Knoxville Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

You won’t find many facilities better than the Knoxville Convention Center. This complex consists of 500,000 square feet, 120,000 of which is contiguous exhibit space. You’ll find that the people of Knoxville are very friendly and helpful. That’s because of the east Tennessee “Volunteer” spirit. Not only will your experience at the Knoxville Convention Center be top notch, you can also take your team to a lot of fun attractions. The surrounding area of the center is brimming with cool places to check out.


Things to Do

Knoxville Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsMcClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Observe and encounter all kinds of intriguing exhibits at McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture. Travel back in time to ancient Egypt while you gaze at artifacts over 2,000 years old. The exhibit encompasses various aspects of Egyptian society and gives visitors an in depth look into how they lived. You can expect to encounter sandals once worn by an Egyptian, masks, tools, sandstone carvings, writing implements, and more. Anyone interested in mummification and the Egyptian burial process needs to check out the display devoted to that fascinating process. A coffin, mummified animals, and other relics are housed in this section.

Moving on, the museum has an exhibit about the Battle of Fort Sanders that occurred in Knoxville during the Civil War. Artist renderings, videos, documents, and other artifacts are showcased and provide the context of the battle.

Sure to be a favorite of your team, the section presenting fossils will mesmerize everyone. Some dinosaur fossils are hundreds of millions of years old. Others date back to the Ice Age, which in retrospect is still quite a while ago. The museum has an impressive collection of more than just dinosaur fossils. They have also amassed some authentic dinosaur eggs. Casts of dinosaur skulls and footprints can also be found in that exhibit. Other topics of interest the museum has displays on include the origin of humans in the area and the lives of Native Americans in Tennessee. 1327 Circle Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916


Neyland Stadium

Any college football fans won’t be able to pass up touring the University of Tennessee’s home field, Neyland Stadium. Explore the Vol’s facility with the help of your tour guide. Step foot in the Tennessee locker room where the players prepare for every game. Enter the media center where the games are broadcasted and announced. Stop by and pay your respects to General Neyland at his statue. Neyland was the university’s first head football coach. Under him, a tradition of winning was instilled into the program. You’ll get to see much more of Neyland Stadium too on the tour. If you’re taking 20 or more people, the price is a flat rate. Tours must be scheduled at least five business days in advance to your arrival at the stadium. 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37916


World’s Fair Park

As one of Knoxville’s well known venues, landmarks, and parks, World’s Fair Park is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors right near the Knoxville Convention Center. Relax on the two acre Festival Lawn during a sunny day. If you’re looking to cool off, you can run through the fountain as much as you’d like. Next, you can head to Volunteer Landing for some wonderful waterfront views and downtown sights of Knoxville. Chances are, while you walk through the park, you’ll notice the protruding tower called Sunsphere. This 266-foot structure allows guests to take elevator rides to the top. Once you’re there, you can get an entirely new perspective from the observation deck. Another awesome part about the Sunsphere is that it’s totally free. 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902


Knoxville Chocolate Company

Knoxville Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf there’s one thing that 99 percent of people can agree is delicious, it’s chocolate. Make sure to stop at Knoxville Chocolate Company to satisfy anyone on your team who has a sweet tooth. This family-owned and operated store makes gourmet chocolates that are sure to impress even the most hardcore of chocoholics. They have a few chocolate bars, peppermint bark, and treats called walking sticks, which are pretzel rods coated with pecans and chocolate. Buy some candy to snack on for the duration of your trip or just get a bar for a little treat. It doesn’t matter what you decide to purchase; all of the chocolate made at Knoxville Chocolate Company is amazing. 1060 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916


Tennessee Riverboat Company

Take a tranquil journey down the Tennessee River on the Star of Knoxville riverboat. The Tennessee Riverboat Company provides all sorts of tours you can take advantage of. They have lunch and dinner cruises where you can enjoy the picturesque views of Knoxville and the river as you eat a meal. Sightseeing cruises are also available. These cruises are more like a tour of the city. The captain discusses the history of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee while pointing out local landmarks like where the first European settlement was established and the territory where the Cherokee Indians lived. There is an hour and a half and two hour sightseeing tour you can pick from. Groups of 20 or more will have reduced ticket prices. 300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902


Escape Game Knoxville

The pressure is turned up and your mind is the only thing that can get you out of the perplexing situations at Escape Game Knoxville. They have four different rooms you and your team can choose from. Each room has its own level of teamwork, problem solving, and pressure attributed to it. Study these ratings before deciding which room you want to attempt. Once you enter, you will have 60 minutes to figure all of the clues out and escape. Do you think your team has what it takes to break out, or will you crack under the pressure? 815 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902


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Places to Eat

Dazzo’s Pizzeria

Prideful of using only the highest quality ingredients in their pizza, Dazzo’s Pizzeria cooks up a large diversity of pies. They give you the option of creating your own if you feel that suits your style more. Include whatever toppings you’d like to have on your pizza and Dazzo’s will cook it up and serve it to you. The gourmet pizza recipes Dazzo’s makes are delicious as well. You’ll find awesome pasta alternatives that you can get instead if you’d rather go that route. 710 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902


Babalu Tapas & Tacos

At Babalu Tapas & Tacos, you can get top notch tacos with a high end atmosphere for a reasonable price. Babalu stuffs their tacos with chicken, beef, fish, pork and a lot of accoutrements. Their menu also consists of dishes like beef short ribs, enchiladas, sandwiches, and burgers. The Latin American food you have at Babalu Tapas & Tacos will be so good that you might end up coming back for a return trip during your visit to the Knoxville Convention Center. 412 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902


The Tomato Head

Knoxville Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsSometimes picking a place to eat that will make everyone on the team happy is tough. It doesn’t have to be though. Head to The Tomato Head, right near the Knoxville Convention Center, and you’ll have a group of content kids. Much of their menu is American and Italian cuisine. You can order meals like pizza, sandwiches, calzones, or salads. All of their desserts are from a local bakery, so they have fresh, homemade sweets every day. 12 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902



Need a laid back restaurant to unwind at and enjoy a great meal after a busy day at the Knoxville Convention Center? Try out Kaizen. This Asian restaurant’s specialties are the pork belly bun and fried rice dishes. Besides those, Kaizen has more rice and noodle meals, steam bun sandwiches, and an assortment of other Asian recipes. This is an ideal place if you have any vegetarians since most of their meals can be ordered with tofu. 416 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902


Embrace the Volunteer spirit during your stay in Knoxville. You won’t have any problems keeping the fun going whenever you finish up at the Knoxville Convention Center because everything is so close by. The variety of attractions and kinds of restaurants will serve your team well.