Knoxville is a beautiful city in the eastern half of the state of Tennessee in the USA. Knoxville is the state's third largest city and its second oldest. Founded in 1779, Knoxville's early days saw its rise as a major centre for trade because of its proximity to three major rivers. In the early 20th century many marble quarries were active, which is how it got the nickname "The Marble City."
Knoxville played a prominent role throughout U.S. history, first during the American Civil War and then later during the Civil Rights Movement. This history, along with the fascinating culture of the area, can be explored in Knoxville's many monuments and museums. Make sure you can investigate all of Knoxville's storied past, with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. Auto Europe offers Knoxville rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
Knoxville's World's Fair Park is a charming area in the heart of the city. Originally constructed to host the 1982 World's Fair, the park is most famous for its dazzling Sunsphere, an 81-metre tall tower topped by a 23-metre globe layered in 24 karat gold dust.
While the Sunsphere remained the most distinctive element of Knoxville's skyline, the park went largely unused for years, until a recent renovation of the area transformed it into one of Knoxville's most enjoyable destinations. The park is full of beautiful waterfalls, lakes, and a man-made geyser. It is also a popular venue for musical performances and a number of annual festivals. Make the most of your trip to Knoxville with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. And since Auto Europe has the guaranteed lowest prices on Knoxville car rentals, you know you won't be paying more than you have to.
Visitors to Knoxville should be sure to take a day trip to Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The park is located less than an hour's drive east of Knoxville and rests among the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains make up the southern portion of the Appalachians, which are the largest mountain range in the eastern United States. Originally the homeland of the Cherokee Indians, the 2,108 square kilometre area was designated a National Park in 1934 and has been one of America's favourite outdoor destinations ever since. The dramatic elevation changes in the park allow visitors to experience a great many different ecosystems, and a wide range of plant and animal species, including an incredible amphibian population in its river areas. Black bears are a common sight in the highlands.
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