|Knoxville thrives as
a scenic city with a metro-population of nearly 687,000. Located at the
crossroads of three major interstates, 1-75, 1-40, and 1-81, and in the
center of the eastern region of Tennessee, Knoxville is within a day's drive
of half of the nation's population.
There is plenty to experience in the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited National Park in the nation, as well as Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. All three national parks provide numerous outdoor activities from which to choose. The shimmering Great Lakes of the South provide water sports and recreational opportunities. Due to Knoxville's convenient location, visitors can easily spend a day in the mountains or raft a whitewater river and still enjoy an evening on the town. Knoxville's area golf courses offer challenging and beginning golf, beautiful tree-lined fairways, and gorgeous views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.
The city also offers excellent art and cultural museums, the performing arts, a world-renowned zoo, historical sites, shopping and festivals. Those interested in history will find Knoxville rich with opportunities, from the seven homes of the Civil War and the First Frontier to historical museums. Plus, the Historic Old City District includes many choices for dining, shopping and nightlife.
|Knoxville Fall Events|
|September||Boomsday, Tennessee Valley Fair, Country Market|
|October||Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Greek Fest|
|November||Fantasy of Trees, Lighted Boat Parade|
|December||Christmas in the City|
Mileage from Knoxville
|Cincinnati||248||New York City||706|
|Little Rock||534||Washington, DC||471|