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Pet Friendly Road Trip Adventures: Knoxville, Tennessee

17 Jun Posted by in Adventure, Travel | 9 comments
Pet Friendly Road Trip Adventures: Knoxville, Tennessee

Adventure Awaits with Ammo the DachshundI know what you’re probably thinking….how can I STILL be recapping my week long road trip? Well, the fact is, there was so much to see and do that I’ve had lots to share. Like my adventures in; Washington, D.C.Shenandoah National ParkThe Great Smoky MountainsGatlinburg, TNNashville, Tennessee and the 2015 BlogPaws Conference. Well, today is the last adventure of my road trip, and it was one of my favorites! On the way home to Pennsylvania I stopped at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Knoxville Tennessee Convention Center with Ammo the Dachshund

Being that it was a Sunday, the convention center was closed, but that didn’t stop me from exploring around.

Sunsphere in Knoxville Tennessee with Ammo the Dachshund

Just outside the Knoxville Convention Center is the Sunsphere……the main purpose of my visit! The Sunsphere was constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair and served as the symbol to the Fair. It wasn’t until 2007 that it was renovated and reopened for the public.

Visit Knoxville Tennessee to see the Sunsphere

Since there was no signs to say otherwise, and no one around to ask, I rode the elevator up the Sunsphere to the 4th floor observation deck to check out what all the fuss was about.

Dog Friendly Sunsphere // Ammo the Dachshund

Dog Friendly Sunsphere // Ammo the Dachshund

Not gonna lie, it was a long way down! I was more than happy not to get too close to the edge, just in case.

Dog Friendly Sunsphere // Ammo the Dachshund

The 5th floor of the Sunsphere contains a restaurant and bar called the Icon Ultra Lounge. I didn’t attempt to go up there because the sign said reservations were needed – and I’m not even sure if they were open on a Sunday. And the 6th floor was for events.

Dog Friendly Sunsphere // Ammo the Dachshund

Honestly I was thankful to have all 4 feet back on the ground, but there was a lot more to see in the World’s Fair Park, which had signs saying leashed pets were welcome as long as you picked up after them.

World's Fair Park // Ammo the Dachshund

There was some beautiful waterways and according to their website it looks like they hold lots of fun events in the park.

Amphitheater in the World's Fair Park // Knoxville Tennessee // Ammo the Dachshund

Eventually I made my way to the Amphitheater, it was also constructed during the 1982 World’s Fair and was home to both country music and classical music concerts. The Sunsphere and the Tennessee Amphitheater are the only structures that remained after the World’s Fair. I would have put on my own show for everyone, only I forgot to pack my trick gear, and sadly I had no spectators.

Outdoor Fountain // Ammo the Dachshund

Eventually I came across an outdoor fountain where lots of kids were enjoying it on a nice hot day. I wanted to join in too, but sadly it was one of the few areas off limits to dogs.

Calhoun's in Knoxville Tennessee // Pet Friendly // Ammo the Dachshund

After exploring the World’s Fair Park it was time to get something to eat! So I found a pet friendly restaurant on the river, Calhoun’s!

Waterfront Dining // Ammo the Dachshund

Their deck overlooking the water was the perfect spot for a relaxing nap before my long long drive back to Pennsylvania.

Waterfront Dining // Ammo the Dachshund

And just as we were finishing up our dining experience, a big storm came rolling in. I have to say, the entire time I was gone I lucked out with all the weather. Every time I found something fun to do any storms seemed to clear and I had nice sunny days every time!

Tennessee Road Trip // Ammo the Dachshund

Eventually it was time for my fun to end and I headed towards home.

Home Sweet Home // Ammo the Dachshund

Even though my road trip adventures have come to an end, it’s always nice to be back in my home sweet home!

So what was your favorite part of my week-long road trip? Maybe it was the Bears in Shenandoah National Park, or the Elk in the Great Smoky Mountains, or perhaps my red carpet event in Nashville? What did you like best? Ammo the Dachshund // Blog Signature // Celebrity

  1. Saundra Romanus06-17-15

    The Red Carpet event was our favorite! You looked so dapper! Love ya! Ms. Saundra, Emmy & Cocoa XOXO

  2. Saundra Romanus06-17-15

    The Red Carpet event was our favorite! You looked so dapper! Love ya! Ms. Saundra, Emmy & Cocoa XOXO

  3. JB06-17-15

    Another great adventure! You look so cute and tiny on that huge amphitheatre stage. Sorry you didn’t get to perform. You were so brave to go up in the Sunsphere! What a wonderful trip this has been! Too many favs to choose just one. XXXOOO

  4. Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner06-19-15

    I went to Knowville last October to meet with PetSafe and visited the Sunshphere. It wasn’t as tall as our Space Needle (which was also built for a world’s fair) but I agree it was still a long way down 🙂

    • Ammo06-23-15

      How fun. I didn’t know PetSafe was in Knoxville. Perhaps I’ll have to check out the space needle sometime on my next adventure!

  5. shirlee06-24-15

    You are so blessed to have such wonderful and adventurous parents, cant wait to see what your next adventure is!!!!! Keep us posted cutie pie!!

    • Ammo07-01-15

      Oh yes! Don’t worry, more adventures coming at you!

  6. Hannah Chapman10-16-16

    Disregard Every thing You have Been Told Over Training A Dog… just watch this video

  7. Debbie Allison05-05-17

    Lucky dog

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