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*'''US Airways Express''', ''+1 800'' 428-4322, [].
The following cities are serviced non-stop from Knoxville by air: [[Atlanta]] (ATL), [[Charlotte]] (CLT), [[Chicago]] (ORD), [[Cincinnati]] (CVG), [[Cleveland]] (CLE), [[Dallas]] (DFW), [[Denver]] (DEN), [[Detroit]] (DTW), [[Houston]] (IAH), [[Memphis]] (MEM), [[Minneapolis]] (MSP), [[New York City|New York]] (LGA), [[Newark (New Jersey)|Newark]] (EWR), [[Orlando]] (MCO), [[Philadelphia]] (PHL), [[Washington, D.C.|Washington]] (DCA), [[Washington, D.C.|Washington]] (IAD).
===By car===
===By bus===
*'''Greyhound''', 100 East Magnolia Avenue, ''+1 800'' 231-2222, []. National bus service.
*'''Megabus''', []. Service from [[Washington, D.C.]] , Christiansburg, [[Atlanta]], [[Chattanooga]], [[Memphis]], and [[Nashville]]. Buses arrive and depart at the Knoxville Transit Center at 301 Church St. E. Fares from $1 and up.
===By boat===
* '''Candy Factory'''. Currently undergoing conversion to condominiums, but still hosts a fully-functioning candy store. White chocolate dipped strawberries (fresh daily) are a treat for Valentine's Day.
* '''Fort Sanders neighborhood'''. A multitude of Victorian-era houses.
* '''Market Square'''. [] A small, historic downtown square, home to dining, retail, a twice weekly farmer's market, and special events. Market Square takes its name from the Market House that once stood at its center. Farmers from surrounding areas would bring their wagons into Knoxville's Market House to sell their wares. Today the square is full of interesting little shops and restaurants. Entering the the southern end of the square from Union Avenue, one may pass the bell from the old Market House as well as a statue commemorating Tennessee's role in the fight for women's suffrage. Dotted with benches and tables, Market Square is a lovely place to spend a few hours browsing the shops, dining with friends, or watching children play in the small fountain. A lucky square patron may happen upon anything from a pair of cellists playing Beatles songs to an ice cream give away. Market Square is home to the Sundown in the City concert festival, so someone looking for a leisurely evening would be wise to avoid the square on Thursday evenings in the summer. Unless an event is taking place in the downtown area, parking at the Market Street garage (on Walnut) is free on weeknights after six pm and all day on weekends. Event parking is usually five dollars.
* '''Old City'''. A lot of interesting architecture and a chief nightlife spot. Lots of bars and pubs for every taste.
* '''Gay Street'''. The main drag in downtown Knoxville, home to a number of shops, a movie theater, and restaurants. Mast General Store, featuring clothing, sports equipment and southern Americana is very popular.
* '''Volunteer Landing'''. Knoxville's riverwalk along the Tennessee River, complete with large, splashing fountains that were purposefully designed for you to play in! The Three Rivers Rambler operates from this location, taking visitors to the headwaters of the Tennessee River on this traditional, coal-fired train.
* '''World's Fair Park'''. Site of the 1982 World's Fair Park and adjacent to the Knoxville Convention Center. Large, kid-friendly fountains. A big hit in the summer months.
