On behalf of the Knoxville-area business community, thank you for considering a visit to our hometown!
Knoxville's roots run deep and strong. The city has served as the hub of the region since its founding in 1791. The best of its Appalachian heritage remains today - a strong work ethic, a family-centered community, and an intense respect for the natural beauty that envelopes the region.
Area attractions include tremendous cultural offerings, art, live music, a zoo, and unparalleled scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities. There are plenty of greenway trails, rivers, lakes, and streams in Knoxville, and the country's most visited national park is a short distance away. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hotspot for nature enthusiasts. In autumn, the changing colors draw thousands to East Tennessee and throughout the year hiking trails, whitewater rivers, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities draw visitors.
Knoxville is a city rich with history and culture. Tennessee's original capital, the city boosts a historic downtown located on the banks of the Tennessee River. The main campus of the University of Tennessee is also located on the River. In addition to well-known sports teams, the University has outstanding academic programs, art and theater, and a lively and vibrant campus culture.
Surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty and filled with great places to go, Knoxville has something for everyone.
We hope our companion-site, iKnowKnoxville.com will help you in your trip planning. It offers a business directory, coupons, and a community calendar. Visit the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) website for the latest news and information about downtown Knoxville.
If you are coming to Knoxville for a University of Tennessee football game, we recommend you click here and visit the official gameday information website!