About Knoxville, Tennessee
Located at the crossroads of I-75, I-40 and I-81, Knoxville is the Crossroads of America. The city is within a day’s drive of nearly half of the U.S. population and just 45 minutes from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville is home to a number of festivals including the Big Ears Festival, the Dogwood Arts Festival, the International Biscuit Festival and BOOMSDAY – the largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show in the country! Live music is on the streets and stages of theatres like the magnificent Tennessee Theatre. You’ll even find it in the Visitors Center! This “scruffy city” is also rich in history. Visitors step back in time touring historic Civil War battlegrounds and historic homes. Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness offers hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners a unique, 1,000 acre urban playground, plus kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and other on-the-water adventures! All this plus unique shopping and dining at places like Market Square and Turkey Creek, make a stop in Knoxville a must. Travel tip: be sure to take in a 360-degree view of the city from the Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park.