Knoxville – Things to do with your Team

At one time, Knoxville was Tennessee’s capital.  Due to its geographic location, it was isolated a bit until the railroads came through in the 1850s and the city went through an economic boom.

That boom continued through to present day, and now Knoxville is a bustling city filled with fun, engaging activities for your team.  With so much to do, your team won’t get a chance to be bored.


Zoo Knoxville

A well-known zoo home to many different animals, Zoo Knoxville is guaranteed to be a hit with your team.

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From African elephants and lions to Komodo dragons, Zoo Knoxville will keep the team enthralled and eager to check out all of the animals.  Some other animals the zoo has are red pandas, southern white rhinos, Malayan tigers, giraffes, and baboons.

The zoo is split up between 12 different habitats, some of which are Gorilla Valley, Grasslands Africa, and Chimp Ridge.  The animals are grouped in their appropriate habitats and make it easy to navigate the zoo.

If you’re there at night, Zoo Knoxville has a night safari where zoo keepers guide you around the zoo and educate you about the animals.

Attached to the zoo is The Clayton Safari Splash, a 5,000 square-foot safari themed water park.  Located next to the Grasslands Africa habitat, The Clayton Safari Splash offers a lot of great ways to cool off after exploring the zoo, and the best part is it’s free with general zoo admission.  Make sure to bring your bathing suit when you visit. 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914


Ijams Nature Center

Looking to enjoy nature and unwind a bit after playing your tournament?  Look no further than Ijams Nature Center.

Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace located three miles from downtown Knoxville.  An urban greenspace like this is a rare thing to find in a city, and definitely a must-see if you’re in Knoxville.

Bring the team to hike Ijams’ beautiful trails, and get up close and personal with wildflowers.  They’ll be able to see wildlife as well as they explore the nature center.

There is also the option to rent a bike or paddle boat and enjoy the greenspace from a different perspective.  The center has some guided tours like wildflower walks, bat nights, and owl prowls.

Once you get there, head to the visitor center to see what else they have to offer or for some food and drink. 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920


Breakout Knoxville

Knoxville has a few different escape room options, but Breakout Knoxville offers the most realistic, challenging experiences.

Choose from six different themes, each with their own area and brain stumping clues.  Once the game starts, you and your team will have 60 minutes to solve the clues and find out if you will make it out in time.

Breakout Knoxville boasts unique escape room experiences that many other escape rooms could only dream of.

Mystery Mansion, one of the themes, places your team in the ruins of an old mansion.  Once inside, you must uncover the mansion’s secrets and make your way out before it’s too late.

Another theme, The Kidnapping, puts your team in a particularly difficult spot.  Blindfolded and handcuffed, you must work together to free yourselves and escape before the kidnappers come back.

A third, Operation: Casino, lets you live out your fantasy of being a secret agent.  You are posed with the task of investigating the disappearance of a fellow secret agent, and must discover clues to their whereabouts.

Breakout Knoxville is bar none the best escape room experience in the city.  Make sure to check out their website for promo codes for 10 percent off on your visit and schedule some time there to put your teams’ minds to the test. 211 Center Park Dr #3040, Knoxville, TN 37922


JumpJam Trampoline Park

Ever wanted to be in a room where the floor and walls were trampolines and had other obstacles to jump and bounce off of?  What about 32,000 square-feet of that?

If this is a dream you have or if you’re just discovering this desire right now, JumpJam Trampoline Park is the place for you.

With over 60 trampolines, the amount of jumpable surfaces will keep the team busy for a while.  Your team will be surrounded by things to bounce off of, dive into and maneuver around, a kid’s paradise.

JumpJam has a bunch of activities for your team, and all of them are tons of fun.  You can test your aim in Extreme Dodgeball.  You will be put into a cage of trampolines and experience the most intense dodgeball of your life.  This is the way dodgeball is meant to be played.  The kids can try their hand at the Ninja Obstacle Course, or have an AirDunk competition.  There is also a giant foam pit that you cannot resist diving into. 11284 Threadstone Ln, Knoxville, TN 37932


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Putt-Putt Golf & Games

Some good old fashioned fun, mini golf is always an enjoyable experience for all ages.

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Putt-Putt Golf & Games has three different courses varying in difficulty, so whether you are a mini golf novice or a hole in one hitting machine, Putt-Putt Golf & Games has a course for you.

If mini golf isn’t your game, Putt-Putt Golf & Games also has batting cages and an arcade stocked with over 50 games to choose from.

There’s a snack shack as well, so when your team works up an appetite after having loads of fun, they can stop there for a quick bite to eat before heading back out on the course. 164 West End Ave, Knoxville, TN 37934


West Town Mall

Malls are always a nice thing to stop at and explore.  West Town Mall is no different.  With over 150 stores, 40 of them exclusive to the area, there’s plenty to see and buy.

The mall does have a Regal Cinemas so your team can catch a movie if they want to.  West Town Mall has a glow in the dark mini golf course located right in the mall too!  Glow Golf offers a unique take on mini golfing.  Instead of playing outside, or in a brightly lit room, you will have to try and sink glow in the dark balls with only black lights and glowing colored lights to help you.

Don’t worry about your team going hungry, because there are a lot of food options available throughout the mall. 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919



An obstacle course located in the Ijams Nature Center, Navitat lets you live out your dream of climbing and swinging from trees like Tarzan does.

This place gets busy, so make sure to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance, and if you have a group of 10 people or over they will offer you a 10 percent discount.

Navitat has six adventure trails to choose from, ranging in difficulty from beginner to difficult.  There is a course for everyone, and each course has its own elements.  Your team will cross rope and log bridges, fly through the forest on zip lines, and climb ropes and walls.  Each course consists of 10 to 12 elements.  Safety gear is provided. 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920


Laser Quest Knoxville

Laser Quest Knoxville has a multi-level laser tag arena, with fog, energizing music, and lights to really get you in the full laser tag experience.

They even have a sports team package perfect for your group!  It includes two excitement-packed games, private party rooms, and great deals on pizza. 8083 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919


If your team has a tournament in Knoxville, there will be so much for them to do in their downtime that they won’t be able to get to all of it.  The city has a lot to offer and will certainly provide fond memories that your team will look back on for years to come.