Some popular activities in Knoxville include taking in a performance at the Tennessee Theatre or the Clarence Brown Theatre, shopping and dining at Market Square, visiting the East Tennessee History Center and hiking at the Ijams Nature Center. The University of Tennessee Volunteers sports teams are also popular.
The Tennessee Theater is the home of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and hosts a wide variety of programs such as plays, musicals and stand-up comedy. The Clarence Brown Theater is located on the University of Tennessee campus and focuses more on plays and musicals.
Market Square is home to a mix of shops, restaurants and bars. Street musicians often perform here, and there is also a small park to enjoy. The East Tennessee History Center is a popular destination for genealogy research and also has many exhibits related to local history, such as one of Davy Crockett's rifles and a recreation of a pharmacy from the 1800s.
Ijams Nature Center has a number of different hiking trails as well as exhibits and paddle boards for rent. Parking and admission to the trails are free of charge. Some other points of interest in Knoxville include World's Fair Park, the Knoxville Zoo and the Knoxville Museum of Art.