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A: Travelers dine or shop in Market Square, visit the Ijams Nature Center, take in a show at the historic Tennessee Theatre, take the family to Zoo Knoxville, snap a selfie atop the Sunsphere Tower, or attend an event at the University of Tennessee.
A: Some of the most popular spots for dining in Knoxville include the Oliver Royale, Water Into Wine Bistro and Lounge, Corner16, Calhoun's on Bearden Hill, Chesapeake's West Knoxville, Nick and J's Cafe and Connors Steak and Seafood.
A: Knoxville is names after Henry Knox, the first secretary of war. It was the smallest city to host the World's Fair in 1982 and is considered to be the Cradle of Country Music, with roots in music that include Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers, as well as Elvis Presley.
A: Knoxville is about 180 miles from Nashville when traveling along I-40. It takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes to travel between the two cities along the most direct route.
A: Knoxville Pridefest usually takes place during Pride Month in June and includes a wealth of entertainment from live music to speeches from well-known community members, as well as vendors, food, and pride-inspired art.
A: The Marble City is a nickname that was given to Knoxville in the 1900's, because it was known to be a major center of marble distribution in the early 20th century. Stone from the area can be seen in a variety of buildings located in the city.
A: Knoxville is best known for a variety of southern classic dishes, including fried chicken, barbecue, ribs, fried green tomatoes, okra, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese.
A: Knoxville is approximately 35 miles from Gatlinburg. If driving along US 441, travelers can reach their destination from one city to the other in about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
A: The Sunsphere was built in 1981 for the 1982 World's Fair and was constructed by Community Tectonics. The Sunsphere is 26 stories tall and measures 266 feet high.
A: Visitors can check out the Ijams Nature Center, snap photos at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens or University of Tennessee Gardens, view the exhibits at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, or see the galleries at the Knoxville Museum of Art.
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