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time to snap pictures outside under
the world's largest (30-foot-tall and
10-ton) basketball.
From the museum, it's a short trolley
ride across downtown to World's Fair
Park, site of the 1982 World's Fair. The
park hosts several special events, but its
iconic everyday attraction (and arguably
Knoxville's top backdrop for selfies) is
the 266-foot-tall Sunsphere. Built as the
symbol of the World's Fair, the steel tower
topped with a 74-foot diameter, golden
glass-paneled ball is open to visitors from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. November to March, and
from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April to October.

Paddle, Soar, Explore

End the day with a dinner cruise aboard
the Tennessee Riverboat Company's
Star of Knoxville paddlewheeler. The

two-hour ride along the Tennessee River
launches at 7 p.m. from the dock next to
Calhoun's on the River restaurant, an
easy walk or trolley ride from downtown.
Discounts are available for groups of 20
or more, and cruises are offered yearround (the main deck is fully enclosed
and heated or air-conditioned). Make
advance reservations by calling (865)
525-7827 or at www.tnriverboat.com.
For an authentic Tennessee treat, book
passage on a Wednesday night Country
Dinner cruise.
If possible, extend your stay one more
day to give your group the opportunity
to experience Knoxville's natural side.
Biking and hiking in the South Knoxville
Urban Wilderness, across the river from
downtown, and stand up paddle boarding
(SUP) and kayaking on the Tennessee

River are only a few of the ways guests of
all ages can get outside and play. Contact
the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center
at Volunteer Landing for maps, group
activity ideas, and information about
seasonal bike, canoe, and SUP rentals.
At Ijams Nature Center, a 300-acre
urban greenspace, your guests can choose
an activity to match their fitness level and
interests. Options range from a leisurely
nature walk in the woods to zip-lining and
climbing the trees at Navitat Knoxville, a
self-guided aerial adventure park. There's
no charge to visit Ijams Nature Center,
and discount Navitat tickets are available
to groups of 10 or more.
Maryellen Kennedy Duckett is a
contributing editor at National
Geographic Traveler.

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Enter the World of Miniatures
'Space’ Tours Take Off
South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
Silverado Stages
ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Heroes of the Industry
Meet the New Faces at ABA
Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
ABA Strategic Plan
Tour Stop: Southern Appalachian Sampler
City Guide// OMAHA
Travel Resource: Charlotte
Travel Resource: Louisville
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
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