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Most Knoxville attractions are just minutes away from your elegantly comfortable hotel room or suite at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University. From the World's Fair Park to the University of Tennessee Vols home games, you'll find lots of great things to do and see including a unique array of family attractions. Knoxville, Tennessee is an area hub, which is why you'll find a showcase of local East Tennessee talent at the Knoxville Museum of Art and fresh produce at the twice-weekly Farmers' Market on Market Square. Explore everything there is to see and do nearby before you book your stay.

Christmas Buffet

Get into the spirit of the season with the annual Christmas Buffet at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville. Make memories with friends and family while enjoying a delicious meal of traditional favorites as well as some mouthwatering surprises. Let's make this an unforgettable Christmas celebration!
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Live Music Fridays

Join us for live music every Friday evening 6-9pm in the Library Lounge. We'll be welcoming local artists every week with a special showcase, happy hour drink prices and free admission. We'll see you Friday!
Lunch Buffet

Lunch Buffet

Join us for our Weekly Lunch Buffet!

New Menu every day - 11:30AM - 1PM


Friday Night Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet

Friday Night Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet

5:30pm - 9pm

$49.95 per person

Please call 865-522-2600 x2324 for reservations

Knoxville, University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee

With over 27,000 undergrad and graduate students, the University of Tennessee is a huge part of Knoxville's community and culture. Take a campus tour, attend a Vols athletic event and explore what makes UT one of the best institutions of higher learning in the U.S.
Gay Street

2023 New Year's Eve




Starting at $429* per couple
• Guest Room Accommodations
• Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet
• Dancing to Boys Night Out with Party Favors
• Champagne Toast at Midnight
• Continental Breakfast Following the Party
• Complimentary Parking


For Reservations Call (865) 522-2600

All reservations must be guaranteed with an advance deposit or major creditcard. Reservations must be made directly through Crowne Plaza Knoxville. No cancellations or refunds will be extended after Friday, December 15, 2023.
*Prices do not include tax. Some restrictions apply

Category: Activities, Entertainment, Restaurant, Shopping & Nightlife, Attractions, Family / Kids
Market Square at Knoxville

Market Square

Discover the best shopping in Knoxville, Tennessee at Market Square where you can find crafts made by local artisans and discover unique Tennessee souvenirs and gifts. Browse some of the city's best shops, boutiques, and retailers moments away from Crowne Plaza Knoxville.

Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee

Knoxville Museum of Art

Showcasing the work and talents of East Tennessee artists, the Knoxville Museum of Art is always free and open to the public. See the largest figurative glass art installation exhibit in the world. Children will enjoy hands-on activities like drawing easels and the light board in the Creative Corner.
World's Fair Park at Tennessee

The Sunsphere and World's Fair Park

Built for the 1982 World's Fair, the Sunsphere is a one-of-a-kind structure that serves as the icon of Knoxville's skyline. The 4th Floor Observation Deck operated by Visit Knoxville offers a breathtaking 360-degree view stretching from downtown to the Great Smoky Mountains including the Tennessee River and the University of Tennessee campus. A historic timeline, gallery, memorabilia and gift shop await you. For Sunsphere tickets head to


Knoxville Zoo at Tennessee

Knoxville Zoo

The Knoxville Zoo is home to more than 900 animals and critters, some of them on the endangered or threatened species list. Explore this beautiful, family-friendly destination, which is also home to attractions like the Zoo Choo Choo and Carousel, plus dining and shopping.
Knoxville East Tennessee Historical Society

East Tennessee Historical Society

Learn about Tennessee's rich history through lectures, genealogy workshops, and a museum that features thousands of historic artifacts from the state's past, including quilts and textiles, decorative furniture and paintings, and items from the Civil War.
Historic Old City at Tennessee

Historic Old City

Located along a few blocks near the railroad on the northeastern corner of downtown, the Old City has a storied history and is a well-preserved remnant of a time when Knoxville was booming. Today it's home to special events, popular dining spots, and charming shops.
Knoxville, Tennessee Theatre

Tennessee Theatre

This time-honored 1920s-era movie palace, located at 604 South Gay Street in the heart of the city, is a captivating venue, where guests today can see world-class musical acts, operas, film screenings, and get a taste of Knoxville Tennessee's rich past.
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