Do & Sea

Life on the Tennessee River is never dull. Whether the water table is high or low, there is always something exciting happening or something to see. Besides observing all the activity associated with people operating pleasure boats, canoes, kayaks, wave-runners, stand up paddle boards, tour boats, river barges and tows, there is always plenty of wildlife to entertain you.

At least 8 – 10 different species of waterfowl thrive on the Tennessee. Most common are Great Blue Herron, Mallards, Canada Geese, American Coot and Cormorant. A well-trained eye can also occasionally spot Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers, as well. At least 20 different species of fish inhabit the Tennessee River. Most common are Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bream, Bluegill, Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Channel Catfish, Mud Catfish, and Flathead Catfish. Unless you are fishing, the fish most noticeable are the ones that are jumping! They are likely Largemouth Bass, White Bass, and Smallmouth Bass. Less commonly found fish include Walleye and Rockfish. Aside from the Great Blue Herron, several other species of wildlife are commonly seen on the shores of the Tennessee River. They include: Otters, Minks, Raccoons, Groundhogs and Beavers. Lucky observers can also occasionally spot Foxes and Coyotes.

Here is a list of many other different things to do and see near the marina:

ATTRACTIONS

  • Visit Knoxville Visitor’s Center | 301 S. Gay St. | (865) 523-7263
  • NavCal River Rides | 300 Neyland Drive | (865) 765-3407
  • Womens Basketball Hall of Fame | 700 Hall of Fame Drive | (865) 633-9000
  • James Whites Fort | 205 W Hill Avenue | (865) 525-6514
  • Knoxville Ice Bears | 500 Howard Baker Jr Drive | (865) 525-7825
  • Knoxville Civil War Gateway | 200 W Hill Avenue | (865) 525 – 2375
  • Blount Mansion | 200 W Hill Avenue | (865) 525-2375
  • Bijou Theatre | 803 S Gay Street | (865) 523-2665
  • East Tennessee Historical Society | 601 S Gay Street | (865) 215-8824
  • Art Market Gallery | 422 S Gay Street | (865) 525-5265
  • Theatre Knoxville Downtown | 319 N Gay Street | (865) 544-1999
  • WDVX 89.9 Radio Station | 301 S Gay Street | (865) 544-1029
  • University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery | 106 S Gay Street | (865) 673-0802
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra | 100 S Gay Street, Suite 302 | (865) 291-3310
  • Carpetbag Theatre | 100 Gay Street | (865) 544-0447
  • Knoxville Opera | 612 E Depot Avenue | (865) 524-0795
  • Tennessee Stage Company | PO Box 1186 | (865) 546-4280
  • Blue Slip Winery | 105B Jackson Avenue | (865) 249-7808
  • Willow Creek Galleries | 115 E Jackson Avenue | (865) 525-1925
  • Saw Works Brewing Company | 708 E Depot Avenue | (865) 247-5952
  • The Sunsphere | 810 Clinch Avenue, 5th Floor
  • Knoxville Convention Center | PO Box 2543 | (865) 522-5669
  • Souths Finest Chocolate | 1060 World’s Fair Park Drive | (865) 522-2049
  • Knoxville Museum of Art | 1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive | (865) 525-6101
  • East Tennessee Veterans Memorial | Muroran Drive
  • Clarence Brown Theatre | 1714 Andy Holt Avenue | (865) 974-5161
  • Ewing Gallery of Art | 1715 Volunteer Boulevard | (865) 974-3200
  • Frank H McClung Museum | 1327 Circle Park Drive | (865) 974-2144
  • UT Football Hall of Fame | 1704 Johnny Majors Drive | (865) 974-8437
  • University of Tennessee Gardens | 2431 Joe Johnson Drive | (865) 974-7256
  • Jubilee Community Arts & Laurel Theater | 1538 Laurel Ave. | (865) 522-5851
  • Knox Heritage | 1300 N Broadway NE | (865) 523-8008
  • Mabry-Hazen House | 1711 Dandridge Ave | (865) 522-8661

FITNESS

  • Downtown YMCA | 605 Clinch Ave. W | (865) 522-9622
  • YWCA Knoxville | 420 Clinch Ave. W | (865) 523-6126
  • Rush Fitness Complex | 6510 Chapman Highway | (865) 573-9660

