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2015 Featured Tour The “Scruffy City Tour” – Knoxville, TN- approximately 6 Hours On this tour you can relive the golden era of Knoxville, from the 1880’s to the 1920’s. Stroll down historic Gat Street with its vintage street lights and art deco theaters: including the Tennessee Theatre, where the movie “Thunder Road” premiered. Childhood memories cone to life again as we visit an old time 1920\s type general store complete with penny candy, farmers almanacs, and creaky wood floors. Just across the tracks is the “Old City” or what was known as the “Bowery? Home to the scruffy city’s opium dens, bordello and rag-tag saloons. You can eat and shop at the historic “market square”, Knoxville’s original farmers market. This area is also home to many country music stars; here performers like Chet Atkins, Roy Acuff, Tennessee Ernie Ford and many others got their start. See where Hank Williams Sr. spent the last night of his life. Knoxville is also full of history; it was the territorial and state capital, see where the Volunteer state began – at the house of many eyes. Next we cross the “T: (Tennessee River) to see the home of the “Running T” 0 Neyland Stadium. Civil war history comes to life as we travel down Kingston Pike once the dividing line between the union and confederate forces. Here you can see the antebellum homes once used by both sides during the war. Lastly, well stop at “Worlds Fair Park”, home to the 1982, Worlds Fair. You’ll hear stories about the fair, find out why Knoxville became known as the “scruffy city” and ride the elevator to the top of the “Sun” – the Sunsphere. Additions $$ for this tour: John Sevier Home, East Tennessee History Center, Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, Grey Cemetery, or James White Fort and more.