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Plan Your Visit

Any weekend can be a family weekend as long as you spend time with your loved ones. If you are looking for activities and places to go off campus here are resources to start with!


Visit Knoxville

Visit Knoxville puts together a calendar of events going on, where to shop, where to eat, and some of the best places to stay!
Check out their list of self-guided tours.

Ijams Nature Center

If you love the outdoors Ijams Nature Center is for you. The center hosts a variety of activities from outdoor yoga to organized trips and hikes. They also provide updated trail maps and closures for your convenience.


New2Knox provides weekly updates on things happening here in Knoxville. They’ve also mapped the best spots in each Knoxville neighborhood.

Guide to Gatlinburg

Located only an hour away from Knoxville, Gatlinburg is a fun way to take a step outside the city. Gatlinburg offers outdoor adventures in the Smoky Mountains and family-friendly activities like putt-putt golf, go-karts, and more.

Visit Dollywood

Dollywood has partnered with the Division of Student Life to offer a special price on Dollywood tickets for students. Individual tickets to the theme park are $49, which is half of the price of regular tickets. This could be a great opportunity for you to connect with your student and plan a trip to Dollywood! Students can purchase discounted tickets online.

September 22-24

In Conversation: Will Wilson Exhibit
McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37996-3200

Friday, September 22

Christopher Titus “Carrying Monsters”
8:00 p.m.
The Bijou Theatre
803 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Movies Under the Stars
8:30 p.m.
Ijams Nature Center
803 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Saturday, September 23

Market Square Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Market Square
18 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

Explore Knox Bike Rides*
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Printshop Beer
1532 Island Home Avenue Knoxville, TN 37920

*Bikes rentals are available at the Knoxville Adventure Collective.

Movies in the Cave: Hocus Pocus
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 3, 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
Historic Cherokee Caves
8524 Oak Ridge Highway Knoxville, TN 37931

Sunday, September 24

Jo Koy: World Tour
7:30 p.m.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915