GROCERY

  • The Ship Store @ Volunteer Landing Marina | (865) 633-5004
  • Kroger | 4409 Chapman Highway | (865) 577-3977
  • Walgreen’s | 4001 Chapman Highway | (865) 573-0081
  • Walmart Super Center | 7420 Chapman Highway | (865) 577-2596

RECREATION

  • Volunteer Landing & Marina | 956 Volunteer Landing Lane | (865) 633-5004
  • Outdoor Knoxville | 900 Volunteer Landing Lane | (865) 525-2585
  • James White Greenway | 1623 Riverside Drive
  • Neyland Greenway | 2401 Neyland Drive
  • Tennessee Riverboat Company | 300 Neyland Drive | (865) 525-7827
  • NavCal River Rides | 300 Neyland Drive | (865) 765-3407
  • Three Rivers Rambler | 400 Neyland Drive | (865) 524-9411
  • Volunteer Landing Park | 400 Neyland Drive
  • Second Creek Greenway | 1060 World’s Fair Drive
  • University of Tennessee Gardens | 2431 Joe Johnson Drive | (865) 974-7256
  • Krutch Park | 504 Market Street
  • Petsafe Downtown Dog Park | 203 South Central Street
  • Worlds Fair Park | 1060 Worlds Fair Park Drive | (865) 251-6860

SHOPPING

  • Walgreen’s | 4001 Chapman Highway | (865) 573-0081
  • Walmart Super Center | 7420 Chapman Highway | (865) 577-2596
  • Target | 5405 Washington Pike | (865) 291-0088
  • Rick Terry Jewelry Designs | 618 S. Gay Street | (865) 525-3793
  • The Market at Union & Gay | 504 S Gay Street
  • Rococo Boutique | 2 Market Square | (865) 971-1006
  • Earth to Old City | 22 Market Square | (865) 522-8270
  • Bliss | 24 Market Square | (865) 329-8868
  • Fizz Boutique | 27 Market Square | (865) 851-7990
  • Bliss Home | 29 Market Square | (865) 673-6711
  • Market Square Farmers Market | P.O. Box 2263 | (865) 405-3135
  • Art Market Gallery | 422 S Gay Street | (865) 525-5265
  • Mast General Store | 402 S Gay Street | (865) 546-1336
  • Rala | 323 Union Avenue | (865) 525-7888
  • Nothing Too Fancy | 435 Union Avenue | (865) 951-2916
  • The Tree and Vine | 439 Union Avenue | (865) 985-0524
  • Just Ripe | 513 Union Avenue | (865) 851-9327
  • Union Avenue Books | 517 Union Avenue | (865) 851-8239
  • Reruns | 521 Union Avenue | (865) 525-9525
  • The Emporium Center | 100 S Gay Street | (865) 523-7543
  • Lox Salon | 103 W. Jackson Avenue | (865) 523-5569
  • Blue Slip Winery | 105B Jackson Avenue | (865) 249-7808
  • Hot Horse Records | 108 E. Jackson Avenue | (865) 540-4437
  • Saw Works Brewing Company | 708 E Depot Avenue | (865) 247-5952
  • Lost and Found Records | 3710 N. Broadway | (865) 687-5556

RADIO

  • WDVX | 89.9 FM | Americana
  • WUTK | 90.3 FM | Alternative
  • WKCS | 91.1 FM | Oldies (Falcon Radio)
  • WUOT | 91.9 FM | Public Radio
  • WJXB | 97.5 FM | Adult Contemporary
  • WNML | 99.1 FM | Sports
  • WWST | 102.1 FM | Top 40
  • WIMZ | 103.5 FM | Classic Rock
  • WIVK | 107.7 FM | Country (VOL Network)

TELEVISION (Broadcast)

  • WATE (abc) | 6.1
  • WVLT (CBS) | 8.1
  • WBIR (NBC) | 10.1
  • WKOP (PBS) | 15.1
  • WTNZ (FOX) | 43.1

WORSHIP

  • St. John’s Cathedral (Episcopal) | 413 Cumberland Ave. | (865) 525-7347
  • Church Street United Methodist | 900 Henley Street | (865) 524-3048
  • First Presbyterian | 620 State Street | (865) 546-2531
  • First Baptist Church of Knoxville | 510 W. Main Street. | (865) 546-9661
  • John XXIII Catholic Center | 1710 Melrose Place | (865) 523-7931
  • Immaculate Conception Parish | 414 W Vine Avenue | (865) 522-1508