Muse Knoxville#4 in Best Things To Do in Knoxville
Muse Knoxville, the city's children's museum, offers a variety of exhibits that focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Along with a planetarium, the museum features interactive exhibits that teach kids about science of sound, the body's circulatory system and gardening, among other subjects.
Recent visitors said this is a great place for kids, with lots of hands-on activities and exhibits to keep them occupied for hours.
The museum, located in Chilhowee Park, is open on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $8 for all visitors (infants younger than 1 can enter for free). Planetarium tickets cost an extra $2. Visit the museum's website for further information.
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#1 Market Square
Since the 1860s, Market Square has been a community center of Knoxville, with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars drawing a large number of locals and visitors. Recent travelers said it's a lively and fun place to walk around, with plenty of places to eat or just hang out. From outdoor concerts and movies to Shakespeare on the Square and other live entertainment, the area is usually bustling. There are also two water play fountains, a magnet for kids in warm weather.
From May through November on Wednesday and Saturday, the open-air Market Square Farmers Market offers products grown or made by vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products, which vary by the seasons, include eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, baked goods, coffee, crafts and much more.
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