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Knoxville’s culinary scene
is turning heads thanks to
talented chefs like Knoxville
native Joseph Lenn, the ;irst
Tennessean to win the James
Beard Award for Best Chef.
Formerly executive chef at
Blackberry Farm, Lenn opened
J.C. Holdway in downtown
Knoxville late last year.
The Knoxville Museum of Art houses Richard Jolley’s
Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of In;inity, one of the world’s largest ;igurative glass-and-steel installations. A few blocks away in the Old City
is the studio of Matthew Cummings, whose Pretentious
Glass Co. is the No. 2 seller on Etsy.
Urban Wilderness — Just three miles from downtown,
this 1,000-acre stretch has more than 50 miles of hiking
and biking trails, parks, and even historic Civil War sites.
Market Square — The heart of Knoxville’s walkable
downtown, Market Square is visitors’ go-to stop for restaurants, rooftop bars, shopping, and live entertainment,
all in one place.
The Old City — Within walking distance of Market
Square, this historic area has an eclectic assortment of
dining and shopping, including the state’s ;irst urban
winery and Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro.
O; the Top
Knoxville Convention Center (KCC)
• 186,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space
(as of 2018)
• 250,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space,
including the 27,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom and
14 breakout rooms
• Free Wi-Fi in all meeting and concourse areas
• 11 hotels totaling 1,700 rooms downtown
• Nearly 9,000 hotel rooms countywide
• 120 daily ;lights to more than 20 nonstop destinations
from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), 12 miles from
Visit Knoxville — Sarah Rowan, Senior Director of Sales;
(865) 342;9156; email@example.com;
In Knoxville, don’t be surprised if you hear (or think), “Wow, I had
no idea.” In three words, Knoxville is authentic, accessible, and
sophisticated, o;ering a mix of culture and adventure rooted in
history and genuine Southern hospitality. Then there’s the food.
From classic Southern favorites to international fare, it’s all here.
And just a short walk from all of it is the Knoxville Convention
Center, the downtown cornerstone of Knoxville’s meeting facilities.
Southern glow To fully experience the history and culture of Knoxville, take a
stroll down Gay Street.