Big-city fun and small-town charm come together to create an exciting holiday in Knoxville, Tennessee. Visitors can go wild at the Knoxville Zoo, mellow out on a heritage walk or dance the night away in the “Marble City”. From museums to cruises on the Volunteer Princess Yacht, this city is the place to vacation while visiting the southern United States.
- Knoxville Museum of Art
- Marble Springs State Historic Farmstead
- Blount Mansion
- See the Sunsphere, an 81 m (266 ft) high hexagonal steel truss structure, topped with a gold-coloured glass sphere that served as the symbol of the 1982 World's Fair
- Tour the Museum of East Tennessee History, including items owned by country music instruments and more
- Enjoy a carriage ride in Knoxville’s oldest planned cemetery, with artists, musicians and Civil War re-enactors on location
Knoxville has hot and humid summers; July temperatures average 87°F (31°C) and above. Winters are generally cool, with occasional snowfall and average highs of 45°F (7°C). Annual precipitation averages 48 inches (1,219 mm).
Getting There & Around
Flights arrive at the McGhee Tyson Airport. By car, interstates 40 and 75 connect Knoxville to locations such as Asheville, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Hired cars, taxis and public transport provided by Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) are available to reach accommodations and explore the city. The KAT provides many bus routes and is an affordable way to sightsee.