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          WELCOME!                                                                                                                              TABLE OF
                                                                                                                                                  CONTENTS

                                                                                                                                                INTRODUCTION
                                                                                                                                                Welcome to Knoxville / Table of Contents............................................................1
                                                                                                                                                About Knoxville...................................................................................................2

                                                                                                                                                WHAT TO DO
                                                                                                                                                Things to Do.........................................................................................................3
                                                                                                                                                Shopping & Dining...............................................................................................4
                                                                                                                                                Knoxville Attractions........................................................................................5-6
                                                                                                                                                Visitor Center....................................................................................................7-8
                                                                                                                                                Nightlife...............................................................................................................9
                                                                                                                                                Unique Tours......................................................................................................10

                                                                                                                                                SERVICES & INFO
    (L to R): Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation President / CEO Gloria Ray, Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale   Complimentary Convention Services...........................................................11-12
                                                                                                                                                Transportation...............................................................................................13-14
Welcome to the official Knoxville Meeting Planner Guide! In this guide, you’ll find                                                             MEETING VENUES
anything and everything you need to know about planning a meeting, sporting event or                                                            Knoxville Convention Center.......................................................................15-18
convention in Knoxville.                                                                                                                        Chilhowee Park.............................................................................................19-20
                                                                                                                                                Knoxville Expo Center ................................................................................21-22
Whether you’re interested in learning about Knoxville’s convenient location, our world-                                                         World’s Fair Park..........................................................................................23-24
renowned convention center or one of our many other venues, you’re sure to discover                                                             Knoxville Civic Coliseum & Auditorium.........................................................25
just what you need.                                                                                                                             Thompson Boling Arena...................................................................................26
                                                                                                                                                UT Conference Center.......................................................................................27
The Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC) will go above and beyond your                                                                 Rothchild Catering & Conference Center...........................................................28
expectations to make your event perfect and make every meeting attendee feel special.
Our meeting planning experts have the experience, expertise and resources to make any                                                           HOTELS
                                                                                                                                                Crowne Plaza Knoxville................................................................................29-30
meeting or event an unqualified success.                                                                                                        Four Points by Sheraton Cumberland House Hotel.......................................31-32
“It’s all here, just for you. Enjoy!” is our motto here in Knoxville, because we just know                                                      Hampton Inn & Suites...................................................................................33-34
                                                                                                                                                Hilton Knoxville............................................................................................35-36
that you’ll enjoy every moment in this enchanting city. Don’t wait another second. Let                                                          Holiday Inn Select Cedar Bluff.....................................................................37-38
Knoxville host the best meeting you’ve ever had!                                                                                                Holiday Inn Select Downtown......................................................................39-40
                                                                                                                                                Holiday Inn Central.......................................................................................41-42
                                                                                                                                                Knoxville Marriott.........................................................................................43-44
                     www.Knoxville.org                                                                                                          ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                Additional Meeting Venues............................................................................45-46
                      800-727-8045
                                                                                                            02 — Introduction
                        Good times and good friends await you in Knoxville, a vibrant and
                        beautiful river city with an abundance of great restaurants, nightlife, museums,
                         shopping, family fun and national championship sports. It’s a warm, welcoming
                         place with its own distinctive history, spirited arts community and is blessed
                          with the natural beauty of the Tennessee River and the Great Smoky Mountains.

                         Knoxville is located in the geographical center of the eastern United States and
                         is within a day’s drive of half the nation’s population. Knox County is situated
                         at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-75 and I-40, and is in the center
                         of the eastern region of Tennessee. Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport, the




                                                                                                            www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
                         premier air facility in the region, offers more than 130 flights daily.

                         The climate in Knoxville is as friendly and accommodating as its people, with
                        four distinct, gentle seasons. There are a variety of places to stay, from 7,500+
                       hotel rooms to historic bed and breakfast lodging. Knoxville offers more than
                      600 restaurants providing a diverse dining experience from Southern specialties
                     to international flavors.

                   Constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair, the Sunsphere recently reopened to the public
                  & offers you an unparalleled 360-degree view of Knoxville from more than 200 feet
                above the city’s historic World’s Fair Park. The 74-foot bronze sphere is truly one of
              the state’s most unique structures.

          The city also offers excellent art and cultural museums, the performing arts, a world-
        renowned zoo, historical sites, shopping and festivals to experience. Those interested in history
     will find Knoxville rich with opportunities, from the seven homes of the Civil War and the First
  Frontier to historical museums. Plus, the historic Old City and Market Square districts offer many
choices for dining, shopping and nightlife.
            THINGS TO DO
               IN KNOXVILLE
              Find Art.    Knoxville’s vibrant fine arts community, continually
              evolving thanks to the efforts of the Emporium Center for Arts &
              Culture, highlights East Tennessee’s character & appeal. The city is
              known to attract world-renowned performers and artists in addition to
              showcasing exhibitions from around the world.
                                                                                                              EMPORIUM CENTER


                                           Find Fun.     Enjoy a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment. You’ll feel the
                                           need to dream big as you tour the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the world’s
                                           only museum solely devoted to the accomplishments of women’s basketball. Then,
                                           enjoy a world of wonder with elephants, giraffe, zebra, kudu, gazelles, waterbuck
                                           and more at the Knoxville Zoo. In Knoxville, the family fun lasts all year long!
                   BALL HALL OF FAME
   WOMEN’S BASKET


Find History.          Knoxville is rich with history from the seven homes of
the Civil War to the First Frontier. Retrace the rich history and the birth of
Knoxville, once the state capital. Visit James White’s Fort, Blount Mansion,
Confederate Memorial Hall, Mabry-Hazen House, Crescent Bend and
other historic sites for an authentic glimpse into yesteryear. Yearning to get
in touch with your roots? The East Tennessee History Center in downtown                  RAMSEY
                                                                                                  HOUSE PL
Knoxville is the Southeast’s largest resource for genealogical research.                                  ANTATION



                                          Find Sports. Knoxville loves sports! Indoors or out, whatever
                                          the season, sports fans can always find some action, from the beautiful
                                          stone stadium of the Tennessee Smokies baseball team to the
                                          excitement on the ice provided by the Knoxville Ice Bears hockey
                                          team. The University of Tennessee offers a tremendous variety
                                          of top-flight men’s and women’s sports featuring world-class
                                          athletes, from Olympic gold medalists to stars on the verge
    UT FOOTBALL                           of global fame.
                                                                                                                          ALEX HALEY STATUE
                                                                                                                                               04 — What to Do
KNOXVILLESHOPPING
                                    Whether it’s searching for that perfect dress or a relaxing afternoon of store hopping and bargains,
                                    Knoxville fits all of your shopping needs. From eclectic boutiques to elegant antique stores to a myriad
                                    of avant-garde and unique shops, you’re sure to find that perfect gift for yourself or someone else.
                                    Enjoy the selections offered by our local merchants or choose from a variety of national chains.


                                          Market Square – Visitors to the newly redeveloped historic Market Square in downtown
                                          Knoxville will discover quaint, unique shops, like Earth to Old City, Vagabondia and Village
  MARKET SQUARE
                  SHOPPING
                                          Marketplace, filled with beautiful and eclectic items. For those who want to reminisce about
                                          the good ole days, head over to Mast General Store on Gay Street where you can pick up hiking
                                          gear, cast iron cookware, old-fashioned candy and hard-to-find traditional toys.

                                          Historic Old City – Ghosts of cowboys and confederates are claimed to walk the streets
                                          of the historic Old City – as well as an eclectic crowd of people from Knoxville – located at
                                          the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Central Street in downtown Knoxville. The Old City is
                                          one of Knoxville’s best areas to go “antiquing,” providing something for antique connoisseurs
                                          across every decade.




                                                                                                                                               www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
                                          Homberg Area – Along the 5100 through 5400 blocks of Kingston Pike, you’ll find the
                                          Homberg area, which offers a wide variety of antique, collectible and interiors shops amid
                                          dozens of other retail stores, galleries and restaurants.

                                          Knoxville Center Mall – Located northeast of downtown Knoxville, Knoxville Center
                                          Mall features Dillard’s, JC Penney, Belk, Sears and more than 120 specialty shops plus a
                                          food court, full-service restaurants and Regal Cinemas.

                                          West Town Mall – Located just seven miles from downtown, West Town Mall features
                                          Dillard’s, Sears, JC Penney, Belk, Parisian and 130+ specialty stores as well as 15
                                          restaurants.

