Business owners and their families are delighted to discover a wealth of cultural activities that can be found in the heart of East Tennessee.
- Dogwood Arts Festival, the longest-running civic celebration in North America, hosting over 350 events for three weeks annually in April
- Rossini Festival, week-long taste of Europe with opera, jazz, classical and ethnic music
Attractions and Museums
- American Museum of Science and Energy, the largest energy-related exhibition in the nation
- Blackberry Farm, ranked top resort in North America by Travel + Leisure
- East Tennessee Discovery Center, hands-on science center
- East Tennessee History Center, home of a regional history museum, a premier genealogy research library and historical archives
- Knox County Public Library System, with one million books, periodicals, CDs, films, and audiobooks, 20 locations
- Knoxville Zoo, one of the top zoological parks in the Southeast with an internationally renowned preservation & breeding program
- Museum of Appalachia, a permanent showplace for area arts, crafts, and Appalachian history
- Women’s Basketball Home of Fame
In addition, artist guilds, art museums, arts and crafts communities, galleries, and festivals are abundant in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Some of the finest craftspeople in the world are in the Smoky Mountains region, creating hand-made pottery, exquisite wood carvings, fine paintings, and other crafts.