Tennessee Pink Marble Trail
Tennessee Pink Marble is famous all over the world. As the premier showroom for Tennessee Pink Marble, Candoro is a featured stop on this self-guided tour of Knoxville.
Tennessee Pink Marble is featured on the facade of the Knoxville Museum of Art. (Photo courtesy of the Knoxville Museum of Art)
In the Downtown Knoxville U.S. Post Office, there are six types of marble used in the building design. The four eagles that decorate the top of the columns weigh five and a half tons each.
THE PINK MARBLE TRAIL
The new 35-mile Tennessee Pink Marble Trail encircles a 5-mile radius connecting downtown to primarily South Knoxville attractions highlighting the stone architecture of the Chapman Highway Dogwood Trail and the reclaimed Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center, along with various stops along the Urban Wilderness Loop and nearby historic homes.
Bring your hiking shoes and camera and for less than $25 per person, you can tour 10 attractions and 177 years of Knoxville’s marble history.
Pick up a free copy of this brochure at the Visit Knoxville Welcome Center or at any of the stops along the Trail.
Trail Stops Include:
A. Downtown Gay Street, East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville Post Office
B. Knoxville Museum of Art
C. Fort Dickerson Civil War Park and Quarry
D. Candoro Marble Arts and Heritage Center
E. Marble Springs: Gov. John Sevier Home
F. Ramsey House Plantation
G. Knoxville Botanical Garden
H. Ijams Nature Center and Mead’s Quarry
I. Urban Wilderness: Hastie Natural Area
J. Chapman Hwy. Dogwood Trail/Lake Forest
K. Lindbergh Forest Neighborhoods