                                          The Colonial Pinnacle at Turkey Creek – Fifteen minutes west of downtown
                                          is The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek. Knoxville’s newest premier shopping area is inspired by
                                          European cities with wide paved sidewalks, stone benches, fountains gushing with water and
                     THE OLD CITY         even quaint street lamps to tempt you to park the car, stroll through the shops and stop in for a
                                          bite to eat. Stores include Chico’s, Cooks Corner, Talbot’s and more.
KNOXVILLE
 ATTRACTIONS
                                                   ARTS
                                                   Art Market Gallery
                                                   422 S. Gay St. • (865) 522-5265
                                                   www.artmarketgallery.net —
                                                   A cooperative of East Tennessee
                                                   artists dedicated to providing a
                                                   vibrant marketplace for original
                                                                                         Emporium Center for Arts
                                                                                         & Culture
                                                                                         100 S. Gay St. • (865) 523-7543
                                                                                         www.knoxalliance.com —
                                                                                         Provides multi-use
                                                                                         facilities that include office
                                                                                         spaces, auxiliary galleries,
                                                                                         rehearsal and meeting spaces,
                                                                                         studios of working artists and the
                                                                                                                              Laurel Theater
                                                                                                                              1538 Laurel Ave. • (865)
                                                                                                                              522-5851
                                                                                                                              www.jubileearts.org — Listed
                                                                                                                              in the National Register of
                                                                                                                              Historic Places, the theater is a
                                                                                                                              performance center and home
                                                                                                                              to Jubilee Community Arts, an
                                                                                                                              organization dedicated to the
                                                                                                                                                                    Ijams Nature Center
                                                                                                                                                                    2915 Island Home Ave. • (865)
                                                                                                                                                                    577-4717
                                                                                                                                                                    www.ijams.org — A 150-acre
                                                                                                                                                                    nature sanctuary on the banks
                                                                                                                                                                    of the Tennessee River with
                                                                                                                                                                    mulched and paved trails, a
                                                                                                                                                                    waterfront boardwalk and
                                                                                                                                                                    wildlife viewing areas. Seasonal
                                                   art and fine crafts.                  Carpetbag Theatre performance        preservation and advancement of       events include music concerts,
                                                                                         stage.                               traditional music and art forms of    owl prowls, canoe trips, plant
                                                   Bijou Theatre
                                                                                                                              the Southern Appalachians.            sales and guided nature walks.
                                                   803 S. Gay St. • (865) 522-0832       Ewing Gallery
                                                   www.knoxbijou.com — In                1715 Volunteer Blvd. • (865)         Tennessee Stage Company               Knoxville Botanical Gardens
                                                   addition to being housed in           974-3200                             1060 World’s Fair Park Dr. •          & Arboretum
                                                   Knoxville’s fourth oldest             http://sunsite.utk.edu/ewing_        (865) 546-4280                        2743 Wimpole Ave. • (865)
                                                   building, the Bijou Theatre has       gallery/index.html — Shows           www.tennesseestage.com — A            540-8690
                                                   an atmosphere that’s perfect for      works of avant-garde artists and     professional theatre company          www.knoxarboretum.org — A
                                                   live music and the performing         architects of international and      which presents the annual             44-acre “secret garden” that is
                                                   arts.                                 local stature.                       Shakespeare in the Square             preserved and restored for the
                                                                                                                              festival in Knoxville’s Market        benefit and enjoyment of the
                                                   Black Box Theatre                     Joseph B. Wolffe Gallery             Square District among other           public with historic landscape
                                                   5213 Homberg Dr. • (865)              1801 Volunteer Blvd.                 performances.                         that has been carefully restored
                                                   584-0990                              (865) 974-1250 • www.                                                      and expanded.
                                                   www.actorscoop.net/blackbox.          Knoxville.org —                      Tennessee Theatre
                                                   html —                                Offers a collection of more than     604 S. Gay St. • (865) 684-1200       Knoxville Zoo
                                                   Home to the Actor’s Co-Op,            100 athletic-themed sculptures       www.tennesseetheatre.com —            3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. • (865)
                                                   providing the community with          by R. Tait McKenzie.                 The Official State Theatre of         637-5331
                              VOLUNTEER LANDING    inventive, entertaining and                                                Tennessee and one of the few          www.knoxville-zoo.org —
                                                   thought-provoking theatre in an       Knoxville Museum of Art              great movie palaces from the          Discover more than 230 species
                                                   intimate setting.                     1050 World’s Fair Park Dr. •         Roaring ‘20s still in operation.      of animals and special exhibits
                                                                                         (865) 525-6101 www.knoxart.          Here you can also take in the         just for children, such as the
                                                   Carpetbag Theatre
                                                                                         org — Showcases exhibitions          hottest music and stage shows and     “Kids Cove,” which explores
                                                   100 S. Gay St. • (865) 544-0447
                                                                                         from around the world and            even hear the vintage “Mighty         life in the early 1900s with play
                                                   www.carpetbag.org —
                                                                                         a permanent collection of            Wurlitzer” pipe organ.                cabin, vegetable gardens, animals
                                                   Community-based, non-profit,
                                                                                         contemporary art. The museum                                               and play spaces with an East
                                                   professional theatre company
                                                                                         contains four galleries, gardens                                           Tennessee theme.
                                                   dedicated to the production of                                             WDVX Blue Plate Special
                                                                                         and a museum shop.                   301 South Gay St.
                                                   performances, workshops, and                                                                                     Laser Quest
                                                   other activities, and is one of the   Knoxville Opera                      (Visitor Center)                      8083 Kingston Pk. • (865)
                                                   few tenured African-American          612 East Depot Ave. • (865)          (865) 727-8045 • www.wdvx.            769-0896
                                                   professional theatre companies        524-0795                             com/programs/BluePlate.html           www.laserquest.com — Bring
                                                   in the South.                         www.knoxvilleopera.com —             — WDVX-FM radio brings                groups, birthday parties, camps,
                                                                                         Combining music, drama, dance,       back the Knoxville tradition          teams, youth organizations,
                                                   Clarence Brown Theatre
                                                                                         visual arts, and architecture, the   of a downtown, midday, live           schools or just yourself to Laser
                                                   206 McClung Tower • (865)                                                  radio show with the “Blue             Quest for live action laser tag.
 STAR OF                                                                                 Knoxville Opera has the power
           KNOXVILL                                974-5161                                                                   Plate Special” at the Knoxville
                                                                                         to transport you from your daily
                   E RIVERB                        theatre.utk.edu — The
                                                                                         life into a magical world at every   Visitor Center. Enjoy live music      Star of Knoxville Riverboat
                           OAT                     University of Tennessee is one
                                                                                         live performance.                    (Bluegrass to Americana)              300 Neyland Dr. • (865)
                                                   of 17 universities nationwide                                              everyday at noon and catered          525-7827
                                                   with its own professional theatre                                          lunches from Knoxville’s famous       www.tnriverboat.com — Enjoy
                                                                                         Knoxville Symphony
                                                   associated with the League of                                              Calhoun’s restaurant.                 the scenic Tennessee River
                                                                                         Orchestra
                                                   Resident Theatres. The Clarence                                                                                  aboard an authentic sternwheel
                                                                                         100 S. Gay St. Ste. 302 • (865)
                                                   Brown Theatre Company is a
                                                                                         291-3310
                                                                                                                              FAMILY FUN                            riverboat which offers lunch,
                                                   LORT D company produced by                                                                                       sightseeing, dinner and party
                                                                                         www.knoxvillesymphony.               East Tennessee Discovery
                                                   the university’s Department of                                                                                   cruises. The two-hour dinner
                                                                                         com — Stellar guest artists          Center
                                                   Theatre and is fully integrated                                                                                  cruise features live entertainment
                                                                                         and superstar entertainers join      516 North Beaman St. • (865)
                                                   into its academic curriculum.                                                                                    and different themes each night.
                                                                                         Maestro Lucas Richman and            594-1494
                                                   Downtown Gallery                      the virtuoso musicians of the        www.etdiscovery.org —
                                                   106 S. Gay St. • (865) 673-0802       KSO for four concert series:         Hands-on science center offers
                                                   http://sunsite.utk.edu/ewing_         Masterworks, Chamber Classics,       educational fun for children of all
                                                   gallery/New_Downtown/Index/           Pops and Family.                     ages. Exhibits explore physical
                                                   DT_Index.html —                                                            science, life science, astronomy,
                                                   Free and open to the public                                                geology and more. Akima
                                                   and has excellent displays of                                              Planetarium offers a simulated
                         MARKET SQUARE FOUNTAINS   auxiliary art.                                                             look at our nighttime sky.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               06 — What to Do
Sunsphere                                                Movie Theatres                                        Armstrong-Lockett House (Crescent Bend)                  James White’s Fort                                      University of Tennessee Athletics
810 Clinch Ave. • (865) 588-4474                                                                               & W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens                             205 East Hill Ave. • (865) 525-6514                     (865) 974-1000 • www.utsports.com —
www.sunsphere.info —                                     DOWNTOWN                                              2728 Kingston Pk. • (865) 637-3163                       www.discoveret.org/jwf — Home of                        Both the men’s and women’s athletic
This unique Knoxville landmark was built for the         Regal Riviera Stadium 8                               www.Knoxville.org — Built in 1834 by Drury               James White who settled here on a 1,000-acre            departments offer NCAA athletic
1982 World’s Fair. Visit the Sunsphere’s newly           510 S. Gay St. • (865) 522-5160                       Paine Armstrong, this historic home contains an          grant. His first home, furnished with original tools    programs including football, basketball,
reopened observation deck for a great 360-degree         www.regalcinemas.com                                  exquisite collection of 18th century American and        and artifacts for the period, gives a glimpse into      baseball, soccer, swimming and diving,
view of downtown Knoxville and beyond.                   *Features stadium seating.                            English furniture, decorative arts and an outstanding    the daily existence of early settlers to this region.   track and field, golf, tennis, cross-country
                                                                                                               collection of English silver. Visitors can also enjoy                                                            and volleyball.
Three Rivers Rambler                                     WEST                                                                                                           Mabry-Hazen House Museum & Civil War
                                                                                                               the three-acre formal, Italian-terraced gardens
Volunteer Landing: Neyland Dr.                                                                                                                                          “Bethel Cemetery”
                                                                                                               overlooking the Tennessee River.                                                                                 University of Tennessee
(865) 524-9411 • www.threeriversrambler.com —            Carmike Movies 7 – Windsor Square
                                                                                                                                                                        1711 Dandridge Ave. • (865) 522-8661                    Football Hall of Fame
This vintage steam engine train takes guests on a        175 N. Seven Oaks Dr. • (865) 531-6208
                                                                                                                                                                        www.mabryhazen.com — This home of the                   1704 Johnny Majors Dr. • (865) 974-8437
90-minute excursion to the Forks of the River and        www.carmike.com                                       Beck Cultural Exchange Center
                                                                                                               1927 Dandridge Ave. • (865) 673-6261                     Victorian and Civil War periods showcases original      www.utsports.com —
back, through some of Knoxville’s most historic          *Admission: $1.50 Sunday-Thursday, $2.00 Friday
                                                                                                               www.discoveret.org/beckcec — Features the                artifacts, including china, silver,                     An on-campus museum honoring more
and beautiful countryside including Knoxville’s first    & Saturday
                                                                                                               history of African Americans in Knoxville and            crystal and antique furnishings. The house              than 100 years of accomplishments by the
settlement area, and several quarries that were mined                                                                                                                   served as headquarters for Union and Confederate        UT Volunteer football team.
                                                         Carmike Wynnsong 16                                   East Tennessee from the late 1800s to the present
to build the United States Capitol Building.             200 N. Peters Rd. • (865) 691-0903                                                                             troops. More than 1,600 Civil War soldiers and 50
                                                                                                               through photographs, newspapers, biographies,
University of Tennessee Gardens                          www.carmike.com                                       audio and video recordings, books and artwork.           Union prisoners are buried in Bethel Cemetery.
2431 Joe Johnson Dr. • (865) 974-7324                    *Features stadium seating and Dolby                                                                            Marble Springs State
http://utgardens.tennessee.edu — The gardens             digital sound.                                        Blount Mansion
                                                                                                                                                                        Historic Farmstead
feature more then 1,400 varieties of plants and are      *Admission: $5.75 before 6 p.m., $8.25 after 6 p.m.   200 West Hill Ave. • (865) 525-2375
                                                                                                               www.blountmansion.org — A mansion of the                 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Hwy.
planted to demonstrate each plant’s ideal use in the     Children (3-11): $5.75. Seniors (55+): $5.75                                                                   (865) 573-5508 • www.discoveret.org/jsma —
landscape.                                                                                                     Tennessee frontier in the center of downtown
                                                                                                               Knoxville’s government district, the 1792 Blount         The original home of the Gov. John Sevier and
                                                         Regal Downtown West 8
                                                                                                               Mansion offers history that is hard to miss. Home of     includes a loom house, tavern, smokehouse and
Volunteer Landing & Marina                               1640 Downtown W. Blvd. • (865) 693-0505
956 Volunteer Landing Ln. • (865) 633-5004                                                                     Gov. William Blount, signer of the U.S. Constitution,    half-cantilever barn.
                                                         www.regalcinemas.com
www.themarinas.net — A scenic one-mile paved                                                                   step inside and experience “The Birthplace of            Old Gray Cemetery
river walk along the Tennessee River that has three      Regal Pinnacle 18                                     Tennessee” with historical exhibits and an art gallery   543 N. Broadway • (865) 522-1425
locally owned restaurants, a full-service marina         11240 Parkside Dr. • (865) 671-3311                   featuring some of Eastern Tennessee’s finest artists.    www.discoveret.org/oldgray — This Victorian
offering paddle, pontoon and houseboat rentals along     www.regalcinemas.com                                                                                           cemetery, established in 1850, lets you take a walk
with the beautiful landscape of the Tennessee River.     *Features stadium seating.                            Confederate Memorial Hall
                                                                                                                                                                        through Knoxville’s history. The marble city
                                                                                                               (Bleak House)
Volunteer Princess Cruises                                                                                                                                              memorializes many political figures that shaped the
                                                         Regal West Town Mall 9                                3148 Kingston Pk. • (865) 522-2371
956 Volunteer Landing Ln. • (865) 541-4556               7600 Kingston Pk. • (865) 769-4230                                                                             city and region.
                                                                                                               www.knoxvillecmh.org — Completed
www.volunteerprincess.com — Brings the concept           www.regalcinemas.com                                  in 1858 for Robert & Louise Franklin Armstrong,
of entertaining afloat to the Knoxville area with an     *Features stadium seating and Dolby digital sound.    it served as headquarters of Gen. James Longstreet,
                                                                                                                                                                        Ramsey House Plantation
elegant charter yacht called the Volunteer Princess                                                            C.S.A., during the “Siege of Knoxville” in
                                                                                                                                                                        2614 Thorngrove Pk. • (865) 546-0745                          Discover more
which offers a unique venue and unparalleled             EAST                                                                                                           www.ramseyhouse.org — Completed in 1797
                                                                                                               1863. Houses visible reminders of the war and a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
ambience for both dining and entertaining.               Carmike Cinema 10                                     Confederate museum.
                                                                                                                                                                        for Col. Francis A. Ramsey, a pioneer settler of           about Knoxville’s
                                                         5020 Millertown Pk. • (865) 637-5572                                                                           Knoxville. Built of local limestone and marble,
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame                                                                                                                                         this Georgian-style home is furnished with period
700 Hall of Fame Dr. • (865) 633-9000                    www.carmike.com                                       East Tennessee History Center                                                                                    attractions, venues
                                                                                                               601 South Gay St. • (865) 215-8824                       antiques reflecting the life of Ramsey and his
www.wbhof.com — Enjoy more than 32,000 sq. ft.                                                                                                                          family.
                                                         Regal Knoxville Center 10                             www.east-tennessee-history.org —
of fun, with an assortment of hands-on interactive       3051B N. Mall Rd. • (865) 544-1545                    As home of a regional history museum, a premier                                                                         and shopping
experiences, along with the history and personalities    www.regalcinemas.com                                  genealogy research library and
of the growing sport of women’s basketball. Also
includes three indoor basketball courses, a dribble
                                                                                                               historical archives, the ETHC brings visitors face to    SPECTATOR SPORTS                                        opportunities on the
                                                         NORTH
                                                                                                               face with our region’s history makers.
racecourse and an interactive locker room where                                                                                                                          Knoxville Ice Bears
visitors can hear a coach’s actual half-time talk.
                                                         Halls Cinema 7
                                                                                                                                                                        500 Howard Baker Ave. (Knoxville Civic Coliseum)         fold-out map in the
                                                         3800 Neal Dr. • (865) 922-2187                        Farragut Folklife Museum
                                                                                                               11408 Municipal Center Dr. • (865) 966-7057              • (865) 525-7825
Zuma Fun Center
400 North Peters Rd. • (865) 539-2288                                                                          www.farraguttn.com/museum — Preserves the                www.knoxvilleicebears.com — Member of the                 back of the 2008
www.zumafuncenters.com — A fantastic place
                                                         HISTORY & HERITAGE                                    heritage of this historical community and includes a     Southern Professional Hockey League, hosts home
                                                                                                               collection on Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first      games in the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and always          Knoxville Meeting
for family entertainment, birthday parties and                                                                                                                          peps up a large local crowd.
group events, with attractions including go-karts,       Alex Haley Statue at Haley                            admiral of the U.S. Navy and Civil War hero.
miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and a        Heritage Square
                                                         1600 Dandridge Ave. • 1-800-727-8045                  Frank H. McClung Museum                                  Tennessee Smokies AA Baseball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Planner Guide
state-of-the-art video arcade. Flying planes, a train                                                                                                                   Smokies Stadium: Located in Sevierville, I-40, Exit
ride and other attractions are designed especially for   www.Knoxville.org — Magnificent statue honoring       1327 Circle Park (University of Tennessee campus)
                                                         Alex Haley, author of Roots, who made Knoxville       • (865) 974-2144                                         407 • (865) 286-2300
younger children.                                                                                                                                                       www.smokiesbaseball.com —
                                                         his home. Designed for interaction, the statue is     http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu —
                                                         located next to a playground and is surrounded by a   General-interest museum offers exhibits on               Affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
                                                         scenic city park.                                     archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee,
                                                                                                               Ancient Egypt, decorative arts, geology and
                                                                                                               fossils, the Civil War and local and natural history.
     KNOXVILLE
      VISITOR CENTER
Knoxville’s downtown Visitor
Center is no ordinary “grab-a-
brochure-and-go” kind of place.
Stop in any day of the week for
refreshing gourmet coffees, freshly
baked goods and locally made
crafts – not to mention the free
WDVX Blue Plate Special, a daily,
live, noon-time performance of
Americana music.
• Uniquely Knoxville gift shop
  featuring locally made arts and
  crafts

