Area Attractions

Everything is close together here, making us close to all attractions and points of interest. Choose us when looking for a Knoxville hotel near University of Tennessee and be equally pleased when seeking a hotel near Knoxville Convention Center. Our MainStay property is also close to stunning Great Smoky Mountains National Park, quaint Dollywood, fun Knoxville Zoo, impressive University of Tennessee Medical Center and convenient McGhee Tyson Airport. Also, stay with us when looking for hotel near downtown Knoxville, Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena. We're just off I-75, and right where smart travelers want to be. Don't you think we're right for you?

There are so many family oriented attractions and activities in the Smokies, you'll probably want to stay for at least a month.

  • Tennessee Theatre (4.4 miles)

    Enjoy Knoxville's Grand Entertainment Palace - The Historic Tennessee Theatre. Established in 1928, the Tennessee Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Star of Knoxville Riverboat (4.7 miles)

    Enjoy a cruise down the Tennessee River on this riverboat, authentically styled after the riverboats of the steamboat era. Lunch, Dinner, and sight-seeing cruises are available.
  • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (4.7 miles)

    A 32,000 square-foot building that honors the past, celebrates the present, and promotes the future of woman's basketball.
  • Market Square (5.2 miles)

    Great shops, restaurants and bars await you in the center of downtown Knoxville. The Sundown in the City Concert Series is held during the summer months here as well as the Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday through November.
  • Coal Creek Motor Discovery Trail (6.8 miles)

    Relive the history and explore the scenic mountains and streams of Coal Creek by travelling this new trail. Discover how the Coal Creek miners helped end the State's Convict Lease System by starting the Coal Creek War and how the town survived two of the largest mining disasters in the world.
  • Museum of Applachia (13 miles)

    Discover John Rice Irwin's 65-acre Appalachian history complex. This open air museum is called "the most authentic and complete replica of pioneer Appalachian life in the world."
  • Ramsey House (14.1 miles)

    A 1797 historic house museum built by Knoxville's first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey. The Ramsey House plantation is open to the public for guided tours.
  • Dollywood (36.1 miles)

    Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountain's family fun vacation adventure with great shows, thrilling roller coasters, festivals, and kiddie rides. If you're in the Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge area, don't miss this adventure!
  • Titanic Museum (34 miles)

    Welcome to the world's largest Titanic Museum Attraction, now anchored in Pigeon Forge, Tn.This new World Class museum in the Great Smoky Mountains provides a highly interactive, hands-on experience for children, teenagers, and adults of all ages.
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (43.9 miles)

    Literally teeming with life - our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg, TN.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (46.6 miles)

    Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short walks to strenuous treks.

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