5 Great Outdoor Field Trips for Homeschooling Families


1. Museum of Appalachia, Norris

The Museum of Appalachia is a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Self-guided tours are offered daily.

2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Learning about salamanders or trees or micro-climates or a hundred other things? This outdoor classroom is a treasure trove for curious kids.

3. Zoo Knoxville

From African Elephants to Yellow-Backed Duikers, Zoo Knoxville has so much to watch and experience.

4. Ft. Loudoun State Historic Park

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park was one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. The fort was reconstructed during the Great Depression and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

5. Ijams Nature Center

Meet the center’s animal ambassadors, hike its trails, learn its history and participate in its range of educational programs.

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