Knoxville Information

Around Town Activities 

What is there to do in Knoxville? 

We will have planned events throughout the program such as a smokie’s baseball game, pizza nights and other activities with your mentor and co-hort.  Market Square and The Old City are close by and offer many dining and nightlife options. 

Calendar of Events | Downtown Knoxville

Area Attractions

Dollywood & Dollywood Splash Country:  

Knoxville Museum of Art:  

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum:  


Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame:  

Zoo Knoxville: 


Campus Transportation

The buses on campus provide students, staff, faculty, and visitors with a safe, convenient, and efficient campus-wide transportation service. Service is fare-free for all passengers. 

T- Shuttle to Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 

A shuttle is provided free of charge, for students that will work off campus at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or the National Transportation Research Center facility (NTRC). Proper ID cards are required and passengers going to Oak Ridge must have the necessary credentials to access ORNL. To view the schedule visit their website:  Check back for the summer schedule as it will be updated effective June 1, 2023. 

Public Transportation

Knoxville Area Transit “KAT”: For transportation around Knoxville the Knoxville Area Transit, “KAT”. For more information regarding fare rates and routes see the link for details:  

Knoxville Trolley

The Knoxville Trolley is one of the most popular symbols of our city, and it’s completely free for all passengers. There are three trolley routes that serve Downtown Knoxville and the UT area. Trolley maps are available at several locations throughout downtown, including Knoxville Station Transit Center. 

Blue Line | Knoxville Station, The Civic Coliseum and waterfront pathway. 

Green Line | The Old City and Gay Street 

Orange Line | University of Tennessee and Downtown 

Knoxville Information Shuttle Services (K.I.S.S Caboose):  
Phone: 865-722-0779 | Website:   
Free transportation shuttle serving about a four-square mile area that includes most of downtown Knoxville and UT campus. You can call or text for a ride. While the rides are free it is encouraged to tip the driver.