Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee, is one of the United States’ most underrated cities. It’s home to the University of Tennessee and its vibrant culture and is quickly becoming a destination for foodies and art lovers alike. But if you’re looking for a more active escape, hop aboard the Three Rivers Rambler for an afternoon of adventure, exploration, and fun! The Three Rivers Rambler is a premier excursion line running through the heart of Knoxville. It takes its guests on a two-hour journey along the winding Tennesse River, offering a unique view of the nearly two-hundred-year-old city. As you slowly traverse around downtown Knoxville, your guides will narrate the trip providing historical facts, colorful stories, and unforgettable views of the city as seen from above. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the Three Rivers Rambler will provide an informative, relaxing, and scenic experience. Information can be found here.
Aboard the Rambler, the passage is given a chance to explore downtown Knoxville. The city’s rich history is evident in its exquisite architecture and beautiful architecture, and your guides will provide you with a comprehensive history of the city. See firsthand the Majestic Theater, the second oldest operating theater in the state, and learn of its many renovations. Feast your eyes on the majestic Tennessee River, the Tennessee Amphitheater, and the assorted churches that decorate the city skyline. During the ride, you will pass through multiple neighborhoods, visiting the lush gardens of Fourth and Gill, visiting the quaint houses of Old North Knoxville, and stopping at the site of the historic Battery Park. At each stop, you will have the opportunity to observe local wildlife, including ducks and geese gliding across the water, turtles sunning themselves on the shore, and great blue herons watching from their perches. With the rich woodsy backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, the beauty of the scenery is undeniable. See here for information about Exploring the Beauty and Diversity of UT Gardens Knoxville.