Things To Do In Knoxville

Harlem Globetrotters Game at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Thompson-Boling Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$49.25 $30

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or Fitness Package at The Guild (Up to 53% Off)

The Guild

Knoxville

Pilates classes challenge exercisers of all levels with workouts that strengthen cores using special Reformer machine

$100 $49

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Ghost Hunting Adventure for Two or Four with Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours

Downtown Knoxville

Knoxville’s original investigation-based ghost tour leads patrons through sites known for traumatic happenings and paranormal activity

$80 $39

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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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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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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossKick Classes at Cross Kick - Knoxville (Up to 67% Off)

Cross Kick - Knoxville

Premier Martial Arts

CrossKick workouts combine cross training and fitness kickboxing to help clients lose weight, tone their body, and improve flexibility

$69 $25

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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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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes or 8 Mother-Baby Boot-Camp Classes at Kim Day Training (Up to 61% Off)

Kim Day Training

Multiple Locations

Classes run by an AAAI-certified personal trainer, Les Mills group fitness instructor, and Insanity-certified instructor

$50 $25

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Three-Hour Introductory Scuba-Diving Class for One, Two, or Four at Ski Scuba Center (Up to 67% Off)

Ski Scuba Center

Knoxville

Experienced instructors teach scuba skills to diving novices

$40 $18

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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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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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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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$19 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($58 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Knoxville

Students sculpt cores and burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour boxing and kickboxing classes; hand wraps are provided

$58 $19

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Ballroom-Dance Packages for One or Two at Go Dance (Up to 91% Off)

Go Dance

Go Dance

Awarding-winning studio offers private and group dance instruction for all ages and skill levels in waltz, cha-cha, tango, salsa, and swing

$434 $39

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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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Kids bounce inside a truck, giggling and showing no signs of settling down. At Bounce USA, youthful antics aren't suppressed. Instead kids are encouraged to burn off extra energy and nurture their imaginations. Ten inflatables, such as the truck or a basketball court, house tunnels, slides, and air-filled obstacle courses. Kids aged 2 and younger even have a giant inflatable all to themselves, replete with a ball pit and oversized blown-up blocks. To get the most out of the facility, parents can choose from four party packages, which include an attendant to serve cake and pour soft drinks as well as organize games of inflatable Twister, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and Pin the Apology Letter on the Donkey's Front Door.

7312 Morton View Ln
Powell,
TN
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Eight bags. Two platforms. Two six-inch holes. One distinctly American game. The origins of cornhole are shrouded in mystery. Some say it derives from a German game, while others claim it is a descendant of a similar sport played by Native Americans. But one thing is certain?it's serious business. That's why the American Cornhole Organization was formed in 2005. By setting the rules, establishing annual tournaments and competitions, and firmly banning the practice of using trained birds to dunk bags, these referees have codified the sport and elevate it to a professional level.

100 South Watt Road
Knoxville,
TN
US

A seasoned purveyor of outdoor sporting equipment, River Sports Outfitters' adventure experts put gear to work on indoor climbing walls and local kayaking excursions. Rock-top scramblers suit up in provided harness and shoes at the climbing gym, lined with vertical slopes that impersonate cliff faces with gritty-textured walls, rocks in many shapes and sizes, and animatronic dancing mountain goats. Climbers of all skill levels can strengthen and stretch muscles on ascents up the tall rope-climbing wall, or free-climb on the shorter bouldering walls, which lose the rope and vertical ascent in favor of low routes that challenge spidery-men to master specific maneuvers and grips.

10901 South Northshore Drive
Knoxville,
TN
US

Packard’s Games and Movies fuels friendly competition and hours of virtual entertainment with an eclectic abundance of gently used media. Gamers can fire up current consoles with a collection of used games, such as Halo 3 ($9.99) and Fable II ($7.99), which carry the ghosts of past triumphs to challenge their new owners. Those yearning for pixels of the past can dive into a rich selection of retro games ($2.99+) for vintage systems including Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Guide virtual superheroes as they jump across flames and elude persistent tax collectors with controllers for the Playstation 2 ($9.99+), Super Nintendo ($9.99+) or the Nintendo 64 ($12.99–$19.99). Stacks of previewed DVDs ($4.99) and Blu-rays ($8.99+) provide ample fodder for future movie nights. Each store has a slightly different selection, so call ahead for specific inquiries or simply browse through the cartridge- and disc-packed aisles in person.

440 N Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville,
TN
US

The Zone gets hearts racing, blood pumping, and faces beaming with fun and challenging fitness programs for kids and adults. Offspring can work toward their dream of joining the circus during cheer and tumbling classes, where students meet weekly to explore acrobatic moves in a thrilling, controlled environment ($60/month, $60 enrollment fee). Once school's out, The Zone kids' summer camp treats rambunctious ankle-biters from kindergarten through 8th grade to 11 hours a day of sports, tumbling, and dance ($110/week, $60 enrollment fee, summer contract required). The camp provides a nearly endless array of activities, including weekly field trips and study time with certified teachers, to ensure little ones' brain muscles don't erode into Xbox-playing jelly over the long summer.

5331 Western Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

The Cherokee Caverns first started forming 300 million years ago. Today, their stalagmite- and stalactite-filled underground chambers are maintained by volunteers who open them to the public several times a year for special events, including Sunday night concerts, a Halloween trick-or-treating event, and Christmas in the Cave. (The holiday celebration makes the most of the cave's comfortable, permanent internal temperature: 58 degrees.)

Below, some landmark moments in the caves' transformation from loose shells, sand, and clay into a modern-day social hub.

  • Pre-1854: Native Americans discover the cave, as indicated by ancient torch-marks on the cave walls.
  • 1854: A local farmer, Robert Crudington, rediscovers the caves. He noticed an eerie fog rising from the rocks covering the cave mouth.
  • 1929: Crudington's daughter, Margaret Gentry, hosts the first public tour of the caverns.
  • Between 1947 and 1960: Homer Harris, known as the world's tallest singing cowboy, holds a Western music show in the caves with his trick horse, Stardust.
  • 1960s: A chef starts a restaurant in the cave mouth. Showing great self-restraint, he does not call it "Mouth Food."
  • 1980: The restaurant burns down, seriously damaging the cave and ushering in an era of neglect and vandalism.
  • 1990s: Volunteers take over the caverns, turning them into the event space and geological education site they are today.
8524 Oak Ridge Hwy.
Knoxville,
TN
US