Located at the intersection of Interstates 40 and 75, the town of Farragut is the perfect place for shopping, dining, history or the outdoors. Just 15 minutes from Knoxville, 15 minutes from Oak Ridge, a mere 45-minute drive to the Smokies and with easy access to Lake Loudoun and Tellico Lake, Farragut also has its own gems for you to discover.
Find Family Fun in Farragut
Take aim for giant outfield targets with self-scoring high-tech balls at Topgolf Knoxville, located in the heart of Farragut. Enjoy climate-controlled hitting bays with HDTVs and bar service or take a break at the sports bar and restaurant. Relax a little longer on the rooftop terrace around cozy firepits. Complimentary clubs are available. Sign up for a golf lesson or reserve a private event space.
Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center features a water park, go-karts, mini-golf, paintball and an arena for group sports. Navigate your putts around waterfalls and wacky animals at the two 18-hole mini-golf courses or test your racing skills on the winding go-kart course with hairpin turns. Cool off on the Splashzone inflatable water slides, open from May to the first weekend in October or challenge your family or friends to a paintball war!
Farragut is home to Cool Sports, an NHL-sized ice rink and indoor sports destination. The Iceairum offers free public skating or you can sign up for ice skating, figure skating and ice hockey lessons. Cool Sports promotes lessons, leagues, tournaments and parties for all ages to encourage the development of agility, balance, coordination and speed. An indoor turf soccer and flag football field is also a part of the complex.
Historical Sites in the Farragut Area
Visitors will find plenty of places to get outdoors in Farragut and the surrounding area. Bass fishing, boating and birdwatching are popular in around Fort Loudoun Lake, the uppermost dam on the Tennessee River, flanking Farragut. Take your binoculars and look for osprey and bald eagles. If you are a history buff, check out the Knoxville Civil War Trail, which ends in Farragut where the Battle of Campbell’s Station is commemorated. Visit the Farragut Museum, inside the Town Hall. Learn the local history and view the extensive Adm. David Farragut collection of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs and scrimshaw. Farragut was the first U.S. Navy officer to hold the rank of admiral and rose to fame when he captured the city of New Orleans for the Union army during the Civil War. Known as The Secret City, Oak Ridge was a key player in the development of the atomic bomb that ended WWII and part of the Manhattan Project. Only 15 minutes from Farragut, the interactive American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge will surprise you with its many secrets.
Great Shopping Finds in Farragut
For those that like to spend the day wandering from store to store, Turkey Creek offers the largest shopping extravaganza in the area. Explore this 3-mile-long complex, just off I-40, for a wide array of brand-name retailers, restaurants, entertainment and various services. After all that exploring, you’ll want a place to recharge. No worries. -Farragut has several hotels – including suites and extended-stay properties – at a variety of family-friendly price points.
Dining Out in Farragut
The Apple Cake Tea Room, family-owned for the past 35+ years, is a cozy and quaint log cabin filled with antiques, love, friends and good food. Try the Tea Room Medley, a customer favorite, or one of the other salads, sandwiches, quiches or desserts. Farragut’s Water Into Wine Bistro & Lounge is a local Knoxville favorite, offering handcrafted cocktails with fresh, house-made ingredients, and a selection of 400+ wines. It’s a relational lounge where people can enjoy healthy food, an amazing wine selection, creative cocktails and live music. Experience the casual, sophisticated ambiance of Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille, and American bistro where you’ll find fresh ingredients in a classic cooking style alongside a full wine list.
Farragut is the ideal place to spend some time. Miles of greenways, seasonal festivals, entertainment, shopping, dining and outdoor activities are all within a short drive.
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