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     "Knoxville, TN"
     Knoxville, Tennessee

    Knoxville played a vital role in the early development of Tennessee. The city was officially founded on October 3, 1791 by General James White and named in honor of General Henry Knox, Secretary of War in President Washington's cabinet. In 1796 Tennessee became a state and Knoxville became the first capitol. Today Knoxville is a scenic city where nature and technology meet. With its four gentle seasons, Knoxville provides a year-round destination for travelers. Knoxville events include: Dogwood Arts Festival, Tennessee International Wine Festival, and Tennessee Valley Fair.

     Alex Haley Statue/Haley Heritage Square
     1600 Dandridge Ave, Morningside Park
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (800) 727-8045
    A 13-foot bronze statue of Alex Haley hits on a hillside in Morningside Park. The statue depicts Haley, dressed casually and holding a copy of his book "Roots."

     Armstrong-Lockett House (Crescent Bend) and W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens
     2728 Kingston Pike
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 637-3163
     Built in 1834 and located on a 600-acre farm. One of Knoxville's oldest occupied homes. Features include 1640-1820 English silver collection, 18th century American and English art and furniture. Tours available.

     Beck Cultural Exchange Center
     1927 Dandridge Ave.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 524-8461
     Located in Knoxville, Tennessee. the Beck Center is dedicated to the research, collection, conservation, and exhibition of achievements of local black people.

     Blount Mansion
     200 W. Hill Avenue
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 525-2375
     The oldest section of the house served as the residence of William Blount, governor of the Southwest Territory.

     City Ballet
     803 S. Gay Street
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 544-0495
     The City Ballet - Knoxville is East Tennessee's only fully-professional dance company. Performances have included such favorites as; Swan Lake, The Nutcracker Suite, Carmina Burana, The Three Musketeers, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Theme & Variations, Coppela, Giselle and many more.

     Confederate Memorial Hall-Bleak House
     3148 Kingston Pk. S.W.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 522-2371
     Victorian mansion occupied by Confederate Gen. James Longstreet in 1863 west Territory. Built between 1792-1830.

     East Tennessee Discovery Center
     516 N. Beaman St.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 594-1494
     A hands-on science exhibit display. Exhibits include some holograms and lasers.

     East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
     600 Market St.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 215-8732
     Museum features regional history from the development of East Tennessee to the 1982 World's Fair.

     Ewing Gallery
     1715 Volunteer Boulevard
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 974-3200
     The gallery offers exhibits and works of artists and architects from the area and other national regions.

     Frank H. McClung Museum
     1327 Circle Park Dr.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 974-2144
     Museum exhibits and galleries include some of everything. Displays include local and natural history, archeological and marine fossils, information and maps of the Tennessee River Valley, the arts, ancient Egypt displays along with an ancient 3000-year-old sarcophagus and mummy.

     Ijams Nature Center
     2915 Island Home Ave.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 577-4717
     An 80-acre environment of woods, meadows, and perennial gardens, all connected by a series of trails.

     Jamet White's Fort
     205 E. Hill Ave.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 525-6514
     A reconstructed fort originally built by James White in 1786. The first permanent structure in what is now Knoxville.

     Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau
     601 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 200-B
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 523-7263 or (800) 727-8045
    For information about the area.

     Knoxville Museum of Art
     1050 World's Fair Park Drive
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 525-6101
    Located at the World's Fair Park, this museum offers and displays fine arts from its permanent collection and along with some traveling exhibits.

     Knoxville Opera
     612 East Depot Avenue
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 524-0795
     We begin in September with a Verdi's Rigoletto at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. A very large orchestra, a grand stage setting will ensure your enjoyment of this grand performance. In October, we return to the Tennessee Theatre for a special concert with Roberta Peters. In February we have a love story for Valentines Day with Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore. Concluding this season is the hilarious H.M.S. Pinafore in April. We planned this exciting season with you, the opera lover, in mind. Grand performances await you. Subscribe today! I look forward to seeing you at the opera.

     Knoxville Zoological Gardens
     333 Woodbine Ave.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 637-5331
     The Knoxville Zoo is a world famous zoo nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains. This zoo is home to many endanged animals that would love for you to visit them.

     Lady Volunteers
     University of Tennessee
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 974-4275
     Come see the University of Tennessee Women's Athletics Department.

     Mabry-Hazen House
     1711 Dandridge Avenue
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 522-8661
    The Mabry-Hazed home served as headquarters for both Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War. Not listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

     New Knoxville Brewing Company
     708 East Depot Avenue
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     A brewery in the Knoxville area which was established in 1886.

     Ramsey House
     2614 Thorngrove Pike
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 546-0745
    A two-story house built in 1797 which displays 18th century furniture.

     Sir Goony's Family Fun Center
     5918 Brainerd Rd.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (423) 892-5922
     Family fun center with two miniature golf courses and more.

     Tennessee Riverboat Company
     300 Neyland Dr.
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865)525-7827 or (800) 509-2628
    Located on the river, the company offers sightseeing cruises. Features sightseeing cruises. Lunch, Dinner and entertainment cruises require reservations.

     Three Rivers Rambler
     401 Henley Street
     Knoxville, Tennessee
     (865) 524-9411
    Ride the historic train and discover the charm and history of the rivers and land in the area.

     Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
     700 Hall of Fame Drive
     Knoxville, Tennessee
    The center honors the achievement of women's basketball.

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