Unique Knoxville Tours

Unique Knoxville ToursWith so much natural beauty and rich history in Knoxville, it is possible to miss some of the area's more dramatically compelling stories. That's why taking a guided, specialized tour is always a great way to get better acquainted with some of the people, places and events that have made this part of the world so unique.

Cades Cove
Cades Cove is more than just a jaw-dropping tour and photo-opportunity. This valley is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, and no matter what the weather is like, you'll definitely capture some highly memorable shots. In addition to that, you can also visit some amazing, primitive structures and observe some of the Smoky Mountain wildlife along the way.

Address: Knoxville, TN 37922 - MAP
Phone: (865) 436-1200
Web: www.nps.gov

Forbidden Caverns
Sevierville is home to some of the most amazing caverns in the state. Take a tour that takes you underground to see these awe-inspiring caves, grottoes and streams. Forbidden Caverns is famous for its numerous calcite formations as well as a huge wall of dripstones which are said to be one of the biggest in the world.

Address: 455 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876 - MAP
Phone: (865) 453-5972
Web: www.forbiddencavern.com

Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Ripley's Haunted Adventure draws you into a place where you will definitely feel the chill of the unfamiliar. The tour features a visit to the abandoned Grimsby and Streaper Casket Company. This site was constructed in 1891 and was built over a cave called The Sinks. Legend has it that everyone who ventured here went mad, and that is where the scary fun begins. A frighteningly fun adventure for all!

Address: 908 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 - MAP
Phone: (865) 430-9991
Web: www.ripleys.com

Old Gray Cemetery
Walking through a cemetery can be a chilling experience, but when you take a walking tour through Knoxville's Old Gray Cemetery, it turns out to be a fascinating, if still eerie experience. Dedicated in 1852, this cemetery from the Victorian era not only offers a history lesson on how cemeteries used to be laid out, but it also underscores the famous (and not so famous) residents who are laid to rest in this truly unforgettable history lesson that is ultimately set in stone.

Address: 543 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 - MAP
Phone: (865) 522-1424
Web: www.oldgraycemetery.com

The fact that the 1982 World's Fair was held in Knoxville still echoes in this Tennessee city. One of the most obvious reminders of that momentous event is the fact that the Sunsphere was built to complement the event and it still stands today as a great way for tourists to get a bird's eye view of the city. Guides take groups of visitors up to the various levels and allow plenty of time to enjoy views of downtown, the University of Tennessee and the mountains in the distance. It's a truly breathtaking experience.

Address: 810 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902 - MAP
Phone: (865) 363-9538
Web: www.worldsfairpark.org

Bleak House
Bleak House is one of Knoxville's largest antiques. This impressive mansion is where General James Longstreet once lived. The antebellum mansion features fifteen rooms and wide halls and are filled with various pieces of antique and vintage furniture, photos, and other items that date back to the 1800s.

Address: 3148 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 - MAP
Phone: (865) 250-0882
Web: www.bleakhouseudc89.org