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Market Square, Knoxville

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
Located in the center of downtown, Market Square is the bull’s-eye of the city in every sense. Founded as the regional farmers' market in the 19th century, the square was a common ground where locals and visitors from all walks of life congregated. After a period of decline, the area was revitalized, and today it’s a bustling pedestrian mall, dotted with restaurants, bars, and shops. Try some of the local or international cuisine, see a concert or street performance, and admire the works of resident artists and craftspeople.The historic square is also the perfect place to stroll with your pet or sit and people-watch. Using our custom trip planner, Knoxville attractions like Market Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Recently in Knoxville, so stopped in town to look around. This is a funky pedestrian area full of shops and restaurants. Very fun. Don't miss the Visitors Center on the other side of the TVA building. 
  • We very much enjoyed spending the afternoon in Market square. Several cute shops to check out. Everyone was so friendly. 
  • We had a bit of time to kill and found this to be a great way to stretch our legs, get a bite to eat and see some quaint little shops. Someone was even playing guitar and singing in the park! 
  • What a fabulous farmers market. It was filled with booths of all kinds. From artisan breads, fresh produce, hand crafted jewelry, goat milk soap and so much more. It was wonderful to be in market square. There were so many shops and restaurants with an urban trendy style. I loved my experience there. There was even a water feature for the kids to cool off in.
  • Love going there. Always something going on. Great atmosphere. Would live down there if I could afford it. Great place to be any night if the week.
  • Great atmosphere and community space. What can you say, this is a top Knoxville attraction. Don't miss the farmers market, fountains in the summer and skating in the winter. The programming is so diverse, jazz, movies, Shakespeare, gospel, and many festivals. Check scheduled events!
  • Bustling town square lined with great shops and restaurants. They have a farmer's market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Great for dining. Great for dating and Nightlife for adults. Fun Shopping. Family friendly. Very nice and refreshing city atmosphere. Lots to do and see.
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