While the Johnson campus has a rural feel, it’s only 10 miles from downtown Knoxville. Catch a concert, explore Old City, or just grab coffee and study in a sunny spot!
Market Square is one of Knoxville’s most popular places to shop, work, play, and eat. In addition to the great restaurants, visit the Square for outdoor concerts in the summer and ice skating during the holidays. Check out the Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays!
The Tennessee Theatre is a historic movie theater that hosts Broadway traveling shows, concerts, comedy shows, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
Sunsphere and World’s Fair Park
Get a great view of the city from the Sunsphere Observation Deck or check out a concert at the Tennessee Amphitheater.
The Old City
Restaurants, arts and crafts fairs, festivals, boutiques, and more. There’s always something happening in Old City!
Of course, you can always check out a game at the “other” university in Knoxville!
There are tons of great restaurants in Knoxville, with more opening every month. Here are some of the favorites chosen our students.
Snacks & Eats
Nama Sushi Bar
The French Market Creperie
The Tomato Head
SoKno Taco Cantina
Stock and Barrel
Calhouns on the River
Yassin’s Falafel House
Coffee & Treats
Seed Coffee Co.
Cruze Farm Ice Cream
K Brew – Coffee & Bagels
Wild Love Bakehouse
The Donut Shop
Cultivate Coffee + Flowers