Museum of Appalachia: The Museum, a non-profit organization, includes some three dozen authentic log buildings, display halls filled with Appalachian artifacts, and gardens and farm animals in a picturesque setting, all surrounded by split-rail fences. The Museum is home to sheep, chickens, guineas, ducks, wild turkeys, and peafowl. Mules, Scottish Highland cattle, and “fainting” goats roam adjacent pastures.
Knoxville Museum of Art: The Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, educates and serves a diverse community, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life.
Beck Cultural Exchange Center: A place that researches, collects, preserves. and exhibits African American achievements and culture. The largest African American membership organization in East Tennessee.
Frank H McClung Museum: The University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, local history, and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day, and showcase much of Tennessee’s past — its geology, history, art, and culture.
American Museum of Science & Energy: Located right outside of Knoxville in Oakridge , TN the museum opened in 1949 in an old wartime cafeteria. It was originally named the American Museum of Atomic Energy. Its guided tours took visitors through the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The present facility, opened in 1975, continues to provide the general public with energy information and educational programs/activities for children.
Museum of East Tennessee History: Open 7 days a week, the museum showcases the history of the region’s 35 counties through the award-winning exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, the East Tennessee Streetscape, and regularly changing feature exhibitions.