• The Café serving coffees, freshly
  baked pastries, snacks, Calhoun’s
  BBQ and more

• Home of WDVX studios – East
  Tennessee’s own Americana/roots
  radio station. Enjoy free, live, daily
  music at noon with the Blue Plate
  Special
                                           UNIQUELY KNOXVILLE GIFT SHOP
• Free WiFi

• Staffed information desk

• Free area maps and parking
                                                                                                                                          08 — What to Do
                                     You’ll find great souvenirs
                                     from your trip to Knoxville
                                     in the “Uniquely Knoxville”
                                                                            THE WDVX
                                     Gift Shop. Choose from
                                     books, jewelry, arts, crafts,
                                                                       BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
                                     pottery, woodwork, paintings
                                     plus lots of great Knoxville
                                     apparel.



                       MERCHANDISE
  UNIQUELY KNOXVILLE


    Cafe Gourmet at the
 Knoxville Visitor Center
proudly serves soft drinks
   and coffees roasted by
Knoxville’s own Goodson                                                    LIVE MUSIC ON THE CALHOUN’S PERFORMANCE
                                                                                                                     STAGE

Bros. Coffee, plus locally
  made pastries, desserts                                              WDVX has revisited the great
        and baked goods.                                               tradition of downtown mid-day          WDVX
                                                                       live radio performances with its       89.9 fm
                                                                       “Blue Plate Special” show.




                                                                                                                                          www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
                                                                                                              102.9              fm


                                                       THE CAFE        WDVX is hailed as one of
                                                                       America’s most outstanding non-commercial independent public
                                                                       radio stations and broadcasts around the world via the internet.
                                       No matter what brings
                                       you to Knoxville, we invite
                                       you to stop by the new
                                       downtown Visitor Center.
                                       It’s a fun, friendly place
                                       with all the maps,
                                       brochures and information
                                       you need to make the most
                                       of your trip. Plus, great
                                       coffee, tasty treats and live
                                       music daily.                         LIVE BROADCAST FROM WDVX STUDIO
  VISITOR SERVICES
                                                                                             Downtown — Old City



      KNOXVILLE
                                                                                             Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria      200 E. Jackson Ave.           (865) 521-0092
                                                                                                                                www.BarleysTapRoom.com

                                                                                             Blue Cats                          125 E. Jackson Ave.           (865) 544-4300
                                                                                                                                www.BlueCatsLive.com

                                                                                             Club 106                           106 S. Central St.            (865) 673-5814


      DINING & NIGHTLIFE                                                                     Manhattan’s

                                                                                             Patrick Sullivan’s
                                                                                                                                101 S. Central St.

                                                                                                                                100 N. Central St.
                                                                                                                                                              (865) 525-2333

                                                                                                                                                              (865) 637-4255
                                                                                                                                www.PatrickSullivans.com
The “taste of Knoxville” is anything your heart desires. Savor the flavors of classic
                                                                                             Tonic                              125 E. Jackson Ave.           (865) 522-4656
Southern cooking or world cuisines - from the Bohemian to the upscale - at more than                                            www.BlueCatsLive.com
600 restaurants. Wherever you wander, there’s something tasty for everyone in every
corner of Knoxville.                                                                         Downtown - Market Square / Gay St.
                                                                                             Downtown Grill & Brewery           424 S. Gay St.                (865) 633-8111
                                                                                                                                www.DowntownBrewery.com
Knoxville’s thriving music scene encompasses everything from blues to jazz, reggae to
rock, classical to country, by many of the world’s most respected performers.                Preservation Pub                   28 Market Square              (865) 524-2224
                                                                                                                                www.PreservationPub.com

There’s live music on tap every night at the many nightclubs in the historic Old City and    Sapphire                           428 S. Gay St.                (865) 637-8181
                                                                                                                                www.Sapphire-Knoxville.com
Market Square areas, and live music every weekday at Knoxville’s downtown Visitor
Center. Knoxville’s free outdoor concerts and movies keep Market Square hopping in           Sassy Ann’s House of Blues         820 N. Fourth Ave.            (865) 525-5839
                                                                                                                                www.SassyAnns.com
spring, summer and fall, with an eclectic mix of national and regional acts and classic
family films. Also, be sure to check out the world-class live entertainment offered at the   World Grotto                       16 Market Square              (865) 226-2962
                                                                                                                                www.WorldGrotto.com
beautifully restored Tennessee Theatre and Bijou Theatre.
                                                                                             West
For a complete list of restaurants and nightlife options, visit www.Knoxville.org.           4620 Jazz Club                     4620 Kingston Pk.             (865) 558-0183

                                                                                             Baker Peter’s Jazz Club            9000 Kingston Pk.             (865) 690-8110
                                                                                                                                www.BakerPetersJazzClub.com

                                                                                             Comedy Zone                        9246 Park West Blvd.          (865) 692-9663
                                                                                                                                www.KnoxvilleComedyZone.com

                                                                                             Cotton Eyed Joe’s                  11220 Outlet Dr.              (865) 675-4563
                                                                                                                                www.CottonEyedJoe.com

                                                                                             The Irish Times                    11348 Parkside Dr.            (865) 675-8800

                                                                                             Wild Wing Café                     11335 Campbell Lakes Dr.      (865) 777-9464
                                                                                                                                www.WildWingCafe.com




                                                                                                                             Visit www.Knoxville.org for more
                                                                                                                             information on dining and nightlife
                                                                   MUSIC ON MARKET SQUARE
                                                                                                                                 opportunities in Knoxville.
                 UNIQUE                                                 TOUR OPTION




                                                                                                                                            10 — What to Do
                                                                         EXAMPLES
                   TOURS                                 African American Tour
                                                         Knoxville provides a unique combination of natural beauty, culture, history and
                                                         heritage – especially African American heritage. Knoxville honors Alex Haley,
A stop in Knoxville makes it                             author of “Roots,” with a magnificent 13-foot bronze statue at Haley Heritage
                                                         Square.
easy to fill your itinerary with
shopping, history, art and music                         Agritourism in East Tennessee
plus the entertainment and beauty                        Experience the majestic setting of East Tennessee’s rural countryside and enjoy
                                                         the Haunted Corn Maze or “Pick-a-Pumpkin” at Maple Lane Farms, spy deer
of East Tennessee. Below                                 and wild turkeys; enjoy horseback riding at Lovingood Springs Farm, or tour
you’ll find some suggestions for                         Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, representing Cherokee agriculture and gardening
tours focusing on our history,                           practices from the 1400s and 1800s.
our vibrant arts community plus                          Civil War Tour
fun for the young and young at                           Knoxville was a city torn apart by the bitter divisions of the Civil War
heart. The Knoxville Tourism                             (1861-1865). Find out why this particular war made East Tennessee so historical.
& Sports Corporation will                                The driving tour highlights the divided loyalties among East Tennessee residents
                                                         and includes stops at historical homes, battle sites and cemeteries.
customize an itinerary that fits
the needs, interests and schedule                        Cradle of Country Music
of your group tour. For more                             Experience the deep roots that country music has in Knoxville and enjoy the
                                                         Cradle of Country Music downtown walking tour, highlighting the early
information,call the KTSC at         ALEX HALEY STATUE   development of country music in East Tennessee. The one-hour tour begins at
1-800-727-8045.                                          Knoxville’s first Custom House and Post Office and includes markers regarding
                                                         Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, the Everly Brothers and Roy Acuff,




                                                                                                                                             www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
                                                         among others.
                                                         Golf
                                                         Knoxville and East Tennessee is a golfer’s paradise! Enjoy one of the eight
                                                         courses in Knoxville and make sure to stop in the downtown Knoxville Visitor
                                                         Center and pick up an East Tennessee golf brochure.




