We are very blessed to have so many great parks in Knox County. Here are two great websites that share all the specifics on our parks. I have found a few parks I didn’t know about, and some facilities that might be perfect for our next birthday party.
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame June 10, 2014
If you haven’t been to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, it is pretty cool. I’m honestly not even that interested in basketball, and it was still neat. It gets even better this Saturday with free admission from 8-4.
Adults – $7.95
Seniors (62 and older) – $5.95
Children (ages 6 to 15) – $5.95
Children (ages 5 and under) – Free
- Labor Day – April 30
Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm
Sunday and Monday Closed
May 1 – Labor Day
Mon – Sat 10am-5pm
- The WBHOF will be closed to the public on the following days:
Day After Christmas
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Wonder Works May 28, 2014
If you haven’t taken the kids to Wonder Works, it is a lot of fun for older kids. There are things for younger kids to do, but if you don’t have a brave child you won’t get your money’s worth until about age 10. With that said, it is educational fun. They have lots of science exhibits, but they aren’t too boring. Everything is interactive with the kids, but because of this I can see how it would be frustrating waiting your turn on a busy day.
There are lots of things to do that are included with your admission. They have a neat ropes course , a climbing wall, extreme 360 bikes and some other rides. A few of them require tennis shoes, so plan ahead. View the live webcam here.
For an addition fee, or alone as a separate trip you can play laser tag or go to the magic show in the evenings. I think we may go back one night this summer to see the magician. You can view the schedule here. Wonder Works also has a party room for birthdays. View their party packages here, a basic package for 10 kids is $130.
Wonder Works isn’t cheap, but we didn’t do everything and we were still there three hours. It is all inside with air conditioning. That makes it a perfect field trip for a rainy day or a really hot day. They have a small AAA discount.
Laserquest May 25, 2014
We still have a Laser Quest here in Knoxville. It is over near Downtown West. I remember it being tons of fun, but I haven’t been in 15 years. Oops! They also do birthday parties. Visit their site here.
Liza Moz Summer Camps May 6, 2012
We had a great time taking the classes at Liza Moz last summer. Here is the schedule: http://lizamozpottery.com/SummerCamps.html
Baby Animals April 19, 2012
This time of year, the Little Ponderosa Zoo/Rescue has the cutest baby animals. Add that to your spring to-do list.
Another Party Place January 29, 2011
Having a Winter birthday, we are always looking for places to have parties. I had no clue that Rita’s had a party room. Unfortunately they are closed during our birthday, but they should be open late February.
They have a Party Room available for your next function. The cost is just $3/person and that includes any kid’s size treat of their choice for kid’s 12 and under or a regular size treat for anyone over 12. I haven’t called them, but I bet you could bring in cake or pizza. During the summer you might have a party in the fountains.