Visit Knoxville

Convention center46,452 sq. m
Guest Rooms9,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel375 guest rooms
Special event venues65
Average room rate$105.00
Daily food cost$56.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate9.25%

Visit Knoxville



For the meeting planner seeking a destination that will deliver “wow, I had no idea” experiences, Knoxville offers a surprisingly real, truly accessible and unexpectedly sophisticated mix of culture, adventure, and cuisine rooted in history and genuine Southern hospitality. First time visitors are typically amazed by all Knoxville has to offer and meeting planners are consistently impressed with the city’s ability to host conventions and events. Often described as a hidden gem, Knoxville is a secret you can’t wait to share. A place where everything comes together. It’s America, concentrated in one breathtakingly beautiful spot. Getting here is easy. Knoxville is located at the intersection of I-75, I-40 and I-81 – within a day’s drive of nearly half the US population. Staying here is tempting. Knoxville boasts a vibrant downtown with a variety of unique shopping, dining options, attractions and museums in and around downtown’s Historic Market Square. Whatever type of conference or convention you’re planning, Knoxville is the city for you. The city provides the accessibility you need, the venues you want and the overall package you’ve been hoping to find. Many of the finest meeting facilities are located within the city’s very vibrant downtown. See for yourself. Come for a visit. We look forward to helping you plan your next conference or meeting in Knoxville.

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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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