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Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University

Explore Knoxville

Things To Do

Things To Do

Old City

a wide array of shops, bars, and restaurants all within walking distance of our downtown location

Market Square

various shps, night clubs, restaurants, salons and bars

University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus

University of Tennessee College Campus

Thompson Boling Arena

Philip Fulmer Dr, Knoxville, TN

20,000 plus seat arena for UT Men's and Women's basketball, concerts, and other events

Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

500 Howard Baker Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Concerts, Ice Bears Hockey

Knoxville Convention Center

701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902


Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

On the National Register of Historic Places Great Place to see concerts, plays, etc. Stop by for a tour!

Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art- Art Gallery

Zoo Knoxville

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902

Zoo Knoxville New Tiger Exhibit coming Spring 2017

Worlds Fair Park

Volunteer Landing and Knoxville Riverboat Company

300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902

Sightseeing Cruises aboard the Star of Knoxville Authentic Sternwheeler

East Tennessee Historical Society

601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

On the National Register of Historic Places

Blount Mansion

200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Served as Home of William Blount, the Southwest Territory Governor before Tennessee became a state.

James White Fort

205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Built in 1786 by Knoxville's Founder James White

Neyland Stadium

Philip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37996

Home of the Vols. University of Tennessee Football.

Bijou Theatre

803 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Make your way to the Knoxville Zoo, home to over 800 animals from all over the world, and then head to Market Square where you can browse the shops and grab a bite to eat. If you're visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday, visit the Farmer's Market. These are just some of the fun things to do near Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University.

What's New

Sports fans should catch a football game at the University of Tennessee and cheer on the home team at Neyland Stadium. Art enthusiasts can visit the Knoxville Museum of Art and explore exhibits featuring historical and contemporary pieces from the East Tennessee region. Later, check out the vibrant Historic Old City, which is filled with art galleries, shops, coffee houses, and breweries.


If you want to stay active during your visit to Knoxville, make sure to visit Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. Featuring over 50 miles of trails, pristine lakes, quarries, and historic sites dating back to the Civil War era, there are countless opportunities to go hiking, biking, swimming, and paddling. Those feeling a bit more adventurous can even go zip-lining or rock climbing.

Must Do

There are countless things to do in Knoxville. Head over to Gay Street, famous for being the city's first paved road and home to the Knoxville Theatre District. Explore a wide array of museums, galleries, parks, and shops before heading to a rooftop bar to grab a drink and appetizers with friends. In the evening, make sure to catch a Broadway show or concert at the famous Tennessee Theatre.

Don't Go Home Without

Travel back in time when you visit the Museum of East Tennessee History. Explore the museum's signature exhibit, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, which explores three centuries of life in the East Tennessee region. Visitors will observe original artifacts and hear first-person accounts of what life was like throughout the years.