Eat & Shop Local


Nearby Dining:
Bayou Bay Seafood
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Frussie’s Deli
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Kay’s Ice Cream
King Tut’s Egyptian
Little Tokyo Japanese and Sushi
Market Square Restaurants
Round Up Diner
Sweet P’s BBQ
Szechuan Garden Chinese
Ye Olde Steakhouse

Nearby Shopping:
Basement Records
Comics Exchange
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Everything Mushrooms
Impromptu Garden Supplies
Island Home Monument
King’s Hydrofarm
Market Square Shops
Stanley’s Greenhouse
Spy Teck Supply
Tea and Treasures
Village Bakery


High Ground Park
1000 Cherokee Trail (865) 525-2585
Union troops built the earthworks of Civil War era Fort Higley during the Siege of Knoxville in 1863. It is the site of the Battle of Armstrong’s Hill, a key Civil War battle in the Union army’s defense of Knoxville. The rifle trenches and redoubt that have survived over 150 years are now preserved within the 34-acre High Ground Park. A beautiful stone wall borders the peaceful walking that winds through hardwood forests, wildflowers and native flowering bushes. The trail opens to a wildflower meadow where a red Wave Hill chairs invite users to sit and enjoy this peaceful natural setting.

Marble City Glassworks Studio
1045 Artella Dr. (865) 257-2969
True artistry and craftsmanship is still thriving in South Knoxville. Glassblower Matt Salley, who apprenticed for a short period of time with well-known glass artist Richard Jolley, opened his own studio in 2008 and invites visitors to try making beautiful glass creations of their own. Sign up for an individual session or a group of up to 12 for hands-on pumpkin or ornament projects. Children are welcome!

Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge
2809 Kelly Lane  (865) 525-2585
Encompassing 390 acres, this wildlife sanctuary offers paths for hiking and biking, but specializes in habitats for birdwatching. Over 183 species have been spotted in the wooded hills, the intermittent streams, and several fields being restored to native warm-season grasses. Small boat launch for canoes and kayaks provide access to the French Broad River. Featuring 6.5 miles of mowed trails that weave through this diverse ecosystem that criss-cross the 1.5 mile paved greenway that bisects the park as it winds from the parking area to the water’s edge.