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On January 15th, many museums and attractions in Tennessee are offering free or discounted admission in honor of the governor’s inauguration. You can see the complete list of participating attractions, rates, and hours here.

There are participating attractions located throughout the state.

I’m excited, we’ll be in Knoxville that day for a workshop we might just visit the Art Museum for free before we head home!!

(thanks, funandfrugal!)

    • savvy

      looks like we will for sure go to the Frist and Cheekwood . Thanks for that

    • tambry

      We live in Chattanooga and the zoo and creative discovery museum are FANTASTIC for kids.

      • Dbaeimers

        Ditto to this. :)

    • anon

      I'm not sure of the others, but the Knox Museum of Art is always free admission. They do have a donation box near the door. It's a nice place to visit and nice location.

      • anon

        Blount Mansion is extremely close and is a great historical attraction. Wouldn't take much time to hit both.

    • TY

    • Rachel Raber

      “All offers are valid to Tennesseans Saturday, January 15, 2011 unless otherwise noted.”

    • The art museum is small so it won't take you very long to get through. If you have time, you could visit the East Tennessee History Museum (which will be free that day) or the McClung Museum on the U.T. campus (which is always free). If you don't mind Oak Ridge, the American Museum of Science and Energy is going to be free that day, as well. Hope you have a good trip!

      • Bee

        I think she will be a Park West on Middlebrook which is quite a haul from the American Museum of Science and Energy if she is pressed for time, but it is a neat place!

    • JR

      Are they free if you are from any state? Thanks

    • Kristina

      The art museum is OK, but if the kids are with you – the Children's museum in Oak Ridge is very worth the trip! Actually both museums in Oak Ridge are good!

    • Jill

      The Children's Museum in Oak Ridge is a really fun museum for small kids. It's a little hard to find but well worth it. I thought the Knoxville Museum of Art was kind of boring but that's just me!!

      • Bee

        I can see your point. I am not really artsy (well, not at all), but I enjoyed myself and the large open spaces and varied art. My kids of varying ages (and art predilections) also enjoyed it, as well as the view of the former World's Fair Site from the Museum. Plus they enjoyed going through the Candy Factory next door!!

      • Peg938

        I agree with you Jill! If given the choice, and certainly if the kids were with me, I'd pick the Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge! And it's sooo close to Knoxville!

    • Tdouglas26

      I live in Alabama. I would love to go to Nashville. I wonder if its good for anyone?

    • Mistydawnwall

      Coupon workshop? I live very close to Knoxville and would love to attend.

    • Angela

      Do we need tickets or do we just show up? And is it free for everyone or just Tennessee residents?

    • Jeannie

      Website states for Tennessee residents.

    • sheila

      This is really cool. My family got to go to Country Music Hall of Fame, THe Hermitage, and Frist back in Sept. for free, something we wouldn't have gotten to to otherwise. I think this time it will be Cheekwood, Tn Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and if time Bellmeade Mansion, now if it doesn't snow LOL

    • Kevinstacy

      I was curious about the “Tennesseeans” as well. I put in an email to see if this was ONLY residents of TN or neighboring residents in North Georgia,.. could take advantage as well.

      • Crystal Dalia

        Did you find out if its just for TN residents?

    • Leah

      I'm in Nashville and I'm hoping on going to three museums that day. Hitting up Cheekwood in the morning because they have crafts for kids on Saturday mornings. I hope to spend most of the afternoon at the Adventure Science Museum. I haven't been since I was a kid, but I remember having so much fun there. It's only half off, but I've been wanting to go. If we aren't worn out, we might also go to the Frist during early evening. The Frist isn't a big deal though because they have free family days every few months anyway.

    • mommy_of_5

      This is exactly what I was looking for!!! I will be in Knoxville for the workshop that day and we are making it a short family trip.

    • Kevinstacy

      I got a response from an email I send in. It is only for Tennesseeans. Boo Hoo

    • Greenstew

      I live in Knoxville and have already reserved my spot in your workshop! I just wanted to let you know that I recommend the Oak Ridge Children's Museum instead of the Art Museum. The Children's museum is probably a 20 min drive further from Knoxville but with a safari room, life size doll house the kids can play in and lots of hands on stuff it is much more interactive. The Art museum is nice but not Child friendly place. Just a recommendation from a mother of two. Looking forward to your workshop.