Knoxville

A thriving Southern City

Our home is a thriving Southern city known for its festivals, great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries.

Students studying with the Knoxville skyline behind them

Knoxville Facts

The Urban Wilderness boasts 1,000 forested acres plus lake and river access. Calling all hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and water lovers!

Map of the United States with a star on Knoxville, TN

Location

Nearby Cities

Chattanooga, TN – 1.5 hours, 115 miles

Asheville, NC – 2 hours, 110 miles

Nashville, TN – 3 hours, 180 miles

Atlanta, GA – 3.5 hours, 200 miles

Charlotte, NC – 4 hours, 240 miles

Cincinnati, OH – 4 hours, 250 miles

Louisville, KY – 4 hours, 240 miles

Memphis, TN – 6 hours, 390 miles

Charleston, SC – 6.5 hours, 375 miles

St. Louis, MO – 8 hours, 500 miles

Washington, DC – 8 hours, 500 miles

Enjoy Knoxville!

Bicyclers on Knoxville streets.

Recreation

Cycling, jogging, walking, and boating are very popular and accessible in Knoxville.

Downtown Knoxville.

Downtown

Downtown Knoxville is home to multiple historic concert and performance venues.

Concert happening at Thompson Boling arena.

Concerts

There are several music venues around the city, including Thompson-Boling Arena on campus.

Boats on the Tennessee River.

Tailgate with the Vol Navy

The Vol Navy boats to Neyland Stadium and tailgates on the Tennessee River.

UT Football.

Sports

Knoxville is home to the Vols, the Lady Vols, and the Ice Bears.

The Smoky Mountains.

National park nearby

Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes a section of the Appalachian Trail and has a world renowned diversity of plant and animal life.