      CRADLE OF COUNTRY MUSIC TOUR                              KNOXVILLE GOLF
                  COMPLIMENTARY
                    CONVENTION SERVICES
The Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation works hard to make every meeting attendee
feel special. Knoxville has the right combination of location, affordability and facilities,
plus a strong commitment to customer service. We host groups of all types, sizes, interests             Welcome to
and ages, from 50-member seminars with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to 16,000 athletes
with the AAU Junior Olympic Games.                                                                         Knox ville                                                                                                                                                    WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HALL OF FAME




Our meeting planning experts have the experience, expertise and resources to make any
meeting or event an unqualified success. Some of the many ways the Knoxville Tourism &                                                                                                                                                                                   WORLD’S FAIR PARK




Sports Corporation can help you are listed on the next page.                                              ENJOY YOUR DAILY COMPLIME                           KNOXVILLE SKYLINE

                                                                                                                                    NTARY KNOXVILLE NEWS
                                                                                                                                                         SENTINEL
                                                                                                     We’re Glad You’re Here!
                                                                                                     Whether you’re looking to explore
                                                                                                     distinctive landmark, browse         the Sunsphere – Knoxville’s
                                                                                                                                                                        most                                                                                 KNOXVILLE VISITOR CENTER




                                                                                                                                                                                               10
                                                                                                                                     the
                                                                                                     Center for Arts & Culture, savor eclectic collections of the Emporium
                                                                                                    restaurants, or see the game’s the flavors found in the city’s 600+
                                                                                                    Fame, you’ll find everything      greats at the Women’s Basket
                                                                                                                                  you need in a visit to Knoxvi       ball Hall of
                                                                                                                                                                lle!
                                                                                                    Find History. Constructed
                                                                                                                                  for
                                                                                                    recently reopened to the publicthe 1982 World’s Fair, the Sunsphere
                                                                                                    view of Knoxville from more        & offers you an unparalleled
                                                                                                                                   than 200 feet above the city’s 360-degree
                                                                                                    World’s Fair Park. The 74-foot                                 historic
                                                                                                                                     bronze sphere is truly one of                             THINGS TO DO IN
                                                                                                    most unique structures.                                         the state’s                                                                                            KNOXVILLE ZOO


                                                                                                    Find Art. Knoxville’s vibrant
                                                                                                                                                                                               KNOXVILLE
                                                                                                                                  fine arts community, continu                                   Visit Knoxville’s Morningside
                                                                                                   thanks to the efforts of the                                ally evolving              01
                                                                                                                                Emporium Center for Arts &                                       Park and admire the nation’s
                                                                                                   East Tennessee’s character                                Culture, highlights                 largest sculpture of an African-
                                                                                                                                & appeal. The city is known
                                                                                                   renowned performers and artists                            to attract
                                                                                                                                       in addition to showcasing exhibitworld-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 American citizen – Alex Haley.
                                                                                                   from around the world.                                                ions
                                                                                                                                                                                                Watch classic movies, musical
                                                                                                   Find Food. Not only will you                                                           02    performances and stage shows
                                                                                                                                   find some of the best East                                   at the newly refurbished,
                                                                                                   barbecue during a meal at                                     Tennessee                      historical Tennessee Theatre.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SUNDOWN IN THE CITY
                                                                                                                                Knoxville’s legendary Calhou
                                                                                                   but your palate will also relish                             n’s on the River,
                                                                                                   the upscale – at one of the       in world cuisines – from the
                                                                                                                                city’s 600+ restaurants.            Bohemian to                 Be sure to celebrate African-
                                                                                                                                                                                          03    American history at the Beck
                                                                                                            Find Fun. Knoxville is known                                                        Cultural Exchange Center.
                                                                                                                                              world-wide for excellence in
                                                                                                               women’s basketball & you’ll                                                      Knoxville has a wide variety of
                                                                                                                                               feel the need to dream big             04
                                                                                                                    tour the Women’s Basketball                             as you              festivals, including the Chrysler
                                                                                                                                                     Hall
                                                                                                                      Fame is the world’s only museu of Fame. The Hall of                       Jeep Boomsday Festival,
                                                                                                                                                          m solely devoted to the              Rossini Festival, Dogwood
                                                                                                                        accomplishments of women
                                                                                                                                                       ’s basketball.                          Arts Festival, Kuumba
                                                                                                                                                                                               Festival and Christmas in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EMPORIUM CENTER

                                                                                                                                                                                               the City.

                                                                                                                                                                                             The East Tennessee History
                                                                                                                                                                                      05     Center in downtown Knoxville
                                                                                                                                                                                             is the Southeast’s largest resource
                                                                                                                                                                                             for genealogical research.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Bring the family down to
                                                                                                                                                                                      06    Market Square in downtown
                                                                                                                                                                                            Knoxville every Thursday night                                     ALEX HALEY STATUE
                                                                                                                                                                                            from April through July for the
                                                                                                                                                                                            popular “Sundown in the
                                                                                                                                                                                            City” free annual concert series.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Visit historic homes such as
                                                                                                                                                                                     07     James White’s Fort, Bleak
                                                                                                                                                                                            House and Crescent Bend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHRYSLER JEEP BOOMSDAY FESTIVAL
                                                                                                                                                                                           View archeological exhibits at
                                                                                                                      WHAT DO YOU THINK?                                             08    the Frank H. McClung
                                                                                                                                                                                           Museum on the University of
                                                                                                                  Please complete our short survey                                         Tennessee campus.

                                                                                                                 become registered to win an        about Knoxville and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Visit the Knoxville Zoo, where
                                                                                                              Visit www.Knoxville.org and iPod Nano or other prizes.      09              you’ll hang out with more than
                                                                                                                                            click the Knox Survey button                  230 species of animals.
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                                                                                                 www.Knoxville.org • (865) 523-7
                                                                                                                                 263                • (800) 727-8045                 10   Visit Volunteer Landing and
                                                                                                                                                                                          see a scenic side of Knoxville
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                                                                                                                                                                     12 — Services & Info
  KTSC’S COMPLIMENTARY
        SERVICES                                                                                  KTSC’s housing bureau services group, World
                                                                                                  Ventures Tour and Travel, can make your event as
• Negotiating contracts for       • Event advertising               • Online housing bureau       simple as possible. Using our housing services is like
  venues, services and rates        assistance                                                    having a full time staff at no extra cost to you. We put
                                                                    • Name badge design
• Blocking rooms, establish-      • Public relations assistance                                   the Housing Bureau team behind you with extraor-
  ing reservation systems                                           • KTSC plastic bags           dinary effort that makes your multi-hotel convention
                                  • Welcome letter assistance                                     needs simple and hassle-free, leaving you time to
                                                                    • Event equipment
• Developing transportation
                                  • Event collateral (consulting,
                                                                                                  handle other meeting function details. World Ventures
  options
                                    sourcing)                       • Team Knoxville (access to   uses Passkey as its internet-based reservation system
• Planning staffing                                                   5,000+ volunteers)          for group events. Once your event is in the Passkey
                                  • Welcome signs in area
                                                                    • Event registration
                                                                                                  system and open for reservations, attendees can reserve
• Obtaining referrals for local     businesses
  service providers                                                   assistance                  hotel rooms, air reservation or reserve a car rental via
                                  • Press conference                                              the internet, a toll-free number, fax or email.
• Activity package                  assistance                      • Medical support
  development
                                  • Knoxville.org website link      • Parking arrangements                   Passkey Advantages
• Themed tour development
                                  • Pre/Post conference meeting     • On-site signage (sourcing   • Attendees may connect live with participating hotels and
• Spouse / Family activity                                            & placement)                  KTSC via the internet in a secure environment.




                                                                                                                                                                     www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
  development
                                                                                                  • It maximizes your ability to get full credit for all the rooms
• Off-site special event /                                                                          your event fills.
  entertainment assistance                                                                        • It allows you to manage inventory down to the sub-block
                                                                                                    level for multiple attendee categories.
• Entertainment & attraction
  information                                                                                     • It gives you proven attrition-fighting e-commerce tools to
                                                                                                    help reduce hotel attrition clause exposure.
• Visitor Guide distribution
                                                                                                  • It provides real-time block and pick-up reports 24/7, plus
• Welcome gifts, VIP gifts,                                                                         detailed attendee reports delivered electronically on a
                                                                                                    daily basis (more than 100 reports available).
  Guest gifts (ideas, sourcing,
  customization)                                                             MEDIA RELATIONS
                                                                                                  • It allows you to track room pick up and modifications, even
                                                                                                    after cutoff.
• Event merchandise (ideas,
  sourcing)                                                                                       • Attendees with internet access can reserve hotel rooms
                                                  Email sales@knoxville.org for more                online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere
                                                                                                    in the world.
• Destination copy &
  photography
                                                        information on KTSC services.
                                                                                                  • Hotel reservations can also be made via a toll-free
                                                                                                    reservation number or via fax that takes you to the
                                                                                                    staffed in-house call center.
  KNOXVILLE
   TRANSPORTATION
 Located in the geographic center of the eastern United States, Knoxville is within a
 day’s drive of half the nation’s population. The city is also at the crossroads of two
 major interstates: I-75 and I-40, and is only 12 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport.
                                                                                                                                MCGHEE TYSON AI
 Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport is the premier air facility serving East Tennessee.                                                                 RPORT
 The airport has eight airlines serving 22 non-stop destinations and more than 130
 arrivals and departures each day.

 Additionally, the Knoxville Trolley Lines’ free shuttle service is a unique way to tour the city or travel from
 downtown to the University of Tennessee. The vintage-look trolleys travel to every downtown hotel, the
 Knoxville Convention Center and several attractions.                                                                                                                                    E TROLLE
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                                   DRIVING DISTANCES TO KNOXVILLE
                         Akron,      Allentown,          Atlanta,    Baltimore,         Birmingham,         Buffalo,     Charlotte,       Chattanooga,          Chicago,        Cincinnati,      Cleveland,      Columbus,        Dayton,
                          OH             PA                 GA          MD                   AL               NY            NC                 TN                  IL               OH               OH              OH             OH
Distance to Knoxville     463           612                192           507                 252               664          215                 113                 515            248              479               340           303


                        Detroit,   Durham,       Erie,     Flint,    Gary,     Grand Rapids,         Greensboro,     Indianapolis,      Jackson,      Jacksonville,   Lexington,         Louisville,   Macon,         Madison,    Memphis,
                          MI         NC           PA        MI        IN            MI                   NC               IN              MS               FL             KY                KY          GA              WI          TN
Distance to Knoxville    509         313         576        550      488             552                 263              338             490             499               171             238           271           653          388


                        Milwaukee,     Mobile,      Montgomery,            Nashville,       New York,          Newark,       Norfolk,      Orlando,        Peoria,        Philadelphia,        Pittsburgh,        Raleigh,       Richmond,
                            WI          AL              AL                    TN               NY                NJ            VA             FL             IL                PA                   PA              NC               VA
Distance to Knoxville       601            491              324                178               706            682             486          623              549               601                 475               333          420


                        Rochester,    Rockford,          Savannah,    Springfield,      St. Louis,     St. Petersburg,    Syracuse,      Tallahassee,      Tampa,     Toledo,       Virginia Beach,       Washington,        Winston-Salem,
                           NY            IL                 GA             IL              MO                 FL             NY               FL             FL         OH                 VA                D.C.                  NC
Distance to Knoxville      732             599             390               513           471              650               767            444              641         449              504                  471               238
                                                                                               14 — Services & Info
AIRLINEINFORMATION
• Allegiant Air..........................................................1-702-505-8888
• American Eagle.....................................................1-800-433-7300
• Northwest Airlines & Airlink.................................1-800-225-2525
• Continental Express...............................................1-800-525-0280
• United Express......................................................1-800-241-6522
• Delta......................................................................1-800-221-1212
• Delta Connection ..................................................1-800-221-1212
• US Airways Express..............................................1-800-428-4322




                                                                                              www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
            DIRECTFLIGHTS
 • Atlanta                                          • Las Vegas
 • Charlotte                                        • Memphis
 • Chicago                                          • Minneapolis
 • Cincinnati                                       • Newark
 • Cleveland                                        • New York - LaGuardia
 • Dallas/Ft. Worth - International                 • Orlando
 • Denver                                           • Philadelphia
 • Detroit                                          • Tampa/St. Petersburg
 • Ft. Lauderdale                                   • Washington - National
 • Houston                                          • Washington - Dulles
KNOXVILLE
CONVENTION CENTER




Knoxville’s Convention Center, completed in 2002, is located downtown
adjacent to World’s Fair Park and the Sunsphere. The world-class facility
has the ability to host any type of group. Its beautiful architecture, collec-
tion of contemporary art by regional artists and breathtaking landscaping
that reflects the natural beauty of the area makes it a perfect site for meet-
ings and conventions.

