Plan Your Visit
Tour the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business and see what we have to offer.
We recommended students contact the UT Admissions Office first to schedule tours. Prospective students can also contact Haslam’s Undergraduate Programs Office to connect with one of our student ambassadors.
While you are here, take the opportunity to explore some of what the area of greater Knoxville has to offer. From camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to downtown music shows and great shopping, there’s plenty going on right in our backyard!
Guests driving around the Knoxville area often note they catch glimpses of the of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the horizon. The mountains here are an ever-present source of natural beauty, cultural identity, tourism and good times.
There’s always something going on in downtown Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, where you can relax with a great meal and live entertainment. The city offers plenty of attractions. Ride the Star of Knoxville riverboat or the Three Rivers Rambler historic train, or visit the UT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. There are also downtown walking tours about ghosts, the civil war and country music.
Knoxville has a vibrant restaurant scene that offers a wide range of authentic dining experiences. Enjoy genuine southern favorites like barbecue and soul food, ethnic foods from around the world and fusion cuisine. National restaurant chains have locations in town as well.
Check out these websites for tips on where locals go when craving good food:
- The Visit Knoxville Restaurant Guide
- Knoxville News Sentinel Restaurant Reviews
- The Knoxville Mercury’s Restaurant Reviews
- Top Knox 2015 Food Awards
From music festivals and concerts to theater and art shows, Knoxville has plenty of opportunities that combine unique cultural experiences with social events.
The Big Ears festival in March and Rhythm N’ Blooms in April are just a couple of examples. Check out what’s playing at Tennessee Theater or the Bijou Theatre – both historic venues book big-name shows from around the world. Listings of local events can be found in the Knoxville Mercury, a free independent newspaper, in the Knoxville News Sentinel and on VisitKnoxville.com.