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Once called the 'underwear capital of the world' for its abundance of textile mills, Knoxville is the location of the University of Tennessee. The Market Square downtown is full of elaborate buildings from the 1800s and charming outdoor cafés, while Old Town and Hundred Block make up the artsy, renovated warehouse districts on Gay St, where the best nightlife is.
Knoxville is a hidden jewel- first-timers are usually amazed by all this city has to offer. The fact that some of its biggest tourist draws are within walking distance of downtown is a plus. Very few places offer live music, culture, outdoor activities, eclectic shopping and highly rated restaurant options in a single location.For these reasons and more, Knoxville was recently named as a Top 10 Destination on the Rise by Trip Advisor.