Knoxville Attractions – What to do in Knoxville?

Most of the major attractions are within 40 miles of The Executive Inn.

The University Of Tennessee Campus and Stadium

Is located 1.5 miles from the hotel and has hosted some of the greatest college football games of all time, witch makes the stadium a great tourist attraction for all sports and football enthusiasts.

The Campus Visit Program allows you to experience our learning environment, our Volunteer Spirit, and our great location!

Campus tours are typically offered four times per day Monday through Friday and once on select Saturdays. Each year, over 12,000 students and their families take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about UT first-hand through the campus visit program.

Knoxville Convention Center

1 mile from our Knoxville Hotel accommodation is East Tennessee's largest, most modern convention center for meetings, weddings, special events and tradeshows.

The City of Knoxville, located in the heart of East Tennessee, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and livable areas in the United States. Home to the University of Tennessee, the World’s Fair Park and minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is the perfect location for your next event. Downtown Knoxville features convenient hotels, unique restaurants, eclectic shopping and nighttime entertainment. Enjoy all Knoxville has to offer all within minutes of the Center. You can hop a downtown trolley and see Christmas in the City in the winter. Head to the Old City and enjoy local live bands year round. Be one of the 107,000 fans at a UT Volunteers game in the fall or play at Volunteer Landing, a riverfront park with food and fun in the summer. No matter what time of year, Knoxville offers small town charm with big city fun.

Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains are located 35 miles from the Executive Inn hotel. This National Park is a must see tourist attraction encompassing all the beauty that Knoxville has to offer. You can stroll through the park on your own or choose to take a guided hike and see the breathtaking waterfalls and endless nature.

From black bears to salamanders. Old-growth forests to spring wildflowers. Log cabins to grist mills. The park offers a myriad of opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains. Where to begin? To make the most of your time here, visit Things To Do and download a copy of the Smokies Trip Planner The Trip Planner contains information about favorite destinations in the park, popular activities including hiking and auto touring, and a park map.

More Attractions

  • Dollywood Theme Park is located 25 miles from our hotel and is home of the legendary family adventure park inspired by east Tennessee native Dolly Parton. Here you will find over 30 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory is located 40 miles from our hotel. At the laboratory they offer general orientation tours where you can learn about the history of ORNL and there current research projects .
  • Lost Sea is located 40 miles from our hotel accommodation and is America’s largest underground lake. This attraction offers special guided tours of the caverns, underground cave rooms and history of the lake and area.
  • Norris Dam and Lake is located 35 miles from our motel accommodation. You can relax by the lake or take a hike and check out miles of trails that will guide hikers through beautiful forested valleys.