Area Attractions

When you’re staying in the center of Knoxville at Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown, you’re moments away from the area’s must-see spots. Start your adventure with the bars and eateries lining South Gay Street, then continue outward to destinations like the Knoxville Zoo and World's Fair Park.

Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown

530 South Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37902



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Local Food + Drink


With a focus on the cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region, this Italian restaurant creates simple, elegantly plated renditions of classics dishes, such as fusilli carbonara.

J.C. Holdway

A 2013 James Beard Award winner, Chef Joseph Lenn uses wood-fired techniques and an old-world knowledge to create upscale Southern meals that draw on the traditions of rural Appalachia.

Lonesome Dove

Chef Love has designed a menu influenced by the ingredients, traditions, and cultures that have been part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails—with an added level of modern sophistication.


Kefi is a concept rooted in Greek which translates very roughly to "Profound Passion". Kefi will bring this rich Mediterranean culture to the downtown streets of Knoxville.

Local Attractions

Bijou Theatre

This historic theater, dating back to 1909, is known for its excellent acoustics and impressive bookings.

Blount Mansion

Constructed in 1792, this National Historic Landmark was home to William Blount, a signer of the United States Constitution.


One of the biggest tourist attractions in Tennessee, Dollywood showcases area crafts and music alongside rollercoasters and a full-size steam train.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This popular national park covers 522,419 acres of mountainous terrain and is part of the Appalachian Trail.

Tennessee Theatre

0.1 MILES AWAYles away from the hotel
Located across the street from Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown, the Tennessee Theatre is a restored 1920s-era movie palace that hosts famous comics, rock bands, and film screenings.

Market Square

They have something for all seasons! From the splash pad fountains in summer to the ice-skating rink in winter. Also know for their Wednesday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets.

Maple Hall

They feature 11 lanes equipped with leather couches, a full bar, HD TVs, and a lounge area. They also have a cocktail lounge featuring lounge space, life-sized board games as well as game night classics, full bar with top-shelf alcohol, and a patio.

Pretentious Glass Company

"Make your own" workshops give you the opportunity to try your hand at glassblowing with the assistance of a trained professional. Make your own family heirlooms.

World’s Fair Park

Towering 266 feet above the city’s skyline, the Sunsphere and the Tennessee Amphitheater are the only structures remaining from Knoxville’s hosting of the 1982 World’s Fair. The Park is divided into three sections — a festival lawn, a performance lawn and a lake area.

Ijams Nature Center

Wetlands & rock formations fill urban nature park with 10 miles of trails plus bike & canoe rental.

East Tennessee Historical Society

Visitors can attend workshops and conferences, enjoy lectures, research historical topics, participate in student and teacher education programs, and explore three centuries of life in the award-winning exhibition, Voices of the Land.