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Kathleen Drevik

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Kathleen (Kathy) Drevik Knoxville Picks

October 06, 2016
Hi everybody-Kathleen Drevik of Knoxville here. Today, I’m going to stray a bit from talking about technology in Knoxville and switch gears a bit. Many times, since I am a Knoxville native, I get asked where the hidden gems of Knoxville are. You know, places and restaurants that are a bit interesting or off the beaten path. So, if you are coming to Knoxville to visit or knows someone who is, here is a top ten list of some things to seek out:

1. Market Square. Ever since Knoxville was a city Market Square has been a hub of commerce. Originally there was a large market house in the middle of the square for farmers and other vendors to sell their wares. After a fire and falling into disrepair, Market Square was completely redone and is now the center on downtown nightlife and, April through October, there is a farmers’’ market with fresh produce and grass fed beef.

2. Ijams Nature Center. Ijams Nature Center is located on three hundred acres along the Tennessee River. Just minutes from downtown Knoxville, is boasts miles and miles of walking trails, bike trails, a rock quarry that allows canoeing and paddle boarding and some very challenging running and biking trails. It is open dawn to dusk. Their website is here.

3. Happy Holler. Located on Central Avenue, this up and coming area is the new hipster hangout. The affordable housing stock, eclectic restaurants, and funky performance venues make this one of the most interesting areas in town. Relix Variety Theater hosts all sorts of acts-from music, to spoken word to DJs and performance art. Raven Records provides a great place for vinyl junkies and collectors while Central Flats and Taps serves up craft beer and great food in a fun and lively atmosphere. Add to that a number of second hand shops that offer an interesting array of second hand items and you have the makings of an all day excursion.

Well, that’s about it for this post. This is just part one so stay tuned for part 2coming soon
Kathy Drevik Knoxville, TN
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