The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation ( offer a multitude of information on their websites. On each website you will find additional information about attractions, event calendars, and up-to-date information on traffic and travel within the city. From the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation's website you can order a FREE copy of the Knoxville Visitor & Resource Guide to help you plan your vacation as well. Be sure to stop by the downtown Knoxville Visitor Center, located at 301 S. Gay Street at the corner of Summit Hill & Gay Street, to pick up literature, books and Knoxville items.

To be in the know as to what's happening in Knoxville, be sure to pick up a copy of the Metro Pulse, a FREE weekly alternative newspaper. In it you will find out all about what is going on downtown, from the artscene to who's playing and where in the Old City. Other Knoxville publications that will give you a heads up on what's going on include the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the city's daily newspaper, and Knoxville Magazine, a monthly publication. Both are available at newstands throughout the city.

There are plenty of travel guides available to help you plan your trip while you're still at home. "Lonely Planet" and "Let's Go," are both budget-friendly series that offer guides that cover the entire United States. Fodor's has a general United States version, as well as an edition specifically focused on destinations in the South, including Knoxville. Another guide that has a southern-specifc edition is the Mobil Travel Guide. These region-specific guides offer more in-depth information than the general versions that cover the entire country.