With more than a half-million square feet of space, the convention center
can accommodate groups of any size. The Knoxville Convention Center
has hosted a wide array of events such as private events, weddings, the
Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show, along with business conventions,
car shows and many other types of events.

With its full-service banquet kitchen, business center, flexible meeting
space and beautiful reception areas both indoors and out, the Knoxville
Convention Center is the perfect place for any event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 — Meeting Venues
      THIRD FLOOR                                                         Room Name
                                                                Ballroom (Entire)
                                                                                                     Length
                                                                                                      195’
                                                                                                              Width
                                                                                                              140’
                                                                                                                      Ceiling
                                                                                                                      Height
                                                                                                                       28.6’
                                                                                                                                Square
                                                                                                                                Footage
                                                                                                                                27,300
                                                                                                                                          Classroom
                                                                                                                                            1,860
                                                                                                                                                      Theater
                                                                                                                                                       2,600
                                                                                                                                                                Conference
                                                                                                                                                                   n/a
                                                                                                                                                                             Banquet
                                                                                                                                                                              1,650
                                                                                                                                                                                           Booths
                                                                                                                                                                                           (10x10)
                                                                                                                                                                                            120


        OVERVIEW                                                 Section-A
                                                                 Section-B

                                                                 Section-C
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• Magnificent 27,300 sq. ft. ballroom that can accommodate
                                                                 Section-D                            140’     25’     28.6’     3,500       n/a        n/a        n/a         n/a
  1,700 for a banquet or 2,600 for a meeting
                                                                 Section-A-D, D-G                     392’    163’     28.6’    15,092      896        1,320       n/a         770
• Ballroom subdivisions provide up to six individual meeting     Section-E                            84’      46’     28.6’     3,864       221       400         90          180
  room options                                                   Section-F                            84’      46’     28.6’     3,864       221       400         90          180
                                                                 Section-G                            84’      46’     28.6’     3,864       221       400         90          180
• Nine functional and technically modern meeting rooms
                                                                 Section-A, B & C                     138’     84’     28.6’    11,592      822        1,176       226        600
• Rotunda Conference Room seats 16 for a conference or 75        Section-E, F & G                     138’     84’     28.6’    11,592      822        1,176       226        600
  for a sophisticated reception or 50 for a meal function       Meeting Rooms 300
                                                                 300-A                                36’      27’    14’ 4”      972        60         95         30          50
• Administrative offices, a conference room and a board room
                                                                 300-B                                36’      30’    14’ 4”     1,080       60         95         32          50
• Shuttle bus drop-off and pedestrian skybridge lead to the      300-C                                36’      27’    14’ 4”      972        60         95         30          50
  Clinch Concourse                                               300-D                                36’      32’    14’ 4”     1,152       60         95         32          50
                                                                 300-A & B                            57’      36’    14’ 4”     2,052       133       206         62          110
• Clinch Concourse serves as the main entrance to the
                                                                 300-C & D                            59’      36’    14’ 4”     2,124       133       206         62          110
  Knoxville Convention Center and features event space,
  business center and retail area. It includes up to            Meeting Rooms 301

  60amp/208V 3-phase electrical service.                         301-A                                29’      53’      16’      1,537       80        150          52         70
                                                                 301-B                                29’      53’      16’      1,537       80        150          52         70
• Electrical services up to 208/120V, power capabilities vary    301-C                                29’      53’      16’      1,537       80         150         52         70




                                                                                                                                                                                                     www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
  per room                                                       301-D                                29’      53’      16’      1,537       80         150         52         70

• Fiber and Cat 5e connections are strategically located         301-E                                29’      53’      16’      1,537       80         150         52         70

  throughout the ballroom                                        301-A, B, & C                        87’      53’      16’      4,611      260        460         144         240
                                                                 301-D & E                            58’      53’      16’      3,074       180       300         104         160
                                                                Luxury Conference Rooms
                                                                 Rotunda Room                         37’      37’     16.5’     1,100       n/a        70         n/a         50
                                                                 Admin. Board Room                    31’      25’     9’ 4”      775        n/a        n/a         18         32
                                                                 Admin. Conference Room               18’      27’     11’ 3”    486         n/a        n/a         14         14
                                                                3rd Floor Public Function Space                                                                                Exhibit Tables
                                                                 Clinch Concourse (North)             138’     50’      n/a      6,900                                                24
                                                                 Henley Concourse (East)              400’     30’      n/a     12,000                                                23
                                                                 Cumberland Concourse (South)         210’     30’      n/a     10,500                                                22
                                                                 West Concourse (West)                180’     14’      n/a      2,520
                                                                 Ballroom Terrace (South-External)    170’     25’      n/a      4,250
  SECOND FLOOR
    OVERVIEW
                      Lecture Hall
• 461 permanent theater-style tiered seats with
  flip-top writing surfaces

• Stage platform of 800 sq. ft.

• Built-in, 192 sq. ft. rear projection screen, speaker
  system, stage lighting and controls

• Full remote, audiovisual controls with three
  connections at different locations on the stage
                                                                                                                     Ceiling   Square                                                      Booths
• Simultaneous translation communication system with a                     Space                    Length   Width   Height    Footage   Classroom   Theatre   Conference   Banquet        (10x10)
  translation booth at the rear of the auditorium includes   Lecture Hall                            n/a      n/a      n/a      5,700      460        460*        n/a         n/a            n/a
  3-120V duplex outlets                                      Meeting Rooms 200

• Electrical, plumbing & telephone service floorports on       200-A                                 47’      31’      16’      1,457       78         147        40          60             n/a
  30’ centers                                                  200-B                                 47’      29’      16’      1,363       68         147        40          60             n/a
                                                               200-C                                 47’      28’      16’      1,316       68         147        38          60             n/a
• Electrical services of 20 amp/120V at speaker’s platform
                                                               200-D                                 47’      30’      16’      1,410       78         147        40          60             n/a
  and perimeter of room
                                                               200-E                                 47’      26’      16’      1,222       63        126         38          50             n/a
• Concert-quality sound system                                 200-A, B & C                          88’      47’      16’      4,136      252        400         116        240             n/a
                                                               200-D & E                             56’      47’      16’      2,632       141       252         84          120            n/a
• Ideal for technical conferences and product
  demonstrations                                             2nd Floor Public Function Space                                                                                  Exhibit Tables
                                                               Park Concourse (West)                 240’     26’      n/a      6,240       n/a        n/a        n/a         n/a     14
                  Meeting Rooms                                Plaza Terrace (West - External)       360’     53’      n/a     19,080       n/a        n/a        n/a         n/a            n/a
                                                               Special Features - Show Management    19’      57’      n/a      1,083       n/a        n/a        n/a         n/a            n/a
• Up to 14 individual meeting rooms on floors two & three      Office Overlooks Exhibit Hall A
                                                             *8 Wheelchair Accessible Spots
• Combined rooms can accommodate up to 480 people
  each

• All rooms are designed to provide high-quality acoustics

• Textured, sound absorption walls slide into hidden
  alcoves

• Individual lighting panels allow control of incandescent
  and fluorescent lighting in each room
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   FIRST FLOOR
     OVERVIEW
• Total of 119,922 sq. ft. of flexible exhibit space

• Space for up to 600 booths, 11,000 general session
  participants or 5,000 banquet participants

• Subdivides into Hall A (70,626 sq. ft.) and Hall B
  (49,296 sq. ft.)

• Underground loading dock features nine truck bays
  for easy off-loading

• Drive-on access via two ramp doors with 27’w x 16’h
  freight doors

• Concession areas and restrooms located in each hall

• State-of-the-art computer and communications
  technology

• Electrical, plumbing & telephone service floorports
  on 30’ centers                                                                                      Ceiling   Square                                                  Booths




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                                                                       Space         Length   Width   Height    Footage   Classroom   Theatre   Conference   Banquet    (10x10)
• Electrical services of 208/120V 3 phase 5 wire 100    Exhibit Hall                  506’     237’     30’     119,922     5,000     10,400        n/a       5,000      600
  amp on floor
                                                         Exhibit Hall-A               298’     237’     30’     70,626      3,000      6,400        n/a       3,000      350
• Metal halide and incandescent lighting                 Exhibit Hall-B               208’     237’     30’     49,296      2,000      4,000        n/a       2,000      250
                                                        2 Floor Public Function Space - 9 Bay Underground Loading Dock with Drive-in Access, 2 Smoky Mountain Concession Areas
                                                         nd




For more information or questions about
 booking the convention center contact
    the KTSC at sales@knoxville.org
CHILHOWEEPARK
Located minutes from downtown Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Chilhowee Park is a city-
owned 81-acre multi-use facility built for the 1910 Appalachian Exposition offering multiple shelters, picnic tables,
a concession stand and restrooms. Additionally, the venue includes a 4,500-seat amphitheatre, a three-acre lake and
ample parking and camping availability on the 80-acre park. Chilhowee Park has hosted a multitude of events such
as live concerts, the Tennessee Valley Fair and many other exciting events.

The highlights of this popular venue do not stop outdoors. The park also hosts a wide variety of indoor events
in the Jacob Building, a two-story exhibition hall with approximately 57,000 sq. ft. The Jacob Building was
renovated completely in 2004 and is used for various events such as craft shows, car shows, gun shows, boat shows
and more. Chilhowee Park has hosted the National Street Rod Association, F-100 Ford Supernationals, Honda Hoot,
Harley Owner’s Group Hog Rally, concerts, rodeos and tractor pulls.
                                                          20 — Meeting Venues
  CHILHOWEE
     PARK
  OVERVIEW
• Over 80 acres of park-like setting with shady
  grass areas and large paved parking lots.

• Chilhowee Park has hosted National Street Rod
  Association, Honda Hoot, F-100 Supernationals,
  Harley Owners Group and the Tennessee Valley
  Fair.

• Over 57,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated
  exhibition space with 5 overhead load-in doors
  with upgrades to lighting, HVAC, new exterior,
  polished floors, etc.

