Things To Do In Knoxville

Knoxville Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville

Informed guides escort guests to three downtown eating and drinking establishments for appetizers and specialty drinks

$59 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of West Knoxville (Up to 76% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of West Knoxville

Knoxville

State-of-the-art martial-arts studio offers tae kwon do, Fight Fitness, and grappling classes with an official training jersey

$144 $39.99

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Discover Scuba Diving Course with Gear for One, Two, or Four at Adventure Scuba Diving (Up to 63% Off)

Adventure Scuba Diving

Knoxville

Introductory course taught by a PADI Pro–certified instructor includes all equipment and takes place in a heated pool

$25 $10

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$49 for a Private Fly-Casting Lesson for Up to Four People from Smoky Mountain Gillies ($75 Value)

Smoky Mountain Gillies

Knoxville

Longtime fly fisherman H. Clay Aalders guides his students through the strategies he uses to snag his catches

$75 $49

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$33 for $60 Groupon — Six String Success

Six String Success

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $33

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Three-Hour Introductory Scuba-Diving Class for One, Two, or Four at Ski Scuba Center (Up to 63% Off)

Ski Scuba Center

Knoxville

Experienced instructors teach scuba skills to diving novices

$40 $20

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Two-Week Strength Training Course for One or Two at Greyskull Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Greyskull Fitness

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Trainers lead this introductory course to help folks get on the path to building functional strength through power-lifting

$80 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Indoor Cycling Classes or 10 Indoor Cycling Classes at Any Body Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Any Body Fitness

Knoxville

Certified spin instructors urge students to pedal pro-grade stationary bikes with sweat-inducing vigor during indoor cycling classes

$50 $19

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10 Martial-Arts Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Knoxville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 76% Off)

Knoxville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Knoxville

Instructors arm students with Gracie-style Brazilian jujitsu techniques, including takedowns, joint locks, and ground grappling skills

$120 $29

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Four Group Dance Lessons or Two Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at Dance Tonight (Up to 68% Off)

Dance Tonight

Knoxville

Learn ballroom dances such as salsa, west coast swing, Tango, or cha cha from enthusiastic instructors

$40 $18

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Ijams Nature Center (50% Off)

Ijams Nature Center

Knoxville

Special events, exhibits, family nature programs, and seasonal plant sales on 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and eco-friendly nature center

$35 $17.50

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BYOB Friday Night Pottery Glazing and Firing Session for One or Two at Mighty Mud (Up to 50% Off)

Mighty Mud

Knoxville

With open flames dancing before groups, participants glaze their pottery, then have it fired over flames until colors harden and shine

$60 $30

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30 Drop-in Classes for One or Two at CrossFit HTK (Up to 86% Off)

CrossFit HTK

Knoxville

Seasoned trainer leads all-levels functional-training classes that include Olympic lifts, kettlebell moves, and bodyweight exercises

$210 $40

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Round of Golf with Pull Cart or Unlimited Golf for One, Two, or Four at Beverly Park Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

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Beverly Park Par 3 Golf Course

Beginners and experienced golfers work on their game on a nine-hole, par 27 course located on 90 acres of former farmland

$15 $8

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Four-Week Foundations Course with Optional Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Rhema (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Rhema

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Students in the Foundations course meet twice a week for four weeks, while learning how to safely push themselves in CrossFit workouts

$199 $55

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$35 for $69 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Inayan School of Eskrima

Inayan School Of Eskrima

Knoxville

Gain the proper mindset of the modern-day warrior while learning a practical and combat-effective martial art.

$69 $35

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Williams Creek Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Williams Creek Golf Course

Knoxville

Par 3 course features creeks and rolling terrain that come into play on relatively short holes that range from 85-245 yards

$40 $23

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Admission for Two or Membership for One or a Family at Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (Up to 62% Off)

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Knoxville

Learn the history of women’s amateur and professional basketball play and see memorabilia from inductees like Pat Summitt and Robin Roberts

$15.90 $9

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Silks and Trapeze Class for One or Two, Four Kids' Classes, or Party at Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio (50% Off)

Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio

Knoxville

Introductory silks and trapeze class sparks a passion for aerial arts with basic warm-ups, poses, and dance moves

$20 $10

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Ijams Nature Center is committed to outdoor conservation and recreation, supplying members with rugged nature trails, an eco-friendly learning center, and a wildlife sanctuary spread over 300 acres. The visitor's center reduces energy emissions through passive solar heating, and most of the building's surfaces were constructed using materials made from recycled newspaper, cardboard, and grocery bags. New and permanent exhibits fill this space, such as Ijams Family History—which showcases the traditional preserved birds that highlight their passion for ornithology. Inside the forest exhibit, correct answers to questions light up components inside a giant walk-through tree, and glass cases hold specimens such as a hummingbird nest and snakeskin.

