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About Knoxville

Knoxville is the third-largest city in Tennessee, located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It offers small town charm with the amenities you expect to find in a big city.

Knoxville’s downtown and Old City areas feature shopping, restaurants, a movie cinema, independent bookstore, parks, and nighttime entertainment. A free downtown trolley will take you around town or take advantage of the city’s walkability, allowing you to discover local and live music, vibrant murals, historic sites and museums, eclectic restaurants, cultural attractions, and much more. Learn more about Knoxville.

The region is home to numerous lakes, rivers, parks, and greenways. Knoxville Urban Wilderness, a recreational, cultural, and historic preservation initiative, boasts 1,000 forested acres plus lake and river access. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most biodiverse park in the United States National Park system, is just a 45-minute drive from Knoxville and encompasses over 800 square miles of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Some of the most popular destinations are Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, and Abrams Falls.