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Resources for Visitors

We hope that your stay in Knoxville is pleasant. While you are in town, you may be interested in learning about the various community events, attractions and entertainment options that make Knoxville unique.

The daily newspaper is the Knoxville News Sentinel. On Fridays, it includes the section with movie schedules, concert listings, and entertainment news. For information on the arts and cultural happenings in Knoxville, pick up the Sunday paper for the Life & Arts section.

In addition to the Tennessee Theatre, there are a variety of theaters and clubs in downtown Knoxville. In fact, Gay Street is referred to as the “Theater District,” and it is easy to see why. Just down the street, you can visit another historic venue, the Bijou Theatre, housed in Knoxville’s oldest business building and rumored to be the most haunted site in town. The Bijou is renowned for its intimacy and incredible acoustics – widely considered to be the best in the Southeast.

Head in the opposite direction and you’ll see the Regal Riviera, a movie theater named after another historic theater that once graced Gay Street. Keep going until you hit the 100 block of Gay Street and visit the Emporium Center for Arts & Culture, which houses the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, Actors Co-op, The Carpetbag Theatre, Tennessee Stage Company, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Circle Modern Dance, and the gallery and studio spaces for a number of fine artists.

Visit Knoxville is Knoxville’s answer to a convention and visitor’s bureau. They operate the Visitors’ Center at One Vision Plaza (301 South Gay Street), located at the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill (you’ll know you are in the right place when you see the scrolling electronic news ticker on their building – a taste of Times Square right in downtown Knoxville). Stop in at noon any weekday for the WDVX Blue Plate Special, a free concert that is broadcast live over the radio. Lunch is available or you can bring your own. Artists who play the Blue Plate range from local up and coming acts to nationally recognized superstars. WDVX is an internationally recognized radio station based in Knoxville, and their studios are located in One Vision Plaza.

Thinking of moving to Knoxville? Visit the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, located on Market Square. They share space with the Central Business Improvement District, whose web site can give you more in-depth information about downtown-area businesses and available housing.

Additionally, we’ve provided a list of local resources that may come in handy when planning your visit:

Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
2055 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701
Administration: 865-342-3000

Regions Bank
505 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
tel. 800-267-6884

First Tennessee
First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37929
tel. 865-971-2100

Clayton Bank & Trust
620 Market Street, #120
Knoxville, TN 37902
tel. 865-522-2930

Laundry/Dry Cleaners
Prestige Cleaners
418 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
tel. 865-544-7751

United States Postal Service
501 Main Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
tel. 800-275-8777

1715 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
Tel. 865-523-8213

Walgreens Pharmacy (24-hour)
4001 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
tel. 865-573-0081

CVS Pharmacy
2800 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
tel. 865-688-0400

Walgreens Pharmacy (24-hour)
2400 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
tel. 865-544-0123

Salon Visage Market Square
11 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
tel. 865-694-4000

Barnes & Barnes
33 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
tel. 865-637-5149


Ambulance Services
Rural Metro Ambulance Service
Regional Office
2030 Falling Waters Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
tel. 865-560-0011

Medic One Ambulance Service
4157 Appalachian Way
Knoxville, TN
tel. 865-688-4218

Fire Department
City of Knoxville Fire Department
900 Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
General Information: 865-595-4480
Emergency: 911


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
General Information 865-541-1111
Physician Referral 865-673-3678

University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-305-9000

Police Department
City of Knoxville Police Department
800 Howard Baker Jr. Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37915
General Information: 865-215-7000
Non-Emergency: 865-215-7450
Emergency: 911