Knoxville, Tenn., thrives as a scenic city on the Tennessee River, only minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area features breathtaking natural scenery, excellent meeting facilities, plus cultural, historical, and family friendly attractions, shopping, and festivals that offer attendees and their families a wealth of pre- and post-meeting activities.
Where We Are 12 miles from McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS) • served by 10 airlines that fly directly to 15 cities, including American Airlines, American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta, Northwest, others • free downtown trolley service available on weekdays
Where to Stay 75 hotels, with more than 7,500 guest rooms • 14.25 percent hotel tax in the county; 17.25 percent in the city
Where to Meet new Knoxville Convention Center, 500,000 square feet total space, 119,922 square feet exhibit space, 27,300-square-foot ballroom (divisible by 6), 14 additional meeting rooms • also available — Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
Where to Play hiking, fishing, horseback riding, camping, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, and more in five national park service sites within 60 miles of Knoxville • 5 golf courses, 20 more within a one-hour drive • area lakes with fishing, skiing, boating
What's New new convention center opened July 2002, located in downtown Knoxville, adjacent to the Sunsphere, the signature structure of the 1982 World's Fair • the new center's exhibit hall can accommodate 11,000 general session participants or 5,500 banquet participants
Weather in a temperate climate zone; summers green and gentle; fall foliage; winter brief and mild; spring arrives early and stays late
Did You Know… It's easy to spend a day hiking or whitewater rafting and then return to Knoxville for a live concert or a relaxing night on the town.
Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau
601 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 200B
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 866.790.5373 (toll-free); 865.523.7263
Vice President of Sales: Steve Pierson