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Knoxville, TN: The Drive Is Right
Senior Director of Sales
Rowan enjoys connecting customers and their groups
with the right resources in Knoxville to ensure the
highest level of success for their event.
ocated at the intersection of I-75, I-40 - within a day's drive
of nearly half the U.S. population, Knoxville consistently
provides meeting planners with "wow, I had no idea" expe-
riences. The city boasts a number of outstanding venues, the
cornerstone being the Knoxville Convention Center. Located within
walking distance of the UT Campus and Knoxville's vibrant, walkable
downtown, this beautiful, 500,000-square-foot facility is pleased to
now offer complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all meeting spaces. n
Let us host your next meeting or convention.
n In downtown Greenville, S.C., sample The World's Best Moonshine or try
some Whiskey Girl Butterscotch at Dark Corner Distillery, an award-winning
craft micro distillery. Guests can sample six spirits while hearing the history
of the products and their unique flavor profiles. The venue is available for
private, corporate or large group events.
n Fascinated by mermaids? Step into the Mermaid Factory in Norfolk, Va.,
where you can paint your own hand-made mermaid or dolphin. The studio
can accommodate 25 people for
corporate or social events and
offers complimentary wine.
n Drive along the Great Smoky
Arts and Crafts Loop near
Gatlinburg, Tenn., and stop
by unique shops where you
can watch skilled artisans fire
ceramics and spin pottery
right before your eyes.
n Racing fans should enjoy The Don
Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
in Ocala, Fla. Featuring about 300
cars in two buildings, the venue
chronicles the history of the sport
of drag racing and includes many
of the Garlits "Swamp Rat" cars. The
museum is also home to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. n
Scenic Drives & Surprising Sites in the South!
Road trips offer the chance to veer off the beaten path or make a few stops along the way. Here's a few options
to consider when driving through the South for meetings and events.