Heading outside, guests enter the raptor enclosure—a sheltered structure and small amphitheater housing a red-tailed hawk and turkey vulture, who read excerpts from their favorite Looney Tunes fan fiction during educational demonstrations. From here, all-ages visitors explore a greenhouse and organic garden. Children can frolic in Jo's Grove—an interactive nature play area replete with hidden spaces and materials for building a nature fort. Hikers and mountain bikers can traverse ten miles of surface trails that wind through mature woodlands, as well as Mead's Quarry and Ross Marble Natural Area.

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

For more than 70 years, jewels used to fill the African mahogany cases lining Sapphire's walls. The dark wooden cabinets remain, although they now brim with more than 40 kinds of vodka, Tennessee and Kentucky whiskeys, and rums from Central and South America. Sapphire may no longer drape its customers in precious gemstones, but it does aim to preserve the sense of elegant refinement that characterized the historic building for decades.

This commitment is readily apparent in the menu of upscale southern cuisine, which includes Tennessee cheeses from Sweetwater Farms, bacon and ham from nearby Benton's, and seasonal produce from local farms. These ingredients appear throughout the selection of regionally inspired dishes. Some dishes, such as the Louisiana-crawfish-stuffed hushpuppies with cajun remoulade, assertively announce their southern roots, whereas others show a bit more restraint, such as beef-tenderloin medallions, which arrive with a simple southern succotash.

On Thursday through Saturday evenings, the elegant environment in the long, narrow room becomes livelier as the night progresses and DJs begin their sets. Upbeat rhythms echo off the high ceilings and the vintage mahogany woodwork while patrons enjoy one of the martinis that earned Sapphire a spot on Metro Pulse's Best of Knoxville 2012 list.

428 S Gay St
Knoxville,
TN
US

YMCA of East Tennessee holds fast to its three-fold mission: to encourage healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. Each of their five locations brims with cardio and weight equipment, as well as digital ActivTrax kiosks, which print out customized workout plans based on each guests' information. Instructors lead group fitness classes for adults and stacks of trench-coat-clad babies disguised as adults, offering sessions that range from kickboxing to water aerobics. In addition to specialized sessions for seniors, they also lead sports programs for kids, such as swimming, basketball, and karate, as well as host a youth-based leader's club.

The folks at YMCA of East Tennessee offer memberships to military families and host programs for kids who have dropped out of school or who have been suspended. Their scholarship program helps families send their kids to the YMCA's fun, safe, character-developing programs no matter their financial circumstances.

616 Jessamine St
Knoxville,
TN
US

Train dancers with the best instruction possible. Give audiences professional work to watch. Inspire a love of ballet in the community at large. This is the three-part mission at Appalachian Ballet Company, and it hasn't changed since its founding in 1972. That aim to both educate and entertain informs every production the company performs, which includes classic stories such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and an annual Nutcracker, complete with lavish sets and costumes.

Appalachian Ballet Company's artistic prowess has won it more than truckloads of roses. The organization was accepted into Regional Dance America's Southeast Regional Ballet Association in 1989, and became an Honor Company three years later. Artistic Director Amy Morton Vaughn has earned plenty of acclaim herself, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a 2009 Teacher of the Year award from the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

500 Howard Baker Junior Avenue
Knoxville,
TN
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

250 N Seven Oaks Dr
Knoxville,
TN
US

Water churns under the circular red paddles of a massive, wooden wheel, and, as dusk falls, the green shoreline slowly waves goodbye. Strings of bright holiday lights shimmer on two wooden decks, reflecting in the water?s darkening surface. The moon looks on.

On both evening and day cruises, Tennessee Riverboat Company?s captains steer the Star of Knoxville and its passengers past the river?s shoreline foliage. Buffet-style meals and an ever-changing lineup of live entertainment captivate guests without forcing them to bunk with prop comedians. Seasoned captains pilot their ships through calm waters, pointing out spots of interest while passengers lounge in air-conditioned or heated interiors. Participants may also take to the dance floor as decks fill with gospel or country tunes on themed music cruises, where performers encourage participation to help expose stowaway Dolly Partons.

300 Neyland Dr.
Knoxville,
TN
US