5th International Symposium on 
Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

About Knoxville, TN

Welcome to the Knoxville area, situated at the crossroads of three major interstates: I-75, I-40 and I-81 and on an international waterway. We are known for being the home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, for being in close proximity to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains as well as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and we thrive as a scenic city where nature and technology meet. Knoxville has an abundance of attractions, activities and amenities to offer visitors and convention delegates.

Knoxville is a city on the grow and on the go. There's always something to do, whether it's attending one of many festivals or trade shows throughout the year, boating on a beautiful lake, or hiking in the nearby Smoky Mountains. Host of the "Best 17 Days of Spring" (the annual Dogwood Arts Festival), being the home of the 1982 World's Fair, and our reputation for being a friendly community, Knoxville is a place to call home.

Knoxville's spirit and love of nature is reflected in our passion for outdoor recreation. Whether it's golf, water-skiing, rock-climbing, or camping, Knoxville is ready to host your next outdoor adventure. When the snow falls, nearby Gatlinburg offers skiing, snow-mobiling, and ice-skating.

The Knoxville area is also known as a cultural focal point of East Tennessee. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra offers outstanding performances, and the Knoxville Museum of Art displays some of the finest art available in the world. The Clarence Brown Theatre offers a regular season of hits.

The Thompson-Boling Arena, which seats 24,535, is the site of world-class concerts, conventions, and sporting events. For example, in 1996 they hosted the Coca-Cola National Gymnastics Championships and hosted the Southeast Regional Finals of the 1994 NCAA Tournament at the Arena. We're also home to a number of community theaters and one professional company, that offer a full season of comedies, dramas, and musicals. Add art galleries, museums, and festivals and you'll see why Knoxville has something for everyone!

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