* '''Sunsphere'''. A modernistic monument built for the 1982 World's Fair. The observation deck is open daily April - October 9 a.m. 9AM - 10 p.m. 10PM and November - March 11 a.m. 11AM - 6 p.m. 6PM There is no admission charge.* '''The University of Tennessee (UT) Gardens'''. The UT Gardens have been open to the public at no charge every day year-round since 1982. The UT Gardens now serve an estimated 50,000 visitors annually. Over 1,000 woody plants are under long term observation and 2,000 varieties of annual herbaceous plants comprise the primary collections of this 12-acre urban public garden in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gardens will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2008 with many new features and special events such as the 2008 Blooms Days Garden Festival and Marketplace, June 28th and 29th. Hours are 9AM - 6PM on Saturday and 11AM - 5PM on Sunday. For details on Blooms Days 2008, visit Annual Bloomsdays [], email [email protected] or call 865-525-4555. The Friends of the University of Tennessee Gardens, an 800-member nonprofit [email protected] organization founded in 1992,advocates, promotes, and raises funds for the Gardens from citizens on the university campus, in the community, and across the state. For additional information, call the Friends at 865-525-4555, visit or email [email protected]*The '''Tenessee Tennessee Volunteers''' []<!--NOTE: Men's sports only!--> and '''Lady Vols''' []<!--Tennessee has completely separate men's and women's athletic departments.--> – The Tennessee Vols, and to a lesser extent the Lady Vols, are an integral part of the Knoxville lifestyle. Game after game over 100,000 Tennessee football fans pack Neyland Stadium to cheer on their favorite football team. Neyland Stadium first came to life in 1921 as Shields-Watkins Field with 17 rows seating 3200. Over the course of more than 80 years Neyland Stadium has become one of the country's most popular college stadiums. You'll know why when you hear the roar of the Tennessee fans and feel the energy that fills the stadium at every game! After the football team, the most storied team on campus is the Lady Vols basketball team, perennial national championship contenders.
*<see name="Museum of East Tennessee History" alt="" address="601 S. Gay Street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The East Tennessee Historical Society off Market Square has a new and fascinating museum about the history of the area, from Native Americans through Davy Crockett, the Revolutionary War, industrialization (the city was once called the Underwear Capital of the World), the Civil War, and modern history, including the role of the area in producing the first atomic bomb.</see>
*<see name="Frank H. McClung Museum" alt="" address="1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="Mon - Sat: 9:00A to 5:00P Sun: 1:00P to 5:00P" price="Free" lat="" long="">The McClung Museum, located on the campus of University of Tennessee, is a museum of natural history and culture. In addition to permanent exhibits on the Civil War, human evolution, geology, Tennessee natural history, Native Peoples of Tennessee, and Ancient Egypt, the museum has temporary exhibits on a variety of topics. The museum is free and open to the public and is conveniently located near Neyland Stadium and the basketball arena. Free parking is available on Circle Park Drive--visitors should simply ask for a two-hour parking pass from the Visitor's kiosk at the entry to Circle Park Drive.</see>
===Downtown shopping===
*'''Market Square''', []. The shops lining in and around Market Square include several locally owned clothing and home accessories boutiques. In addition, the square is often home to vendors during events such as the Dogwood Arts Festival.
**'''Market Square Farmer's Market''', ''+1 865 405-3135'', []. Harking back to the square's original function, the Market Square District Association hosts a farmer's market each Wednesday (11AM-2PM) and Saturday (9AM-1PM.)
**'''Indigo''', 327 Union Avenue, ''+1 865 525-8788'', []
**'''Vagabondia''', 27 Market Square, ''+1 865 525-4842'', [].
**'''Bliss Home''', 29 Market Square, ''+1 865 673-6711'', [].
**And more!
* <buy name="Gay Street" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Once the center of life in Knoxville, Gay Street is slowly becoming a destination for shopping and socializing. Mast General Store and Yee-Haw industries make up the limited but hopefully growing retail. At the north end of Gay Street, The Emporium Center for the Arts contains studios of local artists and gallery space. The visitors' center (located on the corner of Gay and Summit Hill), the East Tennessee History Center, and Blount Mansion also have gift shops with souvenirs and local products.</buy>
* <buy name="The Old City" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></buy>
**The Old City is home to furniture stores, quirky boutiques and the like.
*<eat name="Naples(Italian)" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
*<eat name="La Fiesta(Mexican)" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
Knoxville has most typical fast-food chains in one or more places around town.
