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Knoxville Travel Guide
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  Top Rated Attractions
 
· Knoxville Zoological Gardens
· Sunsphere Tower
· Ijams Nature Center
· Runner's Market
· Three Rivers Rambler
· House Mountain State Park
· Mast General Store
· Market Square
· The Shrimp Dock
· Star Of Knoxville Riverboat
  Top Rated Restaurants
 
· Taste Of Thai
· Sitar Indian Cuisine
· Altruda's Italian Restaurant
· Tomato Head
· Time Out Delicatessen Ali Baba
· Peerless Restaurant
· Northshore Brasserie
· The Melting Pot
· Nama Sushi Bar
· Naples Italian Restaurant
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Knoxville Overview

Founded in 1786, Knoxville is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, behind Memphis and Nashville, and is the county seat of Knox County.[6] It is also the largest city in East Tennessee. As of the 2000 United States Census, Knoxville had a total population of 173,890;[3] the July 2007 estimated population was 183,546.[7] Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area with a metro population of 655,400, which is in turn the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area with 1,029,155 residents.

Knoxville is home to a rich arts community and has many festivals throughout the year. Its contributions to old-time, bluegrass and country music are numerous, from Flatt & Scruggs and Homer & Jethro to the Everly Brothers and Hank Williams, who spent the last night of his life there. For the past several years an award-winning listener-funded radio station, WDVX, has broadcast weekday lunchtime concerts of bluegrass music, old-time music and more from the Knoxville Visitor's Center on Gay Street, as well as streaming its music programming to the world over the Internet.

The city also hosts numerous art festivals, including the 17-day Dogwood Arts Festival in April, which features art shows, crafts fairs, food and live music. Also in April is the Rossini Festival, which celebrates opera and Italian culture. June's Kuumba (meaning creativity in Swahili) Festival commemorates the region's African American heritage and showcases visual arts, folk arts, dance, games, music, storytelling, theater, and food. Autumn on the Square showcases national and local artists in outdoor concert series at historic Market Square, which has been revitalized with specialty shops and residences. Every Labor Day brings Boomsday, the largest Labor Day fireworks display in the United States, to the banks of the Tennessee River between the University of Tennessee football stadium and downtown.

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