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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  • Killed at the Speedway

    Killed at the Speedway

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Dozens of drivers and spectators have been killed at the Indianapolis Speedway. A.J. Pete Kreis slumbers eternally beneath a stunning mortal exit tombstone.

  • Vaccinating Big Baby

    Vaccinating Big Baby

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Bronze statue of a bald, bespectacled men in a business suit holding an unnaturally large baby, while sitting on the Earth.

  • Giant Alex

    Giant Alex "Roots" Haley

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    13-foot-high bronze statue of the author of "Roots," posed as if he's pausing from reading a book to stare at you.

  • Millennium Manor

    Millennium Manor

    Alcoa, Tennessee

    Built to survive "Armageddon and a thousand years beyond." William and Emma Fair Nicholson erected their indestructible home in 1938-45, when they were in their sixties.

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  • 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, plus a hands-on CSI lab, serial killer relics, and much more.

  • 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. Empty at the moment, but Junior is around.

  • 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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