* <eat name="Elidio's Pizza" alt="" address="6714 Central Ave Pike" directions="" phone="+1-865-687-1002" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Great New York-style pizza and other Italian offerings.</eat>
* <eat name="Jumbo Buffet" alt="" address="7430 Chapman Highway" directions="From downtown, cross the Gay Street bridge, turn right 1 block then left onto Chapman Highway (US 441). Drive 5.7 miles to the Super Wal-Mart shopping center on the left. The restaurant is in the rightmost storefront." phone="+1-865-609-3688" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="$6-12">Choose from the menu or all-you-can-eat buffet. The buffet includes the hibachi grill where you choose fresh raw ingredients and they cook it while you watch. Hot buffet items include several soup choices, tempora-battered chicken, stuffed mushrooms, deep-fried chicken wings, mayonnaise shrimp (highly recommended), beef and broccoli, jalepeno/hot shrimp, lo-mein, General Tso's chicken, sauteed mushrooms, pot stickers, broiled salmon (highly recommended), and crab legs (on holidays). Cold buffet items include shrimp sushi, raw oysters (some days), salad, and hard-boiled eggs (halves). Dessert buffet items include almond cookies, macaroons, and ice cream.</eat>
* <eat name="Great American Steak and Buffet" alt="" address="900 Merchants Drive" directions="Go I-75 North to the first exit beyond the I-640 Loop, turn left off the ramp, then go about one-quarter of a mile. The restaurant is on the left." phone="+1-865-687-8773" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="$10-12">An incredible selection of homestyle food on the buffet, including a grill and large salad bar.</eat>
* <eat name="Gourmet Market" alt="" address="5107 Kingston Pike" phone="+1 865 584-8739" url=""></eat>
* <eat name="Litton's Restaurant" alt="" address="2803 Essary Drive NE" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Some of the best burgers that can be found in Tennessee, and their patties have a remarkably robust and well balanced flavor that is almost sweet. All baked goods are prepared fresh daily in-store by a team of bakers who arrive to prepare the day's goodies before first light. The Tuesday lunch special is fried chicken, broccoli casserole, and banana pudding. Their red velvet cake is simply the best, and their "dinner plate" chocolate chip and sugar cookies (literally the size of small dinner plates) are not to be missed.</eat>
* <eat name="Mahogany's Restaurant" alt="" address="401 W. Summit Hill Drive" directions="" phone="865-522-2600" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Mahagony's menu features steaks, seafood, and pastas by chef Tom Ortman. Visit Friday night for the Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet.</eat>
* <eat name="Nama's" alt="" address="" directions="Off of Kingston Pike." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="$10-20">One of the better sushi joints in Knoxville. </eat>
* <eat name="Puleo's Grille" alt="" address="" directions="At the junction of I-40/75 and Cedar Bluff Road in West Knoxville." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The only place in Knoxville (and probably the state) where you can begin a meal with fried green tomatoes with cheese grits and two kinds of sausage gravy and top off the evening with a glass of white wine and a cannoli.</eat>
*<eat name="Smoky Mountain BreweryQuaker Steak and Lube" alt="" address="11308 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934-19715616 Merchants Center Blvd" directions="Go I-75 North to the first exit beyond the I-640 Loop, turn left off the ramp, then right at the traffic light beside Red Lobster. The restaurant is behind Red Lobster." phone="+1-865-288687-5500‎0399" email="" fax="" url="" hours="11:00-00:30 Sunday-Thursday, 11:00-1:30 Friday-Saturday" price="" lat="35.899584" long="$10-84.16005820">A This is an automotive/racing-themed restaurant . All-you-can-eat chicken wings are served every day at lunch and brewery Tuesday dinner. Choose bone-in western Knoxvilleor boneless wings for each re-order, and there are at least 20 different flavors to try! There is an extensive menu besides, with several signature items. There is a bar on the first floor, so families are generally seated on the second floor. Televisions are on every wall playing sporting events.</eat>
*<eat name="Smoky Mountain Brewery" alt="" address="11308 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934-1971" directions="" phone="+1-865-288-5500‎" url="" hours="11:00-00:30 Su-Th, 11:00-1:30 F-Sa" price="" lat="35.899584" long="-84.160058">A restaurant and brewery in western Knoxville.</eat> * <eat name="Three Rivers market" alt="Knoxville's Community Food Co-op" address="1100 N. Central St." directions="" phone="865-525-2069" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="9 am 9AM - 10 pm10PM, Daily" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Three Rivers Market is a natural foods grocery store with a great hot food bar serving daily seasonal menus. There is also a full service deli case, a fresh sushi counter, and a grab-and-go case with drinks, sandwiches, wraps, and...cupcakes from Magpie's Bakery.</eat>
