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Knoxville: Plenty to offer visiting OU fans

Last week OSU fans hit the road for Mount Pleasant, Michigan. This week, OU fans will be headed east to watch the Sooners battle it out with Tennessee.

As road  game destinations go this one seems pretty good. Here's a look at some of the highlights from TripAdvisor.

Eats

Connor's Steak and Seafood is No. 1 out of 939 restaurants in Knoxville. The name says it all. It's a regional chain so not an original but the menu has all the staples of a good seafood and steak place. The most expensive menu item is the Boursin filet at $32, but chances are if you're going to Knoxville you're not too worried about dropping $25 on a steak.

Good BBQ in Tennessee seems like a sure thing. Like, former Vol Peyton Manning going one and done in the playoffs.  Archers BBQ seems to be the favorite with several locations.

Things to Do

The Tennessee Theatre is No. 1 on TripAdvisor but an empty theater, no matter how beautifully restored, doesn't seem like the kind of thing the average OU fan would be into on or before game day.

Market Square is No. 2 and seems like a pedestrian hub full of restaurants and stores which will hit the spot with a lot of people killing time before the late afternoon game.

Ijams Nature Center is ranked No. 4 and looks like a fun place, but might not be ideal for a short weekend.

Here's a complete list of TripAdvisor's attraction ratings for Knoxville.

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