Knoxville Quick Guide
Surrounded by the beauty of eastern Tennessee at the base of Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville maintains its southern charm by cherishing its historic buildings and heritage while not hindering the city’s modern livability. In 1982, Knoxville was the site of the World’s Fair, which the city today continues to embrace with an expansive green space filled with fountains, waterfalls and lakes in its World’s Fair Park. Visitors and residents alike especially enjoy the views from the park’s popular Sunsphere observation deck. Aside from being the home of the University of Tennessee and its Vols football team, Knoxville also hosts the headquarters for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and Regal Cinemas. Among its famous natives are Kenny Chesney and Quentin Tarantino. For information about Knoxville city offices and departments, call 3-1-1 for city services or visit the City County Building at 400 Main St. (Map).
Getting Around Knoxville
Get maps, driving directions and latest traffic info.
Find rental car agencies.
Find airport transportation services, if you’re flying in or out via McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS).
Get info on Knoxville Area Transit routes: (865) 637-3000.
Making Knoxville Your Home
Find a place to live: real estate agents, apartments and rental services.
Set up utilities: electric, water, gas, garbage collection, phone, internet, cable/satellite television.
Register to vote, or get voter information: (865) 215-2480.
Get or renew your Tennessee driver’s license: (865) 594-6399.