* <eat name="Trio" alt="" address="13 Market Square" directions="" phone="+1-865-246-2270" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="$6-9, free WiFi">Trio's menu takes a multiple choice approach to salads with an order card of ingredients and a pen to tick of the items you'd like tossed with your greens. Tasty sandwiches and a handful of entrees round out the lunch and dinner options. Breakfast is decidedly eggy with a choice of several types of omelets and Eggs Benedict. Coffee and pastries are available all day.</eat>
* <eat name="Tomato Head" alt="" address="12 Market Square" directions="" phone="+1-865-637-4067" email="" fax="" url="" hours="MondayM-Sunday Su for lunch, TuesdayTu-Sunday Su for dinner" price="">The Tomato Head is a favorite restaurant of many locals. They have fabulous (and veggie friendly) salads,sandwiches, pizza, and calzones.</eat>
* <eat name="Table Fifteen" alt="" address="11383 Parkside Drive" directions="" phone="+1-865-675-1721" url="" hours="" price="$10-16" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Table Fifteen is more of a wine bar than and eaterie, but nevertheless they do have some great menu items (eclectic pizzas, standard entrees, etc.) to complement their extensive wine offering. Gets a bit crowded in the evenings, but worth a visit. [This restaurant has been closed since Spring 2010.] [Cru is now open at that location.]</eat>
*<eat name="Cru Bistro & Wine Bar" alt="" address="11383 Parkside Drive" directions="Pinnacle at Turkey Creek" phone="865-671-6612" url="" hours="11-11" price="$7 - $15" lat="35d54'02N" long="84d09'34W">The menu at Cru represents both new and exotic flavors as well as beautifully executed yet familiar selections for one and all to enjoy. The chef-inspired small plates menu encourages those with curious palates to explore and experience a wine variety of foods and an extensive selections of global wines by the glass, the flight, or the bottle.</eat>
*<eat name="Chuy's" alt="Mexican" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
*<eat name="Naples" alt="Italian" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
* <eat name="Baker Peters Jazz Club" alt="" address="9000 Kingston Pike" directions="" phone="+1-865-690-8110‎" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="35.912585" long="-84.081974">This jazz club has live music and good food. Its alcohol selection focuses on wine, but it also has a reasonable beer selection, and also cigars.</eat>
* <eat name="King Tut's Grill" alt="" address="4132 Martin Mill Pike" directions="From downtown, cross the Gay Street bridge, turn right 1 block then left onto Chapman Highway (US 441). Drive 1.5 miles to Young High Pike and turn right at the traffic light (beside the Kroger shopping center). Go to the end of the road, turn right. The restaurant sits on the right at the next intersection." phone="+1-865-573-6021" url="" hours="" price="$10-50" lat="" long="">They have an extensive menu ranging from a simple Greek Salad to an Egyptian Sampler Platter. The owner (Moe) is a real "cut-up" who will entertain you while you eat. Be prepared to become part of the entertainment. Before the meal is through, you might end up wearing a Marti Gras head mask or putting words into the mouth of the talking deer-head trophy. Take your camera and be prepared to have a lot of fun!</eat>
* <eat name="Naples" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The city's best stop for Italian food, with nightly specials designed in-house by award-winning chefs. Try not to fight over the cannoli and Seafood Goddess salads.</eat>
* <eat name="Restaurant Linderhof" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Excellent German fare.</eat>
* <eat name="Ruth's Chris Steakhouse" alt="" address="950 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915" directions="" phone="+1-865-546-4696" email="" fax="+1-865-521-0642" url="" hours="MondayM-Thursday Th 17:00-21:30, FridayF-Saturday Sa 16:30-22:00, Sunday 16:00-21:00" price="" lat="35.962081" long="-83.911997">Excellent steaks, among other things.</eat>
* <eat name="The Orangery" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Open since 1971, with live piano every evening, this restaurant serves outstanding continental fare.</eat>
* <eat name="Ye Olde Steakhouse" alt="" address="6838 Chapman Highway" directions="Five miles south of the Henley Street Bridge from Downtown Knoxville" phone="+1-865-577-9328" url="" hours="4:30 - 9:00 pm 9PM / 9:30 pm 30PM on Fri/SatF Sa" price="$30 - $50" lat="" long="">Ye Olde Steak House racks up Best Steak House in Knoxville awards every year, but its fame extends far beyond the city limits. It's one of Knoxville's oldest and most popular restaurant, family-owned since 1968. </eat>
Market Square and the Old City house a number of bars, probably too many to list here. Below are a few popular locations in those areas and elsewhere.
