Meetings & Events Come Together at the Crossroads
Located at the intersection of I-75, I-40 and I-81, Knoxville, Tennessee serves as the crossroads of America. The city provides the accessibility you need, the venues you want and the overall experience you’ve been hoping to find.
Knoxville boasts a number of outstanding venues suitable for a variety of events, including everything from conventions to sporting competitions. The Knoxville Convention Center serves as the cornerstone of Knoxville’s meeting facilities. Located alongside World’s Fair Park, minutes from the University of Tennessee, and a short drive from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, this beautiful, 500,000-square-foot space is ideal for gatherings of all kinds.
The Convention Center is located just minutes from Market Square, the heart of Knoxville’s vibrant and walkable downtown. This popular area is home to eclectic shopping, fine dining, outdoor concerts and more. A number of Knoxville’s finest hotels are within walking distance, and many of the downtown hotels and attractions are located on the free shuttle route provided by Knoxville Trolley Lines. Attendees love it here!
With all these amenities plus the complimentary services provided by the Visit Knoxville Sales and Services team, it’s easy to see why more and more people are planning to gather at the Crossroads in Knoxville. Download your Meeting Planner Guide at meetingplanner.visitknoxville.com.
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301 S Gay Street , Knoxville, TN 37902
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic, Mountain, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Knoxville Expo Center): 120,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Knoxville Convention Center): 53,990
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Chilhowee Park): 57,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Knoxville Marriott): 378
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,500
McGhee Tyson Airport
Miles to downtown 12
Cities with non-stop flights19
International cities with direct flights0
Geographic Areas Served:
Knoxville, Knox County
Why Meet in Knoxville
Visit Knoxville Services: Whatever the size & scope of your convention, Knoxville & Visit Knoxville's meeting planning experts have the facilities & complimentary services you need to make sure it's successful & memorable.
Meeting Space: The cornerstone of Knoxville's facilities is the Knoxville Convention Center featuring more than half-million square feet of meeting space surrounded by expansive outdoor lawns & festival areas.
Location: Located in the geographic center of the eastern United States, Knoxville is within a day's drive of half the nation's population, features two major interstates, I-75 & I-40, and the newly renovated McGhee Tyson Airport.