Find Adventure in Knoxville’s Own Backyard

Knoxville offers a variety of activities that are perfect for a Saturday afternoon or full day’s exploration. Each of the activities listed here is located within 30 minutes of downtown, making them our favorite “Backyard Knoxville” choices.

From the multitude of outdoor activities found in the Urban Wilderness just minutes from downtown to the outstanding museums in Oak Ridge and much more, there is a ton to explore right in Knoxville’s own backyard.

Boy stretching to reach the top of a sunflower in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Places To Go

Urban Wilderness
Museum of Appalachia
American Museum of Science and Energy
Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
Seven Islands State Birding Park