* <drink name="Barley's" alt="" address="200 East Jackson Avenue" directions="Old City" phone="" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">48 drafts. Concerts on weekends. Pizzas. Billiard Room.</drink> *<drink name="Downtown Grill &amp; Brewery" alt="" address="424 S. Gay Street" directions="Downtown" phone="+1-865-633-8111" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great bar and grill on Historic Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Good selection of beers brewed on site. Standard pub fare. Pool tables, television, and live music. Front and back patios. Popular with locals.</drink> *<drink name="Fort Sanders Yacht Club" alt="" address="721 S 17th Street" directions="next to the intersection of Cumberland Avenue (the Strip) and 17th Street. Close to the UT campus." phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Really interesting place from a perspective of European traveler, a bar full of old 25-cent arcade games (more than ten machines like Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II, Mario Bros) plus cheap beer (different kinds) especially on Tuesdays. Smoking only outside, on a funny small patio. Great, relaxed atmosphere.</drink> * <drink name="Goalpost Tavern" alt="" address="1824 Cumberland Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-865-523-4597" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Formerly known as Old College Inn, or OCI, this is arguably the most famous bar on the Strip. Students, alumni, and locals alike congregate here for cheap "Big Gulps" and famous "Cheese Bings".</drink> * <drink name="Patrick Sullivan's Steakhouse and Saloon" alt="" address="" directions="In the Old City." phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Opened in 1888, one of the most popular places in the Old City. Often good live music and lots of beer. There's also a cool, laid-back Back Room bar with horseshoes.</drink>
* <drink name="Preservation Pub" alt="" address="" directions="Market Square" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Good beer selection, live music.</drink>
* <drink name="Union JacksSapphire" alt="" address="124 Northshore Drive428 S. Gay Street" directions="Downtown" phone="+1-865-584-5161" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Low key pub sceneTrendy and upscale.</drink>
* <drink name="SapphireSassy Ann's" alt="" address="280 N. Fourth Ave" directions="Located downtown on Gay Street." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Trendy and upscale.</drink>*<drink name="Downtown Grill &amp; Brewery" alt="" address="424 S. Gay Street" directions="Downtown" phone="+1-865-633-8111" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great bar and grill on Historic Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Good selection of beers brewed on site. Standard pub fare. Pool tablesBig, television, and live music. Front and back patiosthree-storey house turned into a party place. Popular with localsQuite far from everywhere but worth visiting.</drink> *<drink name="The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant‎" alt="" address="11348 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934" directions="Behind Calhoun's and Smoky Mountain Brewery. 20 km from centre." phone="+1-865-675-8800‎" url="" hours="11:00-2:00 SundaySu-ThursdayTh, 11:00-3:00 FridayF-SaturdaySa" price="" lat="35.898611" long="-84.160466">This pub has a decent selection of Irish and international beers. It also serves food. On weekends, there is often live music.</drink> * <drink name="Union Jacks" alt="" address="124 Northshore Drive" directions="" phone="+1-865-584-5161" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Low key pub scene, far from centre.</drink>
* <sleep name="Knoxville Hostel" alt="" address="404 East Fourth Avenue" directions="" phone="+1-865-546-8090" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Dorm beds $1718/night" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>
There are two Hiltons (One at the airport, one downtown), The Crowne Plaza and The Radison downtown.
==Stay safe==
In general, Knoxville is a safe town. Practice the same precautions you would in any other mid-sized American town -- for example, lock your car and don't leave valuables sitting in plain view in your car. Low-income areas downtown should be traversed carefully.
Avoid the area around University and Fifth. You don't even want to go there after dark. This is not at the University of Tennessee. Be careful where you park in the "Old City" area. It's right next to the mission district.
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