Knoxville, Tennessee Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Knoxville and the surrounding area. East Tennessee nexus offers visitors a cityscape with the Sunsphere, plus a centaur skeleton, tributes to Rachmaninoff and Mom, and memorials to noteworthy catastrophes. Nearby: Airplane Gas Station and tours of the X-10 nuclear reactor!

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  • K-25 History Center

    K-25 History Center

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Tells the story of the vast, secret plant that made the nuclear fuel for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

  • The Sunsphere

    The Sunsphere

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Opened in 1982 for the Knoxville World's Fair, opened off and on since then.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Outside: a replica of one half of the doomed ocean liner. Inside: costumed actors, crashing, freezing, drowning, crush depth family fun.

  • Alcatraz East

    Alcatraz East

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    America's most comprehensive museum of crime. Bonnie and Clyde's movie Death Car, OJ's low-speed chase Bronco, Tennessee's electric chair, serial killer relics.

  • Museum of Appalachia: Perpetual Motion Machine

    Museum of Appalachia: Perpetual Motion Machine

    Clinton, Tennessee

    A rural living museum that surprises with devil burls, angel swirls, Apocalypse signage. 250,000 items.

  • Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Greenback, Tennessee

    An incomplete castle hand-built by one man, and later blessed by the Lord. Themed rooms include a throne room and dungeon.

  • Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg - A Mecca

    Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg - A Mecca

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Sister tourist-towns sparkle like junk jewels on a necklace choking Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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