Women's Basketball Hall of Fame#13 in Best Things To Do in Knoxville
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, dedicated to all levels of women's basketball, is a great place to learn about the game's history and key players over the years. Spanning 35,000 square feet, the facility features the Hall of Honors, which displays the names of noted players inducted into the Hall of Fame. In addition, visitors can test their own basketball skills on three different courts and enjoy a fun photo area where they can pretend to be different players. What's more, the museum is home to the world's largest basketball, measuring 30 feet in height and weighing 10 tons.
Recent travelers said this is a must-visit for basketball fans, with great exhibits, and lots to see and learn.
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is open May 1 through Labor Day, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Labor Day through April 30, it is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $7.95 for adults and $5.95 for children ages 6 to 15; kids 5 and younger enjoy free entrance. The venue is located across the street from the James White's Fort near downtown. For more information, visit the official website.
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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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