At Prime Independent Living, we know there’s nothing better than having loved ones come for a visit — especially your grandchildren! Prime has many recreational options on-site and is just minutes away from other fun activities. Searching for things to do with the grandkids? Look no further than our list of family friendly local attractions.
If you and your family enjoy being out in the fresh air, you’ll love World’s Fair Park, located just down the road from Prime West Knoxville. Today, seniors and children alike have an array of options for making a day at the Fair one to remember. The most popular attraction is the 26-story Sunsphere tower, which has an observation deck with views of the mountains, downtown, the University of Tennessee, and the Tennessee River. Bonus: There’s free admission, making it a wallet-friendly option.
Heights aren’t for everyone, so the World’s Fair Park also has performances in its amphitheater, fountains for the grandchildren to splash in, and playgrounds.
When the Tennessee Theatre first opened in 1928, it was considered one of the most stunning movie palaces in the south and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, seniors and their grandkids can watch classic kid-friendly movies like The Wizard of Oz, as well as Broadway shows such as Cats.
The Three Rivers Rambler (3RR) train depot is the home of steam train rides along an 11-mile scenic route and highlights historic sites throughout the city of West Knoxville. You’ll pass by beautiful bridges, riverboat docks, and downtown along the journey. But really, the highlight at 3RR is the old-fashioned trains, themselves!
Prime Independent Living’s amenities like our Bark Park, pickleball court, and unlimited ice cream at our café are just the start of a fun vacation with your grandkids. We think you’ll also have a ball visiting these other West Knoxville attractions. Contact us today to learn more about our active senior living community.