Knoxville’s Must See Museums

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Knoxville mas many museums to enjoy. Immerse yourself into world-class art, exciting local history, and much more! The must-see museums in the Knoxville area are:

  • American Museum of Science and Energy in nearby Oak Ridge
  • Cresent Bend Armstrong-Lockett House and Gardens
  • East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
  • Farragut Folklife Museum
  • Fort Loudoun State Historical Area on Tellico Lake
  • Fountain City Art Center
  • Frank H. McClung Museum
  • Historic Blount Mansion
  • Historic Ramsey House
  • Historic Westwood
  • James White Fort located in downtown Knoxville
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
  • Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN
  • Muse Knoxville (children’s science museum)
  • Museum of Art Science
  • Speedwell Manor
  • Women’s Basket Ball Hall of Fame

The Knoxville Museum of Art is located at the World’s Fair Site and features special exhibits during the year, as well as exhibits of locally prominent artists. Each year the museum sponsors a fair, where works of art and crafts, donated by local artists and craftsmen, may be purchased.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is the world’s most interactive Hall of Fame. Watch a riveting video of the game’s history, hang out in a modern locker room as some of the country’s top coaches get in your face with the behind-the-scenes video, and shoot some hoops. This is not just another museum; it’s an all-out, one of a kind, bigger than life experience.