Explore top Knoxville attractions like the University of Tennessee

Located just off I-40/75 and 20 minutes from downtown Knoxville, our Country Inn & Suites in Cedar Bluff places you close to a host of interesting attractions. You can cheer on the Vols at the nearby University of Tennessee campus or take the kids to visit the animals at Zoo Knoxville. Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness area offers outdoor activities for everyone, including biking, hiking, climbing, and swimming. If you’re inspired by the fine arts, you can explore the stunning works on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) and enjoy live performances at venues like Bijou Theatre. Great day trip destinations in the region include Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

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The Star of Knoxville

10.27 mi / 16.52 km from the hotel
Enjoy a romantic dinner or family outing aboard this old-fashioned paddle-wheel boat as it takes you on a cruise of the historic Tennessee River.

Tennessee Theatre

10.11 mi / 16.26 km from the hotel
From Broadway-style shows and symphony performances to classic rockers and contemporary hit-makers, an entertaining array of acts make their way to the stage at the Official State Theatre of Tennessee.

Avalon Golf & Country Club

10.32 mi / 16.6 km from the hotel
Whether you're entertaining a client or fine-tuning your short game, this four-star golf course provides the perfect place to get away from the stress of travel.

Bijou Theatre

10.09 mi / 16.23 km from the hotel
As Knoxville's fourth-oldest building, the 700-seat Bijou Theatre infuses live music performances with a distinct sense of nostalgia, providing fans with a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA)

9.65 mi / 15.53 km from the hotel
Blending permanent displays and traveling exhibitions, the area's leading art museum shines a light on the works of visual artists from East Tennessee and around the world.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

9.27 mi / 14.93 km from the hotel
Widely recognized for its academic and athletic achievements, this iconic university rests on a sprawling, 380-acre campus and has nearly 28,000 students from more than 110 countries.

West Town Mall

2.76 mi / 4.44 km from the hotel
More than 40 of the 150 shops at West Town Mall are unique to Knoxville, so you can find one-of-a-kind items to remind you of your East Tennessee experience. Before wrapping up your visit, stop by The Cheesecake Factory for a sweet treat.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

10.43 mi / 16.78 km from the hotel
Test your hoops skills and take a walk through hardwood history when you spend the day at this interactive and educational museum, which features the largest basketball in the world.

Zoo Knoxville

12.54 mi / 20.18 km from the hotel
Home to about 800 animals, Zoo Knoxville offers fun, educational events from night safaris to special keeper chats. You can let the kids loose in several play areas, which include a carousel, the Zoo Choo Train, and The Clayton Safari Splash pad.

World’s Fair Park

9.71 mi / 15.63 km from the hotel
Stroll through this picturesque park, which boasts innovative fountains as well as the original amphitheater constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair. Make your way to the observation deck of the Sunsphere for breathtaking views of the city.

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

11.96 mi / 19.24 km from the hotel
This sprawling collection of recreational areas throughout Knoxville boasts everything from a 500-acre wildlife area to a bike park and a stunning quarry lake. Take the kids to swim, boat, or explore some of the 50 miles of trails.

Market Square

10.01 mi / 16.1 km from the hotel
Set in the heart of Knoxville’s thriving downtown, Market Square offer shops, restaurants, and entertainment options for everyone. It also hosts the city’s biweekly farmers’ market as well as outdoor festivals and concerts.