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A host to some of the defining moments in the Civil War, Knoxville is a city and the former capital of the American state of Tennessee. It is situated in the Great Appalachian Valley (or the Tennessee Valley), about halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. The city had volcanically emerged on world map following the hosting of the iconic World’s Fair in 1982 wherein touch screen display screens and cell phones were displayed for the first time in the history of mankind. This event and city are best symbolized the Sunsphere, a 266-foot steel tower topped by a five-story gold globe. Another attraction here is the University of Tennessee Gardens for its stunning range of more than 3000 varieties of plants.
Market Square is a small, historic downtown square. It is home to a multitude of dining, a twice weekly farmer's market and special events. Its southern end is hallmarked by a bell from the Market Square’s predecessor, the old Market House. This iconic marketplace is dotted with benches and tables, and it wouldn’t hurt you to spend a few hours appreciating how life unfolds here every day.
The University of Tennessee Gardens
The University of Tennessee Gardens are open to the public for free throughout the year. Every year nearly 50000 visitors visit this 12 acre garden for its stunning collection of more than a thousand woody plants and 2000 varieties of annual herbaceous plants.
The Smoky Mountains National Park
Knoxville is located only 30 minutes from one of the largest protected areas in the United States, called the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is known for its delicate mix of old and diverse flora and fauna, besides being a hiker's paradise for its superb 800 miles of trails. Visitors can enjoy a 360-degree experience here consisting of camping, fishing, auto touring, horseback riding and sightseeing.