By Rose Overbey
Knoxville
Tennessee
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Knoxville is a vibrant city in eastern Tennessee. Full of history, culture and southern charm, Knoxville offers visitors a variety of activities to enjoy. The University of Tennessee’s main campus is in Knoxville, so the city boasts a youthful population. This energy pulses through the town, making it an enjoyable place to visit.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Knoxville, Tennessee. The city can be accessed by McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville (TYS). Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections of hotels in the Knoxville area for assistance with finding accommodations. We recommend the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express as the best hotels in Knoxville. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com.

Knoxville has an impressive collection of museums and other cultural attractions. EscapeWizard.com suggests beginning your tour downtown. If you enjoy art, you’ll like seeing the exhibits at the Knoxville Museum of Art. If you like learning about history and enjoy trains, the Old Smoky Railway Museum is for you. Tourists who like sports can visit the University of Tennessee Football Hall of Fame which will surely hold your interest.

While planning your trip to Knoxville, EscapeWizard.com urges you to visit James’s White’s Fort. James White is considered the Founder of Knoxville. After fighting in the Revolutionary War, he came out to settle on the land that was given to him for his service. Today, you can tour his log cabin, which remains in the same place that he originally built it.

EscapeWizard.com suggests visiting the Armstrong Locket House, also known as Crescent Bend, because of its location along the Tennessee River. It was built in the mid-1800’s and was restored in the 1970’s to its former glory. A visit will introduce you to past residents and an impressive interior. It is decorated in 18th century style, and includes an impressive silver collection and other beautiful works of art. Outside are beautiful gardens and fountains. A visit to Crescent Bent is a lovely way to spend an afternoon in Knoxville.

While you could spend days in town, if you’re up for an outdoor adventure, you’re in luck. Knoxville is located only a couple miles from the Great Smoky Mountains. In fact, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the idea of a Knoxville businessman. He originally urged wealthy Knoxvillians to purchase summer cabins close to where the park was established. As more people bought property, the idea of turning it into a national park grew in popularity. In 1933 the park opened. EscapeWizard.com recommends getting out in the morning and viewing the “smoke” that forms above the ridges before the sun makes its way above the mountains. It’s a lovely area to spend an afternoon hiking and enjoying nature.

If you’re looking for a wonderful time, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit Knoxville, Tennessee. There are many things to see and do. Just click the link above and book your next trip with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Knoxville
By Abby Carney
Homewood Suites by Hilton Knoxville West at Turkey Creek
10935 Turkey Drive, Knoxville, TN
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Knoxville West at Turkey Creek is located in a picturesque neck of the woods, surrounded by over 3,500 acres of national parks and forests, and just 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport. Rental cars and taxis to the hotel are offered at the airport at affordable rates. Check-in time is at 4 p.m., and pets are allowed with a non-refundable deposit fee. Homewood Suites is a prime location, nearby to the Knoxville Convention Center, Oak Ridge, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. 

As far as accommodations are concerned, you have your pick from 103 all-suite rooms featuring fully equipped kitchens (full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and twin burner stove), a full-size sofa sleeper, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a television with a DVD player and remote control. Wake up on time with an alarm clock with MP3 capabilities located in every suite. You can also get down to business at the desk/workstation. Practically any combination of rooms are available, with 1 queen, 2 king beds in 2 bedrooms with 2 baths, 1 king, 1 bedroom suites, 1 queen, 1 bedroom studio suites, or 2 queen beds in 1 bedroom suites. 

Relaxation is vital, whether you’re in Knoxville for business or pleasure, so be sure to take advantage of the 3.0 mile paved walking trail, activity court, swimming pool, and heated whirlpool. You can even grill out at the outdoor courtyard that features two commercial gas grills. Pamper yourself at the onsite barber shop and beauty salon, and take advantage of the many meeting rooms and audio/visual equipment rentals for your business needs. 

Check-out time is at 12 p.m., but before you leave, take advantage of the complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast (and the evening Welcome Home manager's reception Monday through Thursday while you’re at it). Visit EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay and plan the details of your trip.