• 72,000 sq. ft. of covered open-air pavilions
  suitable for agricultural events




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• Full service utilities including single and three-
  phase electrical distribution, high-speed
  internet, analog phone, cable television, water.

• Full service catering and concessions inside
  and outside.

• Full range of services and equipment: tables,
  chairs, pipe and drape, crowd control barriers,
  traffic cones, signage, portable ticket booths,
  event personnel, security personnel, forklift
  rental, portable bleachers, etc.

• Event planning and management team on site.
• Conveniently located off of I-40, exit 392
  adjacent to the Knoxville Zoological Gardens
  and minutes from downtown Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE
 EXPO CENTER




The Knoxville Expo Center offers more than 120,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose
facilities and has served Knoxville and the East Tennessee area since 2000.

The Knoxville Expo Center is the primary location for consumer shows,
trade shows and public events. The facility offers a spacious exhibit hall
that can be subdivided into three smaller halls, a large banquet facility and
multiple breakout rooms. The 7,200 sq. ft. banquet facility can host more
than 500 guests for a formal dinner or several hundred more for a
reception. For larger events, the adjoining exhibit hall can accommodate
thousands of attendees.
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    Room Name
                     Dimensions
                       (WxLxH)
                                  Square
                                  Footage
                                            10’ x 10’
                                            Exhibits    Theater   Classroom   Banquet    KNOXVILLE
                                                                                        EXPO CENTER
Exhibit Hall Space
 Hall A              120x240x18   30,600      180        2,250      1,836      2,400
 Hall B              90x240x18    21,500      126
 Hall C
 Hall AB
 Hall BC
                     170x240x18
                     210x240x18
                     260x240x18
                                  41,700
                                  52,100
                                  63,200
                                              247
                                              288
                                              373
                                                         3,500      3,125      3,500      OVERVIEW
 Hall ABC            380x240x18   93,800      535
Meeting Room Space                                                                      • 1,200 free on-site parking spaces
Room 1 - Dogwood     60x120x15     7,200       42        783        432        504      • Ground level access through four overhead doors
Room 2 - Magnolia     60x30x15     1,800       12        195         96         126     • 85 ft. candle lighting throughout complex
Room 3 - Chestnut     30x30x15     900                    75         36         63
                                                                                        • Full service utilities including complete power service –
Room 4 - Azelea       30x30x15     900                    75         36         63
                                                                                          single-phase, three-phase, 110, 208

                                                                                        • Four covered loading docks

                                                                                        • High-speed internet access and analog phone service

                                                                                        • Full range of equipment including tables and chairs

                                                                                        • Full-service kitchen and catering department




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                                                                                        • Event planning, staffing and personnel on site

                                                                                        • In-house or sub-contract services for decorating,
                                                                                          security, labor or janitorial
      WORLD’S
    FAIR PARK
     OVERVIEW
               FESTIVAL LAWN
• 60,000 sq. ft. (200x300)

• Capacity of 4,000

• Six 200 amp outlets, 3-phase

• Fencing located on the west side of the lawn



         PERFORMANCE LAWN
• 125,000 sq. ft. (260 x 480)

• Capacity of 6,000

• Seven 200-amp outlets; three each
  3-phase on east side, two each on south
  side, two each on west side, two 3-phase
  100-amp circuits on west side

• A 6’ chain link fence encloses the lawn



    TENNESSEE AMPHITHEATRE
• Stage size to be determined

• Seating for 1,000

• Power to be determined

• Fencing available upon request

• Restrooms on-site
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     WORLD’SFAIR PARK
World’s Fair Park is a state-of-the-art space that incorporates most of the       The park consists of three major areas: the Festival Lawn, Lake Area and
major landmarks from the 1982 World’s Fair held in the downtown area of           Performance Lawn. The Festival Lawn and Performance Lawn accommodate
Knoxville. The infrastructure of the park is designed to effectively support      festivals and other outdoor activities and performances.
events of any size from an intimate wine tasting to large outdoor concerts.
                                                                                  The park features and facilities come together to create an attractive location
World’s Fair Park has electricity and water that have been strategically placed   for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
to accommodate one or more events taking place simultaneously. The
reinforced lawns give the park extra strength and flexibility for a wide range
of possible uses.




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KNOXVILLE
CIVIC COLISEUM &
              AUDITORIUM




A multi-use facility, the Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum is located      COLISEUM / AUDITORIUM
in the heart of downtown Knoxville and hosts events such as trade shows,
conventions and concerts.                                                              OVERVIEW
The flexibility of the complex offers seating for convention groups of up to
6,400 people with additional capacity in the civic auditorium featuring                 Civic Coliseum                            Civic Auditorium
comfortable theater-style seating for more than 2,500.                         • Full seating capacity of 7,141          • 2,500 permanent seats

The auditorium and coliseum is adjacent to Knoxville’s excellent interstate    • Arena floor: 106’ x 198’                • 57’ x 54’ stage with 27’ high proscenium
system and offers covered parking facilities for more than 2,500 vehicles.     • Load in door: 22’ x 14’                 • 50 lines @ 600 lbs. each
Additionally, the Knoxville Ice Bears, East Tennessee’s premier professional
hockey team, takes the ice every year to compete at the Knoxville Civic        • Three production telephone lines        • 60’ pit, 14’ deep
Coliseum.                                                                      • High-speed internet (wire & wireless)   • Two chorus rooms, seven community
                                                                                                                           dressing rooms, two quick change
The building is the headquarters of many of Knoxville’s prestigious cultural   • Four spotlights                           dressing rooms, two double dressing
events, such as Broadway plays, top name entertainers in concert, hot music    • Two single and double star dressing       rooms, two single dressing rooms, one
groups and visiting symphony orchestras. The building also has floor space       rooms, one trainer room, two locker       wardrobe room
for exhibits and demonstrations.                                                 rooms, one kitchen and one dining
                                                                                 room
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THOMPSON-BOLINGARENA
The University of Tennessee’s (UT) Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and
Arena is recognized as one of the nation’s premier basketball facilities. The
newly renovated area not only holds the university’s basketball games, but
also hosts large concerts and other meeting groups such as sports camps and
conferences. The arena has hosted a large number of events from the Church
of God Winterfest with more than 15,000 attendees to wildly popular enter-
tainers like Hannah Montana, Keith Urban and more.

With seating accommodations for 22,875 people, the
riverfront Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and
Arena is a perfect fit for any diverse event, convention
or large meeting.




                                                                       THOMPSON-BOLING




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                                                                        ARENAOVERVIEW
                                                                 • The Thompson-Boling Assembly Center            • TBA’s official seating capacity is 22,875.
                                                                   & Arena (TBA) is the largest on-campus
                                                                   arena in the country.                          • A continuous ring concourse encircles
                                                                                                                    the building allowing entrance to eight
                                                                 • The distance from the floor to the ceiling       restrooms, six concession areas, and 32
                                                                   is 120’. The floor level provides access to      portals which lead directly into the arena.
                                                                   the dressing and press rooms. The
                                                                   distance from the floor to the underside of    • Ticket facilities are located on the
                                                                   the roof trusses is 104’.                        Stadium Drive level of the building.
                                                                                                                    Ticketing can be carried out independently
                                                                 • The structure contains 18,390 sq. ft. of         of the arena.
                                                                   floor space in the arena.
                                                                                                                  • Entrances to the building are located on
                                                                 • TBA is 448’ x 310’ with over 411,000 sq. ft.     the east and west ends with protection
                                                                   of floor space and more than 17 million          from the elements provided. There are a
                                                                   cubic feet of space.                             total of 132 entrance doors.
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE                                                                      Room Name
                                                                                                             Square
                                                                                                             Footage
                                                                                                                       Theater
                                                                                                                       (Chairs Only)
                                                                                                                                       Classroom Banquet/
                                                                                                                                        (3 per 6’ Table) Meal
                                                                                                                                                               Hollow
                                                                                                                                                              Rectangle


  CONFERENCE CENTER
                                                                                             400A             1,566       100             63         100         30
                                                                                             400B             1,102        90             20          60        n/a
                                                                                             401              676          40             18          40         24
                                                                                             (heptagonal)
Located in downtown Knoxville and adjacent to the Hilton and the Knoxville
Convention Center, the University of Tennessee Conference Center provides conference         403              842          50             36          50         30
facilities, dining services, and teleconferencing capabilities to businesses, professional   (octagonal)
groups and educational meetings on and off campus.                                           404              2,080                       n/a        180        n/a
                                                                                             (dining room)
With its large meeting rooms, breakout session areas, private boardrooms, networked          406              2,071       150             n/a        n/a        n/a
computer training labs, teleconferencing facilities, dining areas and more than 60 years     (auditorium)
of experience, the UT Conference Center is an ideal venue to host your next event.           409              499                         n/a        n/a         10
                                                                                             (boardroom)
                                                                                             411              429          30             18          26         18
                                                                                             413A             1,431       100             45          80         42
                                                                                             413B             1,484       100             60          80         42
                                                                                             413C             1,431       100             45          80         42
                                                                                             413ABC           4,346       300             156        300        n/a
                                                                                             417              990          50             24          40         30
                                                                                             419               247         n/a            n/a         6          6
                                                                                             (Board Room)
                                                                                             Computer         556          n/a             14        n/a        n/a
                                                                                             Lab 1
                                                                                             Computer          413         n/a            10         n/a        n/a
                                                                                             Lab 2
                                                                                             Computer                      n/a            24         n/a        n/a
                                                                                             Labs 1 & 2
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           ROTHCHILD
                                                                                                                   Square                           Classroom
                                                                                             Room Name             Footage        Capacity          (3 per 6’ Table)

                                                                                         Grand Ballroom             12,000          1,000                63
                                                                                         Baron’s Ballroom           7,800            400                 20

    CONFERENCE CENTER                                                                    Gardenia Room
                                                                                         Main Room
                                                                                                                    5,500
                                                                                                                    4,300
                                                                                                                                     275
                                                                                                                                     220
                                                                                                                                                         18
                                                                                                                                                         36
                                                                                         Burgandy Room              1,995            110                 n/a
For over 20 years, Rothchild Catering has been serving delicious foods attractively
presented to East Tennessee and beyond. Through dedication, value-priced menus and       Sunset Room                1,354            90                  n/a
attention to detail, Rothchild Catering & Conference Center now owns a 60,000 sq. ft.    Library Room               1,250            80                  n/a
premier special events facility.                                                         Blue Room                   1,100           60                  18
                                                                                         Board Room                  550             40                  45
Rothchild Catering & Conference Center is locally owned and managed by a team of
dedicated professionals. The culinary trained kitchen staff has the knowledge and
expertise to handle the most detailed menus. The service staff is continually educated
and trained and the sales staff maintains as its primary goal: service beyond your
expectations.
                                                                                                 ROTHCHILD
                                                                                                CONFERENCE
                                                                                                  CENTER
                                                                                                 OVERVIEW




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                                                                                         • Newly remodeled, the Rothchild Catering and Conference Center
                                                                                           has nine private, attractively decorated and spacious rooms

                                                                                         • Facility features electronically sophisticated banquet rooms,
                                                                                           catering kitchen, rental store, decorating department and sales
                                                                                           office

                                                                                         • 12,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom

                                                                                         • Baron’s Ballroom has a private entrance and is separate from
                                                                                           main building

                                                                                         • Plenty of free parking and handicap accessible parking
      CROWNE
        PLAZA




The Crowne Plaza of Knoxville is located in downtown Knoxville,
approximately 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport. Each of the
197 guest rooms has been newly renovated, offering free high-speed
internet access, concierge services, same-day dry cleaning and
several other amenities.

