Knoxville Will Surprise You

Knoxville, Tennessee is often described as a hidden gem. The city offers a sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, served up with genuine Southern hospitality. Maybe that’s why, this past year, Travel & Leisure readers ranked Knoxville 4th among America’s Friendliest Cities. The fact that some of the city’s most appealing attractions are within walking distance of Knoxville’s vibrant downtown is an added benefit. Appreciated for its natural beauty, Knoxville is also known for its wealth of live music. Enjoy a variety of music at venues on and around Market Square and in the Old City, or stop by the WDVX studios in the Downtown Visitors Center for the free, live Blue Plate Special. Outdoor enthusiasts are blazing a trail to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, a thousand-acre stretch featuring 50 miles of mixed use trails within city limits. History buffs know that Knoxville is home to a variety of museums including the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame — the world’s only museum of its kind, the East Tennessee History Center and the Knoxville Museum of Art — home to one of the largest figurative glass and steel installations in the world. Add to that Knoxville’s incredible culinary scene — complemented by a growing number of local breweries on Knoxville’s Ale Trail and you’ll see…

Knoxville will surprise you. Visit the big town that treats everyone like a local. For more information, go to visitknoxville.com.