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Convention center46,452 sq. m
Guest Rooms9,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel375 guest rooms
Special event venues65
Average room rate$113.00
Daily food cost$56.00
Occupancy rate8%
Tax rate9.25%

Visit Knoxville


A Nature-Loving-Adventure-Seeking-Artsy-Kinda-Town

Knoxville can’t be defined by just one thing. It’s a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town… home to endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, rich history, live music, and an arts and culture scene that’s helped make Knoxville “The Maker City.” Knoxville’s vibrant, walkable downtown features a variety of restaurants (80+), rooftop bars, shops, museums and galleries in and around Market Square. In the mood for some adventure? Take a short trip across the Tennessee River to hike, bike, climb or simply enjoy some fresh air in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Along the way, savor our award-winning cuisine and enjoy a taste of Knoxville at one of our many local breweries. Offering more than 2,100 sleeping rooms within 1-square mile of the Knoxville Convention Center and 9,000 rooms countywide. Conveniently located off I-40 and I-75, just minutes from I-81. Within a day's drive of half the continental U.S. Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) offers 120+ daily flights from more than 20 nonstop destinations, located just 12 miles from downtown. Whatever type of conference or convention you’re planning, this is the city for you. Knoxville provides the accessibility you need and the overall package you’ve been hoping to find. Many of our finest meeting facilities, including the Knoxville Convention Center, are in the heart of downtown. No matter how you experience our hidden gem of a city, you can be sure… Knoxville will surprise you.

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Distance from airport

  • McGhee Tyson Airport

    19.31 km from city center


Local Attractions

Market Square

Since the 1860s, Market Square has been one of Knoxville’s most popular places to shop, play and dine. Kid and pet friendly, the Square plays host to a variety of festivals, outdoor concerts, movies, Shakespeare on the Square, a Farmer’s Market and much more.
Market Square
Knoxville, TN, US

Volunteer Princess Cruises

This elegant charter yacht offers a unique venue and unparalleled ambiance for both dining and entertaining.
956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN, US

The Old City

This historic downtown district is home to an eclectic assortment of shops, coffee bars, breweries, restaurants and clubs. Tip: Check out the shops and restaurants on The 100 Block of Gay Street as you stroll to and from The Old City and Market Square.
Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN, US

Three Rivers Rambler

This vintage steam engine train takes guests on a 90-minute excursion through some of Knoxville’s most historic and beautiful countryside.
2560 University Commons Way
Knoxville, TN, US


Historical landmark
This unique Knoxville landmark, built for the 1982 World’s Fair, features a 4th floor observation deck with a 360-degree view. Open free to the public daily.
810 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN, US

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

The world’s only museum dedicated to preserving the history of women’s basketball.
700 S Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN, US

Star of Knoxville

Enjoy the scenic Tennessee River aboard an authentic Mississippi style paddlewheeler which offers lunch, sightseeing, dinner, and party cruises.
300 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN, US

Zoo Knoxville

Experience wildlife and fun at Knoxville’s largest attraction with over 800 of the earth’s most fascinating animals.
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive
Knoxville, TN, US

Convention Centers

  • Knoxville Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

    The Knoxville Convention Center captures the essence of this beautiful region in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Hosting many state, national and international convention, conferences, public shows, seminars, trade shows and meetings.

    • Exhibit Space46,452 sq. m
      Total meeting space49,235 sq. m
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center2,500



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