebrate the rich logging history of Townsend. The festival’s main event will be the 2017 Southeastern College and University Lumberjack Competition! Yes, a real lumberjack competition!  There will also be live music, walking tours, historical discussions, food vendors, woodworking demonstrations and more!

Blount County
April 15, 2017

This fun day camp offers both full-time and part-time programs for kids ages 5-12. Lunch and snacks are provided. Activities include swimming, sports, and more!

Knox County

This indoor bounce house playground features birthday parties, group events, and open jump times for public enjoyment.

4-H offers summer camps for kids in grades 4 – 12. Activities and educational topics include kayaking, swimming, wildlife, archery, fishing, hiking, ecology, photography, crafts, canoeing, talent shows, drama, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, low ropes, cookouts, and more!

This fun and FREE event, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, is for parents and children ages infant to 4. Children will have the opportunity to examine masks from the museum and make a mask of their very own to take home.

Knox County
May 15, 2017

This studio offers a variety of art options including, paint your own pottery, canvas painting, and glass fusion. Projects are available for both children and adults. Birthday parties are available.

In addition to hosting permanent and rotating art exhibits, this museum hosts hands-on,family-family art programs all throughout the year. The goal of the Knoxville Museum of Art is to celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, present new art and new ideas, and educate a diverse public.

This museum also offers a summer art academy designed to increase your child’s art skills, creativity, and self-confidence. Morning classes are offered for kids ages 3 – 12 and afternoon classes are offered for kids ages 13 and up.

General admission to this museum is completely FREE!

This all-in-one entertainment stop features amusement rides, mini-golf, go karts, and an arcade. Group rates are available.

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