We've lived in the area for seven years, but being a country girl at heart, our day trips usually take us to the mountains rather than the city. We have taken the kids to the zoo and art museum, but that never included walking around Knoxville. Last week, we wanted to take the kids to the history museum, but we ended up getting there too late (their website is kind of confusing.) Since we were downtown, we decided to walk around and see what we could see. I actually forgot to bring my camera that time, but later in the week we returned to the museum and I brought it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that exploring the city was interesting and fun.
The art museum, seen from the parking garage.
I liked seeing the architectural decorations on the old buildings.
Market square, where there was a farmers market, little water fountains for the kids to play in, and a musician playing on a bench.
The window was actually a painting, though the brick around it is real. I love it.
So there's our city experience. We'll definitely be going back to discover more.