If you’re in Knoxville, you may be looking for something fun to do while you’re in town. There are plenty of stores for shopping, including all your favorite brands, or you could plan to walk around downtown Knoxville. But what if you’re looking for something that’s not quite the norm? Check out these top 5 interesting places to visit in Knoxville:

1. McKay’s

used bookstore

If you’re from Knoxville, Chattanooga, or Nashville, you may have heard of McKay’s, but if you aren’t, this unique store is somewhere you’ll want to stop! This huge store is known for taking in used books, games, instruments, vinyl records, CDs, movies, and much more. If you have any of these items, you can drop them off at the counter and get cash or store credit you can use to spend in the store! Don’t worry though, because if you don’t have store credit, you can still browse through the shelves and purchase anything you want to take home!

2. Sequoyah Park

If you want to spend some time outside, Sequoyah Park is a great place to visit in Knoxville. You can walk, run, or cycle along the paved paths. There are quaint little hills and the walking paths have trees sprinkled along the way to provide you with shade. This is a great place to go when you want to watch your kids play on the playground or you need some time in the great outdoors. There’s also two waterway accesses to the Tennessee River, so you can kayak, canoe, or just enjoy the view!

3. UT Botanical Gardens

utk botanical gardens

You probably know the University of Tennessee is in downtown Knoxville, but did you know they have a botanical garden anyone can access? This beautiful oasis is overflowing with native plants that start blooming in the spring. You’ll get to see all kinds of bees and butterflies as you walk along the path, or you can check out some of the cool sculptures in the garden. There are several small areas where kids can play, and this is a great place to bring a blanket and enjoy the sunshine!

4. Liza Moz’ Paint Your Own Pottery

Another interesting place to visit in Knoxville is Liza Moz’ Paint Your Own Pottery. At this arts and crafts studio, you are able to pick out a piece of pottery that you can paint any way you want. Browse through plates, platters, mugs, decorative pieces, and so much more. Then head over to the paint station to grab the colors or stencils you want to use, and get started making something beautiful! This is the perfect solo outing or a group activity!

5. Our Restaurant

blueberry french toast with whipped creamOf course, we can’t talk about places you should visit in Knoxville without mentioning our restaurant! You won’t find a better place to eat breakfast or brunch with such a wide selection of food. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, get our famous cinnamon roll, waffles, or pancakes. If you’d prefer something savory, you can choose from a variety of eggs benedict, Jake’s scramblers, or breakfast pizza! Don’t forget to look through our drink menu to find the perfect pairing!

We know you’ll have fun exploring all of these interesting places in Knoxville TN. Before you start your day, be sure to grab breakfast with us! Contact us if you have any questions, and we’ll be happy to help you!

Scrambled Jake's Breakfast Co.