Bring the stroller and a snack for the kids.
Knoxville Museum of Art is closed on Mondays, so avoid going then. On weekends, arrive early in the morning, around 9:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. to start the day's activities. Saturdays will naturally be busy, but Knoxville is a small town, so it's not bad unless there is a huge event like “Rhythm and Blues” (which takes place the first weekend of April).
March through May are terrific times to visit Knoxville, with festivals and events happening nearly every weekend and temperatures being pleasantly warm but not hot.
This fun-filled day is a wonderful mix of outdoor activities and a little urban adventure through Knoxville’s Market Square on the way to Ijams Nature Center. Start your day with some fun playtime at the Fort Kid Park and hands-on arts and crafts at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Afterwards, fuel up for lunch with delicious pizza at The Tomato Head. Then head to the Ijams Nature Center. The center offers easy, family-friendly hikes and a lovely animal exhibit of local wildlife. Watch out for the snapping turtles, they bite. Since we’re local to Knoxville, this family-friendly itinerary is in rotation quite a bit. My nuggets love to get outside, and this itinerary includes some of their Knoxville favorites.