Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - 35

SOUTHERN
APPALACHIAN
SAMPLER
Discover the down-home tastes,
sights, and sounds of East Tennessee
in downtown Knoxville

KNOXVILLE INSIDER
STAY
ABA member Hilton Knoxville is conveniently located downtown. Request
rooms with views of the Great Smoky
Mountains or the Tennessee River.

BY MARYELLEN KENNEDY DUCKETT

O

SHOP
Mast General Store is the place to try
the taste of Tennessee: RC Cola and a
Moon Pie. Group visits (reservations
required) include discount coupons.

n most southeastern U.S. tours, seemingly all roads
lead to Knoxville. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major interstates (I-75, I-40, and
I-81), Tennessee's third-largest city-and home of the
University of Tennessee Volunteers-is within a day's drive of nearly
half the U.S. population. The strategic location, genuine southern
hospitality, and vibrant downtown retail-and-restaurant district
make Knoxville a popular stopover for one- or
two-night stays.
"Knoxville is a genuinely friendly city with a very
walkable downtown, making it an ideal tour stop,"
says Kim Bumpas, president of ABA member
To venture
Visit Knoxville. "Whether you're into art, history,
beyond
downtown,
or simply want to walk a serene greenway, you're
arrange a Visit
literally just minutes away. We also offer more
Knoxville StepOn Guide tour
than 75 restaurants-most of them local-in the
through the Old
downtown area alone. For those who would rather
City, University
of Tennessee
not walk, we suggest exploring on one of our free
campus,
and historic
trolleys. Knoxville is a city that will surprise you,
Bearden.
and we look forward to doing just that." 

EAT
Savor the flavor of slow-smoked
Tennessee barbecue ribs, chicken,
and pork at group-friendly Calhoun's
on the River.
PARK
Visit Knoxville will steer you to one
of the many open lots available for
bus parking.

HOT

TIP

BRUCE MCCAMISH PHOTOGRAPHY.

Strolling and Strumming

Begin your Knoxville tour in Market Square, named one of the
American Planning Association's 15 Great Places in America for
2017. Lined with historic buildings primarily constructed in the late
1800s or early 1900s, the car-free square is an eating, shopping, and
live-entertainment hub. Saturday mornings (May to November) the
square is particularly lively thanks to the dozens of vendors at the
Market Square Farmers' Market.
From Market Square, walk south through compact Krutch Park
(allowing time to admire the many public art installations) to the
Museum of East Tennessee History. Located at the East Tennessee
History Center on Gay Street (downtown Knoxville's main thoroughfare), the state-of-art museum is packed with interactive exhibits. Be
sure your group experiences Voices of the Land: The People of East
Tennessee, the museum's signature exhibition and an ideal introduction to Knoxville history and heritage.
Gather your group by 11:30 a.m. for the three-block walk north
on Gay Street to the Knoxville Visitor Center, operated by Visit
Knoxville. Monday through Saturday from noon to 1 p.m., the center
hosts the free WDVX Blue Plate Special live performance radio show.
Contact Visit Knoxville's Heather Fawver (hfawver@knoxville.org)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Enter the World of Miniatures
'Space’ Tours Take Off
South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
Silverado Stages
ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Heroes of the Industry
Meet the New Faces at ABA
Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
ABA Strategic Plan
Tour Stop: Southern Appalachian Sampler
City Guide// OMAHA
Travel Resource: Charlotte
Travel Resource: Louisville
Equipment & Services Guide
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Enter the World of Miniatures
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - 'Space’ Tours Take Off
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Silverado Stages
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Heroes of the Industry
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Meet the New Faces at ABA
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
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