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Knoxville, TN

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee is a city that harmoniously blends Southern charm, historical significance, and a vibrant cultural scene. Knoxville has evolved from its roots as a frontier settlement to become a dynamic urban center known for its diverse offerings.

Diverse Attractions

The city’s historic Market Square stands at the heart of downtown Knoxville, serving as a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Lined with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, Market Square radiates an energetic and festive atmosphere. It hosts regular events, farmers markets, and festivals, providing a lively backdrop for those exploring the area.

One of Knoxville’s most iconic landmarks is the Sunsphere, an observation tower constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair. Offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains, the Sunsphere remains a symbol of Knoxville’s commitment to progress and innovation.

Knoxville is deeply intertwined with its musical heritage, evident in its vibrant live music scene. The historic Tennessee Theatre, with its lavish interior and exceptional acoustics, is a venue that hosts a variety of performances, from classical concerts to contemporary music acts. The city’s connection to country music is celebrated at the East Tennessee History Center, which showcases artifacts and exhibits related to the region’s musical history.

Outdoor Activities

For those seeking a connection to nature, Knoxville offers ample opportunities. The nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts, with hiking trails, scenic drives, and opportunities for wildlife observation. The Ijams Nature Center, situated along the Tennessee River, offers a peaceful retreat within the city, featuring hiking trails, water activities, and educational programs.

The Tennessee River, meandering through Knoxville, plays a pivotal role in shaping the city’s identity. The waterfront, including Volunteer Landing, offers a scenic backdrop for strolls, recreational activities, and dining. Riverwalks and parks along the river create a serene environment, allowing residents and visitors to unwind against the backdrop of the flowing waters.

Knoxville, Tennessee stands as a city that seamlessly blends history, nature, and cultural vibrancy. Its warm hospitality, diverse offerings, and scenic beauty make it a captivating destination for those seeking a unique Southern experience in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Distance to popular destinations

Knoxville, TN (TYS) Distance Chart

Distance to popular destinations

Knoxville, TN (TYS) Distance Chart

Terminal Location

Terminal 1

Recommended Arrival Time

At least 90 minutes before departure

Ticket Counter Hours

Avelo ticket counters provide flight and baggage check-in services, as well as the opportunity to purchase Avelo flights, and are open for approximately two hours prior to each scheduled departure. The counters close 40 minutes prior to the take-off time.

Airport Address

2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
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