Mahogany’s, the Crowne Plaza Restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch
and dinner; however, guests can also enjoy room service, or visit
the hotel’s bar and lounge, The Library, for Starbucks coffee or a
cocktail.
The hotel also offers a 24-hour business center, a 3,000 sq. ft. fitness
center and a heated indoor pool. The Crowne Plaza is the perfect
meeting place for any large and small meeting with more than 15,000
sq. ft. of meeting space.
                                                                                                                                                         30 — Hotels
                                           Dimensions       Square
                  Room Name                  (WxLxH)        Footage              Theater   Classroom       Conference        Banquet       Reception
   Summit Grand Ballroom                   66x96x16             6,336             1,000      450                n/a              700          1200
   Summit I                                 66x52x16            3,432             400        246                n/a              300          560
   Summit II                                49x44x16            2,156             255         160               n/a              200          360
   Summit Pre-Function                      17x39x16            663                n/a        n/a               n/a              n/a           74
   Pre-Function                             17x50x9             850                n/a        n/a               n/a              n/a           90
   Tennessee Ballroom                       97x44x11            4,268             650        300                n/a              400          900
   Salon A                                  30x44x11            1,320              155        78                38               110          150
   Salon B                                  37x44x11            1,628             200         125               48               150          180
   Salon C                                  30x44x11            1,320             155         78                38               110          150
   Mezzanine                               124x16x11            1,984              n/a        n/a               n/a              n/a          200
   Executive Boardroom 1                    22x22x11            484                n/a        n/a               22               30            30
   Executive Boardroom 2                    16x15x11            240                n/a        n/a               10               10            10
   Cumberland Room                          46x33x9             1,518             135         65                40               110          150




                     First Floor                                                                          Second Floor




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                                      CROWNE PLAZA AMENITIES
• 197 guest rooms                               • 3,000 sq. ft. fitness center                  • Wireless high-speed internet

• 11 meeting rooms featuring 15,253             • Indoor pool                                   • On-site parking garage with controlled access gates
  sq. ft. of space                              • Mahogany’s Restaurant                         • Walking distance to Market Square, the Old City,
                                                                                                  Knoxville Convention Center and the University of
• State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment        • The Library (Bar & Lounge)                      Tennessee
          FOUR
         POINTS
           BY SHERATON




Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel is
located in the Fort Sanders Historic District of downtown Knoxville
and is steps away from the Knoxville Convention Center and the
University of Tennessee.

The hotel contains 130 total guest rooms, including 10 luxury suites,
five meeting rooms, a ballroom, a board-
room and a 24-hour business center. The
hotel’s largest meeting room has 1,848
sq. ft., but the variety of meeting spaces
can accommodate anywhere from 12 to
180 people theater-style.
                                                                                                                                   32 — Hotels
                         Dimensions     Square
             Room Name      (WxL)       Footage      Theater      Classroom           Conference       Banquet       Reception
Agee Room                  26x25          650          48            30                       20            40              60
Sanders Room               25x25          625          48            30                       20            40              60
Parkview Ballroom          33x56         1,848        200            140                      55          150            200
Parkview A                 33x28          924         100            44                       30            75           105
Parkview B                 33x28          924         100            44                       30            75           105
Ambrose Board Room         13x26          338          n/a           n/a                      12            n/a             n/a




                                                                                 FOUR POINTS
                                                                                 BY SHERATON
                                                                                 AMENITIES
                                                                           • 130 guest rooms
                                                                           • Over 3,400 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space




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                                                                           • State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems
                                                                           • 24-hour business center
                                                                           • Fitness center
                                                                           • MK’s Restaurant & Bar
                                                                           • Wireless high-speed internet
                                                                           • Flat-screen televisions
                                                                           • Adjacent to the Knoxville Convention Center
                                                                           • Walking distance to the University of Tennessee
                                                                           • In-room gourmet coffee packages
                                                                           • Oversized 100% cotton towels
                                                                           • Pillow library
                         Discover more about Knoxville’s hotels
                                                                           • Crabtree & Evelyn personal care packages
                         on the fold-out map in the back of the
                                                                           • Ergonomically designed chairs for in-room
                            Knoxville Meeting Planner Guide                  workstations
  HAMPTON
   INN & SUITES




The Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown hotel offers a great
location in the historic district of Knoxville. The hotel is located
across from the Knoxville Convention Center and is minutes away
from the University of Tennessee and World’s Fair Park.

This location offers 85 total guest rooms with wireless high-speed
internet access, a daily breakfast buffet, fitness center, indoor pool
and a business center. The hotel rooms and suites feature executive
desks, flat screen televisions, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee-
makers, among many other features.

The hotel’s boardroom offers
a wall cabinet with a small
screen, dry-erase board and
counter space and can accom-
modate up to 12 people.
                                                                                                                              34 — Hotels
                              Dimensions            Ceiling           Square    Board Room
      Room Name                  (WxL)              Height            Footage      Table
Board Room                    25’ 6” x 12’ 6”        9’ 10”             318              12



          HAMPTON INN & SUITES                                                                                   Counter &

              AMENITIES
                                                                                                                  Cabinet



  • 85 guest rooms                              • High speed internet
  • Business center                             • Wireless internet
  • Hot breakfast                               • Walking distance to the Knoxville
                                                  Convention Center, the University of
  • Fitness room                                  Tennessee and Market Square
  • Outdoor swimming pool                       • Meeting Room featuring a wall cabinet with
                                                  a 39” x 43” screen, dry marker board and
  • Flat-screen televisions                       flipchart can hold up to 12 people
                                                                                                Board Table
                                                                                                                   6’
                                                                                               11’ 10” x 5’ 6”




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                                                                                                                 Counter &
                                                                                                                  Cabinet




    Discover more about Knoxville’s hotels on the fold-out map in the
                    back of the Knoxville Meeting Planner Guide
           HILTON
            KNOXVILLE




The newly renovated Hilton Knoxville hotel is located in the heart
of downtown and is a gateway to scenic East Tennessee. Offering a
covered sky bridge to the Knoxville Convention Center and a short
walk to the University of Tennessee, it is the perfect location for any
event, meeting or convention.

With views of the Tennessee River and Neyland Stadium, the Hilton
Knoxville features more than 14,000 total sq. ft. of meeting space,
with the largest meeting room encompassing approximately 6,976
sq. ft.

The Hilton Knoxville can accommo-
date any number of people from the
smallest group of 16 in its boardroom
to 700 people in the ballroom theater-
style. The large ballroom may also be
divided into five sections for smaller,
divided or simultaneous events.
                                                                                                                                                                        36 — Hotels
                                                                                                                                                   Exhibit   Exhibit
                                                           Ceiling   Square     Classroom                                                          Space     Space
            Room Name                  Length     Width    Height    Footage        (3)     Theatre   Conference   Banquet   U-Shape   Reception   8 x 10    10 x 10
Cherokee Ballroom                        109’       65’      12’        6,976     400        700         n/a        550        110       650         35        25
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salon A               35’        32’      12’        1,120      50         95         38          50        32         n/a        n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salon B               35’        32’      12’        1,120      50         95         38          50        32         n/a        n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salon C               65’        39’      12’        2,496      150       255         55         200        50        250         16        14
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salon D               35’        32’      12’        1,120      50         95         38          50        32         n/a        n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salon E               35’        32’      12’        1,120      50         95         38          50        32         n/a        n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salons A & B          65’        35’      12’        2,240     100        190         n/a         100       50        200         n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salons A, B & C        72’       65’      12’        4,736     250        485         n/a        200        75        500         n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salons D & E          65’        35’      12’        2,240     100        190         n/a         100       50        200         n/a       n/a
 Cherokee Ballroom-Salons C, D & E        72’       65’      12’        4,736     250        485         n/a        200        75        500         n/a       n/a
Tenase                                   39’        16’      9’         702        18         40         20          35        28         35         n/a       n/a
Sequoyah 1                               30’        23’      11’        720        30         50         32          32        28         40         n/a       n/a
Sequoyah 2                                24’       23’      11’        576        15         25         20          24        22         30         n/a       n/a
Sequoyah 3                               48’        23’      11’        1,127      80        100         42          90        40         90         n/a       n/a
Smoky B & C                              65’        23’      9’         1,495      36         80         30          60        n/a        80         n/a       n/a
 Smoky B                                 39’        23’      9’         897        15         28          10         24        n/a        20         n/a       n/a
 Smoky C                                 26’        23’      9’         598        30         45          18         32        16         40         n/a       n/a
Boardroom                                 25’       24’      9’         600        n/a        n/a         16         n/a       n/a        n/a        n/a       n/a
Hiwassee                                 36’        44’      10’        1,584      80        100         40          90        22        100         n/a       n/a




                                                                                                                                                                       www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
    HILTON KNOXVILLE
       AMENITIES
• 317 guest rooms                    • Outdoor swimming pool
• New business center                • High-speed internet
• Walking distance to the            • Two restaurants
  Knoxville Convention Center
                                     • Starbucks coffee shop
• 24-hour valet parking
                                     • Enterprise Rent-A-Car in lobby
• Executive level
                                     • Exercise facility
HOLIDAY INN
  CEDAR BLUFF




Nestled next to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, the Holiday Inn
Select Cedar Bluff offers convenient access to both downtown Knoxville
and the national park.

The Holidome, public areas and guestrooms are newly renovated for
your comfort & convenience. The hotel features a full-service cafe
restaurant & Swizzles Lounge, with entertainment six nights a week.

Enjoy free high-speed wireless internet access, free local phone calls,
gift shop, complimentary business center, 78-channel cable,
TV/Nintendo, lodgenet, voice mail, & 2 two-line speaker phones with
data ports.

The Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff also
boasts guest laundry, a health club,
Holidome recreational area, racquetball
courts and indoor/outdoor pool.
Executive level rooms with wet bars,
refrigerators and robes are also available.
                                                                                                                      38 — Hotels
                                                 Dimensions    Square
               Room Name                            (WxL)      Footage   Theater   Classroom   Conference   Rounds
Cabinet                                                17x45    765        70         35          25         40
Committee                                              17x45    765        70         35          25         40
Board                                                  25x45    1,125     100         55          30          70
Ballroom                                               60x45    2,700     350         150         n/a        220
Top Brass                                              22x60    1,320     120         60          40          70
Mini-Conference                                        17x20     415       25         15           15        n/a
Pre-Function                                           45x38    1,710      n/a        n/a         n/a        130
Piccadeli                                              33x21    693        n/a        n/a         n/a        40




