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Haley Heritage Square

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Address: Morningside Park, 1600 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: +1 800-727-8045
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A scenic city park includes a magnificent statue honoring Alex Haley,...

A scenic city park includes a magnificent statue honoring Alex Haley, author of numerous novels, including "Roots," who made Knoxville his home.

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Afternoon Lunch in Park

After a morning of being downtown I decided to have lunch....picked up some lunch and went to Haley Heritage Square. It consists of actually a park, disc golf and bike trails! It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
PaulyPauly2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

After a morning of being downtown I decided to have lunch....picked up some lunch and went to Haley Heritage Square. It consists of actually a park, disc golf and bike trails! It was peaceful and quiet and not actually a bad place! I enjoyed the scenery,birds and the planes flying over from Island Home Airport; most of the time.... If... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

There wasn't much to see or do, so we just drove past and went to another park. I don't think there was a lot of parking either. It looked more like a park for those that live in the area to walk to than a park for visitors.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you must visit here, run in, look at the statue and run out and drive away before you get mugged. Very bad area. i would skip this one if I were you.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Albeit this is a small park, yet it encompasses much beauty and inspiration. The statue of Alex Haley is a little formidable in size, but is beautiful. I am sure it captures his character and charm nonetheless. The sculptor accomplished a great artistic feat. Also to the right is a nice little play ground for children to enjoy. It also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Haley Heritage Square is a small park like area dedicated to Alex Haley. The 'park' is very small but the statue is large and it only takes a few minutes to read the inscription on the plaque. Being a fan of Alex Haley and his classic work Roots, it was nice to visit the area dedicated to him. If you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Park was just a pocket park so time allotted to go see the park was too long; takes about 10 minutes to see statue and read inscription.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

My children and I just happened to drive by and find this gem of a park! The playground is suitable for young children especially in spring when it is not too hot. There are walking paths, people jogging, biking, and the view is beautiful!

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Little Elm, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

There is not much else to this area except for a very nice park area with a playground and the Alex Haley statue. The statue is impressive and has a great amount of detail. It is definitely worth the drive to snap a couple of pictures forthe scrapbook.

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