About Knoxville

by SmarterTravel Staff
Knoxville Park (Photo: iStockphoto/Bill Manning)

The perfect blend of spices makes great barbeque, and the unique mixture of culture, sports, and home cooking make Knoxville, Tennessee, a great city. For locals, great barbeque is a way of life; just ask anyone about their favorite spot to find out where the best ribs are made.When in Knoxville, don't miss a visit to the observation deck of the Sunsphere tower, which was erected for the 1982 World's Fair held here. And sports fans will have plenty to cheer about at the University of Tennessee. The Volunteers have produced professional football players Reggie White and Peyton Manning, as well as Olympian Tim Mack.

Flights to Knoxville touch down at McGhee Tyson Airport, just 12 miles south of downtown. In addition, three of the nation's busiest interstate highways intersect in the city.

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