Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville maintains a small-town feel despite being Tennessee's third largest city. And with some of the best views, brews, and venues in the Maker City, you'll want to make the most of your stay. 100 Things to Do in Knoxville Before You Die offers visitors and locals alike a diverse checklist of adventures and insider knowledge to construct the perfect itinerary. Discover Knoxville's past at James White's Fort or experience the Renaissance at the Rossini Opera Festival. Explore the outdoors in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, just minutes from the heart of the city. Sample beer in a German castle at Schulz Bräu and eat shawarma at the "Nicest Place in America." Check out the abundant murals, galleries, and artisans that make Knoxville a culturally compelling community. A trip up to the Sunsphere provides a 360° view of it all, from the Smokies to the vibrant, walkable downtown. With 100 Things to Do in Knoxville Before You Die, you'll learn what to do and where to go from local tourism expert Kristen Combs sharing years of her favorite activities that will wow the whole family. Longtime residents and first-time visitors will equally enjoy this guide to Knoxville, a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town.