Knoxville Sports and Recreation

Knoxville Sports and RecreationKnoxville is a playground in many ways. Not only does the temperate climate and natural attractions make that possible, so does the wide variety of sports and recreational activities. On any given day, you can do everything from watching your team take on an opponent to maybe even be a part of the action yourself. Here are some of Knoxville's best bets for sports and recreation.

 

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Pro Sports

Tennessee Smokies
The Tennessee Smokies are a minor league baseball team based in Knoxville. The team really values their fans as home games are transformed into big celebrations that not only encourage the players, but also offer something special for everyone in the stands in the way of promotions and giveaways that make attending a Smokies game something really memorable. Get your fill of sports action by watching the Smokies work on the baseball diamond.

Address: 3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN 37764 - MAP
Phone: (865) 523-9913
Web: www.tennessee.smokies.milb.com

Tennessee Titans
Clearly, Knoxville loves its football, and even though the Tennessee Titans are based in Nashville, there is still a devoted and rather enthusiastic following for the state's own football team. Whenever there's a game on, you can feel the excitement of hard-hitting sports action no matter what part of the state you may be in. NFL fever runs high every time the Titans take the field!

Address: 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228 - MAP
Phone: (815) 565-4000
Web: www.titansonline.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Haw Ridge Hiking Trail
The Haw Ridge Hiking Trail is commonly thought of as a jewel right in Knoxville's own back yard. The recreation trail is actually located in Oak Ridge, a short eleven miles away from Knoxville, and the trail is an 11-mile trek that proves to be a challenging, somewhat strenuous hike that takes the average hiker about 5 hours to complete.

Address: Oak Ridge, TN 37830 - MAP
Web: web.eecs.utk.edu

House Mountain Hiking Trail
The House Mountain Hiking Trail is convenient for hikers who don't have much time to travel to the outskirts of town to get in a satisfying hike. This short but challenging recreational trek is 4 miles round trip and takes approximately four and a half hours.

Address: Hogskin Road, Corryton, TN 37721 - MAP
Web: www.knoxcounty.org

Concord Park Hiking Trail
The Concord Park Hiking Trail is a 6-mile trail that can be found in one of the city's most popular parks. The scenery is quite picturesque with various shades of greenery and an excellent view of the lake. The trail itself is not too challenging, so if you are new to hiking, it is a great way to start, but be on the lookout for bikers and other recreation lovers as they like to use the trail as well.

Address: Concord Park, Knoxville, TN - MAP
Phone: (865) 966-9410

Lakeshore Greenway
Lakeshore Greenway is a large loop that runs along the Tennessee River that offers recreation and excellent views of various picturesque vantage points that include Fort Loudon. The greenway is 2.25 miles long and is used for walking, running, biking and walking dogs. This greenway also connects to Lakeshore Park.

Address: 6414 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 - MAP
Web: www.cityofknoxville.org

 

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Watersports

Allan Jones Aquatic Center
The Allan Jones Aquatic Center is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The facility features a 50-meter competition pool as well as a separate competition diving area if you're feeling a little more adventurous. There's also a strength training center on-site as well. Plus the facility features seating for 1,800 spectators.

Address: 2200 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996 - MAP
Phone: (865) 974-7100
Web: www.jonesaquaticcenter.com

Ed Cothren Pool
The Ed Cothren Pool is a great place for outdoor fun when the weather heats up. Costing only $1.50 per person per visit, there's little reason not to make a splash at this recreational pool. Have fun, get some exercise, and stay cool.

Address: 1737 Reynolds Street, Knoxville, TN 37921 - MAP
Phone: (865) 544-7840
Web: www.cityofknoxville.org

canoeing
The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department along with Ijams Nature Center offers a chance to learn the sport of canoeing. Classes are offered on a regular basis. There are few requirements for interested children and adults other than you need to know how to swim. It's a great way to not only get a little exercise, but to also see some of Knoxville's natural beauty from a completely different perspective.

Address: Holston-Tennessee Rivers
Phone: Sign-ups: Please call 311 to make reservations today.
Web: www.cityofknoxville.org

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

The Track Family Recreation Center
The Track Family Recreation Center wants the whole family to be on the edge of their seat! This fun amusement park offers plenty of ways to experience some high-flying adventure. Outdoor activities and recreation include go-karts, miniature golf, bungee jumping and lots of kiddie rides.

Address: 2575 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 - MAP
Phone: (865) 453-4777
Web: www.pigeonforgetrack.com

 

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Leisure

Fountain Lanes Strike and Spare Family Bowling
Fountain Lanes Strike and Spare Family Bowling is a great place to get the family together and enjoy some fun in a very impressive entertainment facility. Get your game on when you let the ball roll down one of the 36 synthetic lanes. A digital scoring system, lots of choices at the full-service grill and a great drink menu all ensure that you'll enjoy every one of your frames! There's also an impressively-stocked pro shop and an arcade for the kids, too!

Address: 3315 North Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN 37917 - MAP
Phone: (865) 687-4611
Web: www.strikeandsparebowling.com

Sequoyah Park
With the Tennessee River running through town, fishing is always a great way to spend an afternoon. One of the most popular places to cast a line from the shore is Sequoyah Park. Aside from setting up your fishing site on the banks, there is also a boat ramp if you care to venture out a little further.

Address: 1400 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37919 - MAP
Web: www.cityofknoxville.org

Union Jack's
Union Jack's is one of those out-of-the-way little dive bars that is still full of its own kind of charm. Aside from being able to shoot pool, you'll enjoy a great menu from the grill while listening to what many consider to be one of the best jukeboxes in all of Knoxville!

Address: 124 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 - MAP
Phone: (865) 584-5161