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The Blount County Public Library

What is it?

Well, it is not your typical library!  Here you will find something for any age from a friendly children's area to a state of the art adult section.  The Blount County Public Library offers a great audio visual section, a well equipped genealogy research department, ample study space, there is even a coffee cafe!  For a small fee, the library offers conference rooms to the public for group organization meetings.  The library sponsors many programs and activities for all ages.  Our library makes it easy, fun and exciting to broaden our knowledge base in an attractive relaxing  environment. If you are in "the need to know" then this is where you need to go!

Where is it?

508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville, TN  37804
(865) 982-0981
Fax (865) 977-1142

When can I visit?

Library Hours:  Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am - 5:30 pm, and Sunday 1 pm - 5:30 pm

Web Link:  Blount County Public Library


The Knoxville Zoo 

What is it?

There is always something new and to do at the Knoxville Zoo!  The mission of Knoxville Zoological Gardens is to celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Through education, conservation, exhibition, research and recreation, the zoo will tell the stories of the animals, the plants and the people who make up the communities of the earth. The zoo will develop positive attitudes and actions about nature and about conservation as a local and global issue.

Where is it?

350 Knoxville Zoo Drive Knoxville, TN 37914
Tel: (865) 637-5331; Fax: (865) 637-1943

When can I visit?

Open 364 days (closed Christmas Day) hours 10-4:30 (with hours subject to change check there website for updated visiting hours

Web Link:  The Knoxville Zoo Online


Townsend, TN "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies"

What is it?

Townsend, Tennessee, adjacent to the Cades Cove and Little River region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a quiet and scenic village.   Known as "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies" TM the Townsend area with its abundance of outdoor activities, accommodations, craft shops, and seasonal festivals, provides an ideal vacation getaway or retirement home site. It is a perfect destination for visits to Cades Cove and other attractions in the Smokies.

Where is it?

Townsend Visitor Center is located on  Highway 321 Townsend, TN   37882
 800-525-6834  Toll Free
865-448-6134   Local

When can I visit?  While each area of Townsend offers different hours of operation, You are welcome to visit the town any time!

Web Link:  Townsend Chamber Online  or  Townsend Visitors Center Online


Dollywood Theme Parks 

What is it?

Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 125 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is one of the most popular family vacation destinations. Too hot to visit the theme park? Then visit Dolly's Splash Country this destination offers a way to keep cool that's fun for the whole family, pack your bathing suit and take the plunge. This water adventure theme park combines the beauty of the Smoky Mountains with the excitement of water park rides, slides and attractions guaranteed to cool you off on a hot summer day!

Where is it?

1020 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

When can I visit? Click the link below for Dollywood' s current hours of operation

Dolly's Hours

Web Link:  Dollywood Theme Parks



What is it?

Nestled in the valley of the Little Pigeon River’s West Fork and surrounded on three sides by the majestic National Park, Gatlinburg has evolved from a rural hamlet to a thriving gateway community.  The community of Gatlinburg is only two miles long by five miles wide, with just over 3,500 people who call the mountain burg home.  Gatlinburg is a walking community, especially along the Downtown Parkway , which runs from one end of town to the other with hundreds of things to see and do in between.  This is a year 'round resort community with much to do as each season changes.  From skiing in the winter to river tubing in the summer, you will never run out of things to see and do in Gatlinburg!

Where is it?

811 East Parkway / Gatlinburg, TN 37738
TOLL FREE: 1-800-588-1817

When can I visit?  While each area of Gatlinburg offers different hours of operation, You are welcome to visit the town any time!

Web Link:  Visit Gatlinburg Online


Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

What is it?

World's Most Fun 1.4 million gallon world-class aquarium. Featuring 12 ft sharks and over 10,000 exotic sea creatures from around the world.  There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg!  Although Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around make the town of Gatlinburg a "natural" location for a world-class aquarium, America's most fun aquarium.

Where is it?  

88 River Road / Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Phone: (865) 430-8808, Toll Free: 888-240-1358
When can I visit?  Memorial Day through Labor Day
Sunday - Thursday:
9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:
9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Rest of the Year
Sunday - Thursday:
9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday:
9:00am to 11:00pm


Web Link:  Ripley's Aquarium Online


The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

What is it?

Today, under Lucas Richman's direction, the Knoville Symphony Orchestra is recognized as one of the finest regional orchestras in the United States. Performing in the traditional venues of the Tennessee and Bijou Theaters, Civic Auditorium, and in non-traditional places like school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks and churches, the KSO reaches more than 160,000 children and adults each year.

Where is it?  

100 S. Gay St. Ste. 302
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 291-3310

When can I visit?   Check the  Symphony's Calendar

Web Link:   Knoxville Symphony Online


Pigeon Forge

What is it?

Pigeon Forge is a tourist location with something to do for everyone.  Visitors can find many outlet shopping malls, amusement playgrounds, dinner theaters, an abundance of restaurants and many fabulous places to stay.  This is not a one day area.  you need to plan a week or at minimum a weekend to visit this area.

Where is it?

Pigeon Forge Dept. of Tourism * P.O. Box 1390-I  * Pigeon Forge, TN  37868


When can I visit?  While each venue has different hours of operation,  Pigeon Forge is open 365 days/year

Web Link:  Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism


 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

What is it?

East Tennessee and specifically Knoxville, TN is home to one of the most award winning Women's College Basketball teams in history, The Lady Vols.  There is no better place than this area to honor Women's Basketball Greats.   Lady Vols  long-time Coach, Pat Head-Summit calls Knoxville home and is honored in the basketball hall of fame.  If you are a basketball fan, player, coach or enthusiast, you must take a day to go visit the Hall of Fame.

Where is it and When can I visit? 

 Web Link:  Women's Basketball Hall of Fame has an excellent up to date website.  Visit the site to learn more about where the hall of fame is located and their hours of operation.