The Knoxville area is also known as a cultural focal point of East Tennessee. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra offers outstanding performances, and the Knoxville Museum of Art displays some of the finest art available in the world. Clarence Brown Theatre offers a regular season of hits.
The Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, seats 24,535, is the site of world-class concerts, conventions, and sporting events. Knoxville is also home to a number of community theaters and one professional company that offers a full season of comedies, dramas, and musicals. Add art galleries, museums, and festivals and you'll see why Knoxville has something for everyone! Additional Information on Knoxville and travel information can be found at the following website http://www.ci.knoxville.tn.us.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a 30-minute drive from Knoxville. Oak Ridge, a city born of war, living for peace and growing through science, offers a unique blend of the past, present and future for visitors to East Tennessee. Today, Oak Ridge is a mecca for scientific and technological innovations. From genetics to robotics to Internet advances, world-changing technologies continue to be developed in local facilities.
We invite you to discover where the most significant story of the 20th century began.While in Oak Ridge, you may want to visit the American Museum of Science and Energy and discover how 75,000 people kept a secret in Oak Ridge during World War II. Learn about the Oak Ridge's leading-edge technology that continues to earn the U.S. the title "Super Power." From a "Hair Raising" experience to the "Atom Smasher" live demonstrations, audiovisuals, machines, and devices will keep you entertained and educated.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 35-minute drive from Knoxville. There's always something to do, whether it's attending one of many festivals or trade shows throughout the year, boating on a beautiful lake, or hiking. During the Fall you can enjoy the warm days and frosty nights of Indian Summer while enjoying the brilliant shows of red, yellow, orange and gold which splash the mountain sides and valleys as the leaves turn the region into a brilliant bright visual wonderland. Pumpkins and cornshucks in the fields and wood smoke tinting the air make fall in the Great Smoky Mountains a special season. Fall is craft time in the Smokies, with special festivals, and the National Crafts Festival at Dollywood.
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