Many of Knoxville’s most popular attractions are located near to Maryville, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two sights that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating West Town Mall and the iconic Zuma Fun Center. Two other worthy points of interest you’ll find close by Maryville are the Dead Horse Lake Golf Course and the Turkey Creek Shopping Center.
Holiday makers in Maryville, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, will appreciate the cultural attractions nearby. There are many excellent destinations to take the family for an afternoon such as the East Tennessee History Center, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Frank H. McClung Museum. Experience some of the spectacular theater, dance and music shows at the Tennessee Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre. Aspiring artists should browse the local artwork and other exhibits at the Knoxville Museum of Art.
There are also some great venues and parks that will have the whole family smiling, such as the World's Fair Park. Take a tour of the Knoxville Zoological Gardens, and learn about some of the stars of the animal kingdom.
If the sun is shining, follow the locals and head outside to the nearby green spaces. Explore the local wilderness by heading to the Ijams Nature Center. Unwind and relax, chat with the fishermen and catch some rays at nearby Cades Cove in Townsend.
If you have time in and around Maryville, stop by Sunsphere Tower and the Haley Heritage Square. For a tour of the nearby historic sights, be sure to check out the James White Fort.
Go to Market Square to get in some retail therapy.
Maryville is a place of proud sporting traditions. Rub shoulders with local fans at nearby Thompson Boiling Arena, home to the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team in winter and the Tennessee Lady Vols. Enjoy a few post-match beers with friendly locals after the full-time siren blows in a nearby pub.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Red Roof Inn Knoxville Central - Papermill Road, the Hilton Knoxville, or the Holiday Inn Knoxville World's Fair Park.