 HOLIDAY INN SELECT
   CEDAR BLUFF
     AMENITIES




                                                                                                                     www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
• 225 guest rooms

• Executive suites and floors
• Eight meeting rooms featuring over 7,200 sq. ft. of space
• Fitness center
• Swizzles Lounge featuring entertainment six nights a week
• Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Business center
• Cable television
• Wireless hi-speed internet
• Holidome recreational area, racquetball courts and
  indoor / outdoor pool
         HOLIDAY INN
          SELECT DOWNTOWN
The Holiday Inn Select Hotel is located in the World’s Fair Park,
home of the 1982 World’s Fair. The hotel is conveniently located in
Downtown Knoxville and is 25 steps away from the Knoxville
Convention Center.
Recently renovated in 2004, the hotel also offers 286 guest rooms
and amenities such as an indoor pool, wireless Internet access,
laundry facilities and a full-service restaurant and lounge.
Additionally, the hotel includes eight meeting rooms providing 5,802 total sq. ft. of meeting space and can
accommodate the smallest group of 12 people or up to 300 people theater-style in its largest meeting area.
                                                                                                                                                     40 — Hotels
                                                       Exhibit
                                Dimensions   Square    Booths                                                       Hollow              Standup
          Room Name               (WxLxH)    Footage    8x8      Theater   Conference Classroom U-Shape             Square   Rounds    Reception
Cumberland                       36x33x14     1,188      9        120         30             60             30       36        72          100
LeConte                          36x30x14     1,085      9        100         30             50             30       36        72          100
Summitt                          36x29x14     1,044      7         90         30             50             30       30        64          90
Tennessee Ballroom               36x92x14     3,312      25       300         90             150            80       80       240          290
Pre-Function                     9x92x14      828        n/a       n/a        n/a            n/a         n/a         n/a       n/a         n/a
Executive Boardroom              26x20x8      520        n/a       n/a        16             n/a         n/a         n/a       n/a         n/a
Dogwood                          26x20x8      520        n/a       25         16             15             12        16       24           30
Mountain Laurel                  26x20x8      520        n/a       25         16             15             12        16       24           30
Godfrey’s Private Dining Room     30x31       930        n/a       n/a        n/a            n/a         n/a         n/a       56          n/a




                                                                              HOLIDAY INN SELECT
                                                                                 DOWNTOWN
                                                                                  AMENITIES




                                                                                                                                                    www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
                                                                             • Adjacent to the Knoxville Convention Center

                                                                             • Concierge Level featuring private key access floor, complimentary
                                                                               continental breakfast, private sitting area, refrigerator, wet bar
                                                                               and safe
                                                                             • Two telephones and voicemail
                                                                             • Cable television with remote
                                                                             • Working desk with data port
                                                                             • Electronic key access for security
                                                                             • Express check-out
                                                                             • Parking garage
                                                                             • Executive business center
                                                                             • Wireless hi-speed internet
                                                                             • Indoor pool
          HOLIDAY INN
             CENTRAL
The Holiday Inn Hotel Knoxville Central is a full service hotel that caters to the business travelers with fax
and copy services, wireless high speed and dial up internet access and five meeting rooms.

Vacationers and guests simply passing through have the convenience of
over 100 restaurants, as well as shopping, entertainment, historical sites,
museums, the University of Tennessee, Thompson Bolling Arena, Neyland
Stadium, World’s Fair Park, the Old City and the Knoxville Convention
Center within five miles.
                                                                                                                            42— Hotels
                              Dimensions       Square
     Room Name                   (WxL)         Footage   Banquet   Reception   Classroom   Theatre   Conference   U-Shape
Tennessee                        52x32           1,400     100       100          66         125        40          30
Shamrock                         18x40            720      40         60          38         70         24          27
Eastover                         18x26            468      24         40          15         30          15         15
Shamrock / Eastover              18x66           1,188     80         80          64        100         50          57
Willows                          24x26            637      32         40          18         40          18         18
Boardroom                        15x26            390      n/a        n/a         n/a        n/a         10         n/a
Courtyard                         n/a             n/a      100       100          n/a        n/a        n/a         n/a




 HOLIDAY INN CENTRAL
     AMENITIES
• 240 guest rooms

• Free parking




                                                                                                                            www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Wireless high-speed internet
• 1315 Bar and Grille
• 1315 Restaurant and Lounge
• Nine meeting rooms totaling 4,570 sq. ft. of space
• State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment




                    Discover more about Knoxville’s hotels
                        on the fold-out map in the back of the
                          Knoxville Meeting Planner Guide
KNOXVILLE
  MARRIOTT




Located on a hilltop overlooking the Tennessee River, the Knoxville
Marriott is connected by a covered walkway to the Knoxville Civic
Auditorium and Coliseum. Next door is the Women’s Basketball Hall
of Fame, Volunteer Landing, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Calhoun’s
Restaurant and the Star of Knoxville Riverboat all beyond the
Tennessee Riverfront. Within one mile of the Marriott are the
Knoxville Convention Center, the University of Tennessee and the
city’s historical district.

Additionally, the Knoxville Marriott offers 354 total guest rooms
and 18 meeting rooms, providing a total of 20,875 sq. ft. of meeting
space. This non-smoking hotel also offers concierge services, a
business center, high-speed internet access, and express check-in/
check-out.
                                                                                                                                                                                44 — Hotels
                       KNOXVILLE MARRIOTT AMENITIES
• 378 guest rooms          • High-speed internet access                    • Complimentary parking in enclosed             • Connected to the Knoxville Civic
• Concierge services       • Express Check-in/Check-out                      parking garage for all hotel guests             Coliseum / Auditorium by covered
                                                                                                                             walkway
• Business center          • Flexible meeting facilities                   • The new Bed from Marriott

                                                            Dimensions     Square
                                       Room Name              (WxLxH)      Footage       Schoolroom           Theatre    Conference      Banquet       U-Shape   Reception
                                   BALLROOM LEVEL:
                                     Knoxville Ballroom      82x140x20     11,480             600              1,000          n/a          800           n/a       1,200
                                     Mississippi             82x35x20       2,870             150               250           35           200           65        300
                                     Kentucky                82x35x20       2,870             150               250           35           200           65        300
                                     Georgia                 82x35x20       2,870             150               250           35           200           65        300
                                     Carolina                82x35x20       2,870             150               250           35           200           65        300
                                     John Sevier Lobby       27x104x12      2,804                         For exhibits only - holds 20 8x10 exhibits
                                   LOBBY LEVEL:
                                   William Blount             36x75x9       2,700             130               240           45           150           55        250
                                     North                    36x42x9       1,512             70                130           30            80          60/40      130
                                     South                    36x32x9       1,152             60                110           30            70           30        120
                                   Andrew Jackson            25x27x10       675               45                 75           25            50           24         70
                                     Section A              12'6"x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                     Section B              12'6"x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35




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                                   Alvin York                               675               45                 75           25            50          42/24       70
                                     Section A              12'6"x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                     Section B              12'6"x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                   James Polk                               675               45                 75           25            50          42/24       70
                                     Section A              12’6”x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                     Section B              12’6”x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                   Henry Knox                               675               45                 75           25            50          42/24       70
                                     Section A              12’6”x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                     Section B              12’6”x27x10     337               24                 38           20            20           n/a        35
                                   Boardroom               20’6”x25’6”x9    523      Permanent board table
                                                                                                                N/A           N/A           N/A          N/A        N/A
                                                                                      seating for 12 people
                                   Directors Room          12’6”x25’6”x9    344               20                 25           12            20           n/a        n/a
                                   Neyland Room               13x25x9       325               15                 20           10            20           n/a        20
                                   Main Lobby                 88x216       10,000             n/a               n/a           n/a          800           n/a       1,000
                                   11th Floor
                                   Riverview Room            84x36x17       2,784             150               220           50           200           50        275
                                   OUTSIDE PAVILION
                                             (Includes Pool Area)          42,000                         Backyard equipped with electrical service
 ADDITIONAL
  MEETING VENUES
Bearden Catering Banquet Hall                         IJAMS Nature Center
From elegant menus and traditional buffet             Though the first priority of
favorites, the professional staff will delight you    Ijams Nature Center is to
with their culinary talents. The Banquet Hall is      uphold its mission, the staff                         And at the Knoxville Zoo, the animal experience
fully equipped with sound and video and ready         appreciates that the grounds provide the perfect      is unbeatable. Enjoy “Hors D’oeuvres with the
to accommodate up to 300 guests.                      location for social gatherings. Therefore, Ijams      Animals” receptions in one of the world-class ex-
                                                      makes its grounds available for rental for wed-       hibits, or roam through the beautifully landscaped
Blount Mansion                                        ding ceremonies, group day meetings and special       grounds and visit extraordinary animals from
Nestled in the center of downtown Knoxville’s         group events.                                         around the world. The zoo’s meeting rooms offer
government district, Blount Mansion offers
                                                                                                            a great atmosphere when it’s time to get back to
history that is hard to miss and the perfect          Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
                                                                                                            work.
location for a garden reception or outdoor            A 44-acre “secret garden” located in East Knox-
luncheon. An alternative to outdoor dining is         ville that can host receptions, weddings, small       Middlebrook Gardens
the Blount Mansion Visitors Center which will         meetings and off-site retreats. Two meeting           Middlebrook Gardens offers a unique environ-
accommodate up to 150 for a standing reception        rooms are also available that can accommodate         ment to hold your meeting or social event with a
and up to 70 for a seated dinner.                     up to 70 - 80 people each.                            fresh new building styled to reflect an 1850s era
                                                                                                            Southern estate. Your guests will be greeted by
Crescent Bend                                         Knoxville Museum of Art
                                                                                                            lush landscaping, beautiful waterfalls, and a rip-
Crescent Bend was constructed as a residence in       The Knoxville Museum of Art is available for
                                                                                                            pling stream. The facility has a capacity for up to
1834. It is also called the “Armstrong-Lockett        rental to individuals, non-profit organizations and
                                                                                                            300 people theater-style or 150 people for meals.
House” for the first and last families to use it as   corporations. The facility will accommodate up to
a residence. The house contains an exquisite          300 people.                                           Ramsey House
collection of 18th century English and                                                                      Ramsey House Plantation is available for
American furniture and art, and the three-acre        Knoxville Zoo
                                                                                                            weddings, receptions, family reunions, off-site
‘formal Italian-terraced garden overlooks the         The Knoxville Zoo does it all: corporate events,
                                                                                                            retreats, or any of your gathering needs. Set on
Tennessee River. The house is available for           sales meetings, holiday parties, company picnics,
                                                                                                            over 100 acres and 10 minutes from downtown
weddings, receptions, luncheons and special           team building, client appreciation, product role-
                                                                                                            Knoxville, the site is easily accessible and park-
events.                                               outs, employee award parties...and the list goes
                                                                                                            ing readily available. The rural setting provides
                                                      on. The zoo staff can provide everything from
                                                                                                            the perfect backdrop for that special wedding or
                                                      upscale hors d’oeuvres to fabulous plated dinners.
                                                                                                            senior staff retreat within minutes of the city.
                                                                                                             46 — Additional Information
Sunsphere
Southern Graces at the Sunsphere provides you an unbeatable
combination of culinary expertise, top quality service and an
incredible venue for your special event needs from 265 feet
above the World’s Fair Park. From lavish receptions to
corporate board meetings, Southern Graces will be the choice
for those interested in creating memorable events. This newly
renovated icon can seat up to 200+ and will be the perfect
setting for your next event.

The Conference Center at Water’s Edge
Located in West Knoxville, this state-of-the-art facility is
unlike any other in the area. With gorgeous views of a private     For more information
lake and the latest in multimedia technology, Water’s Edge
serves as a wonderul meeting location. The facility offers three    on booking these
conference rooms with seating capacities ranging from 8 to 64.     venues contact the
                                                                   Knoxville Tourism &
The Emporium
The rentable space is available to individuals, non-profit         Sports Corporation
organizations, and other organizations. The facility will          at 800-727-8045 or
accommodate up to 500 people.                                      sales@knoxville.org.   SUNSPHERE




                                                                                                          www.Knoxville.org • 800-727-8045
The Foundry
Since 1993, The Foundry has become a unique setting for your
wedding, company party or luncheon meeting. The Foundry
can seat up to 600 people and can be divided into sections
that can accommodate any party. Additionally, the beautifully
restored L&N Station, an historic 1905 building, is the perfect
venue for wedding receptions and a wide variety of events, and
can accommodate up to 300 people.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is a 32,000 sq. ft. build-
ing that honors the past, celebrates the present and promotes
the future of women’s basketball. Available for events
seating up to 250 people.
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