You can always tell when the football team has a home game as thousands of fans flood the streets in vibrant orange, but Knoxville is so much more than just the home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. The birthplace of the Tennessee River is also known as the Red Panda Capital of the World, home to the only hall of fame dedicated to women’s basketball, and site of the 1982 World’s Fair. With over two hundred years of history The Marble City has seen it all but today it thrives as a tourist destination with great local eateries, one of the best farmers’ markets in the country, and arts and culture around every corner. The most difficult part about spending a weekend in Knoxville is what to do this time and what to save for when you inevitably return later.
Visit Knoxville Visitors Center: 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN | 865-523-7263 | www.visitknoxville.com