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Discover Knoxville's Top Dog-Friendly Spots: Your Ultimate A-Z Guide

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A - Alliance Brewing:

Located on the trendy Sevier Avenue, Alliance Brewing Co offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy craft brews with your pup. Don't miss out on nearby hotspots like South Coast Pizza and SouthSide Garage.

B - Baker Creek Preserve:

Nestled within Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, Baker Creek Preserve offers a variety of trails perfect for a hike with your pup for some exploration and adventure amidst stunning natural scenery.

C - Crafty Bastard Brewery:

Located in West Knoxville, this spot is perfect for those looking to combine unique craft beer with delicious pizza from Hole in the Wall Pizza. Don’t forget about their other two locations Emory Place and Baker Creek.


D - Dolly Parton Mural:

Admire the iconic Dolly Parton mural among the collection of mural art in Strong Alley, adjacent to Market Square and Krutch Park.

E - Elst Brewing:

Situated in downtown Knoxville, Elst Brewing welcomes dogs inside their tasting room, making it a paw-some spot to enjoy Knoxville's craft brews.

F - Forks of the River Management Area:

Located at the junction of the French Broad and Holston Rivers, Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area offers expansive trails where you can explore with your dog. It's a great spot for birdwatching and enjoying the scenic beauty of Knoxville's wildlife.

G - Gay St:

As Knoxville’s historic main street, Gay St offers a charming backdrop for leisurely walks with your canine companion.

H - House Mountain:

Venture to House Mountain within Knox County for breathtaking views of Knoxville from the summit of its hiking trails.

I - Ijams Nature Area:

Immerse yourself in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness at Ijams Nature Area, where you can enjoy nature without leaving the city.

J - Jack's Coffeehouse:

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee on the dog-friendly patio; it's an ideal place to unwind, read a book, or catch up with friends while enjoying the city vibe.

K - Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum:

Wander through 44 acres of botanical beauty and scenic walking trails at Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum.

L - Lakeshore Park:

Situated on the Tennessee River with stunning mountain vistas, Lakeshore Park offers 200+ acres of exploration for you and your pup.

M - Market Square:

Dating back to 1854, Market Square is a historic marketplace turned vibrant gathering spot for locals and tourists, perfect for leisurely strolls with your dog or grab a bite to eat on one of the many restaurant patios lining the square.

N - Neyland Stadium:

While dogs can't enter the stadium, capture a snapshot of your dog and the iconic Neyland Stadium, a must-see landmark in Knoxville.

O - Oliver Royale:

Enjoy unique cocktails and chef-curated dishes on the beautiful patio of Oliver Royale, located in bustling Market Square.

P - PetSafe Dog Parks:

Explore the various PetSafe Dog Parks scattered throughout Knoxville, offering ample space for your pup to play and socialize.

Q - Quarry Trail at Fort Dickerson Park:

Take a leisurely stroll along the Quarry Trail at Fort Dickerson Park in South Knoxville, soaking in the scenic beauty.

R - River Bluff Wildlife Area:

This hidden gem in South Knoxville offers scenic trails and stunning views of the Tennessee River. It’s a perfect spot for a peaceful hike with your dog, where you can both enjoy the beauty of nature and the tranquility of the surroundings.

S - Sunsphere:

Built for the 1982 World’s Fair, the Sunsphere offers impressive views from below, though dogs aren't allowed on the tour. Be sure to snap a picture at the nearby Clinch Avenue Bridge painted in vibrant rainbow colors offering an excellent backdrop for memorable photos with your dog.

T - Tennessee Theater:

Capture a snapshot with your pup in front of the iconic Tennessee Theater on Gay St, adding a touch of nostalgia to your adventures.

U - University of Tennessee Gardens:

Explore the free UT Gardens with your dog, offering a serene environment for leisurely walks and extra sniffing opportunities.

V - Volunteer Landing Park:

Access Volunteer Landing Park via the Neyland Greenway and marvel at the picturesque view of the historic Gay St Bridge spanning the Tennessee River.

W - War Dog Memorial:

Pay homage to canine heroes at the War Dog Memorial, located in front of the UT Veterinary Clinic, commemorating their service with an exact replica from the official memorial in Guam.

X - Xul Beer Company:

While dogs can't enter the taproom, enjoy a refreshing brew on Xul Beer Company's patio, at either of their two locations.

Y - Yee-Haw Brewing Company:

Nestled in Old North Knoxville, Yee-Haw Brewing Company features a fabulous patio where you can enjoy movie nights or catch the UT game with your dog.

Z - Zalate Taqueria:

Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine on the pergola-draped patio of Zalate Taqueria, offering a delightful dining experience for you and your dog.




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