Fun and Entertaining Places in Knoxville

The city of Knoxville will not disappoint you when it comes to entertainment. Be it the vibrant shopping streets, bustling nightlife, or creative theaters, you will find different fun and entertainment options in Knoxville. Here is the extensive list of all the entertainment places in Knoxville that are bound to make your vacation a memorable one. With so many options to choose from, you will never have to worry about what to do in Knoxville anymore.

Let's explore the best places for fun and entertainment in Knoxville:

  1. Breakout Knoxville

    4.8 (136 Votes)
    Breakout Knoxville

    Entertainment, Games

    The Breakout Knoxville is an escape game with multiple rooms that follow interesting themes including kidnappings, island escape, hostage escape and other rather intense themes. If you love mystery and have a detective hidden in yourself, you will love to find a way out of the rooms as you decipher the rather curious clues. The whole experience adds to the drama and is a perfect setting for tea...Read more
  2. Clarence Brown Theatre

    4.8 (157 Votes)
    Clarence Brown Theatre

    Entertainment, Performance, Theatre

    The Clarence Brown Theatre offers a rare mélange of high quality production, drama and music, mixed with some of the best talent from all over the country. If you are not a theatre-lover, you will be convinced by the enthralling performances and for those who already love theater- seeing a play here is a treat! The theater showcases classics as well as contemporary plays ideal for people...Read more
  3. Bijou Theatre

    4.8 (107 Votes)
    Bijou Theatre

    Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Concert

    The Bijou Theatre was opened in 1909 as a part of the already existing Lamar house (built in 1817) and still stays true to its classic architecture, acoustics and ‘small-theatre, big feel’ ambience. The theatre has special seating which are immersive and is loved especially for music concerts and is an experience in itself as you breathe in the history of the city while seeing its m...Read more
  4. Knoxville Convention Center

    Entertainment, Performance, Concert, Convention Center

    The Knoxville Convention Center hosts everything from comic con, Christmas events to regular concerts and live performances and if you are in the city during a trending show, make a point to grab your tickets before they are sold out. A pleasure to see especially during Christmas, the convention center offers the grandest lightings, production and a picturesque landscape of the World’s Fa...Read more
  5. Preservation Pub

    Pubs, Nightlife, Adults

    The Preservation Pub makes the list of the top ten pubs in Tennessee and is loved for its sheer energy, a rather long Beer menu and a live music scene like no other in Knoxville. If you are a party person and want to dance well into the night, mark the Preservation Pub on top of your pub-crawling list! Highlights include the Happy Hours during weekdays and live band performances.
  6. Confederate Memorial Hall

    4.3 (42 Votes)
    Confederate Memorial Hall


    Named after Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House”, the Confederate Memorial Hall was built in 19th century and was used by Confederate Generals James Longstreet and Lafayette McLaws as their headquarters during the Battle of Knoxville. The hall was built by slave labor and is a reminder of one of the truly trying times for slaves in America. Today, the place is lovely to walk around ...Read more
  7. Bearden Beer Market

    4.7 (6 Votes)
    Bearden Beer Market

    Market, Adults

    If you love beer and want to explore all its rich varieties, the Bearden Beer Market's Beer Garden is just the place for you. The place retails almost all types of beers and you can buy your favourite by the keg. The people (fellow beer lovers) which are part of the beer culture along with the laid back atmosphere, all make for a good way to spend a few hours as you sip on your favourite drink....Read more
  8. Knox Whiskey Works

    4.9 (2 Votes)
    Knox Whiskey Works


    The Knox Whiskey Works Distillery takes you through the process of liquor making and all its stages and as you sip on a few drinks during the tour, you truly appreciate the art of brewing like never before! Highlights include: In-house bar where you can try some signature cocktails like Old City Heirloom Whiskey Sour among others If getting tipsy on some amazing drinks is what you are looking...Read more
  9. Three Rivers Rambler

    4.4 (32 Votes)
    Three Rivers Rambler

    Waterfront, Entertainment, Nature, Train Ride

    Three Rivers Rambler offers railway rides through the most scenic part of Knoxville and its outskirts and is simply the best of Knoxville in a nutshell. The tourist train operation gives a through and through ‘old-world’ feel by using steam engines that move slowly through the tour sites. If you are travelling with children who love trains, do not miss this! For adults, the tours ar...Read more
  10. Crafty Bastard Brewery

    Food And Drinks, Brewery, Entertainment, Adults

    The Crafty Bastard Brewing is a small 3 barrel brewing company which makes a variety of brews using home-grown, local produce that adds to it distinct taste and richness. The beers are spiced with chilli, pepper, pine sprigs and ginger among other spices. When in Knoxville, take an hour or so to stop by and know what is brewing at the small and unique place! Highlights include: Trying their si...Read more
  11. Children's Theater Of Knoxville

    Entertainment, Theatre

    The Knoxville Children's Theatre showcases the version of popular movies and plays but with an all children cast! The sets are made by children and the children are trained to play the roles of their adult counterparts. From movies like Legally Blond, High School musical, the Little Mermaid to novel adaptations, the theatre will overwhelm you with not just the stories but the talent as well. If...Read more
  12. Nostalgia On Mccalla

    Entertainment, Shopping Center, Specialty Shop

    Nostalgia on McCalla adds to the long list of vintage shops that sell everything from mid-century furniture to classic fashion statements, jewellery, colourful decor and home products. The whole place bursts with colours and with a short visit here, you are sure to leave with arms full of gifts for your loved ones and some for yourself too! Highlights include: Vintage women’s clothing we...Read more
  13. Friends Antique And Collectibles

    Entertainment, Mall, Shopping Center, Specialty Shop

    The Friends Antique and Collectibles Mall is loud, colourful, full of antiques and something for all ages. If you collect vintage artefacts, clothes, books, posters, porcelain articles, woodwork or are simply looking for a place where you can get something rather funky without leaning heavy on your wallet, stop by at the Friends Antique and Collectibles Mall to dig for you next buy! Highlights ...Read more
  14. Goal Post Tavern

    Bar, Food And Drinks, Pubs, Entertainment

    The Goalpost Tavern is the only place on ‘The Strip’ that offers live entertainment. The Bar and BBQ joint is loved for its classic American food and is flooded with people during home games. The Happy hours are a highlight- especially for the drinks menu and as you sip on margaritas and draft beers, do try their pub food varieties. The tavern is a must if you want to watch a home g...Read more
  15. Central United Methodist Church

    Church, Religious Site, Performance

    The Central United Methodist Church is one of the few buildings that survived the Stock Market crash and its traditional design layout and interiors add to its charm. The traditional services along with the choir held here completes the experience. Highlights include: Musical performances Church organ installed around the mid 20th century. If you love traditional architecture and want to expe...Read more

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