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Provided by Knoxville CVB
All Roads Lead to Knoxville!
Knoxville, Tennessee is situated at the crossroads of three major intestates: I-75, I-40 and I-81 and within a day's drive of nearly half of the U.S. population. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located just 45 minutes away. The city is home to a number of festivals including the Big Ears Festival, the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Knoxville Film Festival, the International Biscuit Festival and Boomsday – the largest Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show in the nation. Knoxville is also one of America’s most vibrant cities for live music. It’s on streets and stages of famous venues like the historic Tennessee Theatre.
Other popular Knoxville attractions include the Knoxville Zoo, widely recognized as the red panda capital of the world, and the Knoxville Museum of Art, home to Richard Jolley’s Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity - one of the largest figurative glass-and-steel assemblages in the world.
The community is proud of its heritage and committed to preserving it. A great many visitors come to Knoxville to learn more about Civil War sites in our area, and tour earthworks, battle sites and historic homes. While here, many stop by the East Tennessee History Center to learn about their own history available through the center’s premier genealogy research library.
Knoxville boasts a vibrant downtown with a variety of unique shopping and dining options in and around Market Square. This popular gathering spot is also home to live entertainment, outdoor movies and more, and just minutes away lies one of the best kept secrets – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Located only three miles from downtown, this 1,000 acre stretch features more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails within city limits. The unique urban playground connects parks, trails, civil war sites and recreational amenities. Bikes, canoes, and Stand Up Paddle rentals are available at various locations.
From concerts to canoeing, museums tours to music festivals, memories are made at the crossroads. Start planning your trip today at VisitKnoxville.com.